Just Released: Trailer for RENT-A-PAL | 90s-set horror starring Wil Wheaton (STAR TREK)

Written and directed by Jon Stevenson

Starring: Wil Wheaton (Stand By MeStar Trek: The Next Generation), Brian Landis Folkins (Hoax), Kathleen Brady (Breaking Bad)
and Amy Rutledge (Neighbor)


In select theaters and on demand September 11

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. 

About the real Rent-A-Pal:One morning, while browsing Reddit, Jon Stevenson came across a very strange video on the internet: an old VHS tape called, “Rent-A-Friend.”  Hosted by an enigmatic yet charming “Sam,” Rent-A-Friend offered entertainment, advice, and most importantly, friendship, to lonely people in a pre-digital age. “Who would watch this?!” Stevenson asked himself. The answer to that question would ultimately become the story of Rent-A-Pal.

109m / 2020 / English/ Color

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