Last year, I had the immense pleasure of being an Associate Producer on Zack Ward‘s debut feature horror film, “Restoration.” The film has been KILLING it on iTunes, sitting in the top 10 horror films for several weeks, and rightfully so. “Restoration” is a fantastic horror film that relies on characters and story over cheap scares and gimmicks, something that is refreshing to see in this genre.
Produced by Ward and indie horror stud James Cullen Bressack, this film has quickly become one of my new favorites. Yes, I understand that I am bias because I worked on the production, but that being said I know a strong horror film when I see one. I knew this film would be good when I first read the script, but now that I have seen the final product I can easily say this is one of the best horror films I’ve ever been a part of.
The driving force behind “Restoration” are the performers. Lead by Emily O’Brien and newcomer Adrian Gaeta, along with a chilling performance from Ward himself, this emotion filled horror flick will definitely get under your skin and truly make you root for the heroes of the film. Gaeta and O’Brien’s chemistry is electric, and isn’t horror so much more fun when you actually care about the characters in these frightening situations?
If you haven’t had a chance to see this one yet, please check it out. I won’t go into the plot as you should discover what happens in this film along with the characters. Trust me, you’re gonna dig it.
Hats off to Ward for an impressive debut. “Restoration” is not to be missed.
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