Thirty-three years after its premiere as the rogue, iconoclastic fanzine championing indie film, Film Threat is back.
First as a website, FilmThreat.com, relaunched last year, and now as a distribution label, catering to the same demographic that loved the disruptive magazine so much during its print run between 1985 and 1997.
The first release, scheduled for September 18th, 2018, is the micro-budget indie horror film The Theata Girl.
The Theata Girl, a feature film produced by first-time filmmakers David Axe and Christopher Bickel, has been currently ravaging the film festival circuit and building a dedicated fanbase.
“I’m proud to screen for you the trailer for The Theata Girl, a film that warped my mind,” said Film Threat’s Chris Gore at his FUTURE INDIES YOU MUST SEE panel at San Diego Comic-Con. He went on, “This is the first film that we are releasing under our new ‘Film Threat Presents’ label. I think you can tell from this teaser, it’s the type of film you would expect from us. Our plans are to disrupt the current distribution model by putting power back into the hands of filmmakers using the vast audience we’ve built over 30 years. THE THETA GIRL, hold onto your seats, there’s a lot more coming.”
Film Threat is making the film available for pre-order now on VIMEO and will roll out on other digital platforms in 2019.
The film was produced on a shoestring budget of $14,000. To put that budget into perspective, the film could have been made 3,571 times over for what it cost Hollywood to make one EMOJI MOVIE. It is the first film for both writer David Axe and director Christopher Bickel, and indeed it was the first film for the majority of cast and crew. The film revels in its own “punk rock” rough edges (a result of its extremely low budget and the experience level of the creators) and, as such, has been enthusiastically praised by critics and audiences for its high entertainment value, thoughtful existential themes, and over-the-top shocking content.