Award winning filmmakers Artie Brennan and Anthony Giordano's parody of 70's slashers set to open at the 21st annual Coney Island Film Festival
Online PR News – 08-September-2021 – Brooklyn, New York – Award winning filmmakers Artie Brennan and Anthony Giordano's film "Daytrip Massacre" will have it's NYC premier at the 21st annual Coney Island Film Festival by the ocean on September 18th at 8pm. Brennan and Giordano's new horror comedy is equal parts scare, gore, and laughs. The film was shot during the height of the pandemic in August 2020 with a tight cast and crew isolated in the mountains of Monroe, NY. It was the first time for everyone involved to work in-person with other people in 5 months.
SYNOPSIS: In the late 1970's a group of young adults go camping near the old abandoned Freak Show Camp. Legend has it, the bearded lady's son, a half-fish-half-child monster called "Fishboy" still roams the woods slaying anyone in his stream. Will they make out? Probably. Will they make it out? Probably not.
“Daytrip Massacre” is a parody of 70’s slasher films following in the grand cinematic tradition of the Zucker and Wayans brothers. The film stars Brennan, Giordano, Gabby Cocco, Jessica Ritacco, and Nathaniel Mason. Screenplay by Brennan, Giordano, and Jason Messina (Last Week Tonight With John Oliver) with Cinematography by Jeff Enkler (Netflix).
"Lots of laughs were had and a few tears were shed," Brennan says. "getting the film shot was a dream come true but also a four day break from the mental health nightmare we were all going through. You know what the CDC says, Horror is the best medicine"
"Artie, Jason, and myself all met in the NYC comedy scene but our love for horror brought us together on this project" Giordano notes. Daytrip Massacre, produced by Brennan and Giordano's company Super Crazy Funtime was made on a tiny budget with industry friends "We wrote and re-wrote over the net' and then escaped with our cast of collaborators from the city to an area where we could breathe fresh air and kill each other on camera"
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"Without a doubt The Coney Island Film Festival has the greatest location in the world. It also gives out the best trophy I've ever received."Darren Aronofsky (Director Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream, Pi)