Regicide was inspired by The Thing, Night of the Living Dead and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Directed and written by Daniel McLeod, it was shot in nine straight days, almost entirely in and around an abandoned farmhouse with no running water. How rough was it? A single portable toilet was brought to the set for the entire cast and crew.

Daniel (Steve Kasan), Caleb (Michael Masurkevitch), Seth (Kevin Reitzel), Jamie (Nicole Marie McCafferty), Ruth (Esther Rogers) and Sandra (Ashley Sametz) are trying to start their lives over as their work in a remote farm. But when they’re confronted by The Stranger (Mark Starratt), they come face to face with an entirely new terror that they may not survive.

Regicide has an interesting take on science fiction horror and I love how the cast and crew came together in difficult circumstances to make something different.

This movie was part of the Another Hole in the Head film festival, which provides a unique vehicle for independent cinema. This year’s festival takes place from December 1st – December 18th, 2022. Screenings and performances will take place at the historic Roxie Cinema, 4 Star Theatre and Stage Werks in San Francisco, CA. It will also take place On Demand on Eventive and live on Zoom for those who can not attend the live screenings. You can learn more about how to attend or watch the festival live on their Eventlive site. You can also keep up with all of my AHITH film watches with this Letterboxd list.

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