Updated Fri, May 23, 2014 6:53 am
The cast of the locally shot and produced horror film "When Night Comes" sign autographs following the movie's premiere at Movies 10 in Nelsonville Wednesday evening.
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 4:19 pm | Updated: 11:04 pm, Thu May 22, 2014.
By Sara Brumfield Messenger staff journalist
NELSONVILLE — Hundreds of community members turned out to get the first peek of the locally shot and produced horror movie “When Night Comes” at Movies 10 Wednesday evening.
At least 600 tickets were sold for the movie’s premiere, which was followed by a meet and greet with the director and cast.
“When Night Comes” is a project of Athens-based BuckDog Productions. Athens County natives Glenn Martin and Alex Couladis served as executive producers and Martin also directed the film. Couladis played a lead role in the horror picture.
The movie about a masked serial killer was shot entirely in Athens County and regional actors were used. Filming began in the fall and students in Hocking College’s broadcast production and engineering program helped film and edit the movie.
Tyler Hutchinson of Nelsonville was one of the actors in the film and said he had prior acting experience.
“I met a lot of cool people,” he said of the experience.
When asked what he thought of the film after seeing it for the first time Wednesday evening, Hutchinson said, “It was pretty good. I’ve seen a lot worse B horror movies on Netflix.”
Carol Arnott of Tuppers Plains said she came out to the premiere to see her daughter Cloressa Arnott on the silver screen.
“It’s pretty exciting. I thought she did a pretty good job,” Arnott said.
Kris Weisenbach of The Plains said he attended the premiere because he thought the movie sounded interesting.
“It was really good. It exceeded my expectations,” he said.
Braden Baker of Lancaster was also in the film. While he had some theater acting experience, he said it was “extremely weird” seeing himself on the big screen.
“I didn’t know it would go this far to make into a theater,” Baker said of the film.
Both Couladis and Martin said they were pleased with the turnout for the premiere.
Following the movie, the cast gathered in the adjoining Fun Barn to sign autographs for a donation of $5. The funds collected will be donated to Hocking College’s broadcast production and engineering program.
“When Night Comes” will continue to be shown at Movies 10 for a limited time. For showtimes, visit www.moviesten.com.
A trailer for the movie can be viewed on YouTube by searching “When Night Comes 2014.”