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Casting Call – August 2018
Working Title: Trick and Treats (Horror)

Frightful 5000 Films is currently casting for the roles listed below. Filming will take place in evenings/overnight at Heroic Age Studios in Mt. Zion (central Illinois), tentatively scheduled to begin the week of September 17 and concluding in mid to late October. 

Trick and Treats is a SAG-AFTRA Ultra Low Budget independent film.

For consideration, please submit your bio/resume, head shot and full body photo, and links to your reel or previous film projects to Also indicate the role(s) for which you are interested in auditioning. 

Short Synopsis:

It’s Halloween. A young lady, Ashley, and her costumed friends find themselves locked in a bar, in the middle of nowhere, threatened with torture and death by a gang of bikers. When all seems lost, Ashley begins to hear the voice of a legendary jack-o’-lantern named “Trick” resonating in her head. But is this ancient pumpkin really trying to help her? Is he just making things worse? Or, is he merely the product of the young woman’s panicked imagination?

The “trick” is figuring it all out… before everybody dies.

Primary Characters

LAURA (Supporting)
Female/ 21 / Any Ethnicity / Present Day

Laura is cute, bookish, and very smart. She is introverted and depends heavily on her friend Ashley’s care and support. She holds devoutly to her strong religious beliefs. However, she still jokes and has fun and is in no way judgmental. She is a much stronger person than she appears to be on the surface.

DAVID (Supporting)
Male/ 23 / Any Ethnicity / Present Day

David is a very good-looking guy. He and Kelly have a snarky and sarcastic relationship based on physical attraction. David’s attitude can be cocky and arrogant; however, David is in no way brave or courageous. He is definitely more a “lover than a fighter.”

Male/ 65+ / Any Ethnicity / Present Day

Pastor Joseph looks rough and far older than his actual 65+ years. He wears a clerical collar, and a black leather eye patch embellished with a tiny golden cross. He is not frail, but rugged.   He has lived in his small town forever. Joseph is “Ahab-Level” obsessed with Trick.

BILLY (Principal)
Male/ 45-49 / Any Ethnicity / Present Day

Billy is just about as good ol’ as a boy can be. He is the biker club’s bartender and considers himself to be quite the storyteller.

SIMON (Principal)
Male/ 40-49 / Any Ethnicity (Must Match Cyrus) / Present Day

Simon, another biker, is Cyrus’ fraternal twin. Both men are unsightly but not imposing in shape or size. Although neither is notably attractive, Simon wins the ugly contest hands down. He is spindly, angular, and almost broken looking. He is a living scarecrow with a crooked nightmare smile.

CARL (Principal)
Male/ 46-55 / Any Ethnicity / Present Day

Mark is the quintessential biker with all the traditional biker accoutrements: tattoos, leather, and the like. He is a giant bear of a man who carries himself with old authority and the air of someone who knows he is untouchable.

MARK (Principal)
Male/ 26-29 / Any Ethnicity / Present Day

Mark is the youngest and most handsome of the bikers. He is also the most extreme and absolutely ripped. He has a strange intensity to his eyes and a smooth demeanor that promises to snap psycho at a moment’s notice. His smile reveals pointed stainless steel fangs where his eyeteeth should be.

TREAT (Featured)   
Female/ 6-8 / Any Ethnicity / Present Day

There is a good version of Treat and an evil version of Treat, both played by the same actress. In her good incarnation, Treat is an impossibly cute, happy, bubbly, little girl who dresses in a sparkling, fairy-tale-perfect, angel costume. Her evil version has twisted, wiry, red hair that sticks straight out in every direction. She is still dressed as an angel, but this time her costume is filthy and ragged. In both instances she is sharp, witty, and clever.  

OLDER LADY (Featured)   
Female/ 60+ / Same Ethnicity as Treat / Present Day

The years have not been kind to this character. Her body is twisted and feeble. She is confined to a wheelchair and her milky white eyes denote the beginning of cataracts. However, she has a pleasant and alluring voice.