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Psychedelic horror film takes the Expressway to Your Skull

10.22.2015by: Cody Hamman

A distribution company called Brain Damage Films and a film titled EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR SKULL would seem to be a perfect match, and the folks at Brain Damage clearly realized that, as the company is set to release writer/director Michael Okum's feature debut on DVD November 3rd, with a VOD release to follow on December 1st.

Taking its title from a Sonic Youth song, EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR SKULL tells the story of 

Ed and Amy, a thrill-seeking couple in their 20’s desperately searching for a way to fix their strapped existence. Amy has just turned 23 and lost her job when Ed, her small-time drug-dealer boyfriend, comes to her with a crazy, spur-of-the-moment scheme: After ripping off a higher level drug-dealer “friend” for some serious cash Ed persuades Amy to steal away from the city to the backwoods for a camping trip to cut loose and “expand their minds” while letting things cool down back in the city.

With a stash of drugs, backpacks and half-cocked enthusiasm Ed and Amy hit the road… but as they arrive in the woods their idyllic 3-day trip slowly starts to turn into a nightmare.

Soon the couple cross paths with a so-called “hunter” named Charlie who carries his rifle with him into their camp. At first they are only mildly suspicious of him being a threat. But as their plans for a drug-fueled getaway turn sour they find themselves in a fight for their lives against a psychotic survivalist with a diabolical, mind-expanding scheme of his own.

The concept of young people being terrorized in the woods has been brought to the screen many times, but Okum promises his take on the idea offers something unique, setting itself apart from the pack with "gritty realism, haunting atmosphere, and psychedelic visuals".

I'm a sucker for backwoods horror in general, but when you combine that with a cool title and the chance that this entry in the sub-genre could be something special, you have a movie that I'm looking forward to seeing.

A trailer for the film can be viewed below to help you decide if this is a trip you want to take: 

Extra Tidbit: Will you be watching EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR SKULL?

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