Writer/director Michael Patrick Stevens’ first feature film, Brutal, is in the can and ready to make its mark on the horror world. Read on for some details from this soon to be released project.
Brutal stars A. Michael Baldwin, who is best known to horror fans as Mike Pearson in the classic film Phantasm. Also starring are Stevens himself, Jennifer Wilde, Marvella McPartland and Camryn Molnar. Darla Rae co-directed with Stevens. For more on the film, check out the official website for Brutal.
From the Press Release
Brutal, starring A. Michael Baldwin of Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm franchise, is now completed – and looking for distribution. Baldwin waited 12 years for the right film to come along to make his return to the big screen. Many filmmakers who grew up as fans have offered him lead roles in their movies, but he turned them down. He was never going to return to the film industry and act again, unless he could find another iconic and memorable role that would separate him from Phantasm. That role finally came when he read the script for Brutal.
The music for Brutal is composed by John Carpenter’s partner of over a decade, Alan Howarth. Alan has worked on some of the biggest films of all-time: Halloween 2-6, Star Trek 1-6, The Thing and many, many more. Alan completely transformed Brutal with the soundtrack just like John Carpenter did with Halloween 35 years earlier.
Darla Rae, co-director, is an award-winning director who got her start in film as an actress in John Carpenter’s Halloween. Special effects make-up was by Christina Kortum, who also works on the hit TV show “Grimm”.
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