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‘Are You Afraid of the ’90s?’ Mixes Comedy, Satire and Horror

'Are You Afraid of the '90s?' Mixes Comedy, Satire and Horror

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Are You Afraid of the ’90s?

Tweetable Logline: After moving back into her parents’ home, Jessica discovers the nostalgia she had for her life in the ’90s has become a living nightmare.

Elevator Pitch: In this darkly comedic horror short, 26-year-old Jessica has just moved back home with her parents. She is jobless, hopeless, and seemingly aimless as her parents berate her to grow up. However when Jess starts going through her childhood toys, she starts to notice strange and stranger events occurring, until it becomes all too clear that her nostalgia has become a living nightmare. The ’90s are out to get her.

Production Team:

Kate Moran, Writer/Director
Christa Artherholt, Producer
Hannah Cauhépé, Producer
Emily Duncan, Producer
Chelsea Marino, Producer
Michael Summers, Executive Producer
Jake Horgan, Director of Photography
Christa Artherholt, Editor

About the Film: This film is complex – it’s a comedy, satire, and a horror film – all while still remaining truthful and heartfelt. We examine Jessica’s coming-of-age story through the lens of ’90s nostalgia, and her story is one that is similar for so many Millennials today. We all wish we could go back to our childhood, but in the end, we ultimately, have to accept that clinging to the past doesn’t serve us. We are not perfect, our parents are flawed humans, and life is never exactly what we want it to be. But it’s what we have.

Current Status: Wrapped principal photography, raising funds for post-production.

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