When we launched Dread Central Presents, we did it to shine the spotlight on films that were deemed too dangerous or were just plain misunderstood by other studios. Movies by talented filmmakers – some you may have heard of and some you haven’t – who are doing a lot more than just regurgitating the same stuff over and over and then over again.
The next film to join the ranks of the previously announced The Lodgers, Terrifier, #Screamers, Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight, and Imitation Girl will be Adam Rifkin and Penn Jillette’s Director’s Cut starring Missi Pyle, Penn Jillette, Harry Hamlin, Hayes MacArthur, and Lin Shaye.
“Adam did a fabulous job, and because there was no studio, there was absolutely no compromise,” says Jillette in an interview with EW. “We made exactly the movie we wanted to make. We did the Slamdance Festival and it did really well and it played a few other places. [Then] we ended up in the situation where we went back and tried to sell it to the very group of people that turned it down before. But finally a company came to us that loves the movie and wants to put it out.”
“It’s a very, very weird film and has scared off distributors from day one,” Rifkin tells Entertainment Weekly. “So, that’s why it’s just such a fantastic twist of fate that Dread Central and Epic Pictures teamed up to create Dread Central Presents at the perfect time for this movie. They are not at all afraid of how hard of a movie this is to sell. They are embracing that this is a tough sell because they think that that’s part of the fun of creating a brand. So, more power to them for rolling the dice and taking on our crazy little film.”
Herbert Blount aspires to replace the real director of a movie and make it his own by capturing the lead actress and inflicting much horror upon her in his version.