PSYCHOTIC! is an original bloody psychedelic slasher set in the Bushwick party scene of Brooklyn, NY, and is part of BHFF’s Brooklyn Showcase Program.
As if paying their ridiculous $1,400-a-month rent in Bushwick wasn’t bad enough, struggling artists Tim and Stuart can’t even enjoy the Brooklyn party scene without stumbling across mutilated bodies and a homicidal maniac’s reign of terror. The hardest fact of all to accept, though, is that the maniac is most likely one of their friends. With that whodunit set-up and their intimately authentic use of their hometown Bushwick setting, co-directors Maxwell Frey and Derek Gibbons turn Brooklyn into a giallo-inspired nightmare in this stylish and corpse-ridden ode to slasher movies.
PSYCHOTIC! is the best kind of do-it-yourself cinema: the kind that’s passionately made, cleverly written and as much of a wild party to watch as it clearly was to make.
Cast: Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons, Kristen Martin, Clint Keepin, Danielle Grace, Holland Kemp, Cirocco Dunlap, Rafael Cruz, Chris Donahue, Aldous Davidson, Adam Maid
Director/Screenwriter: Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons
Producers: Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons, Clint Keepin
Cinematography: Brian Stansfield
Length: 90 Minutes