The line up to the FrightFest was announced last week, and Wango Film’s 88 was included on the bill. When Games Radar broke the story, it listed 88 as one of the most anticipated titles of the entire event.
“Particularly exciting is the world premiere of 88. Directed by April Mullen and starring horror fave Katharine Isabelle, it’s described as a ‘fast-paced homage to cult exploitation revenge thrillers.’”
-Josh Winning, GAMESRADAR.COM
Under the Radar recently caught up with Christopher Lloyd and asked about his experience on set Wango’s newest flick, 88.
“Yeah, I like working with both of them [Mullen and filmmaking partner Tim Doiron] very much. They work very well together, and they write very good scripts. She directs, he takes on the producing part of it. They’re just a joy to work with. They know what they’re doing, and they’re very professional. It’s great.”
Occasionally confusing, but often ingenious, 88 is bleak, exciting and insightful. Isabelle once again shows she is not afraid to take edgy roles, even if it means appearing unglamorous. She does an amazing job showing a visceral emptiness to Gwen. Gwen has a raw pain that is palpable by the end of the story and that will leave tears in the viewer’s eyes. Using similar story elements from films such as Fractured (2013) and The Machinest (2004), 88 is one Psychological Horror not to miss. All of the pieces of the puzzle come together eloquently, leaving the viewer feeling complete but sad. A magical film with plenty of blood and gore to please most Horror fans and enough mind bending plot twists for the rest. Make 88 the first horror movie you watch in 2015. CrypticRock scores 88 5 out of 5.
“The film 88 has got a kitschy cool cast and a visual style that fits the vengeance-fueled tone” JoBlo.com
With hints of similarly-minded indie revenge flicks, the new film 88 has got some cool things going for it; Directed by actress/filmmaker April Mullen and written by actor/writer Tim Doiron, the film has got a kitschy cool cast and a visual style that fits the vengeance-fueled tone. Today we’ve got an exclusive trailer/poster debut for the film, which stars Katharine Isabelle (GINGER SNAPS, AMERICAN MARY, Hannibal), Christopher Lloyd, Michael Ironside, Tim Doiron, Kyle Schmid, and Jesse McCartney.
Here’s the synopsis: 88 follows Gwen (Isabelle), a young woman who comes to in a road side diner with no idea where she is or how she got there. Split between two timelines, blurring reality and fiction, Gwen gets taken on a revenge-fueled journey as she seeks out the person responsible for her lover’s death.
Katharine Isabelle has made a name for herself as a genre star in recent years and it’s always great to see Christopher Lloyd back in action, especially as the villain. Ultimately, I get a genre blender feel from this one that’s full of potential for a fun, violent ride. Girls, guns, and Evil Doc Brown? I’m in.