As we inch closer to October, the excitement for pumpkin patches, haunted houses and Halloween grows. If you celebrate the season with horror flicks, make sure to catch the opening of Shenandoah University’s new film. The low-budget horror film GetAWAY will be hitting the big screen at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester for one week this September.
The indie horror flick will make its theatrical debut at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on Thursday, Sept. 10; with additional screenings available through Thursday, Sept. 17. The film will also be available to the public digitally and on DVD/Blu-Ray on Dec. 22.
“Getting distribution for GetAWAY is such a huge accomplishment for The Film Studio at Shenandoah, the film department, and the university,” said director Blayne Weaver in a recent press release. “This film wasn’t made like Santa Girl, with a budget and name-actors from Los Angeles. This film was shot on a super-low budget and stars student actors from the Shenandoah Conservatory. Getting this film a theatricial, DVD, Blu-Ray and digital release is a huge accomplishment that everyone at Shenandoah should be proud of.”
GetAWAY follows young actress Maddie as she spends the weekend away from campus, shooting a student slasher flick at a camp in the Virginia forest. But before filming even begins, an unwelcome crew member crashes the set and is out for blood. Once equipment goes missing and bodies pile up, the cast and crew turn on each other as they fight to escape the bloodthirsty murderer, who is filming each demise for his own horror movie.
The slasher film is stars three Shenandoah instructors and 23 former and current student actors. Those local to the area will also be able to notice local landmarks throughout the film; with various shots of Shenandoah’s main campus, the Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield and Buffalo Gap Retreat in West Virginia.
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