*If you’re into horror movies that use camping in the woods as a backdrop, you’re in for a new treat in the form of “Head Count.”
The film, a new thrilla/chilla about a group of teenagers who head out to Joshua Tree (national forest), where their campfire ghost stories accidentally summon a shape-shifting creature when one of them recites an unknown chant they found online.
It stars Ashleigh Morghan, Isaac Jay and Sam Marra.
“Head Count” premiered at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival, where Ashleigh Morghan took home the Nightfall Special Jury Prize for a Lead Actor. Samuel Goldwyn Films will release Head Count in theaters and on digital and On Demand June 14, 2019.
Here’s the official summary for “Head Count”:
Newcomer Evan joins a group of teens on a getaway in Joshua Tree. While exchanging ghost stories around the campfire, Evan reads aloud a mysterious chant from an internet site. From that moment, someone–or something–is among them. As unsettling, inexplicable events become more frequent, Evan realizes this summoned shape-shifting creature is targeting them to fulfill a deadly ritual.
In Theaters and Available On Demand and Digital – June 14, 2019
Run Time: 90 Minutes
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