The first teaser trailer has arrived for upcoming horror film Lasso,
Described as a mix of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and classic sci-fi film Cocoon, the film centres on a group of active seniors who are out on a trip to a local Rodeo festival with their leaders. Soon, they become caught in a deadly ritual that is part of the rodeo and must fight to save themselves from what terrors lurk beneath.
Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Lindsey Morgan (The 100), Karen Grassle (Little House on the Prairie) and Andrew Jacobs (Paranormal Activity) are amongst the stars of the film, which is directed by Evan Cecil, who spoke about the film saying:
“We wanted to create a unique and exciting, cinematic throwback to classic horror films, with brand new entertaining thrills, spills and kills to keep the audience screaming and cheering for more.”
Producer Todd Myers also spoke about the film, adding: “From the get go LASSO takes the viewer on an emotional and thrilling ride. We are excited to screen the final movie, a Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets Cocoon style horror movie, with an exceptional eclectic ensemble cast, later this year.”
Here’s the synopsis:
Directed by Evan Cecil, and shot on the new Panasonic VariCam 35, ‘LASSO’ is the story of Simon (Andrew Jacobs) and Kit (Lindsey Morgan), two young leaders of an Active Senior Tour group, out on an adventure to a small-town Rodeo festival located deep in the woods. It’s a great experience for the group … until they try to leave. Simon and Kit must save themselves, and whatever seniors they can, from becoming victims of a deadly Rodeo Ritual. Along the way they join up with another unexpected group of victims, including a one-armed cowboy, Ennis (Sean Patrick Flannery), Rosheen, the Rodeo queen, and Trish, a powerhouse female bull rider. Together the group must fight to survive the night from relentless bloodthirsty cowboys on the hunt for human livestock.
Lasso is due in cinemas later this year.