There are so many great things happening this month on the Indie horror front, and one we're particularly excited about is the world premiere of FEEDING TIME, a new short film written and directed by Matt Mercer. FEEDING TIME will premiere at the Knoxville Horror Film Festival on October 21st, 2016, and at Screamfest, LA on October 23, 2016.
After receiving a cancellation text from a friend, Sasha (Stacy Snyder) agrees to take her place for a babysitting position. A seemingly easy night's work for some rather eccentric parents (played by Graham Skipper and Najarra Townsend) quickly turns into a dangerous turn of events. There's something not quite right about this spooky old house...
The film boasts many recognizable faces and talents from the horror world, including actors Graham Skipper (THE MIND'S EYE, ALMOST HUMAN, BEYOND THE GATES) and Najarra Townsend (CONTRACTED, THE STYLIST), with an atmospheric synth score by the talented Steve Moore (THE GUEST, THE MIND'S EYE) and special make up effects by Josh and Sierra Russell (SOUTHBOUND, THE DEVIL'S DOLLS).
"We're honored to be included in the dynamic lineup of these two outstanding festivals," says Mercer. "We literally just finished post on the film, and kicking off with screenings at two awesome festivals that really revere the genre and do things right is a dream."
Mercer's no stranger to the genre, having acted in features such as THE MIND'S EYE, BEYOND THE GATES, BROWSE, PSYCHOPATHS, and MADISON COUNTY. As a filmmaker, he co-produced and acted in Eric England's CONTRACTED (IFC), a hit that garnered a sequel CONTRACTED: PHASE II (in which Matt returned in the lead role). Mercer also directed the feature YOU OR A LOVED ONE, due this November from Indiecan Entertainment, and several other genre-driven shorts.
Patrick McGinley performed the cinematography. His credits include YOU OR A LOVED ONE, PARANORMAL ABDUCTION starring Edward Furlong, and PETALS ON THE WIND, starring Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn, the sequel to FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC. Promotional poster artwork created by Rachel Ferrell. FEEDING TIME is a co-production of Rubric Pictures, Jose Gonzalez and Rachel Ferrell (Constellation Films), and Jennifer and Kevin Sluder (Sunshine Boy Productions).
FEEDING TIME at Knoxville Horror Film Fest - www.knoxvillehorrorfest.com
WHEN: Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:40pm (filmmakers in attendance) WHERE: Regal Downtown West 8, 1640 Downtown W Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37919
FEEDING TIME at Screamfest LA - www.screamfestla.com
WHEN: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 4:00pm (filmmakers in attendance) WHERE: TCL Chinese Theater, 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028