Madison County is about a group of college kids that travel to a remote, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of the grisly murders that happened in the town over two decades ago. Upon their arrival, the author is no where to be found and the townspeople state that they’ve “not seen him in years.” They also deny that Damien Ewell, the notorious murderer, ever existed and that the murders never happened. As the kids start to dig around to get their own answers, they come to find that the stories, and Damien, maybe more real than the townspeople are letting on.
The film is a high concept thriller that finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road.
Madison County (and the upcoming Contracted) writer/director Eric England’s new film Roadside will have its World Premiere as part of the Cinemayhem Filmfest on March 2nd, 2013 in the LA area. Specifically, the film will unspool at Muvico Theaters Thousand Oaks 14 on that date at 6:30PM and will be followed by a Q&A with England and the cast. Before the movie, those in attendance will also see an exclusive, extended sneak peek of a making-of featurette.
The film is a single location thriller that “Finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road.” Ace Marrero, Katie Stegeman, Alan Pietruszewski, Lionel D. Carson and Jack Curenton all star.
Looking forward to finally seeing this one! Check out the trailer inside… READ MORE
Writer/director Eric England (Madison County, Roaside, Contracted) has provided (via an exclusive with us) you guys with another halloween treat in the form of a followup to last year’s Trick Or Treater short. If you’ll recall – and if you didn’t see it we’ve included below the jump as well – last year Ace Marrero (Madison County, Roadside) lost his gal Katie Stegeman (Roadside, Contracted) to a killer Cucurbita. And now it’s time for Trick Or Treater: Part Two!
This year he’s moved on to live with Charley Koontz (“Community”, Rubber, Contracted). But, much like Paxton in Hostel 2, he’s brought his baggage as a survivor to his new roommate. It’s pretty NSFW, with copious gore and an in-all-likelihood-illegal sexual act, but it’s a Sunday so that shouldn’t be a problem!
The short was produced by England and Matt Mercer (who is featured in an anonymous cameo in the beginning alongside Stegeman). Cinematography is by Mike Testin and editing by Josh Ethier. Head inside to check it out! READ MORE
Writer/director Eric England made a splash earlier this year with Madison County and it looks like his 2013 will be busy as well with the release of Contracted and his installment in Chiller TV’s anthology “Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear.”
Also coming next year, pending distribution, is Roadside, a single location thriller that “Finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road.” Ace Marrero, Katie Stegeman, Alan Pietruszewski, Lionel D. Carson and Jack Curenton all star.
And today sees the release of the trailer, which sort of has a Phone Booth vibe but with some stalk and slash. Head inside to check it out! READ MORE
A few weeks ago we brought you a bunch of stills from For Blood Or Justice, and now we have a look at the film’s teaser.
Written and directed by Todd Kniss (Blood Deep) the film, “tells the story of Cotton De La Croix, an eccentric Texas lawman who will stop at nothing to bring Alex and Angel a pair of rampaging, psychotic killers, to justice. But when he illegally crosses the border into Mexico he is not only alone and out of his jurisdiction, but also in over his head in a bizarre and horrific new world. Confronted by an avenging ex-Luchador, a terrorized deaf stripper, a crusading Mexican detective, and a deranged scientist with a laboratory full of murderous creatures, he must use every skill he has to stop a relentless tide of death and destruction.”
For Blood Or Justice is being shot by cinematographer Dan Hertzog (Roadside, Blood Deep) and produced by Bomani Story and Ace Marrero, who brought you Madison County and Roadside.
Head inside for a teaser that provides a look at the film’s tone. READ MORE