Setting out to make a thrilling midnight movie that riffs on the “kill game” genre, South African filmmaker Alastair Orr (From a House on Willow Street) got behind the camera once more for Triggered, a film he describes as “Saw meets American Pie.”
On reading the original script from David D. Jones, Orr was immediately intrigued by the idea of pitting woke, social justice warrior millennials against each other in a grizzly death match. In order to do so, the story bundles nine friends off for a camping holiday in the woods where they wake up one night with suicide bombs strapped to their chests – all with varying times on their countdown clocks. With them “supposedly” being friends, they initially decide to work together to try and find out how to disarm the bombs or find help – but their allegiance to one another doesn’t last particularly once they realise they can ‘take’ one another’s time by killing each other.
With the film releasing this November 6th, SCREAM caught up with Alastair Orr and actor Sean Cameron Michael who urge audiences to just jump on board with the crazy predicament as the film doesn’t take itself seriously and neither should viewers….”It’s quick, it flirts with bad taste, and should be swallowed in one quick shot… like tequila at a frat party!”
TRIGGERED is available On Demand and Digital this Friday, November 6th.
Words: Howard Gorman