The world of fraternity hazing is ugly and sadistic, and effectively used as the framework of Daniel Robbins dark frat-thriller Pledge. The story follows three friends in their attempt to join a fraternity at all costs. Of course things take a turn for the worse when they are invited back for a second round of interviews and the frat reveals their true intentions for the over-eager pledges.
Pledge is written by Zachary Weiner, directed by Daniel Robbins, and stars Zachery Byrd, Philip Adnre Botello, Aaron Dalla Villa, Zach Weiner and Erica Boozer. The film celebrated its world premiere at the 2018 Fantastia Film Festival giving the Montreal audience “a crash course on brutality”. Read our full review HERE.
Official Synopsis from IFC Midnight:
Three friends get the chance to live the college dream when they’re invited to join an elite fraternity—but first they’ll have to survive the hazing from hell. Freshman social misfits Ethan (Phillip Andre Botello), David (Zack Weiner), and Justin (Zachery Byrd) are desperate to improve their terminally uncool reputations by pledging one of their university’s prestigious Greek houses. When every frat on campus turns them down, they are unexpectedly recruited by a shadowy social club offering them access to an exclusive world of raging parties, eligible coeds, and VIP social status. The catch? A sadistic initiation ritual that goes from depraved to deadly over the course of 48 booze- and blood-soaked hours. Spiked with twisted humor and gruesome shocks, Pledge asks: how far would you go to be popular?
Pledge is directed by Daniel Robbins and distributed by IFC Midnight. The films stars [copy from review] and opens in select theatres and VOD January 11, 2019. Are you ready to pledge? How far would you go to be popular? Let us know on Twitter, Reddit, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook.