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Exclusive images: multimedia Halloween horrors await in “THE BARN”

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Indie filmmaker Justin M. Seaman is close to wrapping up his Halloween-themed fright feature THE BARN, and he’s thinking beyond just the feature project; he’s got a number of tie-ins in the works as well. We’ve got exclusive looks at a few of them, along with photos and comments from the creator.

BARNEXCIMAGESNEWS1Seaman wrote and directed THE BARN, a Nevermore Production Film that stars Mitchell Musolino, Will Stout, Lexi Dripps, Cortland Woodard and Nikki Darling. The synopsis: “It’s Halloween 1989, and best friends Sam and Josh are trying to enjoy what’s left of their final Devil’s Night before graduating high school. But trouble arises when the two pals and a group of friends take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening the evil inside. Now it’s up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the creatures that lurk within the barn.”

“THE BARN is a throwback feature horror film meant to feel like an authentic 1980s low-budget slasher,” Seaman tells Fango. “It’s sprinkled with cheesy dialogue, mixed with rad custom ’80s clothing/hairstyles and humorous effects, topped off with a vintage stylized retro look. I originally wrote THE BARN back when I was only 8 years old—a film 20 years in the making! This movie has been made with the combination of the three things I love the most: monsters, Halloween and ’80s rock music.”

A trailer for THE BARN will be unveiled soon, and that’s far from the only promotional item Seaman has in the works. “There’s a promotional board game, and I’m also working on an 8-bit Nintendo-style video game, Barn Baddies figures—almost like WWF Wrestling Buddies—a T-shirt and a soundtrack. I’ve had the great honor of being able to work with Marc Schoenbach on the poster, Nathan Thomas Milliner on the board game, Rocky Gray, former drummer of Evanescence, as an additional composer and Jon Bailey from Honest Movie Trailers for our trailer voiceover.

“I really want my audience to stop and say to themselves, ‘Wait, did I miss this film when it came out ’89?’ ” Seaman concludes. Keep your eyes here for word on when THE BARN will be coming out, and head over to the movie’s Facebook page.

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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