A family reunion spirals into a night of terror when mysterious assailants wearing animal masks lay siege against the clan in the new film by the director and writer of last year’s TIFF indie hit, A Horrible Way to Die. –TIFF
Adam Wingard (born December 3, 1982) is an American film director, editor, cinematographer, and writer.
Wingard was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He graduated from Full Sail University in 2002.
Wingard’s first feature, the horror-comedy Home Sick, starring genre icon Bill Moseley and scream queen Tiffany Shepis, proved to be a stepping stone to his second feature, the psychotropic ghost story thriller Pop Skull. Made on a total budget of $2,000, Pop Skull had its international premiere at the Rome Film Festival and its domestic premiere at the AFI Film Festival in 2007. A Horrible Way to Die (2010) and What Fun We Were Having (2011) followed. The serial killer love story thriller A Horrible Way to Die premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in the ‘Vanguard’ section and was acquired by Starz/Anchor Bay at the festival for a North American theatrical and home media release. What Fun We Were Having is a 4-part anthology dealing with the taboo subject of… read more
As a fan of horror movies who can't remember the last great slasher film- this movie felt like a love letter. Even when its characters did stupid, panicked things that made no sense I felt the presence of a smiling manipulator behind them. This is one of the funniest horror movies I can remember, and unlike so many "horror comedies" this one is actually suspenseful- a proper horror film!
Without taking itself seriously, it manages to capture the audience in a fun, bloody and enjoyable rollercoaster. It captured the essence of the slashers, not trying to decompose them, but recreate them in a fresher form. Entertaining from start to finish. (Also, great performance by Sharni Vinson)
Wingard and Simon Barrett’s followup to A Horrible Way to Die has swept the Fantastic Fest awards.