'Carver' Trailer: A 13-Year-Old, Horror-Loving Girl Made a Slasher Throwback

'Carver' Trailer: A 13-Year-Old, Horror-Loving Girl Made a Slasher Throwback

Sep 11, 2014

We’re big horror geeks here at Movies.com, but we’re even geekier for talented women who make horror movies. In this case, we’re talking about 14-year-old Emily DiPrimio who is a card-carrying member of the fright-flick fan club. She recently directed her own movie called Carver, which is a throwback to the slasher films of the 1980s. The whole project started when she was only 13.

DiPrimio is reminiscent of another favorite female filmmaker — Grow Up, Tony Phillips director Emily Hagins, who made her indie horror film Pathogen at 12. DiPrimio used Kickstarter to fund Carver, which is currently in postproduction. In anticipation of the final film, Emily has released a trailer for Carver, which shows a lot of promise.

In the early stages of the project, Emily promised to use practical effects, and she’s kept her word. Check out Emily’s blog where she describes her process and addresses some of the backlash she’s faced regarding directorial control (i.e. that she didn’t direct the movie, but her father did — which is untrue).

It’s no secret that horror cinema is dominated by men behind the scenes, so it’s always great to see a fresh, female take on the genre — especially from a young woman with immense drive and ambition.




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