Fans have been known to digest every single bit of information about their favorite films. For budding filmmaker William Sanders, John Carpenter’s Halloween is the film that he lives and dies by. Even going so far as to take a few lines of dialogue and turn them into a ninety-minute indie feature that we must admit … sounds like a bitchin’ idea. Are you ready for Last Supper: The Russellville Hacksaw Murders?
Every town has a story, and the peaceful little Midwestern town of Russellville, Illinois is no different. Their story is about Charlie Bowles, a theatre owner and loving father, who until one Halloween night was respected by his fellow townsfolk. That is, until his unthinkable acts changed and rattled their community forever.
Last Supper is based on a line of dialogue from John Carpenter’s Halloween. In the film Dr. Loomis goes to a cemetery in search of Judith Myers’ grave. While in search of the grave marker, the graveyard keeper tells Dr. Loomis a story about Charlie Bowles, but in the middle of his story he is interrupted by Loomis about Michael Myers, and Carpenter’s story of Halloween continues from there.
For reference the dialogue is as follows: “Every town has something like this happen. I remember a guy over in Russellville. Charlie Bowles. About fifteen year ago he finished dinner, excused himself from the table, went out into the garage and got a hacksaw, then came back into the house, kissed his wife and two children goodbye, and then proceeded to …”
“This small scene has left many fans including myself wondering what did ol’ Charlie Bowles do?” says Sanders. “In my research for this script and film, I have found that Charlie Bowles was a real man from John Carpenter’s past; rumor has it that he lives in Russellville, Kentucky, near Bowling Green and was a theatre owner at the theatre that Carpenter used to see films at.”
Sanders continues, “I am a showman by trade so this piece will not be only a testament for my love of horror but also cinema and showmen alike.”
Last Supper: The Russellville Hacksaw Murders has been written and will be directed by Sanders. Cameras roll this fall.
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