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Help Bring Holiday Cheer to Xmas Horror, ‘Stirring’


By: Ruben Nuno-Ortiz

Troy Escamilla, in collaboration with Fright Meter Films, is set to produce his second feature film and bring true holiday terror to the screen in the Fall of 2018. The feature is titled Stirring and is written by Escamilla himself. It was inspired by Escamilla’s favorite horror film, Black Christmas (1974), and will focus on a group of students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house who are stalked by a vicious killer. Horror icon and scream queen Brinke Stevens is set to star in the film alongside Helene Udy, who appeared in the classic 80s slasher My Bloody Valentine, and up-and-coming indie horror actress Kaylee Williams (Model Hunger, The Lashman, Porkchop 3D)

Escamilla has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the project and has a goal of raising $13,500 by March 10th, 2017. There are a plethora of great rewards available for backers, including the opportunity to be an extra in the film. Troy Escamilla is the founder of Fright Meter Awards, which have grown in respect and popularity over the last few years with global backers that make up the over 50 member International Award Committee, including bloggers, writers, directors, producers, actors and fans in the horror genre.

Fright Meter Films‘ first feature, Party Night, written and directed by Escamilla, was filmed this past June after also being successfully funded on Kickstarter. The film wrapped post-production last month and has received positive early reviews from sites such as Dread Central, iHorror, The Horror Syndicate, and PopHorror. Escamilla plans to hit the festival circuit in 2017 with Party Night. He promises Stirring will not disappoint, he says about the film “Fans of holiday themed horror will enjoy the hell out of it: it’s bigger, bloodier and bolder than Party Night! Fans will recognize winks to Black Christmas, Silent Night, Deadly Night and To All a Goodnight, but will also appreciate its own unique style and take on the Christmas themed slasher.

If you’re interested in pledging to Stirring, you can do so at the official Kickstarter page, where you canĀ also learn more about the upcoming film.

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