By Edward Davis | The Playlist June 7, 2012 at 2:44PM
Making its premiere at the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival, "Saturday Morning Massacre" is a dark and bloody parody about a "Scooby Doo"-like team of paranormal investigators and their devoted dog who struggle for cash until they land a job getting to the bottom of a series of gruesome deaths in an abandoned schoolhouse. And we've got an exclusive clip from the film which you can see below.
Directed by Spencer Parsons ("I'll Come Running"), when asked about the appeal of parodying "Scooby Doo," he said, "I think a lot of kids grew up wondering what would happen if it ever turned out that the ghosts were real or if the owner of the haunted amusement park was a psychopath who’d chop them all up and then do really nasty things with the pieces. I think for a lot of horror fans, those cartoons were like the baby pool of the horror genre, and some of the ghosts and monsters were actually pretty creepy, so the kids who really enjoyed being a little bit scared would want to go deeper."
Here's the official synopsis:
A team of amateur paranormal investigators struggle to make ends meet by debunking reports of supernatural incidents. With the group on the verge of bankruptcy, Nancy takes on a case involving rumors of suspicious disappearances and violent deaths linked with the abandoned Kyser schoolhouse. Discounting stories of satanic practices, the team proceeds, desperately chasing cash and the opportunity to encounter their lives’ mission – to catch a real ghost. On a tour guided by the local sheriff, the team learns of the schoolhouse’s gruesome past. Despite the sheriff’s advice to spend the night in a hotel, they decide to stay, set up their gear and prepare for nightfall. When the sun goes down, the truth comes out: the Kyser house might actually be haunted by sadistic spirits – or something even worse. Saturday Morning Massacre is a bloody parody of mystery cartoons and the consequences of meddling with the supernatural.
"Saturday Morning Massacre" premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival, which kicks off on June 14th. Watch the clip and the already released trailer below.