Scorpio Film Releasing
Earlier this year we told you about Exhumed, a uniquely original vision of horror written by Guy Benoit (Atomic Brain Invasion), produced by Ted Marr (The Disco Exorcist), and directed by Richard Griffin (Nun of That). This week Scorpio Film Releasing dropped us a line to let us know the film has wrapped production and provided us with three new stills.
Exhumed marks SFR’s 10th feature, their others including Nun of That, Atomic Brain Invasion, Disco Exorcist, Beyond the Dunwich Horror, and more. Producer Marr says that “even though we are early in the process, from looking at the raw footage, I strongly suspect that this will be our best work to date. Certainly the best technically.”
Director Griffin further explains that “Exhumed is a major change of pace for us. Guy Benoit’s amazing screenplay is not filled with the typical “Things That Go Bump In The Night” creatures like vampires, zombies, or ghosts…. but it’s more in the vein of the psychological horrors of Psycho or Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Not only are we examining similar themes as those classics, but we also shot the film in glorious black in white, in the 2.35 aspect ratio on the RED camera, and the footage is breathtaking. With that, and the outstanding performances by Sarah Nicklin, Debbie Rochon, Michael Reed, Michael Thurber, Rich Tretheway, Evalena Marie, and Jonathan Thomson, we think that Exhumed is going to really shock and delight the audience.”
Over the next few weeks the film moves into post-production with a release set for later in the year.
Exhumed deals with a twisted family that is seemingly unable to leave their own home. Their gnarled existence and mounting animosity finally give way to violence and visceral panic. Exhumed’s closest living relatives would perhaps be The House of the Devil, Ils, and The Strangers. The recently deceased would include the weirdo Hammer efforts of the late 60s and early 70s: The Devil Rides Out, Vampire Circus, etc. Exhumed shares with these movies a claustrophobic fear of what lies inside both the home and the head. Sick stuff.
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