Writer and director Thomas J. Churchill's concept teaser for his new film, simply titled M, has arrived. Touted as a mixture between Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill and Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, M is set in 1960s California, where a virus threatens humanity as we know it. Also in today's Horror Highlights: High Moon release details and the North American acquisition of Strawberry Flavored Plastic.
M Production Details: "Renowned independent writer/director Thomas J. Churchill has just released the concept teaser trailer for his highly anticipated new action horror thriller "M".
Thomas J. Churchill is an award-winning filmmaker, known for his outstanding work as writer/producer/director on "Nation's Fire", "Check Point", "The Rack Pack", and W"The Emerging Past Director's Cut".
"M" Synopsis: In 1961-Hollywood, California- a lab-manufactured virus is striking hard with a vengeance, taking human lives and then reanimating to an undead status. Using his newest creation, a crazed madman has a different agenda with this army of undead.
As rumbling of his plan leaks back to Washington, DC, a concerned President Kennedy looks to his special task force for answers, a covert secret "Hollywood Crime Squad." The Squad made up of the biggest stars in the world. Stars that have special abilities...special skills.
He calls on one, in particular, one that the world was obsessed with, that had the press chasing her with headlines of romantic scandals. Despite the rumors, the President called for his best fighter, his best tracker, who was also the biggest movie legend there was. Forget the stories of scandal, forget all that you heard of her...embrace the legend of Marilyn aka ... "M".
"M" is an action, horror thriller, think "Kill Bill" meets "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
Follow “M” on Instagram @IAmLadyMarilyn
The official website for Thomas J. Churchill may be found at www.churchhillproductions.com"
High Moon Release Details: Press Release: "Sharpen the axes and load the silver bullets! Things are about to get messy when a cowboy gunslinger awakens in modern day – just in time to take down a gang of vicious werewolf bikers.
HIGH MOON is “BLADE from the old west," inspired by the classic ‘80s / ‘90s camp creature features from John Carpenter and Fred Dekker.
Written and directed by Josh Ridgway (Lionsgate’s THE SECTOR), the film stars Chad Michael Collins (Sony’s SNIPER military action franchise, sci-fi series “EXTINCT”) alongside co-stars Sean Patrick Flanery (SAW 3D, BOONDOCK SAINTS), Chelsea Edmundson (DAYLIGHT’S END, THUNDER ROAD), and Matthew Tompkins (SICARIO).
Colt (Chad Michael Collins)—a gunslinging werewolf slayer from the old west—mysteriously rises from the grave, only to find that the band of werewolves that brutally murdered his wife is still running rampant generations later. Aided by a beautiful widow (Chelsea Edmundson), a skeptical town sheriff (Matthew Thompkins) and a corrupt Mayor (Sean Patrick Flanery), Colt must face off with the bloodthirsty creatures once again to save a sleepy southern town from destruction.
Filmed in and around Dallas, Texas, HIGH MOON is being distributed by Distribution Solutions / Alliance Entertainment and Archstone Distribution. Producers are Rishi Chitkara, Josh Ridgway, and Chad Law. Executive Producers include Larry LeMaster, Heath Calhoun, and Greg Fussell. Lead actor Chad Michael Collins is also an Associate Producer.
HIGH MOON has a summer DVD release planned, plus a comic book series and a digital/television series in development. Keep up with the latest by following any of the official social media accounts:
HIGH MOON on TWITTER
For a complete cast list, theatrical trailer, set stills and more, please visit the official HIGH MOON website:
North American Release Details for Strawberry Flavored Plastic: "Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to gripping, neo-noir horror-doc STRAWBERRY FLAVORED PLASTIC. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in February in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Cody Lyons Co-Founder of The Octoberists. The film will arrive on DVD & VOD on May 7, 2019.
Described as “disquieting, discomforting, scary, and disturbing” (Rue Morgue) that “works remarkably well as an often-chilling character study” (The Hollywood Reporter), and praised as “a must-see for fans of found footage and serial killer studies” (Dread Central), STRAWBERRY FLAVORED PLASTIC stars Aidan Bristow, Nicholas Urda, and Andres Montejo.
“Writer-director Colin Bemis has crafted a superb drama that fits perfectly into the current craze of the “charming serial killer”, said Lyons. “We couldn’t be more pleased with Breaking Glass and look forward to working together in the future.”
When Errol and Ellis, two aspiring documentarians embarking on their first feature, put out a feeler to their local community for individuals with interesting stories. They hear back from and settle on the tale of Noel, a man who has just been released from prison after a nine-year incarceration for a crime of passion. After several weeks of shooting, they inadvertently discover that Noel’s story is fabricated: he has never been to prison. They soon find out that he is an at-large and very active serial killer who has never been apprehended by authorities. Now too entangled and implicit in Noel’s horrific crimes, the duo is stuck between deciding on the right thing to do and possibly making the most sensationalized and infamous documentary ever made. They make their decision: to keep filming, and events spin increasingly and wildly out of control…
“Contemporary and chilling, Bemis’ take on the charming serial killer seems incredibly relevant and horrific,” said Richard Ross, Co-President of Breaking Glass. “Aidan Bristow, in a remarkable performance, exhibits a perfect blend of cunning vulnerability and ice-cold insanity.”
STRAWBERRY FLAVORED PLASTIC
Genre: Horror, Crime
Running Time: 107 min.
Raelynn Zofia Stueber
Erica Duke Forsyth
Directed by: Colin Bemis
Written by: Colin Bemis
Produced by: Colin Bemis
Executive Produced by: T.M. Bemis, Rob Casasanta, Don Fleming, Jeff Miller,
Donald Panos, Tracy Panos
Associate Produced by: Carolyn Bevacqua, Angela Blum, Shannon Brady, Delilah Campos, Bill D’Apice, Joie Estrella, Timothy Feeney, Megan Foley, Ann Gaulocher, Christopher Gibbons, Patrick Moore, Jason Pfister, Charley Raiff, Joe Rutz, Robert Squeri, Daniel Tobin
Music Composed by: Matt Barile
Cinematography by: Yoni Shrira
Edited by: Steve Boghossian, Yoni Shrira
Production Company: Neon Briefcase."