FIRST PHOTO FROM CEMETERY GATES
Here?s the first peek at CEMETERY GATES, the upcoming production by Kismet Entertainment?s Graveyard Filmworks division, directed by SOTA FX chief Roy Knyrim and written by Brian Patrick O?Toole. In the photo, scientists Belmont (PHANTASM vet Reggie Bannister) and Kollar (Aime Wolf) search for their stolen creation, a mutated Tasmanian devil.
According to producer/Kismet topper David Allen, CEMETERY GATES is a different animal from the company?s first Graveyard movie, BOO (written and directed by Fango scribe Anthony C. Ferrante). ?It is probably the most ferocious picture I have seen in a long time,? Allen tells Fango, in typical producer hyperbole. ?The blood flows in this one, and it flows freely. CEMETERY GATES is savage, but it?s also a lot of fun. Horror fans are going to find a lot to get excited about.? Allen also has a cameo in the movie as a jogger who has a run-in with the monster.
CEMETERY GATES? hairy mutation is released into a public forest preserve by two eco-activists and makes its feeding grounds in a woodland boneyard. ?When I wrote CEMETERY GATES, I wanted to recreate for audiences the experience my friends and I had when we first saw EVIL DEAD?over-the-top madness,? O?Toole tells Fango. ?With 17 kills in 90 minutes and over 80 gallons of blood, I hope I have achieved that goal.?
The upcoming San Diego Comic-Con (www.comic-con.org) will host a Graveyard Filmworks panel Thursday, July 22 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Clips and trailers from both BOO and CEMETERY GATES will be shown, along with a Q&A session with cast and crew. Joining Allen on stage will be BOO?s Ferrante, actress Rachel Melvin and bad-guy star Steven Felty, and CEMETERY GATES? Knyrim, O?Toole and actors Bannister, Peter Stickles (?He was probably the only cast member to escape ?bloodless,? ? says O?Toole) and Ky Evans. Graveyard can also be found at Booth #3851 at the convention, where they will offer poster signings, special giveaways and photo ops with a DOG SOLDIERS werewolf (expect to learn big news about the sequel, too).
The Graveyard team will also unveil in ?person? the nasty critter lurking behind the CEMETERY GATES. ?The giant mutated Tazmanian devil of CEMETERY GATES was a creation borne of too much caffeine, listening to too much heavy metal and watching way too much POKEMON,? says O?Toole. ?My natural fear of Furbys also played a factor in the birth of the monster.?
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Courtesy of Fangoria