An experiment in Horror.
Driving home on a dark and stormy night, Reese ignores his friend’s advice and goes into the woods to investigate a strange light. What will he find and will he survive in the dead of night?
My love for Horror film had been growing throughout my teenage years into my early 20s. I ultimately felt I wanted to do my own take on the genre. I wanted to see if I could take out some of the Horror tropes and create a more grounded slasher. I wanted to stick to my main character and leave the killer a mystery until the very end. ‘Dead of Night’ dealt with themes of bravery, heroism and fear. It serves as a love letter to slasher films of the 70s and 80s
Originally planned as a quick shoot with a small crew, I quickly learned filming out in the woods at night was anything but fast. The project remained unfinished for years before I returned to it in 2018 and used clever editing and sound design to work around shots and scenes we were unable to get during original photography.