Marcus Dunstan, who has written for multiple Saw films, will now make his directorial debut with All My Friends Are Dead, a new horror film in development at Film Mode Entertainment. Dunstan will replace former Saw colleague Kevin Greutert in the director’s chair, though he remains onboard the project as an executive producer.
All My Friends Are Dead will revolve around a group of college friends whose fun weekend out partying at the most prominent music festival of the year takes a wrong turn.
While their weekend starts out on a bright note as they snap up a luxury Airbnb accommodation at an unbelievable price, their luck runs out and their sins catch up to them, as each friend gets picked off one by one by a mysterious killer.
John Baldecchi, who produced Happy Death Day, is also producing here and described the movie as “an entertaining mix of humor and horror that appeals to the die-hard horror fans, comedy lovers, scaredy cats alike.” Despite Dunstan’s Saw credentials, the gore will reportedly be turned down in favour of more comic elements.
Film Mode Entertainment’s director Clay Epstein said in their own statement:
“We’re excited to be working with this talented filmmaking team. Marcus is the ideal director to bring this awesome script to screen. His wit and love of cinema are going to bleed into his vision and the audiences are going to eat it up.”
The film sounds like it could be described in basic terms as Scream set at a music festival, an elevator pitch that should be appealing to many horror fans.
Josh Sims and Jessica Sarah Flaum have written the screenplay, while casting has already begun with newcomer Jade Pettyjohn (Little Fires Everywhere) coming aboard. A release date has yet to be set.