Wakers is an art-horror-comedy film that is both a slasher film and a message about consumerism and corporate marketing. In the film, a father, (played by Katz-Bohen) reads his daughter a dark bedtime story about a girl (Blessing C.S.) who's friends are being murdered by an unknown (and seemingly unstoppable) supernatural being. The adults around her are caught up in their obessions with buying useless items they do not need, creating and marketing a substance called Green Shit to the masses, and, in the case of Blessing's demented therapist, (played by Kaufman), SEX!! The film can be interpreted both a surrealist nightmare and a Nightmare on Elm Street-esque massacre, just as much inspired by Troma and Wes Craven as it is inspired by the works of Ryan Trecartin and Guy Maddin.
Starring: Blessing C.S., Jude Thomas, and includes appearances by Troma's Lloyd Kaufman as well as Matt Katz-Bohen, the keyboardist for Blondie
Directed by: Dylan Greenberg
Dylan is currently the youngest full time employee at Troma Films. At age 17, this is Dylan’s second feature film and first film in the horror genre.
The film features music from The Voluptous Horror of Karen Black as well as an original song by John S. Hall (of King Missile). It also has been covered by Buzzfeed, New York Film Academy, and the Howard Stern Show.
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