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“DIANE” haunts LA theater and nationwide VOD next month

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A story of supernatural personal obsession will become visible to all when writer/director Michael Mongillo’s DIANE sees release next month. Read on for the details.

Released by Random Media, DIANE, which Mongillo previously talked about here, begins a theatrical engagement September 7 at Los Angeles’ Arena Cinelounge Sunset (6464 Sunset Boulevard), and then comes to cable and digital VOD September 17, on platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play and Vudu. The movie, which world-premiered at last year’s FrightFest in London, stars Jason Alan Smith, Carlee Avers, Margaret Rose Champagne, Dick Boland and Jim Thalman. The synopsis: “Steve’s [Smith] lingering physical and emotional scars from the war in Afghanistan plunge him into a soulless routine. He continues his drab existence until the corpse of a beautiful singer, Diane [Avers], is dumped in his backyard, shaking him back to reality. Steve takes a photo of her before calling the police, and soon he becomes obsessed with the dead woman’s image. Steve is scrutinized by the police, becoming the prime suspect, hassled by Diane’s widower and attacked by self-righteous neighbors. Before long, the malevolent ghost of Diane begins to work a dark spell that leads Steve to strange and startling revelations.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.