A deranged masked Santa slayer comes to town for some yuletide-terror, leaving behind a bloody trail of mutilated bodies. Sound like your kind of movie? Well you’re in luck. The new horror slasher “All Through the House” will be premiering at the RIP Horror Film Festival on Halloween in Hollywood! “All Through the House” is an 80s-style slasher film featuring a deranged Santa who rips through the town of Napa, California. The story: Fifteen years ago, a peaceful Christmas neighborhood was engulfed by fear when five-year-old Jamie Garrett was mysteriously taken from her bedroom never to be seen again. Now on Christmas break, Rachel Kimmel comes home from college to find her neighborhood struck again by a reign of terror. A violent killer is hiding behind a grisly Santa mask, leaving a bloody trail of slaughtered women and castrated men to the steps of the Garrett house. Rachel finds herself in a horrifying nightmare as she discovers the twisted secret behind the mask.
Your LA Zombie Examiner, Vicki Woods, got a chance to do an email interview with the writer and director of the movie: Todd Nunes. Here’s what I found out:
Vicki Woods: “All Through the House” is an 80’s style horror flick. Why the 80’s?
Todd Nunes: I was first introduced to horror movies and scary things in the 1980s. “Halloween” made a huge impact on me because it absolutely horrified me but in a fun way. I also like the 80’s because horror moves were fun back then and there was no torture. In the 80’s, the idea was to give people a quick scare, put them on the edge of their seats, and deliver a quick laugh afterwards so audiences know they’re safe.
VW: Todd, I see that you are the writer and director. How many films have you done and is this your debut in either writing or directing?
TN: I’ve written dozens of screenplays and directed many short films, but this is my first fully completed feature.
VW: What made you decide to go with a Christmas-themed horror movie?
TN: I love Christmas and I’ve always found that there is something creepy about the mythology of Santa Claus. Children know that the people they trust the most, their parents, are outright lying to them about Santa. It can’t possibly be true. A strange old man whose face is always obscured, creeps into a child’s house at night to watch them sleep? Creepy! A lot of Christmas festivities take place at night, so I always thought there was a scary element to the season that could be explored. Plus, it’s one of my favorite holidays and I wanted to do a mash-up with my other favorite holiday, Halloween.
VW: The movie is premiering at the Rip Horror Film Festival on Halloween. Why did you pick that film festival and date for the release? Why not closer to Christmas when there are less horror movies out?
TN: There are not a lot of horror film festivals closer to Christmas, and since Halloween is the one time of year that everyone is focused on horror, it worked out well to have our premiere with the RIP Horror Film Festival on Halloween. We also received the honor to be the last film screened at the festival, so we’re really psyched about that. We are aiming for a digital holiday release later this year.
Thanks Todd and good luck with the movie!! There is a creature stirring!!!
For more information about the movie go to: www.allthroughthehousemovie.com
or find them on Facebook- All Through the House – Facebook
The RIP Horror Film Festival runs October 14th, 2015 through October 31st, 2015
Los Feliz 3 Cinemas and EPFC
1200 N. Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA
For more information on tickets for “All Through the House” or any of the great Feature Films, Shorts, or Web Series playing go to: RIPHorrorFilmFest.com