"Brianna (Hannah Cohen-Lawlor) is a shy, bashful teen who is constantly getting humiliated by the other girls in her social circle. Her circumstances change when she is kidnapped by a bizarre theatre cult intent on summoning an ancient witch."
Saturday December 1st, 2018
The "IT'S JUST A GAME" Premiere is being presented and hosted by the amazing HOLLYWOOD PALMS CINEMA in Naperville, IL (just 30min West of O'Hare Airport & Downtown Chicago); in conjunction with THE HSPPA / Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association.
• All tickets include a ticket to the premiere, an 11x17 film poster, and a very special companion piece...Comicbook!!
• The Comicbook: "Creepy Pasta - Tales From IT'S JUST A GAME" [writen by Rafael Nieves, Illustrated by Dani Romero, Colored by Tom Luth]... expands on the stories of SKULLGIRL, MOTHER MURDER and more!!
• PLUS...a Q&A after the film with:
CREW: Writer/Director - Daniel Emery Taylor, Producer - James Azrael, Prop Maker - Brad Zonka, Editor - Daniel J. Pico, Sound Designer/Foley - Matt Festle, Executive Producer - Ernesto Avina;
CAST: "Brianna" - Hannah Cohen-Lawlor, "Skullgirl" - Rachel Marshall, "Sisister Amelia" - Leah Hudspeth, "Vee" - Amanda Strickland, "Brother Julius" - James Azrael, "Brother Thaddeus" - Daniel Emery Taylor, "Joy" - Elisha Williams ....AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!
• PLUS meet IJAG Comicbook writer, Rafael Nieves, and illustrator, Dani Romero!!!
• The HSPPA's exhibit of props & wardrobes used in "It's Just A Game"
**CAST & CREW ARE HAPPY TO SIGN POSTERS and the COMICBOOK BEFORE & AFTER THE SCREENING**
Hollywood Palms Cinema is a one-of-a-kind dine-in theater concept, offering an extensive menu and a full-service bar with a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits. TIP YOUR WAITERS!!
From the mind of Daniel Emery Taylor, an actor best known for THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING and a writer/director best known for THE HOSPITAL and CAMP MASSACRE, comes a twisted tale of teenage bullying, jealousy, angst, and a bizarre theatre cult intent on summoning the spirit of an ancient witch. Taylor's solo directorial debut, IT'S JUST A GAME is an ethereal, haunting psychological thriller with a giallo sensibility. A tale that is as fresh as it is indescribable. Taylor promises a change of direction from his previous work. "I wanted to present something that nobody else could: something born solely in my mind. Sure, you can see my influences - you can see the Argento, the Refn, the Raimi, the Hitchcock - but I am pleased that what I have is uniquely Daniel Emery Taylor."
IT'S JUST A GAME reunites Taylor with some of his frequent collaborators: producer James Azrael, director of photography Bill Schweikert, and sound mixer Daniel L. Bamberg. "Aside from the friendships I have with these great people, they work hard and do exemplary work. You really couldn't ask for better people to have your back." Helming the post-production team is editor Daniel J. Pico (CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO, FAREWELL DARKNESS). "This is my first time working with Daniel and I am absolutely astonished at his artistry. You often think of editing as being very technical but his vision is every bit as big of a part of this as James and mine are." Taylor also brings back actors G Larry Butler and Alicia Clark, both of whom had turns in THE HOSPITAL and CAMP MASSACRE. "They're phenomenal. I didn't want to do this without having them both involved."
He seems most excited when talking about some of the new talent he worked with. "Hannah Cohen-Lawlor is the star of this film - in more ways than one. A prodigious performance. One day she will be a star and I will take full credit for discovering her, haha. Rachel Fiona Marshall as Skullgirl absolutely shines and stands to join the echelon of great horror character actors. Leah Hudspeth was recommended to me by most everyone I knew and I couldn't be happier that I cast her. The performances that she and Alex Zuko give is electric. They have tremendous chemistry. They're sexy, funny, and scary ... pretty much everything you want in this kind of project."
Hollywood Palms Cinema
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