Psychological Horror Film HABITUAL To Enter Theaters and VOD on November 13th!

The upcoming psychological horror film, HABITUAL, will be arriving into select theaters and VOD on Friday, November 13th, 2020. The film is described as A Clockwork Orange meets Saw. You can watch the trailer and get all the details about the film down below.

From The Press Release

Sugar Studios L.A. and Dark Mode Films will release the psychological drug fueled horror,  HABITUAL in theaters and video on demand November-Friday-the-13th-2020.  HABITUAL features: Chris “CT” Tamburello (MTVs The Challenge), Johnny Hickey (OxyMorons, Stronger), and introducing Ally Doody. This is the second film from writer and director Johnny Hickey PRODUCERS: Mike Kalil, Keith Shaffer, Jared Safier, Thomas Walton, Bob Turner, Ashwin Jacob, EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark Archambault, Jijo Reed, Chris CT Tamburello, Johnny Hickey ORIGINAL SCORE: Brett “Epic” Mazur – EDITOR : Paul Buhl – COSTUME DESIGN: Jimmy Scanlon – SPFX: Kristina Babcock – CINEMATOGRAPHER: Russ Jaquith VFX EP: Scott Michelson – COLORIST: Bruce Bolden
A Clockwork Orange meets SAW !
Ending Addiction, Begins With A Chase.SYNOPSIS
A fistful of drug-popping ravers take a heavy dose of something new and unusual that leads to a hellish trip to an (underground rave party) called “Habit”, at an abandoned asylum in Salem, Massachusetts. Dancing and getting wasted all night drastically morph into chaotic
hallucinations; as the plot unfolds, the characters fall deeper into a metaphorical mind-bending hole. The Habit’s walls, halls, and stairwells spell captivity for the young partygoers, who
eventually spiral into horrifying paradoxes, blurring the line between nightmares and reality.

OVERVIEW
“Habitual,” is the second feature film from writer/director Johnny Hickey, known for his drug cult classic “Oxy-Morons”. For “Habitual,” Hickey kept the theme in his macabre wheelhouse, but also
dove much deeper into horror territory in order to capture the nightmare of the current fentanyl scourge.

Hickey wanted “Habitual” to be in the world of the drug epidemic, but he didn’t want it to be a true event movie [like Oxy Morons],” making the real underlying message that drugs are always going to be here whether you like it or not, and more than ever young people around the world need to think twice before taking them. Anti-drug bona fides aside, “Habitual” is no after-school special. This film is a bloodbath highlighted with intense make-up effects and some seriously horrifying backdrops.

Dares have been made with cult audiences attempting to view the film while under the influence of hallucinogens. Although that is not recommended, it’s a sure way to twist your mind enough to never wanna try or do hard drugs again. A seventeen year-old male who attended a private screening while under the influence of LSD, was placed in a harm reduction center directly after leaving the showing.

Hickey and his team were able to film at the abandoned Westborough State Asylum, as well as a comparably haunting complex on the grounds of Tewksbury State Hospital’s old asylum for the criminally insane. While the film targets the horror genre, it’s a psychological drug thriller that taps into Johnny Hickey’s niche storytelling of the collateral damage done by drug abuse. 

WINNER (2020) BEST HORROR PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL
FINALIST (2020) VIDEO SCREAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FINALIST (2020) HOLLYWOOD HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OS (2020) REELS OF THE DEAD LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL
OS (2020) SPOOKY MOVIE INTER NATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
OS (2020) SLASHER FILM FESTIVAL

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2020
Title Copyright: Dark Mode Films
Type:Theaters day&date with TVOD
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Psychological, Horror, Crime Drama
Closed-Captioned: English
Subtitles:
Feature Run Time: 1:30

About Michael Juvinall (4099 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: