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This Halloween, Ruthless Studios will unleash the third entry of the All Hallows’ Eve series, which introduced the world to the iconic slasher Art the Clown way back in 2013.
Titled All Hallows’ Eve: Trickster, this latest entry into the anthology film franchise, which prides itself on spotlighting the hard work of the indie horror community, is ready to shine the spotlight on a brand-new crop of filmmakers.
Releasing October 2023, All Hallows’ Eve: Trickster will feature a collection of short films curated by one of the producers of the indie horror blockbuster, Terrifier 2, Steve Barton, alongside Horrible Imaginings Film Festival executive director Miguel Rodriguez.
In the new movie…
“When a lost traveler comes across an isolated rural gas station on Halloween night, she thinks she’s found her way home. Unbeknownst to her, the eerie gas station is the residence of a family of degenerate, devilish creatures. As the night descends into a hellish nightmare, the young woman becomes the center of an occult ritual featuring the devil himself.”
“During the early days of my career, my focus was always cheerleading the world of indie horror and its talented filmmakers. Getting a chance to continue to do so by breathing new life into some cool projects was an opportunity I couldn’t resist,” says Barton. “After a short film completes its festival run, it usually ends up languishing somewhere online with no one to watch it. From now on, the All Hallows’ Eve franchise will be a place for these movies to thrive and for these filmmakers to get the notice that they have so richly earned.”
C.E.O. of Ruthless Pictures, Jesse Baget, says, “Steve and Miguel have become two of the most trusted names in the horror genre. It was a pleasure working with them to scare up some new shivers for fans!”
Baget continues, “Showcasing the work of indie filmmakers and giving their projects a place to shine outside of the various online platforms is vital for the trajectory of the horror genre. As we advance, the overall plan for the All Hallows’ Eve franchise is to create a shared universe where all of these monsters, maniacs, and spooky fun stuff can coexist.”
Directors for All Hallows’ Eve: Trickster include Evan Tramel, Mike Hickey, Jean-Paul Disciscio, Dan Lazarovits, Evan Gorski, and Francisco Lacerda.
The cast includes Mallory Fisher, Ann Marie Shea, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Alen Kolenovic, Tyler Steelman, and Francisco Lopes.
Steve Barton, Jesse Baget, and Miguel Rodriguez produce.