Director Ruben Pla’s documentary The Horror Crowd takes a look at the filmmakers behind our darkest genre. An actor who has starred in films such as Insidious and Contracted, The Horror Crowd marks Pla’s directorial debut. The film includes interviews with people such as Mike Mendez (Don’t Kill It) Oren Peli Paranormal Activity), Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Razorback) and Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II).
The Horror Crowd gets its world premiere at FrightFest Digital Edition on 29 August 2020.
Fear…the most primal of human emotions. Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman… The Exorcist, Jaws, Alien. What made the creators of these films dream up the nightmares that kept us up at night? Were they as strange and twisted as their creations? And what about today’s creators of horror? Who are the minds behind the macabre of present day?
A revealing, intimate documentary from veteran actor insider Ruben Pla, The Horror Crowd puts a spotlight on the dedicated nightmare-creators that form Hollywood’s horror community. Covering wide-ranging topics such as ‘Being the Weird Kid’, ‘Women in Horror’, ‘Race Relations’, ‘The Dark Side’ and ‘Film Festivals’, this fascinating insight into horror filmmaking and the movie industry features contributions from some of horror’s most innovative and renowned creators such as Oren Peli (director, Paranormal Activity), Russel Mulcahy (Highlander, Razorback), Lin Shaye (Insidious, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Adam Robitel (Insidious: The Last Key, Escape Room), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II), Ernest R. Dickerson (Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, The Walking Dead).