LA-based Dilemma entertainment and marketing agency is breathing new life into Season 1 of the online horror series Chopper this month with more episodes, more characters, more VFX and more music. And we have some exclusive stills of the upcoming mayhem to share!
From the Press Release:
International fright icons Tyler Mane (Michael Myers, Halloween) and Andrew Bryniarski (Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) will be joined by rising stars Tim Phillipps (The CW’s “The Secret Circle”), Quinn Dahle (“Conan O’Brien”), and others as new episodes begin to roll out on Friday the 13th of April via the project’s YouTube Channel and continuing every weekend through the end of April.
Marketing support has been provided by brand sponsors including The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Sullen Clothing to name just a few. Promotional and viral videos laying the groundwork for a transmedia-driven back story have already surpassed 1 million cumulative views since content first became available at the launch of last summer’s Mayhem Festival. The series also features music and cameos from influential heavy metal bands including Ministry, Unearth, Underoath, and Machine Head as well as buzz-heavy newcomers Attika7, The Slow Forward, and Straight Line Stitch.
In essence, Chopper is a contemporary spin on the timeless Sleepy Hollow mythology. Storylines revolve around a headless outlaw biker seeking vengeance in the afterlife by killing mortal sinners. Dilemma’s principal J.C. Christofilis also served as writer, producer, and director on the series and worked closely with the Rockstar Mayhem Fest promoters to actually integrate the festival as a pivotal location in the storyline. A special contest has been launched to cross-promote both Chopper’s reboot and the 2012 incarnation of the Mayhem Festival, which has just begun selling tickets via their official Mayhem Festival website.
CONTEST DETAILS: Starting today through the end of April, anyone who shares a photo via Chopper’s Facebook page or Twitter account (@ChopperLives) that is a legible picture of their purchase receipt for tickets to any of the 2012 Mayhem Fest tour dates will be entered into a random drawing to win a Chopper VIP prize package. You must share the picture via Chopper’s official social media platforms ONLY!
The prize package includes:
• One-of-a-kind decapitated head prop used in the series to create the actual chopped off neck effect for Chopper (see pictures)
• CD bundle containing albums from 10 bands that have been part of the Mayhem Festival and/or Chopper’s soundtrack including: Machine Head, Ministry, Slayer, Unearth, The Slow Forward, Straight Line Stitch, Underoath, Attika7, Anthrax, and Slipknot
• Customized photo of you as a decapitated victim of Chopper promoted via Chopper’s social media
• New Chopper poster being created by influential artist Godmachine, signed by Tyler Mane and director J.C. Christofilis
Winners will be announced the last weekend of April on the same day as the final episode for Chopper rolls out. Official rules can be found via our the Chopper Facebook page. Be sure follow Chopper’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts to stay up-to-date with additional series announcements and gain access to exclusive content. And subscribe to the Chopper YouTube Channel to keep up with old and new videos.
Along with the exclusive photos, we’ve got an updated poster and trailer. Check ‘em out, and let us know what you think!
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