Richard Bates Jr.—the man behind Excision and last year’s Suburban Gothic—has hit the festival circuit yet again with his latest genre effort, the indie horror Trash Fire. Trash Fire (what a great name) is currently premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, which is reason enough to share a few new stills as well as its first clip featuring stars Adrian Grenier, Fionnula Flanagan and Angela Trimbur. By the way, it’s great to see Trimbur jumping right back in the genre after turning in a fantastic, stand-out performance in The Final Girls.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed both of Richard Bates Jr’s previous efforts; the man has one of the most unique visions in the genre right now, so I can’t wait to see what he does with Trash Fire. I’d imagine that we’ll be hearing a lot more from this one soon—release plans, trailers, and the like—after its run at Sundance. For now, though, dig up the clip below!
When Owen is forced to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit, and murder. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be scarred for life.
It stars Adrian Grenier, Angela Trimbur, Fionnula Flanagan, AnnaLynne McCord and Matthew Gray Gubler.