Following the successes of Happy Death Day and The Strangers: Prey at Night, slasher films are hot again and film-makers are making sure they capitalize on the horror subgenre’s third wind. Not too long ago, independent forums went wild when it was announced that Matthew Ward and Conrad Faraj had teamed up for a slasher flick titled The Rave. Now, I can exclusively report that The Rave is gearing up for a major promotional push; starting with its first official trailer, which I have included in this post..
Produced by Conrad Studios, Matthew Ward’s The Rave is what will hopefully become the first film that kickstarts Ward and Faraj’s Slasher Cinematic Universe. Basically, the duo are creating an entire world where various original killers exist and interact with each other. Eventually, the goal is for the universe to come to a head in one gigantic, super-sized slasher film. What better way for the Slasher Cinematic Universe to begin than with The Rave, a film that follows a psychotic clown who goes on a murderous rampage after experiencing a horrorific, life-altering tragedy.
Paloma Paulin, Hannah Lane, Harper Dawahare, Talia Schade, Jazz Securo, Matthew Ward, Tim Hale, Wade Gawthorp, Vergena Fields, Kat Gore, Logan Kidd and Jessica York star in The Rave, directed by Matthew Ward and executively produced by Conrad Faraj. Based on the screenplay by Roger Jones, Brennan Eden, Ward and Faraj, The Rave is scheduled to tour film festivals around the world this winter.
Previously, Matthew Ward directed Young Harvest (2013) and produced Colony 52 (2017), while Conrad Faraj is most known for Amazon Prime favorite The Colours of Desire (2018) and upcoming scifi-thriller Fighting the Sky.
Find the official trailer for The Rave below!