TERROR FILMS RELEASING has teamed with writer / director Victor Gabriel to release his found footage horror film, “Cruel: The Cross Village Encounter”.

Starring Maddie Reardon, Ali Issa, Laura Reyes, and CJ Patterson, the film follows the case of a young couple who were allegedly attacked by the Michigan Dog Man, and the crew who interviews everyone involved. Inevitably the gang travels across the state from Detroit to Cross Village to find out what actually happened.
Gabriel, who produced CRUEL for only $100, shared their thoughts about making of the film:
“I’ve been a horror and genre film nut as long as I can remember, and since I was a child I’ve wanted to make a movie. I began years ago making music videos for my own bands as well as fellow musicians I came in contact with. “CRUEL” is my first picture, and it was a spur of the moment situation. Initially I was to work on a different project with a crew, but scheduling became quite an issue. So in the meantime, I grabbed my camera and a few friends and we decided on a whim to pay homage to our favorite found footage horror films– “The Blair Witch Project”, “Hell House LLC”, and “Horror in the High Desert” to name a few.

This film, however, was made with no budget whatsoever and can hopefully be a testament to the ideology that ‘if you want to make a movie, you can’. I plan on making “CRUEL” a found footage/documentary style series with predominantly the same cast who will play different roles. The second in the series will also follow Michigan folklore, a subject near and dear to me.

Currently I am filming a violent slasher film entitled “Blood Gorge”, starring most of the cast of “CRUEL” as well as a few new faces. I’ve been lucky enough to find a group of people as passionate as I am about film making. Look out, because we are going to be making lots of genre material for true fans, by true fans.”

The film will premiere on the Official TFR YouTube AVOD Channel, April 19th, 2024, at 7pm PST with the filmmaker and cast participating in a live chat with the fans, followed by a wide digital release on May 17th, 2024. Check out the official poster and a preview clip, courtesy of TERROR FILMS RELEASING.

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