HABITUAL – Psychological Drug Horror – OFFICIAL TRAILER (HD)
“HABITUAL” – A PSYCHOLOGICAL DRUG HORROR FILM – BEING RELEASED ON T-VOD PLATFORMS – FRIDAY THE 13TH NOVEMBER (2020)
WINNER (2020) BEST HORROR PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL
FINALIST (2020) VIDEO SCREAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FINALIST (2020) HOLLYWOOD HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
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OS (2020) SPOOKY MOVIE INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
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”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 hallucinogenics. Although that not recommended, it’s a sure way to twist your mind enough to never wanna try nor do hard drugs again.
Hickey and his team were able to film at the abandoned Westborough State Asylum, as well as a comparably creepy 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.
SUGAR STUDIOS L.A. – Presents “HABITUAL” starring: Chris “CT” Tamburello, Johnny Hickey, Ally Doody, Dottie Daigle, Stanley Bruno Featuring Emilee Fitzpatrick, Sabrina Kennedy, Caitlin Berner, Jaylee Hickey, Anthony Hoang and John “Doomsday” Howard.
ORIGINAL SCORE: Brett “Epic” Mazur – EDI: Paul Buhl – COSTUME DESIGN: Jimmy Scanlon – SPFX: Kristina Babcock – CINAMETOGRAPHER: Russ Jaquith VFX EP: Scott Michelson – COLORIST: Bruce Bolden
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED: Jijo Reed, Johnny Hickey, Mark Archambault
& Chris “CT” Tamburello – CO EXECUTIVE PRODUCED: Robert Turner and James Scanlon – PRODCUED Mike Kalil, Keith Shaffer, Ashwin Jacob, Anatol Chavez, Ben Hill, Chris Redkey, Thomas Walton & Jared Safier.
Written and Directed by Johnny Hickey
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