With a VOD and limited theatrical release now just a couple of weeks off, a tasty new poster has been released for Megan Freels Johnston’s The Ice Cream Truck. The first not to feature the titular van, the poster instead shows a bunch of tormented suburbanites, in a cone not a cup.
Freels Johnston wrote, produced and directed the film, which stars Being Human’s Deanna Russo as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown when her husband gets relocated for work, but quickly finds warm nostalgia replaced with isolation, fear and mortal danger.
Mary’s husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As her family ties up loose ends back home, Mary moves into their new house all alone and….waits. Yet in this idealistic world, something seems very odd. The Ice Cream Man, a symbol of youth and good times, starts killing some of her neighbors. Mary soon learns that the suburbs are scarier in more ways that she ever remembered.
The Ice Cream Truck also stars John Redlinger (Thirst, TV’s Banshee), Hilary Barraford (United States of Tara), Jeff Daniel Phillips (31, The Lords of Salem), Lisa Ann Walter (Room 6) and Emil Johnsen (Corridor) as The Ice Cream Man.
The Ice Cream Truck hits selected US cinemas and VOD on August 18th, from Uncork’d Entertainment.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)