2016’s Film Festival Favorite ‘Brentwood Strangler’ Debuts Online.

Find The Hit Short Film At the Bottom of The Press Release!

It’s a blind date. Keep an open mind.

Debuting online this holiday season from John Fitzpatrick, Writer / Director of the acclaimed short thriller Skypemare and the hit online series Scary Endings, and Far From Everything Films comes the multi Award-winning thriller BRENTWOOD STRANGLER! With a unique Christmas setting, the film is a satirical and at times brutal cinematic experience with an incredible cast led by ‘scream queen’ JORDAN LADD, and is an homage to classic thrillers of the past such as Strangers on a Train, Marnie and Psycho. With a focus on story and character and subversively bending the romantic comedy genre, Brentwood Strangler is making its online debut this holiday season following a successful Film Festival run throughout 2016, screening at over 25 festivals and winning 8 awards – the strangler is coming to wreck-havoc for the 2017 holiday season!

Synopsis: It’s the holiday season in Los Angeles and women are being strangled to death in the Westwood area; Maggie, a lonely woman goes on a blind date unbeknownst to her that her date is an active and notorious serial killer, The Brentwood Strangler. Is love in the air? Or is Maggie in for the worst (and last) date of her life?

  • Full film debuting via the YouTube channel WhereIsTheRockHammer in Dec 2017.
  • Written and Directed by John Fitzpatrick (Skypemare, Scary Endings). Produced by Adam J. Yeend, John Fitzpatrick, Sarah Fitzpatrick and Ryan Dillon. Executive Producers, Jennifer Van Gessel and Nina Friis.
  • Starring Jordan Ladd (Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever, Quinten Tarantino’s Death Proof, Club Dread, Grace), Adam J. Yeend (Liz & Dick, Skypemare, Scary Endings), Maximilian Osinski (Marvel’s Agents of Shield, The Last Ship) Annika Marks (The Fosters, Skypemare, The Sessions), Ryan Dillon (Littlerock, Skypemare), and veteran actor Cameron Daddo (F/X: The Series, Models Inc.).
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  • TWITTER: @BwoodStrangler, INSTAGRAM: @BrentwoodStrangler
  • Optional social media tags: #WhoIsFloydGarrison? #BrentwoodStrangler @Lilgsez (Jordan Ladd) @AJYeend (Adam J. Yeend @JohnnyFitz006 (John Fitzpatrick) @Ryan_Dillon (Ryan Dillon) @MaxOsinski (Maximilian Osinski) @Annika_Marks (Annika Marks)


Horror Freak News: “the very clever dialogue and an unexpected climax make this short stand out.”

Gruesome Magazine: “First-rate direction and storytelling by John Fitzpatrick, combined with gorgeous cinematography and sensational performances make this a must-see short film.” “A surprisingly Ingenious Short”

Gourmet Horror: “a stylish satirical dissection of the modern LA dating scene in the vein of Hitchcock”

Horror Society: “Well acted and with flurries of gore, it’s a throwback to slashers with a modern twist…”

We Are Indie Horror: “a phenomenal story with a perfectly paired cast and astonishing camera work”


WINNER: Best Horror Short
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (Los Angeles)

WINNER: Jury Award – Best Horror
Phoenix International Comic-Con (Phoenix Arizona)

WINNER: Best Sci-Fi Horror
Dam Short Film Festival (Boulder City – Nevada)

WINNER: Best Horror Comedy
Fantasmagorical Film Festival (Kentucky)

WINNER: Best of Fest – Short Horror
Best Director – John Fitzpatrick
Best Short Film Screenplay – John Fitzpatrick
International Haunted Horror Film Festival (Texas)

WINNER: Best Actress (Short) – Jordan Ladd
Twister Alley International Film Festival (Oklahoma City, OK)

NOMINATED: Best Short Screenplay – John Fitzpatrick
FilmQuest (Salt Lake City, Utah)

NOMINATED: Best Short Film
A Night of Horror International Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)

NOMINATED: Best Midnight Short Film
Best Director – John Fitzpatrick
Best Actor (Short) – Adam J. Yeend
Twister Alley Film Festival (Oklahoma City, OK)


Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)