Until recently, I hadn’t heard anything about THE CEMETERY, the forthcoming film from writer/director Adam Ahlbrandt. And then, by chance, I happened upon a Fangoria article online about the film and was blown away by the special makeup effects in the photos and a trailer (available only on Fangoria for now) that left me wanting more.
A co-production with Adversary Films and Backseat Conceptions and filmed in the Philadelphia area, THE CEMETERY stars J.D. Brown, Natalie Jean, Adam Huss, Tim Cronin, and Ruby Larocca amongst others, with special makeup effects by Doug Sakmann and Tom Kollmer. Check out THE CEMETERY’s official website and Facebook page for more info.
SYNOPSIS FROM THE OFFICIAL SITE:
A team of paranormal investigators must fight for their lives after accidentally releasing a demon from a forgotten cemetery.
Deep in the Pennsylvania hills, a cemetery for those who died during exorcism remains a dark secret for the church. In 1671, hundreds of men, women, and children suffered in bloody, torturous rituals at the hands of priests unable to contain the evil of the possessed. Were these possessions real, or is the story a hoax to cover up the sins of the deranged priests thirsty for human blood? Bill and his team of cynical paranormal investigators plan to find out the truth. As the producer and host of the reality TV show “Ghost Seekers,” Bill and his crew have seen it all: abandoned prisons, haunted houses, and decrepit mental hospitals. Night after night of boring trips to empty run down buildings has left them sure that the dead stay dead and that ghosts are the furthest thing from being real. Their lack of faith will soon be repaid in blood. Armed with the church’s historical record, they set out into the wilderness to uncover this series of forgotten atrocities. The demons of the past are invited to return and the gory details of old sins are revealed as the possessed begin hunting the living. Alternately gut-punching hilarious and brutally violent, The Cemetery takes the best elements of the old-school slasher film and pushes them to the edge.
*** WARNING *** THIS FILM CONTAINS VIOLENCE, GORE, EXPLICIT LANGUAGE, NUDITY, AND SHEER BRUTALITY! NOT RATED AND INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.
Sounds like it’s right up my dark and dreary alley. Check out the rest of the photos and official poster below.