Yup. You read that headline correctly. ‘The Fanatic’ is directed by Fred Durst and loosely based on his on experience with a fan, turned stalker. But as you can see the trailer things go off the rails into a Kathy Bates ‘Misery’ level of fandom.
John Travolta comes with the complete stalker / serial killer outfit that includes a short bowl cut, wire frame glasses and an odd clothing ensemble. He basically looks like a lost band member from Die Antwoord.
Durst has a few directing credits under his belt for music videos and ‘The Education of Charlie Banks’ which had luke warm reactions. This film on the other hand I am 100% on board with. Check out the trailer and full synopsis below.
Moose is a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar. When he is cheated out of his opportunity to finally meet Hunter, Moose gets a little help from his friend Leah, a well-connected paparazzi photographer, who knows how to find celebrity homes. Moose turns to stalking to get the celebrity interaction he feels he deserves, and while harmless at first, Moose’s actions begin to take a dark turn as his obsession grows stronger. As the visits continue to escalate, Hunter Dunbar finds himself in increasing danger.
‘The Fanatic’ is released into theaters and onto VOD and digital on August 30.