Armand Petri makes his directorial debut with the feature film Reel Nightmare, which wrapped principle photography July 16th. The New England set story is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft.
The film centers on the discovery of a Necronomicon inside of cursed Victorian home once occupied by three witches. The main characters of Reel Nightmare are a group of students from a film school.
From the Press Release:
LOS ANGELES, CA July 17th – Reel Nightmare, a hybridized found-footage horror feature film by independent production company Together Magic Films completed principal photography in Los Angeles on July 16th, following a ten-day shoot primarily set at the historical Woodbury-Story house.
The film exists in a contemporary interpretation of the H.P. Lovecraft universe, with the New England-set story centered around the discovery of a Necronomicon inside a Victorian house cursed by three body snatching witches; and the main characters depicted as students from the film school at the fictional Miskatonic University.
An ambitious female director and her crew pick a remote Victorian house with a dark history as their shooting location, only to discover the mystical place is haunted by the spirits of three vengeful witches.
Written, directed and co-starring Armand Petri, Reel Nightmare was produced by Art Arutyunyan in their feature film debut. Petri describes the film as: “A paranormal found-footage hybrid where the characters record the supernatural forces threatening them… until it’s logical to keep filming them. When the movie hits that point, Reel Nightmare switches to a traditional narrative style.”
The film boasts an international and diverse cast toplined by Madeleine Heil, Garrett Morosky (Ballet of Blood), Eric Saleh, Colombian import Andres Mejia Vallejo; and Canadian and Estonian beauties Hailey Chown and Mari-Liis Userdnov. Eliza Bone from Bulgaria and Brazilian thesp Christine Uhebe play two of the main witches. John DeFazio (Avengers Grimm, The Canyons) served as Director of Photography.
“The film is a fun ride that will appeal to fans of traditional horror and to those who crave an extra dosage of wit and humor in their scary movies. It features a fantastic location, an intriguing ghost story with three creepy (yet seductive) witches causing chaos, and a charismatic cast.” – adds Arutyunyan.
Reel Nightmare is currently in post-production and seeking distribution. The film’s sequel, also written by Petri, is already in development. The trailer for Reel Nightmare should arrive soon. Follow the film’s official Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts for behind the scenes photos and more.