As if it wasn’t hard enough trying to survive as an artist in Brooklyn, now there’s some maniac going around and ruining all the fun in PSYCHOTIC!. A group of local hipsters not only have try to make next month’s rent, but they also have to worry about being picked off one-by-one by the maniacal Bushwick Party Killer. It seems the only way to cope with all the stress is to regularly get drunk and get stoned, as demonstrated in the latest trailer (above).
PYSCHOTIC! uses familiar tropes of an 80s slasher with the psychedelic color palette of the 70s Giallo genre. And a film of this nature wouldn’t be complete without a synthy original score composed by Blazing Galaxies.
The rent is high but the body count is higher in PSYCHOTIC!, the suspenseful psychedelic slasher that follows a group of hard-partying Brooklyn hipsters as they’re stalked and savagely murdered by a masked maniac known as the Bushwick Party Killer.It’s up to struggling artists Tim and Stuart to figure out who keeps killing the life of the party. Blood-soaked mayhem ensues as our heroes barely make the rent on time, search for love (in all the wrong places), and try to salvage their friendship – all while trying to unravel the mystery and stay one step ahead of the next massacre.
PSYCHOTIC! has already won awards at the Cannabis Film Festival, the Upstate NY Horror Film Festival and the Lost Sanity & Sci-Fi Film Festival, and has been part of the official selection for the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Scare-A-Con and PDXtreme Fest.
The indie flick is the first full-length effort by filmmaker duo Derek Gibbons and Maxwell Frey, under their name Destruction Inc. They were able to finance thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015. PSYCHOTIC! stars Kristen Martin, Clint Keepin, Cirocco Dunlap, Maria Wojciechowski, Dani Grace, Adam Maid, Rafael Cruz, Chris Prine, Aldous Davidson and Rachel Laforest. Gibbons, Frey and Keepin also produced alongside Elizabeth Koe, and Brian Stansfield did cinematography. The film features an original score by Brooklyn-based synth duo Blazing Galaxies.
The film will be available on iTunes and VOD on January 26th, along with select screenings around New York. Check out the website for more info.