As we told you last week, horror-comedy Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls, based on writer, director, and star Andrew Bowser’s viral internet character, will be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this month, and Screen Rant brings us a clip today.
In this first look clip, which features horror icon Jeffrey Combs, “Onyx and a group of occultists arrive at Bartok’s mansion to find a grim surprise waiting for them.”
Head over to Sundance for details on Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls’ premiere screenings, and stay tuned for our coverage out of the fest.
Bowser will star alongside Olivia Taylor Dudley (“The Magicians”), Rivkah Reyes (School of Rock), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, The Frighteners), Ralph Ineson (The Witch, The Green Knight), Arden Myrin (“Insatiable,” “Mad TV”), Melanie Chandra (“Code Black”), and T.C. Carson (Final Destination 2) in Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls.
Bloody Disgusting can exclusively reveal that horror stalwart Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, Re-Animator) also stars in the upcoming horror-comedy! Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls reunites Crampton and Combs, who previously starred together in Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Castle Freak.
Bowser’s film is described as “a mix of 80’s influenced-horror with the colorful, gothic feel of Beetlejuice and the lovably quirky characters of Napoleon Dynamite. The titular character, Onyx, originated from a series of viral videos created by Andrew over the past decade, many of which have received millions of views on YouTube, and an Onyx TikTok with over 1 million followers.”
The official plot: “Amateur occultist Marcus J. Trillbury, aka Onyx The Fortuitous, is struggling. He’s misunderstood at home and work, but his dreams for a new life seem to be answered when he lands a coveted invitation to the mansion of his idol Bartok the Great for a ritual to raise the spirit of an ancient demon. He excitedly joins Bartok and his fellow eclectic group of devotees as they prepare for the ceremony, but pretty quickly, it becomes apparent everything is not as it seems. As Onyx and his new friends fight to keep their souls, he must decide what he’s willing to truly sacrifice in order to meet his destiny.”