By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Travis Stevens, the producer of such noted fright features as WE ARE STILL HERE, STARRY EYES, CHEAP THRILLS and BIG ASS SPIDER!, is seeing his directorial debut world-premiere at next month’s SXSW Film Festival, and we’ve got the first teaser trailer and photos to show you.
GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR, which Stevens also scripted, will have its debut screening Sunday, March 10 at SXSW, with two more showings thereafter; go here for the details. The debut feature from Chicago-based production company Queensbury Pictures, it stars WWE Superstar Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks and Elissa Dowling. The synopsis: “Bursting pipes, rotting walls, and unidentifiable slime were not what Don Koch [Brooks] expected when he convinced his wife Liz [Dunn] that he could rehab their new Victorian home himself. In over his head, under duress, and tempted by his old weaknesses, Don soon discovers that the house has its own dark, sordid history and won’t be so easy to renovate after all…”