my name is David Spaltro, a NYC-based filmmaker, and my 3rd feature film, “…In the Dark” starring Buffalo native Lynn Justinger (a former Ms.Buffalo Wing, as well!) is screening as an OFFICIAL SELECTION of theBuffalo International Film Festival (October 15-18th) at the North Park Theather. The film, which Ain’t It Cool News calls “…a deft use of suspense and darkness… Paired with some potently terrifying scenes of hauntings and pitch darkness.” –is attempted shot of energy and breath of fresh air in a popular, but overcrowded genre marketplace, combining both the appeal of the thrills and chills that is a staple of the horror genre, as well as a strong, original story, headed by a female cast of some of NYC’s most talented actresses. I’d love to send you a screener link of the film and our EPK for a possible corresponding interview/feature on Lynn and her success as an actress and coming home to premiere her new film. Lynn has had a successful run in commercial TV and print ads (“Keurig”, “Cake Boss”, “Pampers”) and is currently attached to start in a TV pilot I’m developing called “Welcome to Hockey Town” set in early 90’s Buffalo.
You can view a teaser trailer for the film here, and see some more of the glowing reviews we’ve been getting.
“Right from the opening scene that will chill you to your core, ‘…In the Dark’ is a deft use of suspense and darkness… it successfully dissolves any comparisons to The Exorcist and becomes something original… compelling performances and a story that really hooks!” – Ain’t It Cool News
“Nightmarish and filled with an atmosphere of dread… a movie that boasts a good story and strong cast”. – TwitchFilm
“A solid indie possession flick with a few good scares and lots of creepy atmosphere… will appeal to both die- hard horror fans as well as the average viewer looking for a quick scare.” – Forces of Geek
“…a powerfully captivating first entry from Spaltro as a writer and director in the horror genre… strong performances” – ShockYa.com
“***…stands tall above other indie horrors of its ilk, largely due to Spaltro’s background in dramatic storytelling…rare to see cinematography of this standard in a low-budget horror… A chilling
movie.” Flickering Myth
“…VERY scary and oozes dread” – ScreenRelish
“Stylish and promising” – JoBlo.com
“…the all-female lead cast is phenomenal, and it’s great to see ladies in a horror movie not used as sex bait or the tired Final Girl trope.” – Horror Film Central
“…not your run of the mill slasher… a truly complex story that has you on the edge of your seat, and you’d better hold on tight, because just when you think you have guessed it all, it throws you for a real loop, and scares the hell out of you all over again.” – Highlight Hollywood
“Spaltro didn’t take his horror debut lightly…Fantastic cinematography by Gus Sacks and a chilling score by Fritz Myers help Spaltro capture a dark, unnerving atmosphere.” – Life Between Frames
“Spaltro’s ‘…In the DARK’ opts for a very personal story, in which the characters involved are all more important than the possession elements, giving genre fans one hell of a demonic ride that feels fresh and very, very new… a terrifying and absolutely shocking film that refuses to play by the rules.” – Jerry Smith, Icons of Fright
“Refreshing to have an all-female main cast in a horror movie and see them portrayed as smart and strong women in their own ways. The actresses did well to make the characters believable and real. Grace Folsom pulled off a haunting performance… atmosphere within almost every location felt dark and unsettling thanks to lighting and music… 7.5/10!” – Scared Stiff Reviews – Horror Movie Reviews & News
“*** David Spaltro’s ‘…In the DARK ‘has a great deal of heart that could easily get lost in the fray of other films that have similar subject matter… Spaltro is a great director and his vision of bringing a suspenseful possession story to life has strong foundations.” – HorrorTalk.com
Thanks for your time!