“Fade to Black” is another sorely underseen cult classic. Written and directed by Vernon Zimmerman, the 1980 film is rough around the edges, but that’s part of its charm. Eric Binford (played by Dennis Christopher) is a socially-inept film addict who loses his grip on reality and begins a murder spree across town. In each killing, he dresses up as an iconic horror or action villain, from Count Dracula to Hopalong Cassidy.
The more Eric kills the more he sees the world as one big cinematic illusion. In tandem with his addiction to killing, he learns the truth about his childhood. Let’s just say, things don’t end well with him; as in life, his death is dramatic and one for the ages. The film exhibits a heightened, self-aware tone not unlike what you’d find in a “Scream” installment. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the co-directing team behind “Ready or Not” and the new “Scream,” could work wonders on the story, leaning into themes of fandom, gatekeeping in the horror community, and toxic masculinity.
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