Marcel Sarmiento’s ‘Totem’ Gets Oct 31st Release

October 31st not only marks the spookiest day of the American calendar but it serves as the release date for Marcel Sarmiento’s supernatural thriller Totem.

When asked about what we are in store for when the movie releases, screenwriter Evan Dickson provided a small nugget of insight.

“Without giving too much away, I can say [that] when I brought the idea to Marcel I was very much of the mind that I wanted to try my hand at writing a supernatural horror film, but also wanted to deconstruct it a bit and avoid the kind of resolution these films typically arrive at. So, while Totem leans into a lot of these established tropes, it’s hopefully in the service of flipping this particular sub-genre on its ear a bit.”

Starring Kerris Dorsey, Ahna O’Reilly, and James Tupper, Totem looks to score big with its lesser-known cast when it opens on VOD/cable on October 31st and within international markets on Nov. 3rd.