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Exclusive photos: Classic-horror homage “NEVER OPEN THE DOOR,” premiering this week

A feature-length salute to great horror series of yesteryear like THE TWILIGHT ZONE and THE OUTER LIMITS sees its debut this week, and we’ve got a few exclusive pics to share with you.

NEVEROPENDOOREXCPICSNEWS1NEVER OPEN THE DOOR will have its world premiere at the Super Geek Film Festival, part of the Florida Supercon in Miami FL; it’ll screen this Thursday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. and Friday, June 26 at 10:30 p.m. The movie is a stylistic 180 from director/co-writer Vito Trabucco’s previous BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP, telling its story with old-fashioned black-and-white mood instead of splashy color. “This is a homage to our producer’s grandfather, John Brahm,” Trabucco tells Fango. “He directed a lot of the early TWILIGHT ZONE episodes, and is one of my favorite directors of all time. We hope we made him proud with this.”

Christopher Maltauro was Trabucco’s co-writer on NEVER OPEN THE DOOR, which stars Jessica Sonneborn, Deborah Venegas, Kristina Page, Matt Aidan, Mike Wood and George Troester. Cinematographer Joe Provenzano created the monochromatic imagery, and Carlos Vivas provided the score. The synopsis: “Three happy couples enjoy Thanksgiving in a cozy, secluded cabin in the woods when they are suddenly interrupted by an unprecedented event that will forever change their lives. A stranger comes to the door; he is severely wounded, and when they let him in, he throws up blood into Tess’ mouth, then collapses on the floor, and while specifically pointing at one of the friends, screams his last words before he dies: ‘Never open the door.’ The group of friends, dumbfounded, start to panic. Tess inexplicably disappears. A killer is on the loose.”

Check out the trailer below the photos, and visit the movie’s official website.

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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