If you happen to find yourself at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival in a couple weeks, then you won't want to miss the new short horror film from Sunshine Boy Productions, Heartless...
...As an Edgar Allan Poe fan, I'm all for anything based on his work. It's no surprise that perhaps his most memorable tale, The Tell-Tale Heart, revolving around madness, murder, and voyeurs of the psychotic variety, is still inspiring tales of horror all these decades later.
Directed by Kevin Sluder (one half of Los Angeles based Sunshine Boy Productions’ award winning team along with his wife, Jennifer), Heartless tells the story of an overlooked corporate associate Shelby (Stacy Snyder) who struggles to complete a marketing presentation while a horrible secret tortures her conscience.
From the Press Release:
While working on set, a conversation about the best of Edgar Allan Poe’s works gave Kevin an idea. He’d long consideredThe Tell-Tale Heart as his favorite Poe work as it was not only macabre but also tragically human. “It speaks to the frailty of our nature and about guilt being an inescapable curse. On the way home from the shoot, this image got stuck in my head. It was this innocent, rising star exec staring at her reflection before a corporate presentation, having done something terrible the night before. I couldn’t shake it,” shares Kevin.
Heartless will screen at Popcorn Frights Film Festival on Aug 15th at 11 pm EST, ahead of the feature Cursed Seat, at Savor Cinema on 503 SE 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
For more infortmation, you can check out the film's site at www.HeartlessMovie.com
By Matt Konopka