Excision director, Richard Bates Jr., returns with his sophomore effort in the horror-comedy Suburban Gothic, starring Matthew Gray Gubler and Kat Dennings. After his horror debut in Excision, you just knew that Richard Bates Jr. was going to leave quite the fingerprint in the world of horror. And while it’s still too early to tell how much of an impact his films are going to have on the genre—this being only his second film and all—there’s no denying that he has an absorbing vision that mixes up plenty of the weird with a nasty dose of horror. Suburban Gothic takes a step into a much lighter side of the genre than his previous film, but looks just as intriguing and should be a lot of fun. Take a look at the red band trailer below!
Quirky young Raymond has been having a tough couple of months. Even with his recent college degree, he can’t find work in the big city — and he’s realizing that it’s time to swallow his pride and move back in with his overbearing, suburban parents. Little does he realize, however, that this temporary layover in Middle America is going to be anything but mundane… Haunted by otherworldly visions since childhood, Raymond soon finds himself beset upon by spirits intent on making his time at home as miserable as possible.
His only outlet for sanity seems to be local bartender Becca who, aside from chasing off the same bullies who wanted to beat Raymond up in high school, finds herself drawn to his endearing quirkiness. Together, the duo find themselves unraveling the mystery behind a century-old murder — and scaring up plenty of laughs along the way.
Ray Wise, Barbara Niven, Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey Combs, John Waters and Muse Watson also star in the film which will have its World Premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival this July 19.