TOAD ROAD TO HIT DVD & VOD IN OCTOBER

Following the it’s theatrical run, TOAD ROAD will be arriving on DVD & VOD this October thanks to a distribution deal through Arstploitation Films. Brian Sokel, vice president of Artsploitation Films, had this to say about the film …

“There is a nihilism and decay present within the characters of Toad Road that makes the film mesmerizing. The horror comes not from just a mystical location and inevitable conclusion, but a very real, very dark place in each of their hearts. It’s a unique film that must be seen.”

Director, writer and cinematographer Jason Banker directed and produced Toad Road, his first narrative feature, with Elijah Wood serving as executive producer.

SYNOPSIS:

Inspired by an urban legend, Toad Road is an intimate meditation on lost youth evocative of Gus Van Sant (with a racy touch of Larry Clark) and a radical deconstruction of genre cinema, a devastating and brilliant object of contemplation and dread, and a journey down unexpected paths. The story takes place in rural Pennsylvania near the town of York, an infamous area that – according to urban legend – has a trail in the woods containing the seven gates that lead to Hell. 

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.

TAKE A WALK DOWN ‘TOAD ROAD’ WITH THE NEW TEASER TRAILERS, STILLS, AND POSTER

What is TOAD ROAD? This has been an indie genre film that’s been flying under my radar until recently when I caught wind of a press release detailing the film and announcing its premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival this Thursday July 26th, 2012. From the teaser trailers, there are shades of YELLOWBRICKROAD going on, but the rest remains a mystery. An old town legend…a pathway to hell? The mystery will have to remain just that until we take a walk down TOAD ROAD… Check out the press release, teaser trailers, stills, and poster below for more information about the film.

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

Black Out Films and Random Bench Productions are excited to announce the world premiere of Toad Road at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montréal. Jason Banker (Teenage Paparazzo, My Name is Faith) directed and produced his first narrative feature, Toad Road, in collaboration with producers Liz Levine (Camp Hollywood, Finite & Infinite Games) and Adrian Salpeter (The French Guy, Finite & Infinite Games). Toad Road displays a disturbing portrait of contemporary youth culture where the lines between perception and reality are blurred with often frightening results.

“I’m excited to premiere Toad Road at Fantasia International! It is great to be recognized by a festival that supports transgressive and outsider cinema,” says Banker.

“Jason Banker has crafted an exceptional film that we are proud to bring to Fantasia,” says Levine. “He is among the finest New York filmmakers of his generation,” adds Salpeter.

The Fantasia Festival kicked off July 19th and continues on through August 7th in Montréal, Canada, with the Fantasia Film Market making its debut from July 26-29, 2012. For more information, hit up their official facebook page, or their Tumblr page.

Synopsis
Inspired by an urban legend, Toad Road is an intimate meditation on lost youth evocative of Gus Van Sant (with a racy touch of Larry Clark) and a radical deconstruction of genre cinema, a devastating and brilliant object of contemplation and dread, and a journey down unexpected paths.

Teaser Trailer #1

Teaser Trailer #2

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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