Kent State University Independent Films Debuts Feature Horror Film

Pictured is a scene from Hell at Heathridge, the latest production of Kent State University Independent Films.Kent State University Independent Films will debut its newest feature film Thursday, Dec. 5, with a red-carpet premiere event in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie starts at 8 p.m.

Kent State alumnus Bryan Kelly wrote the screenplay, and students Tyler Pina and Caroline Abbey directed the film. The horror tale titled Hell at Heathridge weaves the story of five young actors who reenact a grisly murder-suicide that occurred at Heathridge University 20 years ago. The students soon learn one thing—evil is real.

The premiere is free to students and members of the public. The night will include a cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres. Students can receive 300 FLASHperks for attending the event.

On Dec. 7, there will be an encore showing in the Kent Student Center Kiva. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.

Over the course of two years, more than 300 Kent State students, faculty, staff and community members came together to bring Hell at Heathridge to the big screen.

Watch the trailer at

POSTED: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:38am
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