Daily Distraction: Watch the trailer for a Columbus-filmed horror movie out today

'Double Walker,' starring Ohio native Sylvie Mix of 'Poser' as a ghost who haunts her Midwestern hometown, opens today in theaters and on demand

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Sylvie Mix in "Double Walker"

It's been a good year for Columbus movies. In June, "Poser," the first full-length feature from Columbus-based Loose Films, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, and in September it gained national distribution through Oscilloscope.

Then, last month saw the local premiere of "They/Them/Us," also shot in Columbus, which starred Joey Slotnick and Amy Hargreaves. The film was directed by Jon Sherman and co-written with his partner, Columbus artist Melissa Vogley Woods.

Today (Friday, Nov. 12), another movie shot in Columbus, "Double Walker," debuts locally at the Gateway Film Center (including a Q& at the 8 p.m. screening) and on demand. Starring "Poser" actress Sylvie Mix, who also served as writer and producer alongside co-writer, director and fellow Ohio native Colin West, "Double Walker" has been described as a blend of "Promising Young Woman" and "It Follows."

Colin West and Sylvie Mix on the Columbus set of "Double Walker."

The film blurb goes like this: "A young ghost (Mix) haunts her cold Midwestern hometown, trying to piece together the horrific flashes of memories from her past. One by one she kills the men she believes were responsible for her death with a sharp, pointed spoon and drinks their blood. Her plan is derailed when she meets Jack (Jacob Rice), a kind movie theater usher who inadvertently intercepts as she’s stalking her next victim. While Jack takes her in and offers her a glimpse at a normal life, her desire to avenge her own murder lingers on."

Check out the super creepy (and, fair warning, bloody) trailer below.