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Women-led chiller “RUST CREEK” sets release for early next year

Friday, October 19, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

While the debate about women filmmakers in horror continues, director Jen McGowan and screenwriter Julie Lipson have scored a release date for their survival chiller RUST CREEK. Read on for all the info.

IFC Midnight will bring RUST CREEK to select theaters and VOD January 4, 2019. An award-winner at the San Diego and Rhode Island International Film Festivals, it stars Hermione Corfield (soon to be seen opposite Simon Pegg in SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ), Jay Paulson, Micah Hauptman, Sean O’Bryan, Daniel R. Hill, John Marshall Jones and Jeremy Glazer. The synopsis: “Sawyer [Corfield] is an ambitious, overachieving college senior with a seemingly bright future. While on her way to a job interview, a wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the frozen Kentucky woods. Suddenly, the young woman with everything to live for finds herself facing her own mortality as she’s punished by the elements and pursued by a band of ruthless outlaws. With nowhere left to run, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with Lowell [Paulson], an enigmatic loner with shadowy intentions. Though she’s not sure she can trust him, Sawyer must take a chance if she hopes to escape Rust Creek alive.”

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.