THE CUTTING FIELDS
Director: Christopher von Grebe
Screenwriters: Christopher von Grebe, Jeffrey Poehlmann
An awkward college student returns to his rural hometown as a farmhand, hoping to reconnect with his former boyfriend. As overnight harvest operations begin on the remote farm, people close to the pair are
brutally mutilated. The young man must save his boyfriend and escape, but as the killer weaves a web of shame and mistaken identity, it may already be too late.
THE CUTTING FIELDS is a dedicated horror film, combining elements of classic 80s slasher films such as SLEEPAWAY CAMP and HALLOWEEN with an up-to-date sensibility akin to IT FOLLOWS and YOU'RE NEXT. What sets TCF apart is the deconstructive approach to the story, which never denies its genre roots but sets off on a more elevated, and ultimately more satisfying path. The script raises questions of sexual and personal identity, places a same-sex relationship front and center, and incorporates themes of misguided love and missed opportunity, while still ensuring a rollicking good time for splatter fans.
"...the details of this script pretty much nail it, all around. This is exemplary screenwriting for the slasher genre."
-- reader, The Script Lab
Christopher von Grebe