Earlier this year we told you about Ricardo Islas’ The Zombie Farm, which is debuting on DVD March 8th, and now comes word of the director’s newest project, Frankenstein: The Day of the Beast. Read on for the plot crunch, a teaser trailer, and a big batch of stills.
From the Press Release:
On a cold and snowy day, filmmaker Ricardo Islas and his crew ventured into the woods of Illinois to begin filming Frankenstein: The Day of the Beast. For several weeks the cast and crew would endure blizzards and freezing temperatures as Islas directed the cabin scenes. The only heat to be had was from the actual fireplace in an authentic historic cabin. The result was incredible. From there the cast and crew traveled to a very old abandoned church in Chicago to film the wedding scene. With the sunlight shooting rays of light through the stained glass dome ceiling and the priest ready to begin the ceremony, the atmosphere of this church in complete ruble was more than words could describe.
Soon after pictures began to surface and a mini teaser trailer was released, the film company Alpha Studios acquired some funding and began building the main sets in the city of Chicago. Special effects and set design were created by the master of horror John M. Vitiritti. Many of the interior scenes are now complete, including explosions, gunfire, stabbings, dismemberments, etc. With three quarters of the film shot and enough funds to finish the film, Frankenstein: The Day of the Beast is well on its way to making movie history with a version of Frankenstein that is unlike anything you have ever seen…
The lead roles are played by Adam Stephenson as Victor Frankenstein, Michelle Shields as Elizabeth, and Tim Krueger as The Monster.
On a foggy winter morning, a raft brings a priest to an isolated island. He is getting paid to perform a wedding ritual under very mysterious conditions. The groom is Victor Frankenstein, and the young and beautiful bride is his cousin, Elizabeth.
Seven armed and dangerous mercenary soldiers have been hired to protect her against something huge that hides in the woods, awaiting for that wedding night to be consummated. Victor is the only one who knows the truth about their enemy. His secret will be paid with the life of his private army, whose men will die one by one, as the creature gets closer to his target: the bride.
An old style Hammer type of movie, but action packed a la Predator, this is a take on Frankenstein you have never seen and will never forget.
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