REVIEW: BUTCHER BOYS (2013)

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Distribution/Production Company(s): Phase 4 Films, Greeks Productions, Kitchen Sink Productions
Directed by: Duane Graves & Justin Meeks
Written By: Kim Henkel, also carrying a Producing Credit, & based loosely upon A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
Starring: Ali Faulkner, Johnny Walter, Derek Lee Nixon, Matt Hensarling, Phillip Wolfe, Tory Tompkins, Justin Meeks, Tom Byrne, Sonny Carl Davis, Ed Neal, Terri McMinn, John Dugan, Marilyn Burns, Bill Johnson, Gregory Kelly, Jon Clinkenbeard, Matt Beene, Katie Patterson, Jack Lee
Running Time: 88 minutes
Rating: Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexual content and nudity

Synopsis:

From the creator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes this gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. Starring Ali Faulkner, Johnny Walter, Derek Lee Nixon, Tory Tompkins, and Gregory Kelly, a birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring a group of friends face to face with the macabre world of cannibals, the Butcher Boys. The Butcher Boys are international predators who deal in human ­flesh.

We at Backwoods Horror have been excited about BUTCHER BOYS since news first began to leak out about the film back when it was still titled BONEBOYS way back in 2010. Being big fans of the directing duo of Duane Graves & Justin Meeks (Headcheese, Wild Man Of The Navidad), in addition to the script by original Texas Chainsaw Massacre co-writer Kim Henkel (a former screenwriting teacher of Graves and Meeks), how could we NOT dig it. Crazy cannibal goodness, while showing up now and again in indie horror, now had one of the original masters of the form behind it and two promising up and coming directors with the chops to pull it off.

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BUTCHER BOYS TRAILER AND STILLS HIT THE WEB!

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Back in December 2010, we here at Backwoods Horror first reported on some rumblings about a new project directed by WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD directors Duane Graves, and Justin Meeks titled BONEBOYS. In that article, we reported that writer Kim Henkel, co-creator of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and writer/director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION had ventured into cannibal territory once again. Recently, however, the film is finally getting distribution by Phase 4 Films under the new title of BUTCHER BOYS on VOD September 6, 2013. In anticipation of the film’s release, check out a variety of stills and the new trailer below!

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THE OFFICIAL TRAILER HAS HIT FOR KIM HENKEL’S BONEBOYS!

Back in December 2010, we here at Backwoods Horror first reported on some rumblings about a new project directed by WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD writer/directors Duane Graves, and Justin Meeks titled BONEBOYS. In that report, we wrote that Kim Henkel, co-creator of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and writer/director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION had ventured into cannibal territory once again. Then, a few weeks ago, we learned that the film would premiere at the 16th annual Fantasia Film Festival, but things have been quiet on the project since.

Now, in celebration of the premiere, the official trailer has hit the web. Check it out after the synopsis along with the official poster below. And be sure to check out the BONEBOYS official website and facebook page, as well as here at Backwoods Horror for more information as it develops. As of this writing, TCM series alumni Ed Neal and Bill Johnson are rumored to have roles in the film with Ali Faulkner, Johnny Walter, Derek Lee Nixon, Tory Tompkins, Gregory Kelly and Sonny Carl Davis also starring.

SYNOPSIS:

A gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring Sissy, her brother, Mikey, and friends, Kenny and Barbie, face to face with the macabre world of the Boneboys. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s cannibalistic tale A Modest Proposal, the Boneboys are international predators who deal in human flesh – dead or alive. Their hunting grounds are the cities of the world.

TEXAS CHAINSAW SCRIBE KIM HENKEL’S ‘BONEBOYS’ MAKES ITS FANTASIA PREMIERE

Back in December 2010, we here at Backwoods Horror first reported on some rumblings about a new project from Kim Henkel, Duane Graves, and Justin Meeks titled BONEBOYS. In that report, we wrote that Kim Henkel, writer of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and writer/director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION had ventured into cannibal territory once again, but we hadn’t heard much on the project since.

Serving as the writer and producer of the film, Kim Henkel has teamed up once again (along with being their screenwriting professor in college, he served as producer on the team’s last film THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD ) with the directing duo of Justin Meeks and Duane Graves for BONEBOYS which will be having its world premiere at The 16th annual Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. As of this writing, TCM series alumni Ed Neal and Bill Johnson are set to have roles in the film. Now, in preparation of the premiere, a whole slew of stills and poster art has hit the web for the film. Check ’em out after the break!

SYNOPSIS:

A gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring Sissy, her brother, Mikey, and friends, Kenny and Barbie, face to face with the macabre world of the Boneboys. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s cannibalistic tale A Modest Proposal, the Boneboys are international predators who deal in human flesh – dead or alive. Their hunting grounds are the cities of the world.

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‘BONEBOYS’ FINDS KIM HENKEL BACK IN CANNIBAL TERRITORY

Kim Henkel, writer of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and writer/director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION has ventured into cannibal territory again with BONEBOYS.  Serving as the writer and producer of the film, he’s teaming up once again with the directing duo of Justin Meeks and Duane Graves.  Kim Henkel, along with being their screenwriting professor in college, served as producer on the team’s last film THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD.

The Dallas News gives a brief synopsis: The story tells of a group of people who have adopted the philosophy found in Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” in which the author suggests cannibalism ain’t so bad.

As of this writing, TCM series alumni Ed Neal and Bill Johnson are set to have roles in the film.