Nightfall Pictures and Twisted Illusions are proud to present “Hi-8” (Horror. Independent. 8 Filmmakers), a new horror anthology film.
“Hi-8” is produced by Brad Sykes, Josephina Sykes and Tim Ritter. The directors’ lineup is Tim Ritter (TRUTH OR DARE?), Brad Sykes (CAMP BLOOD), Marcus Koch (100 TEARS), Ron Bonk (THE VICIOUS SWEET), Donald Farmer (SAVAGE VENGEANCE), Todd Sheets (ZOMBIE BLOODBATH), Chris Seaver (FILTHY MCNASTY), and Tony Masiello (SOV: THE TRUE INDEPENDENTS).
Executive Producer Brad Sykes got the idea for the anthology while working on SRS Cinema’s VHS/DVD release of his feature THE PACT, which was shot on the Hi-8 format back in 1995 while Sykes was still a college student. He missed those days of carefree filmmaking and approached Tim Ritter with the idea, who already had the “Hi-8” title and concept ready to go. Together, they began contacting filmmakers, eventually forming the “Hi-8” team.
While “Hi-8” allows each filmmaker total creative freedom, there are a few basic ground rules to follow: No found footage, no HD or DSLRs, no greenscreen or CGI. All the shorts will all be shot on location with practical makeup effects.
What everyone should expect from “Hi-8” is a return to good and gory horror storytelling, old school, but with a twist. Many of the participating filmmakers directed some of the very first SOV horror movies, and “Hi-8” is an attempt to recapture the excitement, and creativity of those pre-dvd, pre-internet years.