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Exclusive poster debut, new photos: Rural horror “SLAPFACE”

Monday, July 20, 2020 | Exclusive, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The chilling tale of a boy and his creature, Jeremiah Kipp’s SLAPFACE is currently in postproduction, and we’ve got the exclusive first look at the official poster and a couple of new pics.

Written and directed by Kipp from his short film of the same title, SLAPFACE was shot in upstate New York and stars THE NUN’s August Maturo (pictured above), Dan Hedaya (1st photo below), Mike C. Manning and Libe Barer (2nd photo), along with Lukas Hassel, Mirabelle Lee, Bianca D’Ambrosio and Chiara D’Ambrosio. The synopsis: “SLAPFACE follows the story of Lucas [Maturo], who is being raised by his alcoholic older brother Tom [Manning] after the loss of their parents. Lucas is a troubled and bullied young boy who befriends a monster in the nearby woods, and the two develop a dangerous relationship. Barer plays Anna, an outsider in their small town who becomes romantically involved with Tom and who grows increasingly concerned about the welfare of Tom’s little brother. Hedaya plays Sheriff John Thurston, a man who has a history with Tom and Lucas’ deceased mother and who feels a responsibility to look out for the well-being of her orphaned children.” Go here for our first story on SLAPFACE with comments from Kipp, and stay tuned for further updates!​

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.