Photo Flash: First Look - Indie Horror Thriller THE FOLLOWER
The new indie thriller, horror film THE FOLLOWER has just been released. Below, check out a still from the film, two during the filming process and one at the premiere with the majority of the cast and crew.
Building on the cult-based mystery of The Slender Man, an eerie, internet-based urban legend,The Follower is a documentary style piece, with the menacing tones and mood of a traditional horror movie.
When a man's family goes missing, he begins researching the urban legend of The Slender Man. As experts and filmmakers get involved and people start to see things they can't explain, everyone is asking one question; could the Slender Man be real?
While the Slender Man is a relatively recent phenomenon, with the mysterious figure gaining worldwide attention in 2009, the legend is renowned, with games and fan-fiction featuring the icon flooding into every forum of the internet. Records, sightings and rumours flourish online, making the subject the perfect opportunity for these Adelaide based filmmakers.
The project is the brain-child of local boy, Tom Goodall, a film student at Flinders University destined for the bright lights of Hollywood USA later this year. Written between January and July of 2012,and shot over twenty-two days in September, the film is crewed almost entirely by Flinders film students, and features current NIDA student, Kyle Kaczmarczyk, a member of Sydney's Stellar Adler program and New York bound, David Daradan, as well as Melissa Jade Pengilly, who recently worked onTracks, a twelve million dollar feature film that was also shot here in South Australia.
The Follower opened at the Mercury Cinema in Adelaide in July to a packed, 200-seater audience who all reveled in the experience. The film's combination of documentary style conversations, and the menacing tones and mood created by the horror genre content seemed to be a big hit with the audience, and it has continued to impress with the website gaining 4000 hits in the first 48 hours, with 500 views of the film on the first day.