"When a beautiful ballerina dancer, Adriana Mena (Kendra Carelli), lands the lead role in the upcoming Nutcracker performance, she’s forced to face her demons as jealousy and tension begin to provoke the supernatural."
Fantasma is a Giallo / Slasher / Thriller film directed by American Horror Filmmaker and Director, Brett Mullen. Fantasma was filmed in the city of Richmond, VA and parts of Central North Carolina.
A Giallo film is a particular style of Italian-produced murder mystery thriller-horror film that usually blends the atmosphere and suspense of thriller fiction with elements of horror fiction (such as slasher violence) and eroticism (similar to the French fantastique genre), and often involves a mysterious killer whose identity is not revealed until the final act of the film.
The genre developed in the mid-to-late 1960s, peaked in popularity during the 1970s, and subsequently declined over the next few decades.
Brett Mullen's Fantasma brings a homage to the early Giallo films such as Dario Argento's "Suspiria" / "Deep Red", Sergio Martino's "Torso" / "The Case of the Scorpion's Tail" and Lucio Fulci's "Murder Rock" while adding a touch of new in the hopes of spiking a rebirth of the genre.