"Jonathan MacKinlay is a man trapped inside his HOME by his own mind. Suffering from agoraphobia caused by a CAR accident that took his wife’s life, his existence has been reduced to a monotonous repetition of identical days. As his dread and self-loathing escalate, an onslaught of gruesome visions and twisted, waking nightmares begins to gnaw away at his last shred of sanity. Are these ghastly visions imaginary, private demons... or is he being victimized by a very real entity of infinite terror and unspeakable evil?"
Yesterday, Dread Central was given the first look at the new one-sheet for upcoming horror movie Phobia (above), and it is definitely one of the greatest modern horror posters I've seen in recent years! The photography suggests that a squirming ride of a horror film is ahead of us, and it's right up there with the recent promotions for The Strain. It's been a while since we've had a good feature about insects being the "big bad" in a horror film, so it'll be cool if the movie is as appealing as the poster is. We can only keep our fingers crossed, right?
In my honest opinion, this will make for a great date flick! If you want your significant other to curl up close to you and squeeze you, this would be the type of flick (if done right) to get the job done. It may not make for a romantic date, but it would be hilarious to watch for reactions from your lover. This is bound to be gross, and it makes me think of the segment in Creepshow (1982) titled "They're Creeping UP On You", which is pure perfection. Hopefully Phobia will be at least half as good.
Phobia will be slithering its way into a release this November, and is the first full length feature directed by Rory Abel. He's in decent hands though, because he's got Gut writer and director, Elias, as the producer. The cast includes Michael Jefferson, who's mostly starred in short films, Emma Dubery (Adam's Family Tree TV Show), Sarah Schoofs (Gut), and Peter Gregus (The Producers).
Does the Phobia poster make your skin crawl or what?