At the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest this past weekend, the trailer for indie filmmaker Michael Ling’s upcoming short film Edward Lee’s The Bighead premiered on the silver screen before the final film of the fest, Resolution.
Now we’ve got the trailer right here on Dread Central to share with you fiends exclusively!
Based on Edward Lee’s seminal and wildly controversial 2003 novel “Edward Lee’s The Bighead,” this harrowing tale is set in the West Virginian backwoods where vicious monsters, both human and supernatural, go on a terrifying rampage in search of a special young woman. Their path of destruction uncovers long held secrets and puts the fate of the entire world in jeopardy.
The short film stars Raquel Cantu as the untamable sexpot Jerrica, Carrie Malabre as the shy Charity, Orson Chaplin as the demented psychopath Tritt “Balls” Connor, and Lance Trezona as Tritt’s dim-witted accomplice Dicky. Also starring are Ashley Totin as the prostitute Rosie, Michael Coons as conflicted priest Father Tom, P.D. Miller as the bartender Frank and Kelsey Tipton as The Bighead’s first victim, Wendy. The frightening Bighead monster itself is played by Cheetah Platt.
Award-winning director of photography Fady Hadid shot the film from writer/director Michael Ling’s script. Geoff Skinner and Donald Wygal, Jr., produced.
Edward Lee’s The Bighead will premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 7:00 PM at the Acme Theater in Hollywood (135 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036). Check out the exclusive online debut of the trailer below, and keep your eyes peeled on the short film’s Facebook page for news on upcoming screenings and more.
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