This November will see shooting commence on The Half-Life Horror from Hell or: Irradiated Satan Rocks the World from writer/director Mark Mackner in Personburg, PA, where crime, corruption, incest, Voodoo, Satan, and heavy metal reign supreme!
The film, which touts a “title too big for a Facebook fan page”, stars Christian Hess, Nikki Evans, Scarlet Salem (pictured), former pro wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, Cory Kastle, Randall McCann, Scott Bell, Meagan Rumberger, Michael Krause, Doug Layne, Rocky Ciarrocchi, Melanie Slavinski, Ally Cat, Mark Mackner, Faith Hess, and Mikus.
Here’s the synopsis: A mysterious glowing monster is savagely attacking citizens of a small town on the eve of a huge televised metal concert. But what connection does this creature have to the old nuclear plant? And the band, Irradiated Satan? And the local crime boss? And… the Mayor? HOW HIGH DOES THIS THING GO????
A low-level crook and his hot, recreational drug enthusiast hippie chick friend aim to find out! With the help of the drunken town sheriff and an eccentric Native American shaman, they’ll encounter Satanic priests, Voodoo hoodoo, scheming incestuous step-siblings, and a radioactive menace as they seek to uncover the truth and save the very fabric of society as we know it in the process!
If you love action, horror, comedy, romance, black magic, and metal, then this is the film you’ve been waiting for! The Half-Life Horror from Hell or: Irradiated Satan Rocks the World! The filmmaker too talented to spend another day in anonymity! The movie too offensive for the Bible Belt! The experience too powerful to miss!
“Radiation… the weapon of TERROR! Voodoo… the method of REANIMATION! Heavy metal… the tool of SATAN! Shape-shifting shamanism… the LAST HOPE FOR HUMANITY!”
Acclaimed playwright Mark Mackner, author and director of such Philly underground theater classics as “Wake Up, Paddington, You Worthless Shit”, “Telepathic, Alcoholic Teenage Punk Rock Psycho Sluts”, and “Leopard Girl vs. Soul Sucker in the Evolutionary Arena of Doom”, made the leap to film last year with his already legendary short “Daisy Derkins, Dogsitter of the Damned”. The Half-Life Horror from Hell marks his feature directing debut.
Check out some photos of a few of the cast members below. For more on the film, visit The Half-Life Horror from Hell on Facebook; and for more on the oh, so subtle Scarlet, visit her official home here.
Doug Layne IS… SONNY GRAVES (in the only photo posted so far that was taken specifically for this film!) One of the most powerful figures in Personburg, PA. He’s a crime boss, Voodoo priest, and furniture wholesaler!
Mark Mackner IS… GASH GHASTLY! He’s the leader of shock rock metal outfit IRRADIATED SATAN!
Rocky Ciarrocchi (aka pro wrestling’s HELLTER SKELTER) IS… DERRICK RAVENCROFT! He’s a Satanic high priest and Graves’ #1 henchman. Loves evil! Hates children!
Scarlet Salem IS… CASSANDRA COVINGTON! Evil and seductive, she has a twisted agenda. Step-brother Cavalier is in love with her so she proposes a devilishly dangerous liaison. She exists to create chaos & carnage!
Meagan Rumberger IS… AMBER! The Mayor’s lovely assistant. She’ll do anything for her boss… maybe even MURDER!
Cory Kastle IS… DR. VANCE MANLEY! A dashing young doctor and radiation specialist. He’s in town to test the radiation levels, make a few bucks, and add a few notches to his bed post! But where do his allegiances lie?
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