Los Angeles, California – (July 17, 2017) Leading Special Makeup FX studio Illusion Industries Inc. will premiere horror feature The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve at this year’s FrightFest, which takes place in London, UK, August 24 – 29. The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve combines mind bending practical effects, 1980s nostalgia and a relatable story with a strong anti-bullying message and will premiere at the festival on August 28, 2017 at the CineWorld Theater in Leicester Square. The premiere will be attended by Illusion Industries Inc. founders, Director Todd Tucker (whose special effect makeup work includes Charmed, Watchmen, G.I. Joe Retaliation and Ouija 2) and Producer Ronald L. Halvas.
With a terrifying villain and gruesome practical effects packing in heart-pounding twists and bone chilling frights, The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve stars Caleb Thomas (Highway To Havasu, Statis) in the lead role of Timmy, Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Inherent Vice), Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy I & II), Juliet Landau (Ed Wood, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), with Christian Kane (Angel, The Librarians), and Sarah Lancaster (Chuck, Everwood). Screenplay by Zack Ward, with feature music by the legendary John Carpenter.
Said FrightFest co-director Paul McEvoy, “THE TERROR OF HALLOW’S EVE is an absolute winner and marks director Todd Tucker as a genre force to be reckoned with. Enormous fun, atmospheric and genuinely terrifying.”
“It is an honor to premiere The Terror of Hallow’s Eve at FrightFest in August. Part of this film is based on true events that happened in my childhood, but was made for the fans of 1980’s horror movies. Thanks to everyone at FrightFest for making this possible.” Todd Tucker.
The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve has additional festivals in its schedule as it vies for global distribution partner(s).
About The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve
Growing up is hard and for fifteen-year-old Timmy Stevens it’s no exception. Scrawny and nerdy, he’s relentlessly tormented by the town bullies. His only escape is his love of horror and the creatures he creates.
A chance run-in with his tormentors in a convenience store parking lot on Halloween leaves Timmy brutally beaten. Walking home he stumbles upon a mysterious pumpkin. Despondent from the vicious attack he escapes to his private world and begins carving the pumpkin, wishing for revenge. Unknowingly, Timmy summons the Trickster, an ancient evil, who offers to grant his wish — scare the bullies to death.
The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve stars Caleb Thomas (Highway To Heaven, Statis), JT Neal (Lucky’s Trailer, Roommates), Annie Read (Harley And The Davidsons, Those Left Behind), Juliet Landau (Ed Wood, Angel, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Inherent Vice, The Cable Guy), Doug Jones as The Trickster (Hellboy I & II, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Pan’s Labyrinth), with Christian Kane (Leverage, The Librarian, Angel), and Sarah Lancaster (Chuck, Everwood).
About Todd Tucker
Todd Tucker is one of the most innovative special effects makeup artist and creature creators in the industry with over 100 film and television credits. He became a SAG actor and started playing over a dozen of his own creations for the series Charmed. He’s acting / puppeteering include Blade, That’s So Raven, Wizards of Waverly Place, Van Helsing, The Passion of the Christ. Todd and his makeup team were nominated for best makeup at the makeup union awards, for Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans. He is also a celebrity judge on the 2017 season of Halloween Wars, on the Food Network. In 2011 his film Monster Mutt won Best Comedy at the International Family Film Festival.
Todd has seamlessly made the jump to writing, producing, directing and has proven that he is capable of stretching his innumerable talents across genres.