They’re hip, they’re trendy and some of them can sing… but come January 7, 2017, they’re all dead. Production of Wild Games, formerly titled Pumpkin Hollow, was a whirlwind adventure even for short film standards. With a run time of 50 minutes, the second original project from young film-maker Gage Briney was produced with only a month of pre-production, a week and a half of filming, and a month of post-production editing. With very little budget and armed only with a dedicated cast and crew, Wild Games is a gore-tastic short, a huge throwback to the 80’s slasher flicks we all know and love, and it couldn’t have been completed without the generosity of Daryl Dalton, Ellen Dalton and Gavin Dye, the owners of Pumpkin Hollow in St. Francis, Arkansas.
Wild Games is slated to make its world premiere on January 7, 2017 at 7:00PM. The venue will be Corning High School, located on 500 Bobcat Ln in Corning, AR. Tickets will be $5 at the door. The premiere screening will also feature live performances from the cast and a Q&A immediately following the movie.
Wild Games tells the story of a group of college students who travel to a haunted attraction that has been closed for ten years. Once there, they soon realize there’s more than meets the eye and a clan of sadistic killers is hungry for blood. Written, directed and edited by Gage Briney with script supervisor Dante Aubain and supervising producer Michael DeFellipo, the film stars Connar Leigh Fletcher, Grant Adams, Benny Owens, Megan Elders Owens, Alex Bonyata, Conner Henson, Matthew Jackson, Ethan Lampe and Bella Beyer. Cinematography was performed by Michael Brown with original scores by Seth Hise.