New York Production Company ‘The Cinemaharvest Co.’ have recently completed the first of three 35mm short films that will be compiled into the Ultimate 1980’s Horror Anthology: THE TRICK OR TREAT PICTURE SHOW.

Directed by Anthony Ashmore the 23 minute short film titled ‘The Invader‘ stars Chris Banks & Annabelle Bailer.


In the Fall of 1989, a young widow moves into an outdated Victorian, only to discover a deformed vagrant has been taking sanctuary there. A tribute to 80’s Slasher Cinema and strong Female survivors.

Director Anthony Ashmore had this to say:

The current state of affairs within the horror genre are quite grim. An over-saturation of gore, “found footage” formatting, inauthentic performances, and direct-to-video productions, define our current climate within the chronology of horror film production.

The films which scared me the most were the docudrama theatrical films of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Films like “Halloween”, “The Shining”, “The Exorcist” & “The Amityville Horror”, struck a chord within the collective consciousness of the nation.

These movies were presented during a period of realism within the film business, of which motion pictures like “The Godfather” and “Taxi Driver” set a precedence. As time, commercialism and film styles have evolved, our ever-beloved genre has declined into an era of cheap thrills and red food coloring. Where are the realistic films that gave us nightmares, chills, and offered a sense of dread because of their total authenticity? The aforementioned is the foundation of this Motion Picture

THE TRICK OR TREAT PICTURE SHOW will begin showing at Film Festivals worldwide around Autumn 2019.

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