A return to classic horror is set to terrorize southeast Ohio when the locally produced and directed film, "When Night Comes," premieres at Movies 10 in Nelsonville May 21.
The film features a cast of southeast Ohio actors, in addition to being filmed and edited by Hocking College Broadcast Production and Engineering students.
The film will run in a limited release at the U.S. Rt. 33 theater southeast of Nelsonville, with the premiere at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 21.
"I felt it was time to resurrect the classic horror film," said director and executive producer Glenn Martin. "It was also important for me to be able to produce it in my hometown area in Athens County."
Martin co-produced the film with local accountant Alex Couladis, who also plays a role in the film as a grizzled detective on the hunt for a serial killer.
Martin described the idea for "When Night Comes," as a resurrection of classic horror, citing John Carpenter's original "Halloween" as an influence, being a movie that's high on suspense and the creep-factor without being very gory or bloody, at least not by today's standards.
Couladis said shooting the film was great fun and praised the enthusiasm of the Hocking College students who participated.