Horror has never been more alive than it is right now and a lot of that stems from the understated indie gems that come out each and every month. They’re cheap, they’re thrilling, and they’re often some of the best films the genre has to offer. Cheap Thrills aims at highlighting the upcoming indie horror films (and some other interesting movies that come our way) that should be on your radar.
There are only a two reasons to be at a gas station after midnight, and while I’m still searching for one of those reasons, the second is most certainly to get murdered. Which, conveniently enough, is exactly where Padraig Reynolds’ slasher takes place—an all-night gas station. With a couple of horror films already under his belt (Rites of Spring, The Devil’s Dolls), Reynolds’ latest looks like he’s done this a few times—not murdering people, but making movies—with Open 24 Hours giving off some strong classic slasher vibes. There will be blood in this one, folks.
A paranoid delusional woman, Mary White, has just been released from a mental hospital for setting her serial killer boyfriend on fire. Her boyfriend, James Lincoln Fields is brutal serial killer known as The Rain Ripper. After being released from the Hospital, Mary’s vulnerable demeanor aids her in obtaining employment at an all-night gas station. However, left alone to her own devices, her paranoia and hallucinations return with furious consequences.
Open 24 Hours is still waiting for a release here in the States.