By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Described by its director J. Horton as “kind of a horror-movie version of GROUNDHOG DAY, only every time the heroine dies, she comes back in a different kind of subgenre,” THE CAMPUS is a very promising indie genre outing, and we’ve got the exclusive first look at the trailer.
Written and directed by Horton, whose previous movies include MONSTERS IN THE WOODS and THE OTHER SIDE, THE CAMPUS stars Rachel Amanda Bryant and Brit Sheridan. The synopsis: “Robert Wainwright dies after breaking his deal with the devil, passing that debt onto his long-estranged daughter Morgan. She soon finds herself in a neverending cycle of terror as she is brutally murdered and then resurrected over and over again, each time losing a piece of her soul. Now Morgan must discover why this is happening and break the deadly cycle in order to escape her chilling fate and find redemption.”
“The picture edit is locked,” Horton tells us. “We’re now into scoring and sound mix, which will be done by October 1, and then we’re off to the races. We went for an ’80s cinematic look—very John Carpenter-eque, really using the wide frame.” You can follow further CAMPUS developments at its Facebook page.