'Dead Body,' the latest movie from veteran producers Ian Bell and Ramon Isao, will make its world premiere at the NYC Horror Festival on November 11. Directed by first-time female filmmaker Bobbin Ramsey, the movie is a clever and gory slasher-meets-whodunnit. Set in a secluded cabin, a summer outing turns deadly when nine friends play a game that becomes dangerously real.
The movie manipulates both the horror and whodunit genres, reminiscent of "Clue" and the works of Agatha Christie, but also provides the satisfying thrills lead by a strong female lead, in keeping with the best of the slashers.
'Dead Body' was written and produced by Ramon Isao and Ian Bell. It was shot by A.J. Rickart-Epstein (Lost Time, Junk, Compound Fracture) with effects by Shane Saucedo of Hellbent Studios. The film stars Cooper Hopkins, Rachel Brun, Spencer Hamp, Jay Myers, Nic Morden, Leah Pfenning, Nate Pringle, Miho Aizawa, and Koe Sakuta.
Nine high school kids celebrate graduation at a secluded home in the wilderness. They fight, philander, and feel nostalgic as they embark on a life away from home, in college. Once the party dies down they play a game: Dead Body. But when one party-goer takes the game too far, actually murdering the other guests one by one, it's up to the group to set aside their tensions, and ferret out the murderer before it's too late.
The NYC Horror Festival, which runs November 12-14, 2015, is highly-competitive, world-renowned event. Past guests have included Wes Craven, Rob Zombie, and Roger Corman. 'Dead Body' is also set to play at the Another Hole in the Head festival in San Francisco on November 14.