XYZ Films has provided Vital Thrills with the exclusive trailer debut for #Float, the new horror film that puts a modern spin on classic ’80s slasher tropes.
You can expect to see lots of beautiful (and selfish) young people blithely ignoring warnings about the dangers awaiting them, only to get gruesomely killed off.
Written and directed by Zac Locke, the film stars Kaya Coleman (The Sinners, Dangerous Game: The Legacy Murders), Scarlett Sperduto (Those Who Walk Away), Grant Morningstar (Meathook), Kate Mayhew, Matt Wise and Christina Nguyen (Lion).
#Float is scheduled to be released on December 9, 2022.
Here is the official synopsis: “Young, beautiful and full of life, vlogger Kali and her friends are heading to the river for their annual float, but it’s the first time since their friend overdosed and drowned last year.
“Their partying turns deadly as a sinister paranormal force plunges them into a life-and-death struggle forcing them to face their own fears as they turn on each other – and proceed to die one by one.”
As you can see from the trailer, #Float looks to be tapping into the same sensibility as classic slashers like Friday the 13th or Without Warning. Whether there is a supernatural element at play or it’s all a Scooby-Doo-style “it was a real guy all along” remains to be seen.
Given the success of the recent Barbarian, it’s no wonder that XYZ is trying to tap into the same horror audience that appears to be insatiable these days.
The film also serves as the feature directorial debut of Zac Locke, a former Head of Business Affairs at Blumhouse who previously executive produced such recent genre fare as Amazon’s The Voyeurs as well as the remake of Black Christmas.
Hopefully this will prove a good launching pad for an exciting new voice in horror.