There have been quite a few choice rules when it comes to what you can and can’t do in a horror movie. We all fondly remember a fresh faced Jamie Kennedy spouting out specific horror-related rules for when it comes to surviving a horror movie in Wes Craven’s genre defining ‘Scream’ way back in 1996 and since then horror seems intent on showcasing these invariable cliches and conventions and even in some cases creating completely new ones. One thing we have learnt however is what to avoid in horror. Don’t run up the stairs to try and escape, don’t say you’ll be right back and certainly “don’t f#ck in the woods”! And writer/director Shawn Burkett certainly hasn’t shied away from that last rule with his new project which isn’t pulling any punches whatsoever. DON’T F#CK IN THE WOODS is the awesomely memorable title of his new independent horror project and here’s some more about the upcoming creature feature. Head below to check out the poster and images from the movie.
“After the stress and mental anguish of finals, Alex and her girlfriend Jane trek with a few friends into the woods for a little rest and relaxation. As the group begins to unwind, something in the dark has discovered a new and intoxication scent.”
The film itself has had hit plenty of bumps in the road along the way. Since the summer of 2013, raising money and getting things organised was a challenge. Through crowdfunding, some money was obtained to get it off to a start. But issues did arise: including weather, casting, hate mail based on a controversial title, production companies backing out due to the negative exposure of the title, and even an incident that involved a swarm of yellow jackets that halted production. But thankfully after three years, 1,000 contributions, and almost $10,000 later, the guys are finally able to end the curse of “Don’t F#ck in the Woods.”
Director Burkett came up with the title and began writing DON’T F#CK IN THE WOODS back in the summer of 2012. “I wanted the title to be completely upfront and have no hidden agendas’…Don’t F#ck In The Woods, because if you do you will die.”
The movie produced by Concept Media Films and Chris Gierowski stars Brandy Mason, Scott Gillespie, Ayse Howard, Brittany Blanot, Brian Cornell, Nadia White, Roman Jossart and Hannah Herdt.
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