Girls’ Night Out of Body
Short, in feature anthology Scare Package • 2019
With Paper Street Pictures + Shudder
A slumber party gets wild when three girls eat some haunted candy.
Part of the feature-length horror/comedy anthology Scare Package, in which each segment takes aim at genre tropes and subgenres of horror.
Girls’ Night Out of Body uses the premise that if a group of girls are hanging out, a killer will be following them. In homage to spooky slumber party games, the girls eat a haunted piece of candy, and it becomes a race to see what will get them first — the black-gloved killer stalking them, the evil unlocked from the candy, or any of the other perils that await girls at sleepovers in horror films.
Starring: Gabby Maiden, Melanie Minichino, and Atsuko Okatsuka
Produced by Ben Fee, Narineh Hacopian, and Derek Bishé
Special FX by Russell FX
Other segments directed by Emily Hagins, Chris McInroy, Anthony Cousins, Noah Segan, and Baron Vaughn, with a wraparound by Aaron B. Koontz.
Filmed in San Luis Obispo, California
World Premiere: Sitges International Film Fest
US Premiere: Telluride Horror Show
Released on Shudder June 2020
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‘Girls’ Night out of Body’ serves up a fun twist on the ‘unsuspecting girls tracked by stalker’ story.
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Writers/directors Courtney Andujar and Hillary Andujar deliver a familiar setup: Beautiful young women partying, oblivious to the heavy-breathing offscreen stalker whose voyeurism promises impending violence. However, things take a turn sweet and savage, giving precisely the kind of punch you might crave in a horror short.
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