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Trailer, poster, premiere news: Romance and bloodsucking in “SUNSET ON THE RIVER STYX”

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Love leads a man into a world that worships death in SUNSET ON THE RIVER STYX, which has its world premiere next month. Read on for the info and the new trailer and poster.

Writer/director Aaron Pagniano makes his feature debut with SUNSET ON THE RIVER STYX, following up his award-winning occult short WE GOT A MONKEY’S PAW. Phillip Andre Botello (PLEDGE), Jakki Jandrell, Cory Vaughn, Avery Pohl and Joe Alves star; the synopsis: “In a swampy Florida city, a metro bus driver named Will [Botello] lives a repetitive and purposeless life. His routines are interrupted by Ashe [Jandrell], whose bleak existential rhetoric engages him and introduces him to a strange world of the undead. Will follows Ashe into a death cult, led by a charismatic vampire. But he panics, disrupting a ritual before transformation is completed, and Will and Ashe find themselves trapped in the no-man’s-land between life and death, detached from conventional time and space. Will and Ashe must escape this fragmented landscape of past and present demons before it’s too late.”

SUNSET ON THE RIVER STYX will premiere at California’s Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival in March; its first showing takes place Saturday, March 7 at 7:35 p.m. at Century 20 Redwood City, with three more screenings following in Redwood City and San Jose.  Tickets can be purchased here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.