Horror Anthology THE DARK TAPES captures genre-defying scary tales.
Exciting new horror feature, The Dark Tapes by Michael McQuown and Vincent J. Guastini presents a genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, and mystery. The 98-minute movie features four stories that interlock to create one clever anthology. It is a film that raises the possibility that ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons and more are real entities in our everyday lives.
“I’ve always had a rational and scientific mind, especially in physics and string-theory. I wanted to explore how the paranormal could exist in reality while also having a western scientific basis behind them. Moreover, I’ve had two transformative experiences in my life. The first was seeing what can be best described as a ‘ghost’ or ‘spirit’ not once, but twice in the same night. The second is commonly called a ‘Night Terror’. To this day, it is the most terrified I have ever been. Over the years, I’ve met other people who describe it the same way. The Dark Tapes is the result of all this,” says writer-producer-director Michael McQuown.
The feature, which is billed as “’V/H/S’ meets ‘The Twilight Zone’”, premiered at the Phoenix International Film Festival in competition for best horror feature and continues to travel the festival circuit, gathering over 20 awards and nominations along the way including:
WINNER – Best Feature – Independent Horror Movie Awards
WINNER – Best Horror Feature – CAL-TEX Horror Festival
WINNER – Best of Show – CAL-TEX Horror Festival
WINNER – Best Ensemble Cast – Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
NOMINEE – Best Feature Film - Fly Film Festival
NOMINEE – Best Feature Film - FantaFestival
And we have some trailer for it for you to check out below: