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Female-led “SCREAM THERAPY” sets premiere, releases trailer and poster

Friday, June 9, 2023 | Uncategorized

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A gang of incels turn out to be demon-worshippers too in the new horror/comedy.

Writer/director Cassie Keet’s feature debut SCREAM THERAPY will have its world premiere as part of the Dances With Films Festival, screening June 23 at 9:15 p.m. at Los Angeles’ TCL Chinese Theatre. Harley Bronwyn, Mandie Cheung, Claire Dellamar, Geri Courtney-Austin, Rochelle Anderson, Geri Courtney-Austein, Brian Flaccus, Skyler Bible and David St. James star; the synopsis: “After Avery [Bronwyn] breaks up with her boyfriend of seven years when he expresses no plans for marriage in the future, her best friends Nora [Dellamar], Dylan [Cheung], Marybeth [Courtney-Austein] and Gillian [Anderson] whisk her away to the Wonder Valley desert for a weekend of drinking, drugs, and restorative scream therapy. Their vacation takes a sharp turn when they cross paths with Jeremiah [Flaccus] and Zachariah [Bible], demon-worshiping incels who are on a very pressing human sacrifice deadline. When the ritual goes horribly wrong (for the incels), the ladies are left with two choices: find sacrifices of their own, or have their souls ripped out when the sun rises. With only hours to complete an impossible task, the best friends will have to defeat desert psychos, conspiracy theorist lunatics, and the incel cult leader The Sovereign [St. James] to survive.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).