Behold the new one sheet for Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton's indie horror YellowBrickRoad. The film will make its premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City Utah, which runs from January 21-28. Cassidy Freeman, Clark Freeman, Anessa Ramsey, Lee Wilkof, Laura Heisler and Alex Draper star as the expedition group looking for answers to something horrible in the forest, but the forest finds something horrible in them.
As far as I can tell the story about the town of Friar, New Hampshire's entire population vanishing is fiction but it sounds creepy as hell. Shooting took place in the remote forests of northern New Hampshire, which according to this interview with the crew was a difficult but rewarding experience. "It really adds authenticity to the desolation and isolation that is prevalent in the film," said producer Eric Hungerford.
Check out the trailer and detailed synopsis after the jump.
"One Morning in New England, 1940, the entire population of Friar New Hampshire - 572 people - walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. They left behind their clothes, their money, all of their essentials. Even their dogs were abandoned, tied to posts and left to starve. No One knows why. A search party dispatched by the U.S. Army eventually discovered the remains of nearly 300 of Friar's evacuees. Many had frozen to death. Others were cruelly and mysteriously slaughtered. The bodies of the remaining citizens are still unaccounted for. Over the years, a quiet cover-up operation managed to weave the story of Friar into the stuff of legends and backwoods fairy tales. The town has slowly repopulated, but the vast wilderness is mostly untracked, with the northern-most stretches off limits to local hunters and loggers. In 2008, the coordinates for the YELLOWBRICKROAD trail head were declassified. The first official expedition into a dark and twisted wilderness will attempt to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar...and reach the end of the trail."