Nothing is what it streams to be.
In the darkest corners of the dark net, there are terrifying places where the abducted are
held captive, psychologically tortured and live-streamed. Victims are given the chance to
escape if they agree to confess their worst sins to the world, preserving them online for
eternity. Paid subscribers watch, listen and vote on who has committed the evilest crimes
against humanity. The winner lives. The losers die. These are the infamous “Red Rooms”
and this terrifying new web series invites you to take part in this diabolical dark web
reality show, where nothing is what it streams to be.
In this limited web series event of Red Rooms: Hollywood producer Leilah Black, Armenian
hit man Alex Terzian, Republican Senator Sheila Larkin, former priest Stephen Bishop and
international mogul Ethan Campbell find themselves held captive and streamed live on a
popular dark web reality show where viewers vote on who lives and who dies. While
enduring psychological torture, the imprisoned contestants reveal they share a diabolical
connection in their past.
Red Rooms is brought to us by Creator and Director, Joshua Butler (VLOG), Executive
Producers, Brooke Lewis Bellas (iMurders) and Joshua Butler, and Producer Brooke Lewis
Bellas. The gifted production team also includes, Co-Executive Producers David Alpay (The
Vampire Diaries), Susan Lanier (The Hills Have Eyes), Ricky Dean Logan (Freddy’s Dead: The
Final Nightmare), and Andrew Kay (Married Young), Co-Producer Noah Blake (Teen Witch),
Music By Luna Pan (Jiva), Violinist Harmonnia Junus (The Water), Sound Supervisor
Andrew Kay (Married Young), Re-recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor Andrew
Kay (Married Young), Graphic Designer John Papas (Psycho Therapy), and Hair and Makeup
Artist Allison Noelle (Stripped).
Red Rooms stars horror film and TV veterans Brooke Lewis Bellas (iMurders), David Alpay
(The Vampire Diaries), Susan Lanier (The Hills Have Eyes), Ricky Dean Logan (Freddy’s
Dead: The Final Nightmare), and Noah Blake (Teen Witch).
“Red Rooms was conceived and completed out of “isolation inspiration”! Joshua Butler and I
had been in-development on a project and had been reminiscing about our favorite
industry days of yesteryear when we met on the horror film circuit. I had already been a
superfan of Joshua’s work for years, as he truly has the creative and intellectual genius
mind of a madman! In 2019, we shot a proof of concept for our project, which paid homage
to his hugely successful film VLOG (2008) from the producers of SAW, that went on to
become a hit TV series. I loved being directed by Joshua with his passion and intensity, so
we committed to further collaborating. When COVID-19 hit Hollywood and we were all in
isolation, I called for a virtual production meeting and suggested we attempt to experiment
by filming each character virtually from their homes, and our incredibly talented actors
David, Susan, Ricky, and Noah jumped into this virtual creative experience with us and gave
more than we could have ever asked for!” – Brooke Lewis Bellas
“As a filmmaker, I have always wanted to work with the multi-talented Brooke Lewis
Bellas. She is a legendary “Scream Queen”, for sure, but she is so much more. Brooke is a
talented actress, as well as a most savvy producer. Red Rooms was also a chance to make a
kick-ass, terrifying, relevant piece of cinema within the new production-era rules that
COVID-19 has written for us. During isolation, Brooke had suggested pulling a piece from
another concept we had been developing, which inspired me to create Red Rooms. It’s a
privilege to direct such a superb cast—David, Susan, Ricky, and Noah—alongside Brooke.
On a personal note, I am obsessed with the dark web. With a VPN and a Tor Browser, you
can peek inside the 96% of the internet that is hidden from all of us. Once I stumbled across
the infamous “Red Rooms”, available on onion sites that are untraceable and run by the
most anonymous of anonymous. These sites present bitcoin-paying voyeurs with a real
human being, trapped in a locked space, forced into interactive torture. I have had
nightmares ever since, wondering how I would react under those horrific circumstances. As
a director, I feel like the best horror always humanizes its characters, makes them
relatable, and invites us to wonder how we would act at our most frightened. Red Rooms
will present a world few have ever seen with characters that could be you or me.” – Joshua
Red Rooms poster is brought to us from the artistic design talents of John Papas.
Red Rooms is completing post-production and will hit both festivals and streaming markets