ROUND POND, Maine — A low-budget horror movie filmed in Round Pond last winter will premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, at midnight March 16.
“Pod” will appear on the big screen at the Alamo Ritz theater, according to the festival website.
The film will make its world premiere as part of the festival’s all-horror “midnighters” program. The festival website brags that the 10 midnighters selections will “scare the crap out of you in the wee hours of the night.”
A cast and crew of about 20 were in Round Pond to shoot “Pod” at a cabin on Muscongus Bay in February and March 2014. The Back Shore Road cabin belongs to the family of William Frank, a producer on the film.
The filmmakers also shot a scene at nearby King Ro Market.
“Pod” director and screenwriter Mickey Keating described the film as “a family drama that turns into a paranoid, insane horror film” in a March 2014 interview with The Lincoln County News.
The movie follows a brother and sister “who hold an intervention on their increasingly erratic brother, and as they arrive at his isolated lake house, they find out the situation is far worse than they anticipated,” Keating said.