With the success of My Super Psycho Sweet 16, MTV is already moving on a new made-for-online horror film. David Harris’ Savage County follows a group of small town Texas high school kids who play a prank that accidentally kills an old man, they’re hunted down by the man’s family of murderous hillbillies. You can get more details on the project by reading on.
An original horror movie for new media, Savage County was filmed in high definition in the summer of 2009 in Memphis Tennessee. Presented in eight ten-minute chapters, Savage County is designed to be watched either episodically or end-to-end in its feature-length form. Executive Produced by David Gale (Varsity Blues, Jackass, Aeon Flux) and Craig Brewer (Hustle and Flow), the movie is coming to multiple platforms in February of 2009. Savage County stars a mixed cast of hollywood newcomers (including Mimi Michael from Boogeyman 3) and Memphis locals as both the teen victims and killers. Directed by first-timer David Harris, the $250,000 project is a tribute to Texas Chainsaw massacre and the old-school horror of the 70’s, brought up to date with great indie rock and rockabilly music and a twist of teen drama.
“On the last weekend before prom, a mismatched group of high school kids heads to a remote pond to drink beer and hang out. When the beer runs dry, the conversation turns to daring Patrick, the runt of the group, into knocking on the door of the Hardells – the reclusive family that owns the land the pond is on. Patrick takes up the dare, knocks on the Hardells’ door and finds himself staring down the barrel of a shotgun. When Patrick’s friends come to his defense, the oldest Hardell is killed in the shuffle. Scared and guilty – the teens flee the crime. When the rest of the Hardell clan finds the old man murdered, they seek out vengeance. One-by-one, the teens are hunted down by Orry, the sexually oppressed mute, Willard, the long-haired wildman, and Kasper, the cold-blooded family leader.“
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