ComingSoon is excited to debut a Trip clip from the horror film, which is available now on the Terror Films Channel and receives a wide digital release on May 20. The film stars Akasha Villalobos (Last Girl Standing), Major Dodge (Cobra Kai), Peggy Schott (Fear the Walking Dead), Jill Young, and Björgvin Arnarson (Chucky).
“Following her daughter’s suicide, a grief-stricken mother is visited by an unconventional therapist who offers a hallucinogenic drug that will allow communion with the dead,” says the synopsis. “Desperate to understand her daughter’s psyche she accepts the offer, and soon finds herself terrorized by her daughter’s identical experiences.”
Check out the Trip clip below:
“When I saw Gremlins at 6 years old, I became obsessed with monsters. Then I became obsessed with storytelling and filmmaking, so monsters naturally came along for the ride. But I had never imagined a monster being intangible, like an emotion,” says director Neil McCay. “And that’s where the idea for Trip was born. Could something like depression become a villain in a movie? What attracted me to making Trip, was that it wasn’t just about making scary things happen. The core story was about grief and depression, and the struggle to maintain relationships and keep hope alive. As someone who has struggled with this myself, I found the storytelling therapeutic. Although the movie centers around a reclusive alcoholic who isolates herself in her house, and there is a character who appears wearing a face covering, I promise you this all was written and filmed in 2019, long before we had heard of COVID-19. It’s just a coincidence! But I’m glad it could be a talking point. Now more than ever, we need to lean on each other to discuss and deal with the subjects of isolation and depression.”