If there’s anybody out in the indie world that sends us updates on their projects more often than the multi-talented Phil Nichols, I don’t know who it is. Today he sent over a new batch of stills from Vampire Diaries Renfield, but best of all, they include the first shot of one of the creatures Nichols’ Facades FX is doing for the film.
Phil, who, along with portraying Renfield, also wrote the screenplay, tells us, “Week 6 has wrapped. We did a lot of flying FX and aerial fight work on green screen for the climax. These pictures are from the Harkers’ lair and all the naughty goings on that will happen in there…”
Besides Nichols, the stars include Julin, John Stevens (as Dracula), Cory Hart, Shelley Boozer, Mel House, Paul Damon, Joe Grisaffi, Tyler Tackett, and Keli Wolfe. The director is Bob Willems.
The new pictures begin on Page 4 of our Renfield gallery. They start with Stunt Coordinator David “Stutter” Sanders standing in front of a green screen going over the fight and flight gags mentioned by Nichols with actress Roxy Cook. A couple of them can also be seen here, along with that aforementioned “creature” — Melissa Nichols as Natasha the oracle, an ancient vampire mystic (below, left). Click each to visit the full gallery.
R. N. Renfield (Nichols), once the slave of Dracula, is now an insane vampire stalking a modern metropolis (Bayou City). Known as “The Bayou City Butcher”, he is pursued by Detective Paul Cranston, a driven homicide investigator who always gets his man.
Renfield is also sought by Mina Harker (newcomer Roxy Cook), now also a vampire, and her hybrid-vampire son, Quincy (Tackett). The dark pair are seeking a relic in Renfield’s possession: the skull Of Dracula. It is their intent to use the skull to resurrect Dracula and restore the house of Dracula.
It is a game of cat and mouse in which the mad vampire Renfield reveals his ancient past with the Vampire Lord Dracula and battles the forces of darkness and the mortals of Bayou City.
Keep it here for more on Vampire Diaries Renfield as it comes, and in the meantime be sure to visit the Poison Apple Films website.
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