Oh, the horror!

“Mimesis” is categorized as a horror film, but it is not yet rated, because it hasn’t been released.

“That’s the beauty of the premier. They premier it and see what kind of reaction they get out of it. Sometimes, after a premier, the movie doesn’t get released because the feedback was horrible. Sometimes it’s so phenomenal they get released, it’s a great thing,” said Jeremy Stemen, Executive Director of the Blue Water Film Festival.

“Why watch a horror film when you can live one,” the caption at the bottom of the “Mimesis” movie poster. “Mimesis” is premiering in Port Huron, Friday, Oct. 7.    Photo credit:  www.imdb.com

“Why watch a horror film when you can live one,” the caption at the bottom of the “Mimesis” movie poster. “Mimesis” is premiering in Port Huron, Friday, Oct. 7. Photo credit: www.imdb.com

“Mimesis” will be screened for the first time in the United States, in downtown Port Huron, Friday, Oct. 7.

The screening will take place inside McMorran Place theater accompanied by many of the actors that appear in the film such as Sid Haig, Courtney Gains and Lauren Mae Schafer. These are actors who have starred, or been featured, in other movies and television shows.

According to www.imdb.com, the storyline for the film is, “A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role playing game that pays homage to a classic horror film.”

“This is huge,” said Stemen, “It’s a horror movie, not everyone’s cup of tea. But, it’s amazing.”

The trailer for the film is available on Facebook, www.imdb.com and www.bluewaterfilmfestival.com.

“People who are coming to see this movie, will see it before anyone else in the United States gets to see it,” said Stemen.

Stemen also agreed that most will recognize featured artist, Sid Haig, from his previous role as “Captain Spaulding,” in the 2005 Rob Zombie film, “The Devil’s Rejects.”

Douglas Schulze is the director and writer for the film. He has directed and written a total of five films, and produced three films, according to the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com). He is from Michigan and has been working in the film industry since 1992.

Schulze was unavailable for comment because he is currently in Spain at the XII Estepona Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, where “Mimesis” will be screened on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Tickets for the movie premier can be purchased in advance at www.bluewaterfilmfestival.com, or they can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $10 each for the Friday, Oct. 7 screening.

Rachel Kobylas

Staff Writer

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