You can run but you can’t GetAWAY in the new film from writer and director Blayne Weaver.
A group of college students are making a horror film for their final project. They’ve found the perfect location: A summer camp, recently closed for the season. They will have total privacy and can shoot their ‘slasher flick’ all weekend long with no interruptions.
Maddie yearns to be an actress and is trying to get over a recent break-up, so this weekend trip seems like a perfect opportunity: a chance to act in a student film and get away from campus.
Maddie soon realizes this is not going to be the weekend she had planned. Her ex Noah is there with his new girlfriend, the movie they’re making is terrible, most of the students are more interested in getting drunk than making a film and, oh yeah… Someone is killing them off.
The night devolves into terror (and life imitates art) as a masked killer stalks the cast and crew. There’s no escape, no way to call for help, and no one knows why they’re being slaughtered…Or why the murderer is filming his kills.
This is the first horror film for writer and director Blayne Weaver (Santa Girl). As Weaver explains it, GetAWAY sounds like one of the fastest movies ever put into production. When a production company dropped out of financing another film that Weaver had developed with Paul DiFranco (Santa Girl), Weaver says
“Paul asked me if there was anything I could make for a micro budget. I remembered a script I had written years ago but I always needed the perfect location. I spoke to some students in DiFranco’s film production class and asked them if there were any great camps around, even just a cabin would do. Emma Norville (who plays Maddie) was in that class and had spent a weekend at a campground called Buffalo Gap Retreat. We scouted the next day…it was perfect, and it was about to close for the season. Three weeks later we were shooting.”