Following a lengthy legal battle, the long-awaited indie horror film Agoraphobia has finally been released.
From writer-director Lou Simón (interview) and starring Cassie Scerbo from Sharknado and horror legend Tony Todd (Candyman), Agoraphobia tells the story of an agoraphobic who inherits her father’s house in a remote part of the Florida Keys. Afraid to go outside, she discovers that there’s something far more terrifying trapped inside the house with her. Cassandra Scerbo plays the role of the agoraphobic, Faye, and Tony Todd plays her psychiatrist, Doctor Murphy.
The cast also includes Adam Brudnicki (Tom), Maria Olsen (Aunt Margie), Aniela McGuinness (Stephanie), Roberto Escobar (Detective Martinez), Gema Calero (Nina), and Julie Kendall (Elizabeth). Tara Cardinal produces the film with cinematography by Stephen Brevig.
After being selected to screen and winning several awards at film festivals worldwide, Agoraphobia was picked up for distribution in various territories, including North America. However, when the film was inadvertently released without permission, the independent film company took legal action against the three companies involved, as well as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. The negotiations in New York federal court took over four years, but the parties finally settled the case amicably.
It definitely felt like we were David fighting Goliath,” expressed actor Julie Kendall, who plays Elizabeth in the film. “I was so glad to hear that the case had been settled. I’m very happy that Lou fought for all of us who worked so hard on the film, and on behalf of all independent filmmakers.”
The film is available as of February 12, 2021, to rent and purchase on Amazon.