The indie horror film Hell’s Half Acre is set to be released worldwide this April. The twist-fuelled fright fest was directed by up-and-coming filmmaker John Patrick Tomasek and will be distributed by Terror Films.
Hell’s Half Acre follows a group of young YouTube urban explorers who venture into an abandoned prison, seeking new content for their channel Strange and Abandoned Places. However, they get far more than they bargained for. Almost as soon as they enter the derelict Rockland Heights Prison, strange phenomena begin to occur. Before long, the group discovers they are not alone in the forsaken facility. They find themselves fighting to survive encounters with sinister paranormal entities.
Leading the cast are Quinn Nehr, Brynn Beveridge, and Omar Vegga Jr. They star in what is described as a passion project from Distant Star Films and director Tomasek. The film features an original score by composer Ramesh Kumar Kannan, as well as a title track from the band Vore.
In his director’s statement, John Patrick Tomasek said: “For as long as I can remember I have connected with film on a deeply personal level, enjoying the stories and messages going on an emotional ride with the hopes of one day telling such stories for audiences to connect with as I have. This is and has been a lifelong passion of mine to create stories on paper and see them come to life…”
Hell’s Half Acre will be unleashed onto digital platforms on April 28. The release of this indie horror film from Distant Star Films is sure to thrill genre fans looking for their next spooky fix. With its paranormal story of explorers out of their depth in a menacing location, Hell’s Half Acre evokes classic scary movies like Grave Encounters and Session 9.