Richard Bates Jr., the writer-director of Excision and Suburban Gothic has wrapped his latest feature Trash Fire. Described as a horror-comedy where “Psycho meets Harold and Maude” the film will be another unique twist on American family conventions.
Excision was a wonderfully weird tale about a neglected teen that was equally as scary as it was funny. If Richard Bates Jr. does what he does best and merges the two genres as well as he knows hoq, Trash Fire should be another stand-out and refreshing film for his fans.
When an unforeseen event forces Owen (Grenier) to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel (Trimbur), become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit, and murder. Trash Fire is a deeply, darkly comedic take on the traditional psychological horror film. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be scarred for life.
Trash Fire additionally stars Angela Trimbur (The Final Girls), Fionnula Flanagan (The Others) Ray Santiago (“Ash vs. Evil Dead”), Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes) and Molly McCook (Excision).