Also announced by Rue Morgue are the following interviewees, who will be lending their insight on the topic:
Geretta Geretta (DEMONS, DEMONS 2)
Breanna Whipple (Heavy Horror)
Lucky McKee (THE WOMAN, MAY)
Tom McLoughlin (FRIDAY THE 13th PART VI: JASON LIVES)
Issa López (TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID)
MENTAL HEALTH AND HORROR: A DOCUMENTARY is created and being directed by Jonathan Barkan (The Horror Collective, Dread, Bloody-Disgusting). Andrew Hawkins (INSECT, IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS PART II) and David Lawson Jr. (SPRING, THE ENDLESS, SYNCHRONIC) act as executive producers.
The feature-length documentary aims to demonstrate the positive impacts and cathartic releases that horror can have on those living with mental illnesses.
MENTAL HEALTH AND HORROR: A DOCUMENTARY will feature interviews from horror fans, film critics, film historians, filmmakers, producers, writers, and professionals from the mental health world. An initial Kickstarter will be launched on June 23rd. Several of the pledge tiers will see funds go towards supporting various mental health foundations and charities aimed at helping marginalized communities.
Previously confirmed appearances include Michael Kennedy (Blumhouse’s FREAKY), Rebekah McKendry (TALES OF HALLOWEEN, ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING), Kristina Arntz (DARLIN’), Disasterina (The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula), Gigi Saul Guerrero (The Purge, Into the Dark: Culture Shock), and Adam Egypt Mortimer (DANIEL ISN’T REAL), with more to be announced.
Alice Collins (FOUNTAINE AND THE VENGEFUL NUN WHO WOULDN’T DIE), Zena Dixon (co-host of the Bloody-Disgusting Podcast), and BJ Colangelo (Labrys, Deathcember) are the film’s producers. Also on the team are Art Director Jason Kauzlarich (FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards), DP Shane Izykowski (SNAGGLETOOTH), and Editor Lindsay Ragone (Drag Race Canada).
The documentary is currently in production and will be shooting through 2021 with an anticipated Q1 2022 world premiere.
Follow the project:
Official Website: http://mentalhealthhorrordoc.
This is a subject very close to the hearts of many of us here at Daily Grindhouse, so we’ll be rooting this team on!
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