Published on August 6th, 2009 | by simeon0
FRAYED gets picked up by Lionsgate
Local Childhood Pals Break Into Hollywood With Horror Film, FRAYED
For three childhood pals from Kent, Washington, their dream of making a feature film has finally come true. Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Lock It In Entertainment is proud to announce the release of FRAYED, which will be available on DVD August 25th.
This locally produced horror film stars Seattle’s own Aaron Blakely, Tony Doupe’, Alena Dashiell, Tasha Smith, Don Brady and Kellee Bradley. FRAYED was shot in several locations around Puget Sound, including Gig Harbor, Puyallup, Kent and the historic St. Edward Park in Bothell.
FRAYED is a 5-year project that filmmakers Norb Caoili, Rob Portmann and Kurt Svennungsen have been dreaming of since their adolescent movie-making days in Kent, Washington. FRAYED is a slasher with a psychological twist, directed in the style of the classic suspenseful horror movies they grew up watching. FRAYED is frightening and visceral.
One scene near the beginning of the movie may be too difficult to watch for some viewers. They believe it is the tension and suspense created in the film that will affect viewers the most.
FRAYED begins with a familiar horror storyline of an escaped mental patient who goes on a killing rampage, but then escalates into a taut, nerve-wracking thriller that finishes with a mind-blowing twist that will leave audiences shocked and disturbed. A deep, underlying social theme revealed at the very end of the film will also make audiences walk away thinking.
Tony Doupe’, a stage actor and drama teacher, plays the lead role of Sheriff Pat Baker.
Doupe’ has appeared in several movies, including Angelina Jolie’s LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT.
Alena Dashiell (Menefee) stars as Sara in the film and is currently serving with the US Navy in Europe.
FRAYED was well received at film festivals around the country and the world to the tune of many outstanding reviews and was one of only a handful of horror films to screen at the renowned Santa Barbara Film Festival.
It was picked up by Lionsgate after the movie’s premiere at the prestigious L.A. horror festival, “Screamfest.” FRAYED has also been released in Germany and will soon be on the shelves in the U.K., Thailand, Middle East and other countries.
FRAYED will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, along with a Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track.
Bonus material will include 3 featurettes: “Pushing the Edge: The Making of Frayed”, “A View to Kill: Making the Head Bash for Frayed”, “Inside Quantum: The Post-Production of Frayed”, a commentary track and trailers.