We got some very cool news last night. Independent horror director Mel House is having the world premiere of his new film, Walking Distance, at the Dallas International Film Festival next Thursday, April 15th. A lot of the cast will be there for a Q&A after the film. The film features Katie Featherston, who has since filming this went on to become an international horror icon as the possessed chick in Paranormal Activity. At least something good came out of that awful film - it helped boost Walking Distance into the eyes of studios and gave director House a little something extra to use to help promote his film, which I'm sure has to be light-years smarter and better than that P.O.S. Paranormal Activity. It's also the first movie that original scream queen Adrienne King has been in since her last appearance in Friday the 13th, Part 2. I actually interviewed Mel House and Adrienne King about Walking Distance last year at Texas Frightmare Weekend. You can check out those interviews after the jump and read the press release from DIFF about the screening event on Thursday.
Added to the DALLAS IFF lineup of films is Mel House’s horror thriller WALKING DISTANCE. Focusing on a small neighborhood community where everything is safely within walking distance, the inhabitants discover that the pastoral surface conceals a dark past and an even darker secret. As a group of individuals – each with their own ties and agendas with the town and each other – converges on the enclave, strange things begin to happen.
The film features an impressive lineup of stars including Denton Blane Everett, Glenn Morshower (24, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN), Katie Featherston (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY), Kathy Lamkin (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN) Debbie Rochon (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD), Shannon Lark (Fangoria Spooksmodel) and classic horror icons Reggie Bannister (PHANTASM) and Adrienne King (making her first major big screen appearance since the original FRIDAY THE 13TH). Producer James LaMarr, House, Morshower, King and Lark will all appear at the film’s screening on Thursday, April 15 (at 10:30pm) at the Landmark Magnolia Theater and participate in a Q&A afterward.