TEN: The Preview [Film]
February 27, 2013 2 Comments
TEN is an incredibly exciting indie horror film based upon an original trailer (for a film that was never intended to be made) created for the Brattle Theater Trailer Smackdown in Cambridge, Massachusetts that has turned into a triumphant phenomenon in its own right. Creators Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola are no strangers to Trainwreck’d Society. As musicians, their respected bands like Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, and Darling Pet Munkee have been featured here at TWS numerous times and on several occasions. But now I bring to you, TEN. The sensational duo of creative talents have ventured into the film world, and boy are should be we honored that they have. TEN proves to be one of the finest indie horror films of 2013, and possibly of this lifetime. With a stellar cast, a few very intuitiave folks and enough creativity to fill a looney bin, there is no way that this could turn out to be a brilliant masterpiece.
Here is a brief synopsis from the film’s Facebook page:
TEN is a post-exploitation psychological thriller devised as a possible explanation for the events of the 1972 Spektor Island Massacre. On a cold December afternoon, ten women arrive at a mansion on Spektor Island, famed for years of reported hauntings and strange activities. Will they live through the night. The all-female cast film is a response to exploitation, slasher, and thriller films, with particular focus on the kind of storytelling prominent in b-movies and genre films from the 1950s to the 1980s. It explores the meaning and fluidity of identity and takes a number of surprising turns, paying homage to filmmakers and producers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Roger Corman, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Jim Wynorski, and Andy Sidaris.
Indie horror is no stranger to Trainwreck’d Society. As you may recall, our very first Person of the Year was none other than legendary indie horror filmmaker Steve Sessions and featured words from a who’s who list of indie horror scream queens and shock stars like from Suzi Lorraine to Jeff Dylan Graham, all the way to legendary horror host Count Gore De Vol (who we have also interviewed). We’ve also had the pleasure of interviewing the on screen scream queen Christa Campbell, who is responsible for the latest installations in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series. So, in short, we know horror. More specifically – we know indie horror, and the struggles and strivings of making art from a low budge in a world devoured by million dollar projects. We appreciate the hard work and can see through the shrink wrapped nonsense to devour the pleasures that can be offered to the world with nothing but shoe strings and dreams.
And TEN has already proven itself to be a wonderful addition to this already inspiring world. From the beginning, this has been an extremely exciting project to follow. From the Kickstarter campaign where they raised over $12,000 for the production costs, to Epstein’s wonderfully insightful recap of the principal photography on His and Sophia’s Blog, all the way up to almost every day when these cats release stills and videos pertaining to the film’s release at the end of this year, and to the more widespread release in early 2014. Michael J. Epstein has a brilliant and precise idea of what it means to self promote. He is consistently inviting his fans to join in on the road that he travels alongside his significant other, and the brilliant people he surrounds himself with each day. And as I have previously mentioned, based upon the abundance of goodies that have already been delivered to us, this is going to be an amazing film that is surely not to be missed.
And for your viewing pleasures, I present to you a few still shots from the film, proving just how awesome TEN is going to be. Enjoy!
To check out more about TEN, and for more great photos, head on over to the film’s website.