By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Mixing the horror and documentary formats, STRAWBERRY FLAVORED PLASTIC is described as a “horror neo-noir,” and goes into release this month. We’ve got the info as well as an exclusive first look at the trailer.
Written, produced and directed by Colin Bemis, STRAWBERRY FLAVORED PLASTIC stars Aidan Bristow, Nicholas Urda, Andres Montejo, Marisa Lowe and Bianca Soto. The synopsis: “When Errol [Urda] and Ellis [Montejo], two aspiring documentarians embarking on their first feature, put out a feeler to their local community for individuals with interesting stories, they hear back from and settle on the tale of Noel, a man who has just been released from prison after a nine-year incarceration for a crime of passion. After several weeks of shooting have passed, they inadvertently discover through late due diligence that Noel’s story is fabricated: He has never been to prison. They soon find out that he is an at-large and very active serial killer who has never been apprehended by authorities. Now too entangled and implicit in Noel’s horrific goings-on, the duo are stuck sternly between deciding on the right thing to do and possibly making the most sensationalized and infamous documentary ever made. They make their decision: to keep filming, and events spin increasingly and wildly out of control.”
Bemis tells RUE MORGUE, “We’re releasing the film exclusively on Amazon on January 23 for a selected period, at which point it will go directly to Prime. Among the myriad independent films being released, the idea of taking the reins ourselves and connecting directly with our audience was wildly appealing. We couldn’t be more excited to get people to connect with this film, which is truly very much a beast of its own.” You can keep up with STRAWBERRY FLAVORED developments at the movie’s Facebook page.