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‘Derelicts’ Brings 70s-Style Horror and Class Warfare to Thanksgiving

'Derelicts' Brings 70s-Style Horror and Class Warfare to Thanksgiving

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Tweetable Logline: A 70s style horror film about a band of hobos who invade a suburban family’s home and teach them all about the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Elevator Pitch: “Derelicts” is a home invasion thriller set on Thanksgiving Day, where a band of hobos face off against a suburban family. It’s got a cast of fun, memorable, and unpredictable characters, and the next move is always uncertain. We are combining highly entertaining and uniquely violent scenarios with social commentary on class and human nature. And it all comes with a nice coat of dark humor.

Production Team: 
Director: B.C. Glassberg (finalist on “ABCs of Death” with the short “M is for MindMeld”)
Writers: B.C. Glassberg, Clay Shirley, Andre Evrenos 
Producers: Udoy Rahim and Mark Newton

About the film: “Derelicts” is fundamentally a class battle between the haves and have-nots set on the one day of the year where all Americans are meant to show gratitude for all that they do have: Thanksgiving. By pitting a band of homeless criminals against a white upper-class suburban family who aren’t exactly saints themselves, we want to explore a universal ugliness that resides within everyone and expose the dangers of unchecked privilege. And we aim to do it with violence, humor, and taste.

Current status: Currently fundraising in pre-production. Raised 65% of our budget so far. Writing, casting, special effects planning have been completed.

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