Screen can reveal a first look at American western horror Ghost Town.
The project is written, directed by and stars Owen Conway (Eminence Hill). Co-stars are Eva Hamilton (Ruin Me, Death Kiss) and Becky Jo Harris (Spiked). Mem Ferda (Pusher, The Devil’s Double) produces, with Robert Conway excutive producing.
Filmcore (UK) Ltd (Ferda’s production arm), along with Matchstick Movies (US) will produce. Uncork’d Entertainment will be handling distribution worldwide.
The story is set in 1877 in the untamed West of Victorian-era America. Drifter Soloman (Conway) takes a job as a barman in a small town deep in Arizona Territory. After a series of bizarre deaths, he soon finds himself the target of suspicion. Desperate to escape the noose, he slowly uncovers the dark and perhaps supernatural mystery at the centre of this strange town.
Conway and Ferda previously teamed up on Eminence Hill starring Lance Henriksen and Dominique Swain, which won best feature at the Wild Bunch Film Festival in 2020.
Ferda commented: “We have just completed principal photography. Filming under Covid-19 compliance has been quite restrictive and certainly challenging at times, but the cast and crew have been simply amazing. There is a huge demand for westerns and horror films, and Ghost Town is unique by crossing both genres.”
Conway adds: “Ghost Town is a darkly comic horror set in the Old West. Along with the scares and the gunfights, it’s an intimate character study rooted in true-to- life horrors such as loneliness, guilt and toxic masculinity. It’s also a twisted love letter to the art of filmmaking. A long form metaphor for cinema at its best and worst.”
Ghost Town is set for release in Autumn 2021.