A Man’s Life Becomes A Nightmare In Theta States

January 15, 2017

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely - Horror Fuel CEO & Executive Producer Email: [email protected]



‘Theta States’, from writer-director Manny Serrano, will hold its world premiere on January 13th at The Macabre Film Festival’ in Ronkonkoma, NY.

In the film, Danny, a long-term insomniac, comes across an ad for the Audible Lucid Perceptions sleep clinic, run by the peculiar Dr. Zovnig, and goes in for a consultation. The doctor gives him a small audio device, which generates brain-frequency-altering audio waves, intended to hypnotize Danny into a dream state. Upon the first treatment, Danny is cured and is now sleeping better than he ever has in his life. Danny starts to realize that although he may be able to sleep again, there could be something wrong. Nightmares haunt his sleep, with recurring hallucinations and blackouts while he’s awake. Is it all a side effect of the treatment, or is there some evil force at work, affecting Danny’s every move?





From the Press Release:

On Friday, January 13th, The Macabre Faire Film Festival will mark the World Premiere of the new Mass Grave Pictures produced film, Theta States, starring Thomas Ryan (Faces, RAPT), Erin Brown (aka Misty Mundae- Seduction of Misty Mundae, Masters Of Horror), Kathryn Lill (Welcome To New York) and Deana Demko (Ironbound Vampire, Impervia). 
Written and Directed by Manny Serrano (Blood Slaughter Massacre, M Is For Mastectomy), the heady psychological horror Theta States, is about Danny (Ryan), who is given a binaural wave generator after visiting hypnagogic therapist Dr. Zovnig (Tom Coll) for help with his long-term insomnia. After years of dealing with this affliction, Danny can finally sleep normally, only for his dreams to be plagued by shadow creatures and succubi. 
The World Premiere takes place on Friday, January 13th at 8:30pm, in Room D. Theta States is nominated for 5 awards including Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Soundtrack, and Best Actor for lead Thomas Ryan, who previously won Best Actor at Macabre Faire in 2015 for his film Faces. Writer/Director Manny Serrano, Producer Lindsay Serrano along with the cast & crew will be in attendance for the screening and Q&A, and the Roast of Thomas Ryan at midnight!
In addition to the premiere, the festival features many filmmaking panels, including panels on Cinematography with Manny Serrano and Patrick Devaney at 12 noon on Sunday, and Pre-Production “Homework Before The Filming Begins” with Lindsay Serrano on Friday at 6pm.
The Macabre Faire Film Fest takes place Jan 13th-15th in Ronkonkoma, NY. Tickets and hotel information are available at macabrefairefilmfest.com.
For more on ‘Theta States’ visit the film’s official website and Facebook page.

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