Locally-Filmed Horror Flick to Premiere This Weekend in Winamac

Sam Wallace is the main character of "And Then You Die," set to premiere March 2.
Sam Wallace is the main character of “And Then You Die,” set to premiere March 2.
The big day is quickly approaching as cast and crew prepare to unveil their three-year project. “And Then You Die,” a horror movie filmed entirely in Pulaski and Fulton counties by Daniel Murphy and Brian Gaillard, is set to premiere this weekend in Winamac.

The movie will be shown twice at the Isis Theater in Winamac on March 2: once at noon and again at 10 p.m. The cast and crew will host a question-and-answer session at the first showing of the movie, which Murphy said has not been rated.

As a horror film, “And Then You Die” boasts a simple plot: Sam Wallace, the main character played by Chuck Smith, has gone through a traumatic childhood, is detested at work and is married to a woman who has been cheating on him. One day, his day starts off on the wrong foot but continues to worsen until the anxiety and stress push Wallace over the edge into a brutal wage, sending him on a journey of destruction to wipe out those who have hurt him.

The movie took roughly three years from the early stages of writing to the end of filming and editing, and Murphy said one of the biggest hurdles to overcome was the difficulty of getting all the cast together at the same time. However, it all came together, and he said it would not have been possible without the help he received from a number of people and organizations throughout Fulton and Pulaski counties.

Murphy said one of the major influences for the movie was his affection of horror movies as a child, and said the film is kind of a throwback to classic horror.

“I remember as a kid – I don’t remember what age I was – but I remember watching movies with my dad, and I remember two movies standing out; one was Aliens and one was Return of the Living Dead. I remember that. But since then, I’ve always liked them,” Murphy said.

Tickets for the premiere are currently available for pre-sale through Paypal or by pickup. Call Murphy at (574) 242-2312 or visit NAPA in Winamac to pick up tickets. Alternatively, tickets can also be purchased at the door, but with seating limited to 300, pre-ordering is recommended. Click here [https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=K5A33NK52ZN62] to purchase tickets for the noon showing, or here [https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VPTZ9Z9TLPM26] to purchase tickets for the 10 p.m. showing.