Director: Stewart Thorndike Run Time: 85 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2023
Starring: Gayle Rankin, Hari Nef, Annabelle Dexter Jones, Rad Pereira, Jared Abrahamson, Molly Ringwald
The Future of Film is Female presents a special one-night only screening of the new hotel horror film, BAD THINGS. Q&A with writer/director Stewart Thorndike. To make an additional $10 donation to The Future of Film is Female, select the “Event + Donation” ticket on the checkout screen.
When a group of friends escape the city to spend the weekend in an abandoned hotel, a pervading eerie energy begins to illuminate the cracks in their little family unit. Ruthie Nodd (Gayle Rankin) inherits the hotel from her grandmother and with bad childhood memories threatening to burst to the surface, Ruthiewants to sell the hotel and never return. But her partner Cal (Hari Nef) drags her there in the hopes of returning it to its former glory. They are joined by their amiable friend Maddie (Rad Pereira) and mysterious grifter Fran (Annabelle Dexter-Jones), whose unhinged seduction threatens to drive a wedge between the couple. As the friends dance, cook, flirt, and fight up and down the halls of the hotel, they begin to find themselves indelibly entwined in the hotel’s seductive embrace and start doing bad things to each other.