CLOSE CALLS is a psychedelic trip in terror unleashing this spring. This is the upcoming feature-length horror film from S & Drive Pictures. It was produced, written and directed by S & Drive’s founder, Richard Stringham. Stringham started the independent production company in Sherwood, Arkansas. Vowing to make a retro horror piece that tipped its hat to heroes like Bava, Argento, Hooper, Craven, Kubrick, and Lynch; Stringham assembled a local team of Arkansans to force CLOSE CALLS into existence. He also joined forces with VOLUMES OF BLOOD creator P.J. Starks. Starks has signed on as Associate Producer for the project.
CLOSE CALLS features a troubled teen girl (Morgan) who is forced to stay home and tend to her crazy grandma after being grounded by her father. But when daddy leaves for a dinner date, Morgan’s paranoia heightens as she starts receiving several disturbing phone calls while dealing with grandma. Between all the phone calls, the drugs she has taken, and surprise visits from some unexpected guests, Morgan now thinks everyone around her is out to kill her. And to make matters worse … she keeps forgetting to give grandma her meds.
“This is one of four films that I’m currently serving as a Producer on now that VOLUMES OF BLOOD: Horror Stories is in the can. Greg, a fellow producer & actor on CLOSE CALLS, introduced us and we pretty much took it from there. The more that I looked into Richard and his crew and the struggles they had getting this film completed it drew me in to wanting to help them. The film has a cool concept and it’s unlike anything I’ve been attached to before; so all of that mixed together made it easy for me to come on-board.” ~ P.J. Starks
The film, which is currently in post-production and slated for an early 2017 release, will feature an original synth-driven score by Grammy Award winner Rocky Gray (formerly of Evanescence; soundtrack for THE BARN), and special makeup effects by visual FX artist, Les Galusha (CONTRACTED).
Jordan Phipps … Morgan MacKenzie
Greg Fallon … Barry Cone
Carmen Patterson… Brynn Collins
Kristof Waltermire… David MacKenzie
Janis Duley … Gramma
Star McCann … Diana MacKenzie
Landen Matt … Robbie Layne
AAlix Lindbergh … Alixandra
Utilizing synth wave music, practical effects, and sets constructed on a soundstage, Stringham has promised that CLOSE CALLS will not just be a retro throwback film, but a film that offers a refreshing take on old-fashioned visual storytelling.