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.
I feel like I say this for a lot of movies that land here, but Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Daniel Isn’t Real has been a much-talked about genre staple in this year’s festival circuit, and now that we have a trailer it’s easy to see why. The trailer really leans on the film’s psychological edge and gets progressively nutty the longer it goes on. Something tells me that the trailer plays a lot like the film itself, which looks like all kinds of weird and twisted fun.
A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope.
Daniel Isn’t Real is out in theaters and VOD on December 6th. In the meantime, feast on more Cheap Thrills here.