“Brides to Be” stars Angela DiMarco (“Hollywood Kills”, “The Device”) and Carollani Sandberg. It was directed by Kris & Lindy Boustedt (“Perfect 10”) and is set in an actually haunted mansion near Seattle, WA. “Brides to Be” is both a love story and a psychological thriller, a timeless romance and a terrifying haunted house horror movie.
Skillfully mixing genres, it explores how doubt and fear can be imposed upon us and infect us from within, but only if we let it. The movie is a character study of Jenna as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery. On the eve of her nuptials, something is tearing at her and she’s unable to write her vows. She loves Robin, she wants to marry her, but she’s also unsure of her own identity and place in the world – she’s worried about losing her sense of self when the ampersand becomes permanent in Robin & Jenna.
It’s also a supernatural drama, a classic haunted house film – shot in an actual haunted mansion. In the style of films like Ti West’s “The Innkeepers” or Roman Polanski’s “Repulsion,” “Brides to Be” is about the creeping dread of our own insecurities, doubts and anxieties writ large through supernatural – and terrifying – activity. But “Brides” also bucks a trend of the genre by having the main characters be women with their own stories, strengths and vulnerabilities (instead of being props or screams) and feature non-exploited, non-marginalized, non-fetishized lesbian characters.
The romantic horror-thriller “Brides to Be” will be available nationally beginning July 1. Audiences can watch the movie on-demand at bridestobemovie.com
The trailer is available at bridestobemovie.com, where audiences can also watch interviews with the actors and read more about the characters’ backstories.