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New Trailer and Poster for 90s Set Horror RENT-A-PAL

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Most of the filmmakers working in the horror genre today were raised in the era of VHS, so it's no surprise that we've seen nostalgic movies like V/H/S and Beyond the Gates tap into their generation's nostalgia for analog video.

The latest movie to do so is writer/director Jon Stevenson's feature debut Rent-A-Pal. Set in the early '90s, the film stars Brian Landis Folkins as a lonely man who makes a sinister new buddy in the form of a mysterious videotape featuring a host played by Wil WheatonAmy Rutledge and Kathleen Brady also star.

Rent-A-Pal is on US VOD September 11th. A UK/ROI release has yet to be announced.

Check out the trailer, poster and official synopsis below.

rent-a-pal poster

The official synopsis reads:

Set in 1990, a lonely bachelor named David (Brian Landis Folkins) searches for an escape from the day-to-day drudgery of caring for his aging mother (Kathleen Brady). While seeking a partner through a video dating service, he discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charming and charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him much-needed company, compassion, and friendship. But, Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David desperately struggles to afford the price of admission.