It’s live-streaming influencers versus a Satanic haunting in screenlife horror-comedy #ChadGetsTheAxe, and the new trailer promises that the scares and laughs come in equal measure.
Entertainment Squad’s genre label, The Horror Collective, will release the festival favorite horror-comedy on major on-demand and digital platforms on September 1.
Adapted from an award-winning short with the same title, #ChadGetsTheAxe follows four social media influencers as they live stream their trip to Devil’s Manor, former home to a Satanic Cult. Things don’t go well. And as the violence ramps up… so do the views.
Check out the new trailer below.
Matt Donato reviewed #ChadGetsTheAxe for Bloody Disgusting out of the Unnamed Footage Festival this year, writing: “The attraction of infinite adoration from fanbases is too much for some to ignore, and #chadgetstheaxe is a fun-filled, sneaky-creepy reminder that sometimes internet superstardom isn’t worth the likes or attention.”
Directed by Travis Bible, who co-wrote with Kemerton Hargrove, the film stars Spencer Harrison Levin (Black Jesus), Michael Bonini (New Amsterdam), Taneisha Figueroa (Duck World), Cameron Vitosh (Walker), Brandon Doyle (Murder Made Me Famous), and Shun Hagins (Snitch).
“#ChadGetsTheAxe is a fun commentary on influencer culture and the hunger for popularity,” commented Shaked Berenson, Entertainment Squad’s CEO, “It’s a great fit for The Horror Collective audience and a perfect follow-up to Jeff Ryan’s Mean Spirited, another Frightfest favorite we released earlier this year.”
Director Travis Bible said, “It’s been so fun watching all the scares and laughs with festival crowds and I can’t wait to share the film with a wider audience.”
The film premiered at FilmQuest in October 2022 and Internationally at FrightFest Glasgow in March 2023 where it was well received by critics.
The screenlife horror-comedy was produced by Travis Bible, Eric Gibson, Kemerton Hargrove and Frances O’Hanlon, while Dream Big Group serves as executive producers.
“This film has been two years in the making and it’s been an incredible experience bringing this vision to life,” says O’Hanlon, a partner in New Orleans based Dream Big Group. “For us, it is so important to support filmmakers with a unique voice and fresh perspective. It’s not every day someone wants to make a film with an iPhone! Working with the most creative and talented team made the collaboration process a dream. We are thrilled for more audiences to connect with this film.”