Horror Favourites – Megan Freels Johnson

What’s scary about ice cream I hear you shout? Well in the hands of wonderful writer and director Megan Freels Johnson the delicious treat becomes the stuff of nightmares in her shocking slasher THE ICE CREAM TRUCK.

Deanna Russo (Being Human) stars as a lonely housewife who moves back to her home town where she captures the attention of her neighbours teenage son. Her forbidden fantasies and neurotic anxieties manifest themselves in the form of an evil slasher that stalks the suburbs in an ice cream truck.

THE ICE CREAM TRUCK was written and directed by Megan Freels Johnston, grandaughter of the iconic American crime novelist Elmore Leonard. After festival screenings at Weekend of Fear in Germany, Grossmann Fantastic Film Festival in Slovenia and Dublin Horrorthon in Ireland, THE ICE CREAM TRUCK was picked up for distribution in North America by Uncork’d Entertainment and in the UK and Ireland by Danse Macabre.

Megan Freels Johnson, writer/director of suburban slasher THE ICE CREAM TRUCK, tells us all about her favourite horror film below:

“I’ve loved horror films for as long as I can remember. It’s hard to pick a favorite because horror has so many sub-genres. I typically gravitate toward moody slow burn films like The Changeling but then I also love a good horror comedy. Cabin in the Woods is one of my favorites. I like really scary movies like Wolf Creek but I have to be in the right mood.

But the movie that scared me the most and made me the most interested in film would be Poltergeist. I watched it for the first time when I was probably too young. I had nightmares for years but I kept watching the sequels anyway. One of the ways I was able to still enjoy it and not get scared was learning how it was made. Learning the camera and tricks with mirrors and blood. I think that film had a profound effect on me and led me to become a genre filmmaker.”

THE ICE CREAM TRUCK is out now on DVD and VOD in the UK and Ireland.

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