Jan. 13 is the DVD debut date for writer/director Steve Kopera’s horror tale (with a light touch) The Cabining, which puts forth the premise that “writer’s block” can be a killer.
Todd (played by filmmaker Steve Kopera) and his screenwriting buddy Bruce (Bo Keister) are desperate to come up with a script — a script that can be turned into a viable film — especially since Todd’s eccentric uncle, Sarge (Richard Riehle), is willing to bankroll their project but on one condition … he needs to feel it.
So Todd comes up with a brilliant idea, which for horror fans means a victim pool is to be assembled. Only instead of the alluring beauties heading off to a cabin in the woods to be slaughtered one by one by one, they are already there. What, how convenient is that?
Yes, it’s the artist retreat of Shangri-La and Todd — and not-so-much Bruce — get their creative juices flowing when the other guests start having “accidents.” It’s too good to be true … the script is literally writing itself. A hot body here (Mindy: Angela Relucio; Celeste: Melissa Mars; Lacey: Alice Sherman), a kook there (Jasper: Luce Rains) and a pool of blood … lots of blood! It’s a writer’s paradise!
The Cabining is great fun … and a terrific way to kick off the New Year!