Intense new trailer continues the “SCARE CAMPAIGN”


Already an award-winner, the Australian horror film SCARE CAMPAIGN, from the duo behind 100 BLOODY ACRES, has laid out an event-style release Down Under and released a cool new trailer you can see past the jump.

SCARE CAMPAIGN, which we’ve previously covered here and here, was written and directed by Colin and Cameron Cairnes, and stars THE VISIT’s Olivia DeJonge, Meegan Warner, Ian Meadows, Josh Quong Tart, WOLF CREEK’s Cassandra Magrath and THE LOVED ONES’ John Brumpton. Winner of Best Film and Best Direction at Melbourne’s recent Monster Fest, the movie is officially synopsized as follows: “Popular TV prank show SCARE CAMPAIGN has been entertaining audiences for the last five years with its mix of old-school scares and hidden-camera fun. But as we enter a new age of on-line TV, the producers find themselves up against a hard-edged web series which makes their show look decidedly quaint. It’s time to up the ante, but will the team go too far this time, and are they about to prank the wrong guy?”

The film will have special “anti-Valentine’s Day” showings on February 14 at the Dendy Cinemas in Newtown and Canberra, followed by screenings at Beechworth’s Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum, the abandoned facility where the movie was shot, on March 12 and at Adelaide Gaol on March 17; it’ll also play the Gold Coast Film Festival in early April. “We’re really looking forward to hitting the road with these special event screenings” Colin Cairnes says. “Watching the film with a raucous sell-out crowd at Monster Fest reminded us why we got into this caper in the first place; this is about getting a large group of people together in a darkened room and making them scream, wince and laugh!”

“Feedback from its first public was overwhelmingly positive,” says producer Julie Ryan, “and I’m sure our fan-base will be both surprised and entertained by it. It’s a great date film and perfect for Dendy’s anti-Valentines Day screenings. Our distributor Bonsai Films has come up with a unique theatrical release plan which targets our fans directly and will keep the film in the public eye until the leadup to the home entertainment release by Madman in the second half of this year.”

We’ll keep you posted about the film’s U.S. release plans; follow SCARE CAMPAIGN on Facebook and Twitter.

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