While the rest of us have been breaking out our bathing suits and replacing those sunglasses that never seem to make it through the winter, filmmaker Linda Palmer has been busy putting the finishing touches on Halloween Party. Tonight’s event is being billed as a “Red Carpet Screening,” and a quick glance through the posts on Halloween Party’s Facebook page shows that the film’s Nashville connection is mainly musical. “Seventy percent of the music in the film is from artists living in Nashville,” explained Palmer during a quick online chat.
I haven’t seen the flick yet, but its interest in asking deep social questions makes it seem like more than just a yuk-fest populated by scantily clad females. Without giving away spoilers, the romantic comedy involves a young single woman charting a course through a cast of costumed characters at the eponymous spooky gathering. In a crowd of couples, she meets a promising single guy dressed as a homeless man. As the evening wears thin, so do the disguises, and by the end of the flick the cast is engulfed in the true horror that only actual, real people can provide. But don’t worry, something tells me there’s a happy ending in there somewhere.