By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Fraternity initiation is a matter of life and death in PLEDGE, coming from IFC Midnight next month. Jump past the jump to check out the new trailer.
PLEDGE arrives in theaters and on VOD January 11. A world premiere at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival and winner of Best Director and Best Editing at Screamfest, the movie was directed by Daniel Robbins and scripted by Zack Weiner, who also co-stars with Zachery Byrd, Aaron Dalla Villa, Phillip Andre Botello, Cameron Cowperthwaite, Jesse Pimentel, Joe Gallagher and Erica Boozer. The synopsis: “Three nerdy college freshmen, Ethan [Botello], David [Weiner] and Justin [Byrd], are having a tough time adjusting to college life. Rejected and ridiculed by just about every fraternity on campus, they are prepared to give up all hope. That is, until a girl invites them off campus to a party at a secluded mansion. They are not only invited in, but also treated like princes by the resident brothers. The party is everything they dreamed college would be—beautiful women, drinking and most importantly, a cool group of guys willing to accept them as one of their own. When the friends are presented with an opportunity to pledge the elite social club, they accept without hesitation. However, as the gruesome, dehumanizing hazing progresses, a more sinister picture of the club emerges.”
Look for more on PLEDGE at this site as the release gets closer!