Micro-budget indie horror film and festival favorite “The Samaritans” arrives on digital in April to prove the old adage: no good deed goes unpunished.
“Six people. One weekend. Two rooms. That’s all it took for The Samaritans team to shoot this micro-budget thriller.”
The tense mood was created with one light, four actors, and no more than three takes on any setup. The creative team consists of Doug Bollinger, Keith Collins, Cory Green, and Matt Grego. The entire feature film was shot in a four day weekend. This intrepid group of dedicated filmmakers did nothing but eat, sleep, and shoot to create what is sure to be one of the most talked about indie thrillers of the year.
I’m such a huge fan of indie horror and absolutely love when talented people make movie magic without the luxury of time or money. I love the creativity and ingenuity that is often on display when filmmakers are forced to work with such limited resources.
Thus, I’m especially excited to see THE SAMARITANS, the award-winning indie horror film that was picked up by Viva Pictures following a very successful festival run. The company will distribute the film on digital and on demand on April 16, 2019.
THE SAMARITANS stars Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet, The Evangelist), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna, Mail Order Bride), Timothy Laurel Harrison (Out of My Hand), and Annelise Nielsen (The Brink of Us). It was written and directed by Doug Bollinger, based on a story by Keith Collins.
THE SAMARITANS tells the story of four co-workers who get together to finish a project at their manager’s home. They haven’t actually met face to face, and they discover they have more in common than the new App they are perfecting. As they piece together their histories, they realize that each of them has a deadly secret that could reveal a way out or seal their fates.
Their pasts have provoked a vengeful force to show them the errors in their ways. The home they have been summoned to becomes their court and their prison. Can they prove that history doesn’t repeat itself? Can they redeem themselves before time runs out? Will they figure out their fateful bond before revenge has its way with them?
Not only does the synopsis sound incredibly intriguing, but the trailer looks great. I also love what the filmmakers have to say about the passion, resourcefulness and dedication that went into making the film.
“We (like most filmmakers) believe that our film is different. It is not different because of the content (which we do think is pretty darn good). It stands alone in a crowded field of indie horror/thriller because of the how we did it. This film could be marketed as the “next big thing” or “scary” or “creepy” but that would be just like any other marketing campaign. It is all of those things but the fact it was made in such little time for such little money is very rare.
Six people. One weekend. Two rooms. That’s all it took for The Samaritans team to shoot this micro-budget thriller. The tense mood was created with one light, four actors, and no more than three takes on any setup. The creative team consists of Doug Bollinger, Keith Collins, Cory Green, and Matt Grego. The entire feature film was shot in a four day weekend. This intrepid group of dedicated filmmakers did nothing but eat, sleep, and shoot to create what is sure to be one of the most talked about indie thrillers of the year.”
Based on the buzz this film is already getting and the early reviews from its festival run, I definitely think this is going to one of the must see indie horror films of 2019.
You can follow the film on social media via #TheSamaritansMovie and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheSamaritansMovie.
Emma Morgan wrote:
I saw this movie at the Jersey Shore Film Festival, and it was so good! The promos look outstanding! And scary! I can’t wait to buy it, best indie horror movie of 2019 by far! I highly recommend taking a look at this movie. Totally worth it.