By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Making its world premiere this month at the Tribeca Film Festival, Dark Sky Films’ BLISS is the latest from writer/director Joe Begos, creator of ALMOST HUMAN and THE MIND’S EYE. Check out the new trailer after the jump.
BLISS has its first screening at the fest Saturday, April 27 at 9:45 p.m., with two more screenings thereafter; go here for more details. The contemporary Los Angeles-set movie pays homage to classics of grungy New York horror like William Lustig’s MANIAC and Abel Ferrara’s THE DRILLER KILLER, and stars Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield, Jeremy Gardner (THE BATTERY), Begos regular Graham Skipper and George Wendt. The synopsis: “Known for her dark and macabre artwork, painter Dezzy Donahue [Madison] is in a professional rut. Unable to finish her newest commissioned work, Dezzy looks to reignite her creative juices by letting loose—as in, taking every drug in sight and tearing through raucous house parties and heavy metal bars. After a few nights spent with her debauchery-loving friends Courtney [Collins] and Ronnie [Wakefield], though, Dezzy notices changes within herself. On the positive side, she’s finally painting again, but she’s also developing a strange desire for blood. As someone who has never been able to control her vices in the first place, Dezzy is quickly and violently consumed by this bloodlust.”