The new indie flick BELOW ZERO from director Justin Thomas Ostensen and writer Signe Olynyk doesn’t come out officially on DVD until next Tuesday August 28th, but in the meantime, we’ve gotten our bloody hands on a handful of images from the movie to tide you over until then! And with the cast consisting of Edward Furlong (NIGHT OF THE DEMONS), Kristin Booth and genre favorite Michael Berryman (THE HILLS HAVE EYES), we thought we’d put this one on your radar.
The movie tells the story of ‘Jack the Hack’, a less than average, but once successful screenwriter who now faces writer’s block. Desperate to meet a career-saving deadline and lock out the distractions of his troubled life, Jack arranges to be left alone and locked inside a meat cooler, with only vegetarian meals and his imagination to inspire him. As the temperature drops, the lines between reality and fiction blur, and Jack’s script comes dangerously to life. Will he make the most important deadline of his career? Or is Jack ‘just a hack’?
According to an anonymous post on the films’ IMDB page, “while writing the script, the actual screenwriter and producer of BELOW ZERO, Signe Olynyk, arranged to have herself physically locked in the meat freezer of an abandoned, remote slaughterhouse. That’s partly how this story developed. It was filmed at the same location.”
Check out a handful of images below along with the latest trailer! BELOW ZERO hits DVD on August 28th!