As part of our ongoing spotlight with entertainment company, Halo-8 we have an exclusive announcement straight from Pizzolo & Co. that is sure to make “GODKILLER” fans very happy. Inside you can read the official press release for the “GODKILLER: YOU DEMAND IT THEATRICAL TOUR” that is bringing the illustrated film to the big screen and even IMAX! Read on for the skinny and figure out how you can get involved! “GODKILLER”, the twisted, sci-fi/horror adventure about a teenage boy’s odyssey to find a new heart for his dying sister in a post-nuke wasteland of fallen gods, organ-stealing hookers, and sex-addicted technowizards, Godkiller was directed by award-winning filmmaker Matt Pizzolo (Threat) with illustrations by Anna Muckcracker and music by Alec Empire and Atari Teenage Riot, starring genre-heroes Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Danielle Harris (Halloween 4, 5, I, II), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Nicki Clyne (Battlestar Galactica), Tiffany Shepis (Night of the Demons), alt-culture icon Lydia Lunch (Hardcore), and rockstars Justin Pierre (singer of Motion City Soundtrack) and Davey Havok (singer of AFI).”
Los Angeles, CA, May 17, 2010 – Indie sci-fi/horror animated film Godkiller (which Bloody-Disgusting called “an instant hit”) has added eight cities to its You-Demand-It Theatrical Tour, while word has come down from VOD partner Gravitas Ventures that 19 of the 20 major cable-VOD providers have selected Godkiller for their summer programming, insuring the film will be available in over 75 million homes starting May 25th.
“Now that’s just ridiculous,” said writer-director Matt Pizzolo. “I set out to make a movie for misfits, lunatics, and sociopaths… based on the response, I can only say it’s refreshing to see so many crazy people are in positions of influence. Our weird little mind-bomb will be invading a lot of homes this summer.”
The next set of theatrical cities are:
- May 28: Providence, RI @ Cable Car Cinema
- May 30: Knoxville, TN @ The Ciderhouse
- June 4: Indianapolis, IN @ Cinema Grill
- June 4: Grand Rapids, MI @ Wealthy Theatre
- June 11: Milwaukee, WI @ Rosebud Cinema
- July 2: San Antonio, TX @ Bijou Cinema Bistro
- July 2: Albuquerque, NM @ The Guild Cinema
- July 3: Tomball, TX @ Silverado IMAX
The VOD carriers supporting Godkiller include Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter, Verizon, Cablevision, DirecTV, Dish, RCN, Insight, Mediacom, Bresnan, Suddenlink, Rogers, Videotron, Sasktel, Cogeco, Shaw, Telus, and more; as well as digital carriers Amazon, Apple iTunes, Playstation Network, and Xbox Live.
To make room for the ongoing You-Demand-It tour (which continues to book additional cities), Godkiller’s DVD/Blu-ray street date has been pushed to July 20, 2010 (coinciding with Godkiller events at the San Diego Comic Con).
“Theatrical events offer a shared experience for the core audience and VOD makes it super accessible and inexpensive for casual viewers, so that makes DVD & Blu-ray more of collectibles… with that in mind we’re going to use the extra time to make the DVD & Blu-ray extra awesome,” explained Pizzolo.
The twisted, sci-fi/horror adventure about a teenage boy’s
odyssey to find a new heart for his dying sister in a post-nuke wasteland of fallen gods, organ-stealing hookers, and sex-addicted technowizards, Godkiller was directed by award-winning filmmaker Matt Pizzolo (Threat) with illustrations by Anna Muckcracker and music by Alec Empire and Atari Teenage Riot, starring genre-heroes Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Danielle Harris (Halloween 4, 5, I, II), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Nicki Clyne (Battlestar Galactica), Tiffany Shepis (Night of the Demons), alt-culture icon Lydia Lunch (Hardcore), and rockstars Justin Pierre (singer of Motion City Soundtrack) and Davey Havok (singer of AFI).
