When it comes to the 1980’s, most will agree this was the golden age of horror. There is no wonder why we are getting a multitude of throwbacks recreating the era with fresh spins. The most prominent sub-genre of the time was the Slasher flick. The next indie homage to the era comes at you with Maniac Farmer.
From Executive Producer P.J. Starks (Volumes of Blood, Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories), writer/director Matthew Williams, it’s sure to be a fun slash, gash, slice, and dice flick to watch with your friends. It even features a kickass hard rock soundtrack with its very own song written by former Evanescence drummer and director of 10/31, Rocky Gray.
“Making a movie requires a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, but I think that we’ve made a film that a lot of people can be really proud of and that can really entertain horror movie fans, as well as movie fans in general,” Williams told me. “I’m very excited and eager for the world to finally see it.” It’s looking to be in the same line of movies like Madman, The Mutilator, and Slaughterhouse, with a splash of Motel Hell. Starring Jake Roark as the Maniac Farmer himself, he comes off as an extremely imposing and brooding force to be reckoned with. I’m sure Farmer Vincent and Madman Mars wouldn’t mind shaking his bloody hands and giving him a hearty welcome to the psycho farmer’s union.”
Maniac Farmer is currently seeking distribution and will be hitting the festival circuit soon, so keep an eye out in your local area.
In the film:
“A group of street punks led by the murderous Blasphemous Rex meet their match when they choose to terrorize a seemingly helpless farmer who ends up turning the tides on the group, and the hunters become the hunted.”