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‘Follow the Leader’ Looks to Whip Up a Sensory Nightmare in an Abandoned Mall

"As much a ride as it is a movie."

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Follow the Leader

Logline: Three business partners wake up in an abandoned mall having each lost one of their senses (sight, hearing, speech). Trapped inside by a terrible blizzard, they soon realize they’re being hunted.

Elevator Pitch:

“Follow the Leader” is a genre pushing horror that jumps in and out of the perspective of three characters who have lost their senses of sight, hearing and speech. After waking up in an abandoned 1990s mall, they realize they are not alone. As they’re being hunted, they must learn how to survive, how to trust each and if they should trust each other. “Follow the Leader” is as much a ride as it is a movie, with incredibly tense scenes of pure silence, and gut-wrenching moments of only audio.

Production Team:

Directors: Burghart Brothers (Jacob & Ben)
Producer: J.S. Hampton
Writer: Josh Doke
Cinematographer: Iain Trimble
Editor: Edward Schroer

About the Film:

We as filmmakers are trying to strip back the voyeuristic nature of the horror film and place the audience behind the eyes of the characters, only entering into these first-person views periodically throughout the duration of the film in order to better relate to their struggles. Our generation is obsessed with nostalgia and we want the audience to re-experience the ’90s as a surreal ghost. Horror is an incredible genre, with a huge fanbase, and filmmakers pushing boundaries with creative new ideas all the time, and we’re excited to make this for fans of the genre.

Current Status: We’re currently in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds.

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