“An instant hit.” (–Theo Scheresky, Bloody Disgusting)
“A horrific yarn of apocalypse, quantum physics, culture jamming & conspiracy theory.” (–Scott Thill, Wired)
“Intriguing… mixes dark visuals, graphic violence, profanity and a speed metal soundtrack into an oddly alluring post-nuclear holocaust.” (–John DeNardo, SF Signal)
“An adventure through a frightening, violent post-apocalyptic landscape.” (–Michael Gingold, Fangoria)
[From Episode 1 review] “Matt Pizzolo’s tale of love, death, and organ harvesting; all set in a disgusting post apocalyptic wasteland. Looks as fantastic as you can expect… it’s hard not to give this a 9/10!” (–Chip Parton, Sins of Cinema)
[From Episode 1 review] “I can’t stand motion comics… however, I was somehow drawn to Godkiller’s comic aspect. The only word I can use to describe Godkiller’s tone is grimdark. The episode’s grim-darkness is clear, but not over applied, with all kinds of crazy organ-stealing, brutality and cannibalism, murder, and prostitution. I cannot wait for more of this.” (–Ryan Miller, EuroCultAV)
[From Episode 2 review] “Halo-8 scores again with the second addition to the Godkiller series by giving us more of everything we wanted. They’re clearly improving with every stroke of this magnificent series. Another cliffhanger has brought me to my knees with anticipation and I again cannot wait for the next volume to come out. This DVD earns every bit of the 4.5 grade I’m giving it. And you owe it to yourselves to watch it. 4.5/5″ (–Ryan Miller, EuroCultAV)
The dark, unrated film pioneers a new style of animation called ‘illustrated-films,’ developed by Pizzolo with his producing partner, Emmy-winner Brian Giberson. Utilizing sequential art by illustrator Anna Muckcracker, the illustrated-film adds 3D CGI, motion graphics, elaborate sound design, and dramatic voice performances for an edgy, sophisticated, intricately detailed new form of animation. Danielle Harris told iF Magazine “it’s more like moving art than animation, with very good writing.” Upcoming illustrated-films from Halo-8 include Tim Seeley’s Loaded Bible, Ben Templesmith’s Black Sky, and Pizzolo’s upcoming giallo The Long Knives.
Godkiller: Walk Among Us is the epic story of a boy on a quest to save his dying sister. Based on the comic book Pizzolo created with Anna Muckcracker, Godkiller takes place in a dark-future after economic collapse, after nuclear holy war, and after Earth is colonized by alien races. Tommy and his kid sister Lucy live in an orphanage in one of the few remaining city-states, but Lucy is critically ill and desperately in need of a new heart. Tommy’s odyssey to find a new heart for his sister begins when he follows an organ-stealing prostitute named Halfpipe out of the city-state and into the savage borderland known as Outer City. “A horrific yarn of apocalypse, quantum physics, culture jamming & conspiracy theory.” (–Wired)
About the GODKILLER You-Demand-It Theatrical Tour
After test-screening Godkiller in various theatrical settings to overwhelmingly positive response, the Halo-8 team put together a unique approach to theatrical distribution: audiences can’t just demand the film play in their towns, they must also commit to promoting it locally. Pizzolo explained the strategy in the Halo-8 blog: “[Paranormal Activity's] ‘You Demand It’ campaign was about demanding Paramount book screenings in particular cities… we don’t have a sugar-daddy like Paramount that we can demand shit from. We actually have to get things done ourselves. Well… not really, ourselves… if you want to demand it, then you have to help us. Instead of just going on a website and clicking ‘play this movie in my town,’ if you want Godkiller to come to your town then we’ll need you to get off your ass and help by promoting the film locally. You all demand we work harder than everybody else to make crazy shit for you, well we demand you work harder to support our crazy shit than just clicking a button on some tour booking website. Fair enough? We would love for Godkiller to come to your town and scramble the brains of you and your friends & neighbors, but we can’t do it alone… we need your help.”
High-res stills available for easy download at Halo-8 media kit
About Halo-8 Entertainment
Halo-8 Entertainment (www.halo8.tv) is a Hollywood-2.0 movie studio using bleeding-edge strategies to create and distribute daring new films and lifestyle videos. Recent releases include the megapopular animated series Xombie: Dead On Arrival (which Bloody Disgusting called “one of the best online animated series to date”), the legendary NY hardcore documentary N.Y.H.C. (which Cinematical called “smashing… a terrific, well-told, engaging story”), the award-winning hardcore-punk thriller Threat (which Urb Magazine said “makes ‘Kids’ look like an after-school special”), and the campy, interactive horror-DVD-game Slumber Party Slaughterhouse: The Game (starring Tiffany Shepis, Joanna Angel, Melissa Bacelar, Masuimi Max). Upcoming releases include the erotic-art documentary The New Erotic (featuring XXX-auteurs Eon McKai, Kimberly Kane, Dave Naz, Jack The Zipper, Alejandra Guerrero), and the iconoclastic hero’s journey Godkiller (which Wired called “a horrific yarn of apocalypse, quantum physics, culture jamming & conspiracy theory”).