MICHIGAN MADE HORROR FILM THE TOWER AT THRILLER! CHILLER!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2008
$5 - 8:30PM
Before big budget Hollywood films were wooed by Michigan’s aggressive film incentives, a small band of dedicated filmmakers toiled in an abandoned building on Detroit’s Cass Corridor to create The Tower.
Now 4 years after filming began, the Tower will be shown at Michigan’s premiere horror film festival, Thriller! Chiller! in Grand Rapids.
The Tower thrusts an audience into a striking atmosphere, full of filth, industrial wreckage and gore. Through astonishing visuals a terrifying story of murder, obsession, and sacrifice is told -- all set in an abandoned Art Deco skyscraper.
Directors Dan Falzone and Dan McGowan together with a crew of close friends created the fledging Michigan film company Grand Circus Productions. The Tower is their first feature.
The movie was filmed under harsh conditions in one of the fabulous ruins of Detroit. With no running water, or electrical, the production had to overcome issues with heat, cold, rain, snow, theft, and vandalism, but the painstaking result is evident on the screen.
“Now for the first time horror fans from the Western Michigan will be able to see our film. We are honored to have our film in Thriller Chiller. We are proud to support other Michigan filmmakers. Together we will help forge a new industry here in Michigan,” said Dan McGowan, director/producer of the Tower.
Plot Summary: A long abandoned tower rots above a city in turmoil. Stripped of all electrical wiring and inhabitants, the structure is lifeless. Yet in the darkness of night, an ominous glow illuminates the tower's penthouse. Doug, driven by a burning obsession to discover the cause of the glow mysteriously vanishes. Lucy is utterly alone without her brother. An investigation into his whereabouts leads her to his apartment. There she discovers Doug's obsession with the building's violent history. That night, Lucy experiences a waking dream that convinces her Doug is trapped inside. In order to save her brother, Lucy embarks on a journey into the tower. Inside she confronts the darkest regions of her consciousness to discover the mystery of the tower and all those whom it has consumed.”
The Tower is playing at 8:30 pm at the Koning Microcinema in Grand Rapids, MI as part of the 3rd annual Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival, weekend passes are $20, individual tickets are $5. For more information on Thriller! Chiller!
For more information or to view a trailer of The Tower
please visit: www.thetowermovie.com
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