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Exclusive trailer and poster: “AMERICAN KILLING” on hidden cameras

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | Exclusive, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Voyeur horror gets another workout in AMERICAN KILLING, coming later this summer. Jump past the jump for an exclusive first peek at the trailer and poster.

Set for release August 6 on DVD and digital platforms by High Octane Pictures, AMERICAN KILLING (previously titled WICHITA) was directed by Justyn Ah Chong and Matthew D. Ward from a screenplay by Ward, and stars Trevor Peterson, Persia White, Caitlin Gerard (INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, THE WIND), Demetri Goritsas, Christopher Wolfe, Melinda Lee and Sondra Blake. The synopsis: “Jeb’s [Peterson] cartoon is on the verge of cancellation, so the studio sends him and an eclectic team of writers to a secluded house in the mountains. As Jeb’s controlling personality and obsessive work ethic starts to push the team apart, he goes even further by planting spy cameras in places shared and private, obsessed with what everyone is doing. Jeb is soon fired by the studio but he continues to spy in secret from his home, leading him further down the road to madness. In his most desperate hour, Jeb seals his fate as a vicious madman by returning to the house and murdering his writers one-by-one, on camera. Past emotions and tensions flare, and while nothing goes as Jeb planned, the unforeseen twists, turns, and revelations make his snuff film a violent spectacle sure to go down in infamy.”

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.