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Find out what’s cooking in first clip from Fantasia premiere chiller “1BR”

Friday, July 5, 2019 | Fantasia International Film Festival, News


Moving into a new apartment is more traumatic than usual in 1BR, which has its world premiere at this month’s Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. Check out a first look at one of its more unsettling scenes after the jump.

Written and directed by feature first-timer David Marmor, 1BR stars Nicole Brydon Bloom (also in her debut movie), Alan Blumenfeld, Taylor Nichols, Naomi Grossman, Giles Matthey, Earnestine Phillips, Susan Davis, Clayton Hoff and Celeste Sullivan. The synopsis: “After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah [Bloom] scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises and threatening notes, her new life quickly starts to unravel. By the time she learns the horrifying truth, it’s too late. Caught in a waking nightmare, Sarah must find the strength to hold onto her crumbling sanity…or be trapped forever in an existential hell.”

1BR has its Fantasia premiere on Thursday, July 18 at 9:35 p.m., hosted by Marmor, Bloom and producers Alok Mishra and Shane Vorster, and also screens on Monday, July 22 at 11:45 a.m. See more details here.

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,, 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).