Creepy ghost children? Axe murders? Alright, I’m in.
We’ve told you before about the true and horrific, infamous axe murders of Villisca, Iowa. Now, a feature film version has been made inspired by this true crime aptly titled THE AXE MURDERS OF VILLISCA.
It comes from director Tony Valenzeula (one of the co-founders of Black Box TV) and screenwriter Owen Egerton. IFC Midnight will be releasing this one in select theaters, on VOD, and via digital platforms on January 20th. Check out this trailer for a sneak peek!
Synopsis is below, along with the poster and a gallery of stills. I mean, really. Look at these creepy kids!
On a June night in 1912, eight people—a mother, father, their four children, and two guests—were murdered by an axe-wielding killer in the sleepy town of Villisca, Iowa, a case that remains unsolved to this day. 104 years later, Caleb (Robert Adamson) and Denny (Jarrett Sleeper), two friends who share an interest in ghost hunting, along with Jess (Alex Frnka), the new girl in school who’s already got a reputation, sneak into the house where the infamous bloodbath occurred in hopes of recording paranormal activity. What the trio encounters is far more horrifying than anything they could have imagined. A century after the shocking crime that put Villisca on the map, a supernatural force is waiting to write the next chapter in the home’s bloody history.