Exclusive ‘Tone-Deaf’ Poster Teases the SXSW-Bound Horror-Thriller

     March 4, 2019

Today, we’re happy to debut an exclusive poster for Tone-Deaf, the new horror thriller from Trash Fire and Excision filmmaker Richard Bates Jr. The film takes a look at our “bizarre cultural and political climate” through the story of Olive (Amanda Crew), a millennial coming off of a lost job and failed relationship who leaves the city behind for the weekend in search of a little countryside peace and discovers the “shockingly dark underbelly of rural America” when she rents a country house from an old-fashioned widower (Robert Patrick) with psychopathic tendencies.

Written and directed by Bates, Tone-Deaf also stars Kim Delaney (Chicago Fire), AnnaLynne McCord (90210), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones), Hayley Marie Norman (I Am the Night), and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks). The film was recently acquired by Saban Films and will premiere at SXSW. Check out our exclusive poster by artist Eshwin Dhir below.


For those of you headed to SXSW, here’s Tone-Deaf‘s Midnighters schedule.

  • Mar 10, 2019 @ 11:55pm – ALAMO RITZ 1
  • Mar 11, 2019 @ 11:55pm – ALAMO LAMAR E
  • Mar 14, 2019 @ 5:45pm  – ALAMO LAMAR B

Here’s the official synopsis:

After losing her job and imploding her latest dysfunctional relationship, millennial Olive (Crew) leaves the city for a weekend of peace in the country, only to discover the shockingly dark underbelly of rural America.  She rents an eccentric, ornate country house from Harvey, (Patrick) an old-fashioned widower who’s struggling to hide his psychopathic tendencies. Soon two generations collide with terrifying results in this home invasion horror film that is also a darkly comedic critique of the bizarre cultural and political climate that currently exists.

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