MTV sometimes does a good thing. Like, helping to bring Savage County to DVD. As part of MTV’s “Demand It!” contest, over 149,000 fans voted for the notorious shock horror film to appear on MTV and then see a full release on DVD May 31st, 2011; set to release from FilmBuff and MPI Media Group.
You will remember that Paranormal Activity was the first film to benefit from social media in such a big way, with a “Demand It” campaign that saw the low-budget sleeper hit get wide release and lots of press. Savage County could be the next step in this evolution of the process, letting fans speak their minds and help control the fate of a film.
On the last weekend before prom, a mismatched group of high school kids head to a remote pond to drink beer and hang out. When the beer runs dry, the conversation turns to daring Patrick, the runt of the group, into knocking on the door of the Hardells – the reclusive family that owns the land the pond is on. Patrick takes up the dare, knocks on the Hardells’ door, and finds himself staring down the barrel of a shotgun. When Patrick’s friends come to his defense, the oldest Hardell is killed in the shuffle. Scared and guilty – the teens flee the crime. When the rest of the Hardell clan find the old man murdered, they seek out vengeance. One-by-one the teens are hunted down by Orry, the sexually oppressed mute; Willard, the long-haired wildman; and Kasper, the cold-blooded family leader.
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