Fans of slashers like My Bloody Valentine and Valentine (2001) get ready for Marcel Walz‘s indie Pretty Boy, his own Valentine’s Day-themed slasher that’s set to hold its World Premiere at the forthcoming Popcorn Frights, the South Florida-based horror film festival that returns to theaters next month, from August 12-19, 2021.
“In this gloriously melodramatic suspense slasher, a masked killer named Pretty Boy takes a blind woman from her home in the Hollywood hills and crashes a Valentine’s Day party where the bloodshed continues as he runs amok with his butcher’s knife,” explains the festival guide. It stars Sarah French, Jed Rowen, and Devanny Pinn.
Bloody Disgusting is excited to share the first art and still from Pretty Boy, which is actually a spinoff of a character in Walz’s Bind (2020)!
“Horror fans reacted well to Pretty Boy’s appearance in Blind and how vile he is,” Walz tells Bloody Disgusting, adding: “With that reaction to the first film, now we decided to focus more on Pretty Boy. Blind was inspired by ‘70s horror, it was a slow burn like the original Black Christmas. Pretty Boy is heavily ‘80s-inspired and a love letter to all our favorite slasher franchises we all grew up with!
“The movie is bloody, funny, and sexy,” he adds, while the fest itself says we should, “Expect disco lights, glitter, a killer soundtrack, and lots and lots of gore!”
Pretty Boy will be world premiering on Friday, August 13th at Popcorn Frights Film Festival in South Florida.