From the Press Release
A Knock at the Door, a thriller short film, will make its New York debut on opening night of the 14th Annual NYC Horror Film Festival. It screens at Cinépolis Chelsea on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00pm, along with Abbatoir and When Susurrus Stirs. It stars David Sullivan (Argo, Primer, Flaked), Drew Jenkins, and Kelley Mack (The Elephant Garden, The Last Room).
A Knock at the Door is, at it’s core, a chilling and self-reflective exploration of trust that avoids the blood and gore typical of the genre. It has been described as a cross between popular horror flicks Invasion of the Body Snatchers and It Follows.
The female directing/writing duo, Katrina Rennells and Wendie Weldon, would agree. Despite this being their first time working together, they “saw eye-to-eye on almost everything. We’d wanted to direct for a while, and to have each other’s back through the first-time directing process was cool.”
Kelley Mack, the main producer of the film, is proud of the team that’s come together. One of the lead actors, David Sullivan, was in the Oscar-nominated Argo, their composer, Ryan Stratton, did original music for Hum, a Student Oscar-nominated short, and their final colorist, Rick Dalby, is known for his work on Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Wonder Years and more
A Knock at the Door recently won the Jury Choice Award at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival, and the NYC Horror Film Festival is hosting the film’s last public screening of the year. It will be playing again in early 2017. Details will be announced on their website, listed below, in the coming months.
The Cinépolis Chelsea is located at 260 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011.
The full schedule and tickets can be found here: http://nychorrorfest.com/schedule/
About the Film:
A Knock at the Door
Short — 8 min. — Horror / Thriller
Logline: Moments after a bloodcurdling scream disrupts Nick’s normally peaceful neighborhood, a frantic knocking at his door triggers events that unknowingly alter his fate forever.
Directors/Writers: Katrina Rennells & Wendie Weldon
Producer: Kelley Mack
Cast: David Sullivan, Drew Jenkins & Kelley Mack
Image courtesy of aknockatthedoor.com