By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Only a select few get to PLEDGE a secret campus society in the new horror film opening this week, and their chilling experience begins in an exclusive clip we have to share with you, along with the latest poster.
IFC Midnight releases PLEDGE, which won Best Director and Best Editing at last year’s Screamfest, to select theaters and on VOD this Friday. It was directed by Daniel Robbins from a script by Zack Weiner, who also stars along 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.”