Whenever we get news about one of our former Featured FearMakers, it’s always good. Megan Freels Johnston, who was featured on our site back in November, has recently released a new poster for her latest film, The Ice CreamTruck, as well as distribution for 2017. Her first feature film, the micro-budgeted Rebound, has gained a cult following after it’s VOD release.
The Ice Cream Truck stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work. As her family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house alone. Although the move makes Mary nostalgic for her youth, there’s something very sinister about that Ice Cream Truck that patrols her suburb.
The thought-provoking psychological thriller also stars John Redlinger (Nashville, Banshee), Emil Johnsen (Isolerad), Hilary Barraford (United States of Tara), Jeff Daniel Phillips (Westworld, The Lords of Salem) and Lisa Ann Walter (The Odd Couple, Curb Your Enthusiasm).
“As a long time lover of the horror genre, I have always found that there was a point of view missing. There aren’t enough horror films by women, for women and about women,” explained Freels Johnston when discussing the film. “My films are about what’s scary inside and outside the female psyche and the fine line that often separates the divide.”
Storytelling runs in the family for Freels Johnston, being the granddaughter of writer Elmore Leonard, whose novels have been turned into films such as Jackie Brown and 3:10 To Yuma
As a producer developing material for over a decade, Freels Johnston worked on adaptations of her grandfather’s work and produced Sparks, the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. After completing a project for the USA Network, she decided to follow her passion and write and direct her own material.
It’s always great to see FearMakers gain steam in the horror community. The Ice Cream Truck looks to be one hell of a film, and we already know the talent behind Freels Johnston, so we can expect great things from her coming up.