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First photos and details: High-school horror film “HELL WANTED”

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Take a first look at the indie shocker that’s currently in postproduction.

HELL WANTED was directed by Braxton Fannin from a script he wrote with producer Austin Phares, and stars William Balzac, Maite Elias-Nava, Caitlin Dullahan-Bates, Connor Vasile and Joseph Melendez. The synopsis: “In 1980, 17-year-old Wallace made a blood oath with a demonic text and murdered his competitor in order to land a spot on his high school hockey team. After destroying his victim’s body and the infernal book by fire, he went about his life…but 40 years later, working as the high school’s janitor, Wallace is about to come face to face with his tortured youth. Students have begun mysteriously disappearing from their after-school jobs and, with history prepped to repeat itself, this seemingly mild-mannered custodian is going to have to battle the demons from his past if he wants a fighting chance at saving the present.”

The filmmakers will have HELL WANTED completed soon, and will be sending it out to festivals. We’ll keep you posted on its progress!

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.