Before its highly anticipated premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival 2019, Malevolent Films and Epicenter present the must-see clip from their upcoming renter-at-risk thriller, 1BR. Find out what happens when a terrified tenant starts to realize she is not home alone.
After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah (Nicole Brydon Bloom) scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises, and threatening notes, her new life quickly starts to unravel. By the time she learns the horrifying truth, it’s too late. Caught in a waking nightmare, Sarah must find the strength to hold onto her crumbling sanity…or be trapped forever in an existential hell.
Here are 5 reasons why we’re excited for 1BR:
5) A Must-See Clip!
In the frightening clip, Sarah (Bloom) wakes up all of a sudden from a suspicious noise. There’s a cryptic yet deadly message left for Sarah by her unseen stalker. Listen closely and viewers will get sense of the haunting score by composer Ronen Landa (The Pact).
4) Nicole Brydon Bloom!
A huge round of applause for Nicole Brydon Bloom because her performance really sells that suspenseful scene. Without any dialogue, Bloom physically shows you how terrified her character is. Raise your hand if you were like me, screaming, “Don’t open the oven door! Don’t open it!”
3) A Top Discovery!
Fantasia’s Matthew Kiernan describes the flick, ”Horror films don’t come more instantly identifiable than 1BR…Marmor’s smart script and solid cast make 1BR one of Fantasia 2019’s top discoveries. Don’t sleep in this 1BR, but don’t sleep on it, either.”
2) A First-Timer!
This is the highly anticipated debut feature from writer/director David Marmor. 1BR was produced by Alok Mishra and Shane Vorster for Malevolent Films, Allard Cantor and Jarrod Murray for Epicenter, Nic Izzi, and Sam Sandweiss. Peter Phok serves as the film’s executive producer.
1) The Cast!
The cast includes Alan Blumenfeld, Taylor Nichols, Naomi Grossman, Giles Matthey, Earnestine Phillips, Susan Davis, Clayton Hoff, and Celeste Sullivan