‘What happens when the ride really breaks…….?’

Looking as though it could be a whole load of bloody fun, director Preston DeFrancis’ Ruin Me cruises into London for its world premiere no less.

Seemingly a mix of knowing nods and homages to the genre, with a few fresh twists thrown in for good measure, here’s the synopsis:

Every Halloween, more extreme haunted attractions open for business, each promising even more thrills. Some have taken this to a whole new level. Welcome to Slasher Sleepout: The Ultimate Horror Movie Experience combining camping, haunted house, and an escape room into one extreme 36-hour event. Six strangers are hooded, dropped in the middle of the woods, and must survive a simulated horror movie. Alexandra, the only participant who has never even seen a horror film, reluctantly tags along with her boyfriend. But when the other campers start to die before their eyes, Alex becomes the star of her worst nightmares.

The film makes the feature debut for DeFrancis after a handful of shorts, while the likes of Marcienne Dwyer, Matt Dellapina and Eva Hamilton round out the cast.

Here’s the trailer – which really hits the spot if you ask us – so we’re looking forward to this landing on August 26:

 

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.