While on the red carpet for the 2009 Spike TV Scream Awards, we caught up with Brian Pulido, writer/director of After Dark Films’ The Graves, one of the 2010 “8 Films to Die For.” Beyond the break you can read about a new viral website being launched to promote the film’s January 29th release, along with potential DVD extra features and his next project, Damnation.In The Graves, two inseparable sisters, Megan and Abby Graves, are taking one last wild road trip before Megan has to start a new job. The journey includes a trip through remote Arizona in search of a kitchy roadside attraction. Instead, Megan and Abby happen on Skull City Mine, a weather-beaten, abandoned mine town converted into a self-guided tour. What seems like a fun day in the sun turns into a mind-bending fight for survival against menaces both human and supernatural.
“GRAVES is coming out January 29th,” Pulido tells Bloody Disgusting breaking the news about a new viral website launching this month. “Sometime right around Halloween we’re going to release a website called SKULLCITYMINE.com and that’s gonna give people a nice inside view of the terrible environment that the girls from the movie end up in,” adding, “that gives people an inside look into the people that run the mine.”
As for extra features, there could be a lot on the DVD. “[It’s] too early to tell. What we’re providing besides the obvious behind-the-scenes, we’re going to provide some visual comics ‘cause it’s related to the movie, we have a little documentary on the strange locations we shot at, all sorts of commentary tracks and a couple other unique things. We tried to make sure it was different.”
“After Dark has been spectacular, I’m having a great time,” he says of After Dark. But after this hits theaters, he’ll be getting behind the camera for a new horror film entitled DAMNATION.
“I’m finishing two more scripts. I have one called DAMNATION that’s about a family of con artists that perform exorcisms in small town American,” he reveals to Bloody Disgusting. “When they go to this particular town, they actually unleash a horde of demons into the town. We shoot that next March again in Arizona.”