Into the Lion’s Den is a thriller come horror film released in 2011. The film is directed by Dan Lantz and Philip Malaczewski wrote the screenplay. Ronnie Kroell, Jesse Archer, Kristen-Alexzander Griffith star in this film that tells of a cross-country road trip that descends into hell when a deadly trap lures three friends en route to New York from Los Angeles.
You read that right. A $15,000 budget. The average 30-second car commercial costs more than $15,000. Yet here is James Townsend, directing a feature length horror film on a shoestring budget. A clever director like Townsend often has a few tricks to make it work, especially in the forgiving gay horror film genre. However, it still leads one to wonder whether the true horror was in the script or in the film’s production.