Berkshire County

BerkshireCounty-pressphoto-04Dir: Audrey Cummings
Star: Alysa King, Samora Smallwood, Bart Rochon, Madison Ferguson

Kylie Winters, a bullied and self-loathing teen, reluctantly agrees to babysit at an isolated country mansion on Halloween night. When a small boy in a pig mask appears at the door trick-or-treating, she must go beyond what she ever thought possible in order to survive the night. This is the debut feature by Cummings, though far from her first film, with a wealth of acclaimed shorts previously to her name. It takes place almost entirely over one evening, with the heroine, who is already having a pretty bad day, having to decide whether fight or flight is the best response against the threat which has chosen to target her. She’ll have a hell of a story to tell at school – if she survives. Find out, in 82 minutes of expertly-ratcheted tension, beautifully shot using the Red digital camera. Here’s a brief clip:

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