UPCOMING FILM: VERANO ROJO
Verano Rojo (Red Summer) is a horror film of the slasher genre, written and directed by ESCAC graduate
The film tells the story of four youngsters who arrive in Mallorca to enjoy their idyllic holidays. Searching for
the sunny beach and enjoyment they’ll end up finding themselves in the most inhospitable wilderness. That
is the beginning of an infernal journey.
This project started when a group of Film students felt the need to make their own movie. This production
had an almost inexistent budget from the starting line, but there is a great team behind it – professional
people who put in great amount of talent. This is a low-cost movie in which the team invested more passion
than money. It was a very hard filming process in which every detail needed to be planned ahead and adjusted
to the budget and the needs of everyday issues.
The film assembles a great cast of young people and renowned actors such as Simón Andreu. Andreu’s
participation in this film was no less than a privilege, being a star in the genre -‘Beyond Re-Animator’, ‘La
Verano Rojo does not intend to innovate, on the contrary, it rejoices in the cliché of slasher movies. We have
to bear in mind this is a film created by and for the lovers of this genre, and so it’s meant to be a homage to
it. It follows a classic structure, but with a mallorquín personality this time. Whoever watched classics such
as ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, ‘Hallowen’, ‘House of wax’ and ‘Friday the 13th’ will know what we’re
talking about. In each and every one of them we find the essential elements of the slasher films: young
people with no parental supervision end up in a remote place where a serial killer who wears a mask and
holds a knife will hunt them to death. This premise is the starting point in Verano Rojo.