Breaking News! Another war vet with post traumatic stress goes on a shooting rampage among the crowd! Maybe he saw the enemy, monsters, zombies and whatnot… Maybe he was just fighting his demons… What’s your demon?
On July 4th, Jay finally comes back home from the Middle East. His friends throw a surprise party, but soon people get mysteriously infected. One by one, they attack Jay, who is forced to escape the infested house. On the dark road to salvation, Jay is joined by his ex-sergeant, who reveals chilling classified secrets, which may explain the origin of the epidemic. Jay and Sarge embark on a survival mission to find out, at the end of the night, the terrible truth.
This is not another shootout or zombie flick. It’s about the inner journey of a person on the run from his demons, real or not, from an unknown enemy, who may attack anywhere, anytime. Or perhaps it’s just the story of a victim, a scapegoat in a devious system… As fear confuses and deforms reality, Jay meets surreal characters and learns bits of truth on his way to salvation, or perhaps damnation… The movie touches contemporary issues like epidemics paranoia, vets PTSD, big brother conspiracy, any mass shooting rampage in recent history. Yet, it never loses focus on entertaining, which is why we really watch movies! In one sentence, it’s a contemporary tale of realistic madness. And if you live in this world, you are somehow involved.
F.O.E. has been selected to the following festivals: Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles (Sept 2016), Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (Nov 2016), Hollywood Independent Moving Picture Film Festival (Nov 2016 – has won Best Horror Feature and Best Director Horror), Culver City Film Festival (Dec 2016 – has won Best Horror Feature), New York City International Film Festival (April 2017 – Best Horror Feature), Silicon Beach Film Fest, Venice (April 2017 – Best Sound Design), Action On Film Festival, Las Vegas (August 2017 – Best Action Sequence), Salento International Film Festival, Italy (Sept 2017).
…for the war background and the way horror becomes psychological.
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…for the visual style and how the infected move.
…for the surreal characters and events.
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…for the story structure in subjective point of view and a surprising twist.