Founders Day: Amy Hargreaves, Devin Druid & more star in slasher movie

About seventeen months ago, it was announced that production had wrapped on director Erik Bloomquist‘s horror film She Came from the Woods, which is set at a summer camp in the ’80s. That movie hasn’t gotten a release yet, but Bloomquist has already wrapped production on another horror project. This one is a slasher called Founders Day, and the cast includes Amy Hargreaves (Brainscan), Devin Druid (13 Reasons Why), Emilia McCarthy (SkyMed), Catherine Curtin (Stranger Things), William Russ (Boy Meets World), Naomi Grace (NCIS), Olivia Nikkanen (The Society), Jayce Bartok (When They See Us), Andrew Stewart Jones (Gotham), Tyler James White (The Villains of Valley View), Erik Bloomquist (Weekenders), Adam Weppler (Long Lost), Kate Edmonds (The Third Saturday in October), Dylan Slade (Katelyn), and Arun Cameron Storrs (Ninja Zombies).

Written by Erik Bloomquist and Carson Bloomquist, Founders Day is a contemporary murder mystery set in the midst of a heated mayoral election on the eve of a quaint New England town’s tricentennial.

The Bloomquist brothers produced the film for Mainframe Pictures, alongside Adam Weppler. Hargreaves co-produced with William Russ. William Kay serves as executive producer with Blue Finch Films’ Mike Chapman and Fatima Hayward.

The Bloomquists provided Deadline with the following statement: “With whodunnit slashers serving as our entry point into the genre, we are elated to bring our own mischief-laden, blood-soaked mystery to life. Founders Day is a slasher for the world we are living in right now, and we can’t wait for the speculation on who’s behind the mask to begin…

Founders Day is aiming for a 2023 festival premiere. Hopefully we’ll have information on the release of She Came from the Woods by the time that happens.

I’m a huge fan of slashers, so I’m already looking forward to Founders Day. How does this one sound to you? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Amy Hargreaves
Source: Deadline

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