VISIT HELL?S HALF ACRE WEBSITE
The website for HELL?S HALF ACRE, a new indie horror thriller, went live Friday at www.hellshalfacremovie.com. Lensed in Allentown, PA by K Studios videographers Sean Tiedeman and Scott Krycia, HELL?S HALF ACRE concerns an ambitious maniac stalking the residents of a small town. At the website, you will find stills, story info and the HELL?S HALF ACRE teaser trailer. Also, for a limited time, you can download the complete MP3 of the HELL?S HALF ACRE theme song 'Coo-Coo' by Spitshine. 'It?s not bad for a film that has house fires, car wrecks, explosions, original music and just plain destruction around every corner,' says Tiedeman, who co-directed HELL?S HALF ACRE with Krycia.
Regarding the making of the film, Tiedeman says on his site, 'HELL?S HALF ACRE was independently produced, thus giving us the freedom to try to bring the highest body count EVER to the screen. We wanted to make a movie that Hollywood couldn?t. The movie moves at 100 miles per hour and never slows down. Our killer doesn?t stand in the woods for 20 minutes looking through a window before he kills his victims. He moves fast, running down streets, yanking people out of cars?men, women, and, yes, even children.'
Tiedeman and Krycia shot HELL?S HALF ACRE on mini-DV for a modest budget. The duo planned everything from elaborate massacre sequences to the burning of an actual full-size house. 'The biggest problem with many super-low-budget films is that the filmmakers seem reluctant to ruin anything,' Tiedeman says. 'In this movie, to put it lightly, a lot of stuff was annihilated. Every penny spent went toward something that could be destroyed on screen.'
The K Studios gang are a familiar fixture at Fango conventions. In the past, they?ve created the tribute videos to accompany guest presentations for the likes of George Romero, David Cronenberg, Wes Craven, Udo Kier, Don Coscarelli and Robert Englund. 'I have to get ?corny? and thank Fango for always inspiring me to do this kind of thing,' Tiedeman says. 'People can't understand how inspiring the magazine is unless they grew up reading FANGORIA like I did. Reading the interviews with Sam Raimi, Romero and Tom Savini always made me feel like I could do it too. No other magazine is like that.' HELL?S HALF ACRE is scheduled for DVD release in 2005.
Courtesy of Fangoria