Screening at AFM this week in search of distribution is director Padraig Reynolds’ feature about a serial killer gunned down while in possession of Guatemalan talismans. It might sound a bit too similar to fans of the popular killer doll franchise, Child’s Play, but the trailer indicates that the similarities end there. Instead, these worry dolls seem to have an almost plague-like effect as their curse spreads throughout the city, beginning with Detective Matt’s daughter.
Worry Dolls premiered at Film4 Frightfest in London with rave reviews, and will screen tomorrow night for a private audience. The investors are looking to use Worry Dolls as a launching point for a production company based in Seattle and hope that a distribution deal will allow them to build a franchise around the film. Confidence of this level bodes well… we just might have a sleeper hit on our hands.
Kennedy Brice, already appearing in this year’s June, is having a strong year. Also stars Christopher Wiehl, Kym Jackson, and Brea Grant. If the action-packed trailer is any indication, we have much to look forward to.