Early Details on The Disco Exorcist

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From the Press Release:
Scorpio Film Releasing is proud to announce that their next production will be THE DISCO EXORCIST, a blood-soaked tale of revenge, sex, black magic, disco dancing, and mountains of cocaine. New England genre film director Richard Griffin takes on his bloodiest, sexiest film yet with a production so lurid that only a rating of NC-17 will suffice.

As with Griffin’s spot-on genre throwback Nun of That and Beyond the Dunwich Horror, THE DISCO EXORCIST promises to be a pitch perfect representation of the 1970’s exploitation genre. "In this age of soulless state-of-the-art, 3D, IMAX CGI-laden 'filmmaking', we thought it would be exciting to bring the art of cinema back to its most basic. Film. Real film ... with grain and scratches, warts and all. Plus, NOTHING looks as '70's as Super 8 film, and few features are ever shot on this aesthetically pleasing grain," states director Richard Griffin.

Principal photography has already begun in several New England locations with Ted Marr producing and Richard Griffin directing. The screenplay is written by Tony Nunes, writer/director of the upcoming Zombie Alleigance, from an original idea by Griffin.

The cast of THE DISCO EXORCIST features Nun of That and Beyond the Dunwich Horror cast members Michael Reed, Sarah Nicklin, Ruth Sullivan, and Brandon Luis Aponte. Also appearing are Rich Tretheway, Gio Castellano, Daniel Lee White, Alex Lewis, Alexandra Cipolla, David Erin Wilson, Lee Rush, Michael Thurber, Bruce Church, and Bernie Larrivee.

Additional casting for the film is expected to continue until mid-summer. Non-union actors who would like to be in the cast and live in the New England area can send their headshots and resumes to scorpiodirector@gmail.com. For additional info visit the Scorpio Film Releasing site and Kickstarter.com, where a brief scene from the film is introduced by lead actress Sarah Nicklin.

Check out the poster and a few stills below, and keep it here for more on The Disco Exorcist. (Man, I love typing that!)

Early Details on The Disco Exorcist

Early Details on The Disco Exorcist

Early Details on The Disco Exorcist

Early Details on The Disco Exorcist

- Debi Moore

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Vanvance1's picture

I don't see any appeal to grain, scratches or dirt on film. I think a smart director will use the BEST tools at his disposal to make a movie. Using old technology because you think it is 'hip and cool' is simply pretentious and ridiculous. Kind of like the poseurs you see in coffee shops wearing their tortoise shell glasses and scenester clothing and thinking they're cutting edge.

Here's a radical idea. START WITH A GOOD SCRIPT!

Submitted by Vanvance1 on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 3:15pm.
James Coker's picture

has anybody seen griffin's "BEYOND THE DUNWICH HORROR" to me it looks good and definitly a throwback to golden age fulci, I just want to know if it is actually good

Submitted by James Coker on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 3:35am.


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Submitted by PelusaMG on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 12:46am.
Terminal's picture

No. Just no.
"We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."

Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 8:31pm.

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