One of the bloodiest films of 2019 is coming our way this June...
...KHC has learned that writer/director Kelsey Bollig's short film Asking for a Friend will be premiering via Gunpowder & Sky's horror brand Alter this June!
In Asking for a Friend:
"Blake and Q are childhood best friends, roommates, and soulmates. After a long day, Blake's one-track mind is set on the nachos Q has promised to make. Aside from nachos, however, Q has also managed to unexpectedly kill someone in their apartment.
Through a series of heavily graphic and hilarious situations, the girls attempt to tap their inner serial killers and handle the body themselves. What happens next is a visually surreal, musically fluid journey complete with blood raves, a creative use for slip n’ slides, and a body that for whatever reason won’t stop bleeding."
The film is touted as having used over 60 gallons of fake blood, which went towards what is described as a hilarious body dismemberment and rave scene. The press release claims one audience member even lost their lunch during the dismemberment moment.
Said Bollig on working in a largely male-dominated genre, "I didn't enter horror or filmmaking to prove a point or pave the way for women in a male dominated industry, but it’s a plus. Horror is a powerful tool to point out the flaws of our society while poking fun at them at the same time, which is why I think it’s so important to add the female perspective. While there are countless strong female characters - and even heroines within the horror genre, most female characters are still either killing out of revenge or using their sexuality. I want my characters to have deeper motives - or even no motive at all. Women can be unemotional psychopaths too. I think it’s time we make that clear.”
Check out the trailer below, and catch Asking for a Friend when the film premieres through Alter on June 10th.
By Matt Konopka