Myrtle Beach film company wins rights to Stephen King short story

Stephen King, American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy novels. (Photo: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — Coastal Independent Films, a Myrtle Beach independent film company, recently won the ‘Homegrown Horror Award’ at ‘The Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest‘ in Charleston.

It was for their movie ‘Thirst of the Dead.’ Recently, Coastal Independent Films lost the rights to their award winning movie, but for an impressive reason.

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“It’s the zombie apocalypse and there’s a group of survivors that are on a supply run, they stumble on some beer,” Gregory French of Coastal Independent Films said. “So, they get together and they’re celebrating maybe a little bit too loud and that attracts a zombie. And bad things start to happen; Or good things, whose side you’re on.”

Along with Gregory French and Paul Inman, there are around 20-25 active members of Coastal Independent Films. They make a variety of movies.

“We’ve got two Christmas ones,” Inman said. “We actually just put out a, what we’re calling, micro-short Tuesday. And we’re doing a little series that he was writing. It’s based on ‘a guy walks into a bar’ jokes.”

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