The signs are everywhere. I don't mean crop circles spelling out an imminent alien invasion or crude drawings in the dirt welcoming the devil's arrival on earth. I speak of Neighborhood Watch signs. You see them everywhere. Suburban comfort made possible by vigilante neighbors looking for potential burglars or other intrusive elements that could potentially destroy their peaceful little setting.
It wasn't gonna be long before some sicko came along and put his own spin on the whole thing.
Dread Central has learned that Graeme Whifler - co-writer of Dr. Giggles and scribe behind 1990's deranged Sonny Boy (starring David Carradine and Brad Dourif) - recently completed and is looking for distribution for his directorial effort Neighborhood Watch. Starring American Gothic's Nick Searcy with appearances by cult star Irwin Keyes and The Exorcist's Eileen Dietz, Watch concerns a young couple who move into a sweet abode on Wormwood Drive. There they meet their new neighbor Adrien Trumbull, a behind-closed-doors sicko with a thing for poisoning folks and amature surgery (the trailer depicts him getting off by fingering a suture hole near his stomach, yuck). Apparently Whifler was inspired by some true events that he ultimately researched and felt the need to burn to celluloid.
The interesting thing about Watch is the amount of seasoned Hollywood folk it has attached to it. Whifler alone has created his own rep about him by being associated with Sonny Boy and having directed a few music videos for The Residents. Bernd Heinl of Baghdad Cafe shot the film, David Rawlins who pieced together Firestarter and Saturday Night Fever edited, and Leonard MacDonald from Steve Johnson's Edge FX provided the makeup.
As we speak, the finishing touches are being put on an official web site; when it launches it'll come complete with pics, clips and a trailer. We'll let you know where you can find it and when!