INTERIOR is a micro-budget horror feature set in a haunted house over the course of one night with one character as he records evidence of the paranormal. Isolated inside a space with something that may or may not be there, his cameras start capturing things beyond comprehension. Is he the one behind the camera, or is something else watching him?
ONE MAN. ONE NIGHT. ONE HAUNTED HOUSE.
Apart from scaring the bejesus out of you, the intention of the film is to explore and dissect the digital image, using it to create suspense and dread in ways unique to the format. This project also has the distinction of being the FIRST BINAURAL HORROR FEATURE EVER MADE.
Binaural recording is often referred to as 3-D Sound and requires headphones, similar to how 3-D picture requires glasses. Using two microphones arranged like ears to capture the psychoacoustics of an environment, it convincingly reproduces the location of sound behind, ahead, above, and wherever else the sound actually came from during recording.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? A terrifying experience unlike any other! Forget 5.1 Surround sound, this is a three dimensional aural landscape. The goal is to isolate the viewer just like the main character, enclose them in headphones and make them believe the supernatural has invaded their viewing space!
This is the debut feature from Zachary Beckler, a graduate from the UCF Film program and current M.F.A. student. His previous short film, Séance, is the prequel to INTERIOR. It was also an official selection of Fantastic Fest 2012, as well as the Florida Film Festival, Charlotte Horrorfest, and a Jury Selection Prize winner at the Brouhaha Film and Video Showcase.
The goal of $11,000 represents the entire shooting budget of the film, from equipment, locations, talent, and initial post-production costs. This is a micro-budget feature with limited locations and characters. It will cost less than the catering budget of most horror films, and is guaranteed to be scarier! Don't take our word for it, though. Watch the opening scene and judge for yourself...
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