The Laughing Mask is an indie horror co-production from America and Brazil and from director Michael Aguiar and production house Bravestarr Pictures. Recently, The Laughing Mask was shot and completed in Florida, over a rigorous twenty-eight day shooting schedule. The Director of Photography, William Schweikert, used a Red Epic camera to capture all of the horrifying imagery, while Daniel Mazikowski (The Sadist) handled all Special Effects. Also, the cast was compromised of several rising stars, including Fran Rafferty, Inge Uys, Gabriel Lee, Sheyenne Rivers and Thomas Noel Smith. Horror fans can preview one of the most exciting indie horror films of the year, with this teaser trailer for The Laughing Mask!
The film’s story involves the loss of family. The character Jake has lost his wife to a deranged killer – The Laughing Mask. Now, Jake’s daughter is missing and he will stop for nothing to get her back. Jake must team up with Det. Kate O’Malley in order to find The Laughing Mask’s lair and to find this madman himself. In darkness, a father will face one of the most murderous killers ever known: The Laughing Mask.
Director Aguiar says of the teaser and the film: “my idea for this film film was to have a thriller and horror film in the vein of Angel Heart (1987) and John Carpenter’s Halloween; I wanted to keep all the effects as practical as possible. This is an old school horror film and I hope fans will be pleased with the results.” Fans are encouraged to take a sneak peek at the film, with the first official teaser trailer for The Laughing Mask, right here!
Official synopsis: The Laughing Mask begins with Jake Johnson. After the brutal death of his wife, Jaycee, and the disappearance of his daughter, Barbara, Jake will do whatever is necessary to capture the man the media has dubbed: “The Laughing Mask.” As the corpses begin to pile up, Jake has to find help in the detective skills of Kate O’Malley. Together, they will play a deadly cat and mouse game with a killer, in order to find Jake’s daughter and avenge the death of his wife. But, The Laughing Mask knows of Jake’s desires for revenge and he has plans of his own” (Bravestarr Pictures).