Horror Favourites – Cast of Max Winslow and the House of Secrets

Munro Films will be releasing spooky family sci-fi Max Winslow And The House of Secrets (cert 12A) on October 23rd in time for school UK school half term. The film was released in Scotland on Friday (9th) to coincide with earlier half terms and will have showings from this Friday (16th) at multiple Northern sites.

Starring Sydne Mikelle as young tech genius Max, Chad Michael Murray and Marina Sirtis, the plot follows five teens, who are invited to the home of an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. The night takes a dark turn when they become trapped in the house and are forced to face off against each other and an evil AI entity who controls everything in the house, including their fate.

Proven to be entertaining for all the family following a #2 spot in the US Box Office and an 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Munro looks forward to introducing this title to a UK audience for the first time. Check out the website HERE for details.

Four-time Emmy Award Winning director Sean Olson is no stranger to the Sci-Fi Family genre after stewarding the multi award winning F.R.E.D.I in 2018. Max Winslow has been dubbed ‘Black Mirror for kids’ by its US audience and has been placed somewhere in between The Breakfast Club and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by reviewers.

Sydne Mikelle is an actor known for Destruction: Los Angeles (2017), and Youtube Red’s The Thinning: New World Order (2018). Sydne was born in Cypress Texas, where she lived until the age of 18. Sydne loves figure skating, and competed for several years. She took her first acting class at the age of 14 and was immediately hooked. She moved to Studio City, California in 2014 and booked her first major role on Broken Vows. Sydne loves to give back every chance she can in any soup kitchen serving others. Sydne can next be seen starring as Max in the marquee role on the YA Fantasy Adventure film Max Winslow and The House of Secrets.

Below Sydne talks about her favourite horror Dario Argento 1977 film Suspiria:

“It’s so hard to pick just one, but Argento’s Susipiria is any easy choice. Not only is it one of the most defining horror films of all time, it’s also visually one of the most stunning. Surrealist in the most incredible way, the neon lights, fantastic score, and camera angles make it impossible to look away from. I love a movie that makes you feel, and Suspiria does just that.”

Anton Starkman is a 17 year old native of Los Angeles. He started in television at the age of 5 as Justin Hightower on The Young And The Restless. Anton went on to guest star on Teen Wolf, Once Upon A Time, Dead Summer and Drunk History. Most notably, he played Maz Ellison in American Horror Story: Hotel with Lady Gaga and Kathy Bates. He can also be seen on Netflix’s You as Young Forty. Anotn has also worked in feature films, both on screen and voice over. He played Lump in the feature film Shovel uddies and voiced the main character Nate Gardner alongside Jennifer Aniston and Ty Burrell in the animated feature Storks. Anton most recenetly played the role of Max’s brother Ethan Winslow in Max Winslow and The House of Secrets.

Below Anton talks horror:

“I have a few classic favorites like IT and Insidious, but recently my favourite is the Invisible Man. The suspense and effects were amazing and I was genuinely on the edge of my seat in half the scenes which rarely happens for me.”

Check out the trailer below:

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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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