Indie Horror icons Bill Oberst Jr, Devanny Pinn, Lynn Lowry, Melantha Blackthorne, Jessica Cameron, and Valerie Lynn Hanna unite for Adam R Steigert’s A Grim Becoming which also stars Brandyn T Williams and features Britt Griffith [SyFy’s Ghost Hunters] Melyssa Jade, Michael Sciabarrasi, Patrick Mallette, Mike Sarcinelli, Christopher Brechtel, and Aryn Fitzgerald. We’re pleased to report that the offical theatical trailer is here!
A Grim Becoming is a horror comedy that follows Raphael, a young and bitter executive, who is on the verge of losing a multimillion dollar architectural deal with a large distribution company lead by the awkward Stanford brothers. Raphael suffers a sudden death in his family and has to immediately leave to go to the funeral in his home town of Metzburgh. Seeing this as his big chance to get ahead is Wayne, a jealous co-worker, who is in competition with Raphael. As Raphael returns to Metzburgh, he experiences a life changing event: witnessing a Grim Reaper taking a soul. This sighting results in Raphael becoming a Reaper and having to explore his own conscience and the lengths he will go to get his own life back. But Death, or as he likes to call himself “Magoo”, has other plans for the naive young executive.
A Grim Becoming possibly may have one of the best actor line-ups in independent horror film of 2014. Director Adam R Steigert had this to say about the project “A Grim Becoming was a fun and hard project to work on. I don’t think there was an easy day during filming. One of my favorite things about this project is that we used a lot of puppetry in this film. So when you watch the finished project, a lot of the creature effects look so natural because we did them practically: no CGI involved. I even at times worked as a puppeteer during filming. When it came to working as many indie icons as we had on this film, I was even taken back at times saying: ‘How the hell did I get a chance to direct so many horror icons on one project?’ I am seriously looking forward to seeing what an audience thinks about the final product because a lot of these actors are taken out of the normal types of roles they play in films.”
Check out the official trailer for A Grim Becoming below!