Horror Favourites – Micah Gallo

Kew Media Distribution will be releasing the new horror feature ITSY BITSY on UK digital platforms from 14th October and we were lucky enough to have its director Micah Gallo going the rising ranks of our Horror Favourites feature.

Directed and produced by Micah Gallo (Wick – short) alongside special effects master Dan Rebert (True Blood), ITSY BITSY stars Bruce Davison (Longtime Companion, X-Men), Elizabeth Roberts (Old Fashioned, CSI), Denise Crosby (Pet Sematary, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Arman Darbo (And Then I Go, Kung Fu Hero) and Chloe Perrin (Mary, Single Parents).

ITSY BITSY weaves a character-driven story of responsibility, love and loss set against a terrifying backdrop of chilling scares and monstrous legends. When Kara (Elizabeth Roberts) a single mother struggling to raise two children in New York City, receives a job offer to work as a private nurse in the mid-West, it’s an opportunity she can’t refuse. So, she uproots her family, moving them to the remote farm owned by Walter (Golden Globe®-winner Bruce Davison), a semi-retired antiquities appraiser who has multiple sclerosis.

At first, things seem normal enough. But what Kara doesn’t know is that doom preceded their arrival in the form of a mysterious ancient relic. And, if her family are to survive the horrific nightmare now lurking in the shadows, they will need to confront their deepest fears and personal demons.

Director/Producer Micah Gallo said: “We hope this film is a fun ride for the audience! We worked extra hard to make a film that delivers on our Spider character and the thrills and chills you’d expect with our title Itsy Bitsy. Our treatment of the Spider was to make sure it was as plausible and thought out as any other actor in our film. We did everything possible with practical effects to enhance the realism of the film so that when people leave the theatre, they saw a living creature. It’s vindicating to have this film come out now and we hope audiences enjoy our love letter to mothers and feel the excitement of the fun creature popcorn movies we recall from younger years.”

Talking about his favourite horror film Micah has this to say:

“My favourite Horror film is Nightmare on Elm Street. I’m inspired by surreal horror and that one ignited my imagination. Because cinema has always felt like a place for vivid dreams and nightmares. My favorite films have always been surreal. As a filmmaker I have to be careful because going to surreal without the right concept to support it can really limit your audience.

The beauty of the Nightmare in Elm Street franchise is you can’t go too far into dreams. It really frees your imagination as a filmmaker or audience member. And yet it’s not esoteric. Most slashers are grounded in an earthiness: blood and guts and torture etc. Nightmare has that but also allows for anything a dream or nightmare can conjure. Which is like lift off for the imagination and allows us to explore fears and desires in a more vivid way. Unencumbered by reality or plausibility.”

ITSY BITSY will be available on Sky Store, iTunes and UK digital platforms from 14th October. Digital Platforms include: Sky Store, iTunes, Xbox, Sony PS, Google Play, Amazon and Virgin Movies.


Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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