By MICHAEL GINGOLD
An assortment of horror veterans take part in TERROR TALES, an anthology horror feature coming next month. We’ve got an exclusive peek at the trailer and poster art.
Written and directed by Jimmy Lee Combs, TERROR TALES will be released to VOD January 8 by High Octane Pictures. The cast includes Christopher Showerman, Lynn Lowry (SHIVERS), SLEEPAWAY CAMP’s Jonathan Tiersten and Felissa Rose, Yan Birch (THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS), Laurene Landon (MANIAC COP), Jennifer Runyon (CARNOSAUR), Ari Lehman (FRIDAY THE 13TH), Ashley Park (ROSEWOOD) and Helene Udy (THE DEAD ZONE). The synopsis: “When Michael wakes up, he is horrified to find that he is riding shotgun with a psychopath [Showerman] who reveals to him that his wife and daughter are held captive in the attached cargo trailer. The trailer is rigged to release a deadly toxin when triggered by a switch in the car. Thinking of his family’s safety, he cooperates with everything the psychotic driver asks him to do even if it means breaking the law.
“During this bizarre ride, the driver subjects Michael to three horrific tales of the macabre, including a demon that takes a mother [Lowry] on a journey of self-discovery and reveals to her the horrifying truth behind her son’s suicide. The next tale transpires in the ’80s, where a detective is hot on the trail of a serial killer known as The Sledgehammer [Tiersten] who is terrorizing a video-store owner and his wife. In the final tale, an evil deity [Birch] is using the human body as a host to possess its victims. When the deity destroys one victim, it jumps to another, causing an epidemic of possessions being reported. With a burning desire for the truth behind his abduction and the safety of his family, will Michael have the will to survive the madness?”