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Independent horror filmmaker Marc Selz (SHORT CUT ROAD, THE ROCKVILLE SLAYER and SATANIC PANIC) has
launched a new company called Psycho Logical Pictures with the goal of making a
series of efficient, economical horror flicks in his native Illinois.
“The name of our company is a play on the splitting of the
word ‘psychological’ and fitting for a company that will mainly focus on high
concept horror/thriller films,” Selz tells Fango. “The name is telling us that
some indie horror filmmakers, like myself, question ourselves at times if we’re
crazy to continue making more films in this tough business, however it is logical
for us no matter what obstacles we’re faced with, to push ourselves further to
grow and master our craft. Psycho Logical Pictures will allow us to do just
Selz is working on several projects under the new production
shingle. Psycho Logical Pictures will get their feet wet by shooting a short film
first. Titled DEAD SPOT and
slotted to shoot this fall, the mini-feature is a thriller based off of Selz’s
treatment. “DEAD SPOT is a short
psychological thriller in the vein of classic TV shows like THE TWILIGHT ZONE
and TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE,” says Selz, who envisions expanding the short into
a feature film at some point. In DEAD SPOT,
a man on a road trip finds himself stuck on a deserted wooded path when his car
suddenly dies. All of his electronic devices, including his cell phone, have failed
too. With nobody in sight, he decides to trek out and seek help only to find
that he’s not the only one in the area who’s been stranded. Something evil is
in the vicinity trapping and stalking people one by one…
Psycho Logical Pictures has purchased new equipment
including the Scarlett X RED Camera
package, which will be used to shoot DEAD SPOT
and future Psycho Logical movies. Selz says he’s looking to branch off and work
with other independent horror filmmakers that have the talent and drive or can
help out in different areas and connect with the Psycho Logical team.
Joining Selz at Psycho Logical Pictures will be: scriptwriter/producer
Jonathon Pool; Wendy Bower as director of marketing; previous Selz film
associate Karl Sundstrom as a writer, actor and composer; and Claudia Del
Real-Selz, associate producer and another veteran of previous Selz shoots.
“With Psycho Logical Pictures, I hope to redefine horror
filmmaking in the Midwest,” says Selz, “and make some pretty scary movies at
the same time.” A company website will be up and running soon here.
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