A few years after making his debut with the comedic slasher BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP, director Vito Trabucco is back with what appears to be a more serious film, NEVER OPEN THE DOOR.
Dedicated to John Brahm, a director who worked on such unsettling television anthologies as THE TWILIGHT ZONE, THE OUTER LIMITS, and ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, NEVER OPEN THE DOOR tells the following story:
Three happy couples enjoy Thanksgiving in a cozy secluded cabin in the woods when they are suddenly interrupted by an unprecedented event that will forever change their lives. A stranger comes at the door, he is severely wounded and when they let him in, he throws up blood into's Tess' mouth, he then collapses on the floor and while specifically pointing at one of the friends, screams his last words before he dies: "Never Open The Door." The group of friends dumbfounded start to panic. Tess inexplicably disappears. A killer is on the loose.
Jessica Sonneborn, Deborah Venegas, Kristina Page, Matt Aidan, Mike Wood, and George Troester star.
NEVER OPEN THE DOOR will be having its world premiere at Florida Supercon's Super Geek Film Festival this Thursday night at 8:30pm, with a second screening scheduled for Friday at 10:30pm. You can read more about Supercon and Super Geek right here.
Judging by the trailer, NEVER OPEN THE DOOR seems to be a sort of black & white take on THE STRANGERS and YOU'RE NEXT, but with something a bit weirder going on. It's definitely intriguing, especially with Trabucco and co-writer Christopher Maltauro taking inspiration from Brahm's work. I'm interested in hearing how the Super Geek audiences react to it.