‘The Fear of Darkness’ is a forthcoming psychological thriller currently in development, based on a short story written by Lj Ugarte. Produced by Lj Ugarte, Danny Debs and Stephanie Velinova, the original idea was to make a film based on an abandon amusement park. Since similar film have already been made, the producers at Firecreek Entertainment changed this premise. ‘The Fear of Darkness’ tells the story of a mysterious group that arrives at a rural valley only inhabited by a peaceful Native American community. Come on inside for details and the first teaser.
The story begins many years ago. In a small town, in a plantation field lived a group of Native American Indians on a hot, stormy summer. A group of unknown men entered the village seeking shelter. They turn out to be voodoo worshipers that began trading goods and gold, so they can earn the native trusts. The voodoo worshipers began to sacrifice the towns’ people in exchange for immortal life. As the village went into exile, the legends of the voodoo worshipers grew as the sounding town, until the late 60’s when local towns’ men stumbled upon a cave and unleashed the evil by removing a stone with their shovels. That is when, all hell broke loose slowly and those living in town began to disappear as evil took over.
In present time, 85 miles South of Hewclift University is where a group of ambitious college students and their professors are planning to embark on a week’s long trip to Washington DC for a science convention. Professor Sean Raymond though it would be an excellent idea to charter a bus and head up north for a road trip. When Professor Raymond though that it would be a great idea to take them through a scenic river route off the main highway, they made a strange detour through an open wooded area and the bus broke down near a small unknown town in the middle of nowhere. With no reception for their cell phones or WI -FI for their IPads, they’re stranded with no communication and left with the outside world to deal with. They were forced to wonder around the abandoned, forgotten town in search for help. The curiosity got the best of the group and one by one each student begins to vanish in horrific deaths, but slowly the surviving students discover that, this was not an ordinary town. It was build years ago, on a Indian burial ground. Once they can reach an area where the WI-FI works they quickly, try to communicate with the police and reach out to anyone in the outside world. The professor regrettably begins to vent that the detour was a big mistake and that they should have stayed on the main road where they can communicate with police and seek local help. It was up to the professor and the last remaining student to fight for their lives and discover the truth that plagued this abandoned town for years.
‘The Fear of Darkness’ will be directed by Danny Debs from a screenplay by David ‘Dino’ Wells based on a story by Lj Ugarte, starring Lj Ugarte, Luke Jeraci, Jay Garland, Jenna Newhart, Mitchell Lemos and Walter Binns Jr. Production schedule and release dates have not been officially announced at the time of this writing. The film is aiming for completion next year (2015).
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