Rural all-night gas stations can be scary places, both in the movies and in real life. The upcoming horror flick, Open 24 Hours, plans on taking that sense of isolated fear and dread and kicking it up to highest degree. The film has a new trailer which we have for you now. The moody and atmospheric ad is crammed full of unsettling imagery and attacks. Read on for the trailer and a look at the film’s poster.
According to the official synopsis, the film follows the lead character of Mary White who has recently been released from a mental hospital where she was placed after setting her serial killer boyfriend on fire. Once she’s back in the outside world, Mary accepts an overnight job at a gas station and it doesn’t take long for her paranoia and hallucinations to start to kick in.
Open 24 Hours stars Vanessa Grasse (Leatherface), Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs. Jason), Cole Vigue (TV’s iZombie), Emily Tennant (Way of the Wicked), and Daniel O’Meara (The Thompsons). The film was written and directed by Padraig Reynolds who has previously helmed Rites of Spring (2011) and The Devil’s Dolls (2016). The film will be screening at this year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas and will then head to Sitges in October. There is no word on an official release date at this time, but Nightmare on Film Street will keep you posted.
Well, I love the poster and I think the trailer makes Open 24 Hours look like 90’s inspired slasher movie fun. I get Urban Legend and I Know What You Did Last Summer vibes. Reynolds seems to be a very capable director. I’ve seen both Rites of Spring and The Devil’s Dolls. However, while I loved the concepts and style, the end result of each of them left me feeling disappointed. Maybe Open 24 Hours will be the one that Reynolds knocks out of the park.
Open 24 Hours premieres later this month at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. What do you think about the trailer? Let us know via the social media links below.