Fango got word and a behind-the-scenes shot from Falcon Production about its latest project, the psychological horror film 99 PIECES. Writer/director/producer/star Anthony Falcon describes the story: “It’s about a man who, in order to save the life of his spouse, must lock himself and his wife in their house for 40 days. Throughout that time, they slowly give up electricity, food, water and finally each other.” The first half of the shoot wraps this Sunday; production then goes on a two-week hiatus so Falcon can lose weight in order to play his character in a starved state (à la Tom Hanks in CAST AWAY).
The filmmaker is aiming for emotional rather than explicit horror with this project. “Too many times I see blood get splattered just to get splattered,” he says. “The horror films of the ’70s and ’80s focused largely on developing the characters and creating bonds that made us care about them. Now Hollywood chooses to help a bad story by throwing blood everywhere. This isn’t going to be the best film of the year by any means, but what it will be is real.” The cast of 99 PIECES, which is lensing in Sacramento, CA, also includes April Potter, Marcus Shelby and THREADING OVER DARK director G. William Stechman (returning the favor to Falcon, who acted in DARK). Keep an eye on the Falcon site linked above for updates.