Fallback ramps up ‘Scare Dares’

Shingle moves forward on low-budget scarer; app tie-in planned

At a time when studios are jockeying for a piece of the low-budget horror segment, Fallback Plan Productions is ramping up the indie “Scare Dares,” a sub-$1 million indie chiller with an inventive mobile app tie-in that aims to start shooting later this year.

“Scare Dares” reteams Mike Flanagan, writer/director of micro-budget horror pic “Absentia,” with producers and much of its cast, including Courtney Bell, Katie Parker, Justin Gordon and Morgan Peter Brown.

“Absentia,” budgeted at a miniscule $70,000 and profitably distribbed last year by Phase 4 Films on homevid and VOD, has won film fest honors, including best feature at the 2011 Los Angeles-based Shriekfest.

“Scare Dares,” described as an “adrenalized homage to classic horror films,” centers on a smartphone app that leads users to known areas of paranormal phenomena in central California. Things go wrong when a group of estranged friends kick off a reunion weekend by visiting ghostly hotspots and engaging in occult dares.

Producers plan to launch an actual smartphone app that will tie in with the pic, which will be a blend of narrative and “found” footage.

Fallback Plan is producing along with Mali Elfman.

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