Scathing – USA, 2016


Scathing is a 2016 American horror feature film written, edited and directed by Joseph Mazzaferro (Anne, 2017) for his production company Mazz Appeal LLC.

Amanda (Allie Sparks) and Adam (Michael Frascino), a young couple, go to The Pines, a remote location, to make out. They wake next morning to find that Adam’s car will not start. Stephen, his friend, arrives to assist but are soon butchered by a mask-wearing, hulking madman (John Kyle).

Meanwhile, Stephanie, Stephen’s close companion is brutally knocked out by the psychopath, then tortured, murdered and dismembered. Finally, the cannibalistic killer devours his victim’s heart.

The maniac proceeds to stalk the terrified couple for several days without food or water, proving it impossible for them to escape unscathed…


The independent film was part-funded with a Kickstarter campaign and filmed with 4K cameras. It now available for download on various VOD online platforms.

Main cast:

  • screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-10-55-44John Kyle – The Summoning; The Tenant; The Sacred
  • Allie Sparks
  • Michael Frascino – Neowolf
  • Chris Shepardson – Automaton Transfusion; Jeepers Creepers
  • Paola Duque
  • William Haze – Exhume; The Scissoring: Bloodlines; Jeepers Creepers
  • Lori Katz
  • Lisa Arcaro – A Haunting TV series
  • Herb Dorsey
  • George Petrick
  • Gail Mazzaferro
  • Joey Mazzaferro
  • Bob Glazier – Cannibal Claus
  • David E. McMahon

Filming locations:

Tampa, Florida, USA






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