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Obstacle Corpse (2023)

Opens on August 11

Director: Hope Madden Run Time: 85 min. Release Year: 2022

Starring: Chris Hahn, Colleen Gentry, Jarrell Pyro Johnson, Roger Conners, Sylvie Mix

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Sunny never fit in with her survivalist family. To prove to her dad that she is one of them, she accepts an invitation to a pro-am obstacle course race. She convinces her goofball friend Ezra to join her, but they soon find themselves on the wrong team in a game where the elite prove their superiority in the bloodiest manner.

Survival takes on a whole new meaning in this satirical horror comedy, the debut feature from Columbus filmmaker Hope Madden featuring a female-led crew and a cast of notable up-and-coming and established indie actors.

About the filmmaker:

Hope Madden is a lifelong horror fan, author and film critic making her feature film debut with the horror comedy Obstacle Corpse (2023), the first feature film from MaddWolf Productions.

In addition to 12 years at The Other Paper, Madden has written for Columbus Monthly, The Ohio State University Alumni Magazine, and is a published poet. Plus, her first novel Roost is out now, as is the anthology Incubate, which includes her short story “Aggrieved.” She also writes for Columbus Underground and the UK Film Review. Along with George Wolf, Madden hosts Fright Club Live, the monthly extension of their award-winning horror podcast series, Fright Club.

Madden presented Obstacle Corpse (2023) at the 2022 Nightmares Film Festival at Gateway Film Center, as well as the 2023 Cinema Columbus Film Festival and multiple other festivals throughout the United States.

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