Atelophobia – USA, 2015

‘You’re not what you appear to be’

Atelophobia is a 2015 American horror feature film written and directed by Joe Lujan (Rust; Afflict; Twisted Forest 3: Bloody Vengeance). The Carcass Studios/Dark Water Productions movie stars Corey Taylor, Brittany Enos and Taylor Kilgore.

Atelophobia: Chapter 2 followed in 2017 and a third entry has been announced for 2019.

Meredith is a girl who so desperately tries to fit in with the beautiful people: a group of beauty pageant girls that have been friends since they were kids. When her attempts fail, and the bullying laps over into adulthood from these girls, Meredith snaps and begins a terrifying life or death game with the girls who treated her so horribly. They must either kill themselves, or live their lives with some sort of “imperfection”…

Reviews:

Atelophobia has the heart of an artistic music video coupled with strong multi-leveled commentary. Where the roles and acting lack the practical and cinematography shine. Lujan developed great material for the indie horror scene, one that bridges the gap between senseless violence and fierce storytelling.” Ken Artuz, Decay Mag

Atelophobia is shot in a very stylized manner, making great use of split screen, jump cuts, black and white, slow motion, still images, and bold lighting effects. Though very shocking in content, the images are artistically choreographed and expertly executed. The moments of torture are hard to watch and terrifyingly effective.” John Migliore, Indie Horror Online

Main cast and characters:

  • Corey Taylor … Meredith
  • Brittany Enos … Bianca
  • Taylor Kilgore … Riley
  • Allison Francheteau … Olivia
  • Gabriella Martinez … Erin
  • Ashley Modzelewski … Trish
  • Paul Tumpson … Locks
  • Andrew Wells … Red
  • Vince Parrino … Step N’ Fetch
  • Gary Flynn … Enzio

Image credits: Indie Horror Online

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