Psychotic!


TYPE
: Narrative Feature
GENRE: Horror
STATUS: Post-Production

LOGLINE

PSYCHOTIC! is a bloody psychedelic slasher film set in the hard-partying Bushwick music scene of Brooklyn, NY.

SYNOPSIS

PSYCHOTIC! is a bloody low-budget slasher film set in the hard-partying Bushwick music scene of Brooklyn, NY.  The rent is too damn high but the body count is higher in his stylized genre picture that follows two struggling artists, Tim and Stuart, as they struggle to patch up their friendship while looking for love at some of the hottest hot spots in Brooklyn. Instead they become entangled in the diabolical plot of a masked murderer known as the "Bushwick Party Killer".  It's up to Tim and Stuart to figure out who keeps killing the life of the party.  No easy task when everybody you know is PSYCHOTIC!

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

In a borough of millions, it’s hard to tell the hipsters from the psychos and your best friends from your worst enemies.  That drink that puts you over the edge might also put you face to face with the masked serial killer known throughout Brooklyn as the "Bushwick Party Killer".  PSYCHOTIC! sustains the fear and tension of living in a world of self-absorbed strangers by embedding itself within the claustrophobic music scene of Bushwick, Brooklyn; a colorful landscape of artists who act like killers, thirty-somethings who behave like children, and parties that get too wild for anyone to notice the bodies piling up.  Stylistically and aesthetically, PSYCHOTIC! is indebted to the drive-in gore films of the 1960’s, Italian giallo films of the 1970’s, and American slasher films of the 1980’s.

KEY CREW

Maxwell Frey - Director/Editor/Writer

Max and Derek first met and began collaborating on films in college. After graduating they moved to New York City where they continued working together on short films while producing award-winning work for HBO, Cinemax, and the Onion.  Psychotic! is their first feature length film.

Derek Gibbons - Director/Editor/Writer

Max and Derek first met and began collaborating on films in college. After graduating they moved to New York City where they continued working together on short films while producing award-winning work for HBO, Cinemax, and the Onion.  Psychotic! is their first feature length film.

Blazing Galaxies - Original Score

A synth-wave band from Brooklyn, NY.  You can listen to several songs from the original soundtrack here: https://blazinggalaxies.bandcamp.com/album/five-songs-from-the-film-psychotic

Cody Beke & Seth White - Casting

Cody Beke & Seth White are best known for casting Broad City, Master of None, Difficult People, and The Onion News Network.

Elizabeth Koe - Supervising Producder

Elizabeth Koe is best known for her work producing for The Onion News Network, MTV, Above Average, and most recently the Amazon original series Mozart in the Jungle.

Kristen Martin - Actress

Kristen Martin plays the character of Roxy, a confident musician living in Bushwick who lives a double life as the maniacal masked murderer known as the "Bushwick Party Killer".  Kristen is best known as Mary Jane from Broadway’s Spiderman: Turn off the Dark and can now be seen in the latest production of the hit musical Wicked.

Rachel Laforest - Actress

Rachel plays the character of Shannon, the first victim of the masked murderer known as the "Bushwick Party Killer”.  Rachel is an LA based writer and actress, best known for her acting work on College Humor as well as her own web series 'Self Conscious Workout'.

Cirocco Dunlap - Actress

Circocco Dunlap plays the character of Michelle, a classy yuppy with a "booming" social media presence. Circocco is an LA based writer and actress known for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, currently writing for the FXX series 'Man Seeking Woman'.

Clint Keepin - Actor

Clint Keepin plays the character of Jack, a wealthy serial philanderer who can't get enough of that Bushwick lifestyle.  Clint is a LA based actor and producer known for the web series Bullets, the parody film Twi-Harder, and the recent horror film The Dark Tapes.

 

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ACCOLADES

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IFP Fiscal Sponsorship Program 2017
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Brooklyn Horror Festival Official Selection
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Portland Extreme Film Festival Official Selection

 

UPDATE - November 14, 2016

We are excited to announce that Psychotic! has been accepted to the Portland Extreme Film Festival! We will be screening on December 3rd, 2016 at 4pm.

UPDATE - November 14, 2016

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UPDATE - November 14, 2016

We are excited to announce that our World Premiere was on October 15 at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival!

 

 

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