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Exclusive teaser, plus posters: “LAST EXORCISM’s” Ashley Bell in horror short “DEAR GUEST”

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | News, Short Films

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Director Megan Freels Johnston of THE ICE CREAM TRUCK and REBOUND has a new short chiller called DEAR GUEST headed for the festival circuit later this year, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the teaser trailer, along with a pair of posters.

In DEAR GUEST, a couple (Ashley Bell of THE LAST EXORCISM and CARNAGE PARK and Noureen DeWulf) check into a picturesque rental house for a long-awaited vacation, only to regret it when they discover that the anonymous host likes to play games with its guests. Produced by Johnston, Michael May and Bill Whirity, DEAR GUEST just premiered at the Monaco International Film Festival, and may be expanded into a feature after completing its fest tour.

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.