Oddest Cast Ever Assembled for New Indie Film Gravedigger
Covering the horror scene as long as we have, we've seen some pretty eclectic cast lists, but with its assortment of reality TV stars, ex-baseball players, lady wrestlers, and a musician (oh yeah, there are a few regular actors in there, too), Gravedigger could be the oddest one yet!
From the Press Release:
Have you ever felt you needed to just bury your guilt? Literally...
Currently filming is 2013’s most gruesome tale of fear and fright, Gravedigger. A sinister collaboration among the minds of award-winning actor Keith Collins (Stuck in the Middle, The Meat Puppet), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), and Brandon Ruckdashel (“Co-ed Confidential”) and from the eerie ink of NY Emmy-award winning writer Joseph Pepitone and his brother, Billy Pepitone (Stuck in the Middle), Gravedigger is a horrifying shockfest that will keep you on the edge of your seat and the brink of insanity throughout a terrifying journey of paranoia.
Directed by Bollinger; produced by Collins and executive producers John Stoerback, Michael Levine, and Jeff Quinlan (Bare Knuckles); and written by the Pepitone siblings, Gravedigger's well-rounded cast includes many special appearances and stars Collins, Ruckdashel, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N' Roses), Brian McRae (center fielder for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, and Toronto Blue Jays), Billy Sample (outfielder for the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves), Paul Grassi (ABC’s “The Mole”), Annette Dziamba (“The Apprentice”), Gregg Valentino (TLC’s “The Man Whose Arms Exploded”), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor, Season One”), Emilio Masella (Oxygen's “Love Games 2”), Gary Garver ("The Howard Stern Show”), Erik Chopin (Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”), Dave Buchansky (VH1’s “Hollywood Exes”), John Stoerback (The Next Vigilante), April Hunter (“WCW”, ”TNA”), Billy Garcia (“Survivor: Cook Islands”), Theresa Galeani (Cross the Line, I am Legend), Cindy Fox (“The Naked Cowgirl”), and Anastasia Smith (“NY Majesty Lingerie Football League”).
A vigilante serial killer is stalking, killing, and burying those he has judged guilty, and anyone in this corrupt town could be next! Murder, mayhem, blood, deception, and NO way out are a few ways to describe this disturbing new heart-pounding thrill ride.
Gravedigger tells the story of Steve Borden (Collins), who is a brilliant young criminal defense attorney. As junior partner in a local high-end law firm, he makes his living defending the indefensible. When a case gone horribly wrong haunts him, Borden’s conscience begins to send him into a guilt-ridden spiral. Police Chief George Orkin is the town’s top cop. With more bodies turning up buried, District Attorney Mike Ruble (Ruckdashel) suspects Orkin’s ties to crime boss Charles Muzzatti (Stoerback) may be the answer to the case. Now, Orkin must deal with his own eroding sense of integrity to keep both sides of the law off his back. As paranoia rises and Borden, Orkin, Ruble, and Muzzatti try to pin the murders on each other, could another, more sinister force be hunting them? Codes, morals, and misguided views of justice collide when the law, the mob and the Gravedigger face off in a bloody battle that will darken the survivor’s souls forever. But will burying the guilty bury the Gravedigger’s own guilt?
Below is some early artwork for the film; keep your eyes on the Gravedigger Facebook page for updates.
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