XLRATOR MEDIA ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR THE SXSW HIT, HOLY GHOST PEOPLE

Honestly, I’ve never been the biggest fan of the Butcher Brothers. In addition to having a name scheme I’ve felt pandered to a certain audience, I was never really that drawn to their films. Maybe I’m just not that into vamps and haven’t given ‘em a fair shake. But I think that’s all about to change. Taking a look at the trailer for HOLY GHOST PEOPLE, I was blown away. But y’all know me. Anything “dirty south,” with backwoods carnage and insanity and I’m in like Flynn. Now, thanks to XLrator Media, those of us unlucky enough to have been in Austin to check out the film will finally get a chance to see it as they’ve just acquired the North American Rights to the film

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

LOS ANGELES – XLrator Media has acquired all North American rights to the Southern Gothic thriller, HOLY GHOST PEOPLE, following its world premiere last month at South by Southwest. The film is directed by Mitchell Altieri – one half of the Butcher Brothers (The Hamiltons, The Thompsons) – and written by Kevin Artigue & Joe Egender, Altieri & Phil Flores (the other half of the Butcher Brothers). XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon announced the deal today.

“Following our great experience working with the Butcher Brothers on the vampire epic The Thompsons, we’re thrilled to be releasing Mitchell’s extraordinary new film which created such a sensation at SXSW,” said Gordon.

HOLY GHOST PEOPLE was produced by Jeffrey Allard, Phil Flores & Mitchell Altieri and Joe Egender & Kevin Artigue and executive produced by L.C. Nussbeck. The deal was negotiated by Gordon and the Paradigm Finance Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

SYNOPSIS:

In the film, 19-year-old Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, “Shameless”) enlists the help of alcoholic ex-Marine Wayne (Brendan McCarthy) to find her estranged sister who has gone missing deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Their search leads them to the Church of One Accord and the enigmatic snake-handling preacher Brother Billy (Joe Egender), who’s devoted congregation of outcasts knowingly risk injury or death seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost. What Wayne and Charlotte uncover during their time on the mountain – about themselves and the nature of faith – will shake them to their core, as the mystery of Charlotte’s sister and her fate unravels. 

KEEP READING FOR A LOOK AT THE WICKED SXSW TRAILER FOR WHAT LOOKS TO BE THE BEST BUTCHER BROTHERS FLICK YET!

The Wild Man of the Navidad

Posted on 16th June 2008 by aaron in Indie Horror News - Tags: , , , ,

Duane Graves and Justin Meeks, the same guys who did the independent flick HEADCHEESE, along with one of the writers and producers of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, Kim Henkel, have created a new film along the same line as THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, AND CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE.  THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD. From the trailer alone, the film seems to have an aesthetic quality we haven’t seen since the drive-in era.  The colors appear a little washed out, the picture grainy with pops and scratches.  This is perfect if you ask me.  The look of films like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Eaten Alive, and The Legend of Boggy Creek among many others only adds to that gritty, grimy feeling I love.  Wild Man is also set in the south (Texas, I believe), which puts it up there on my list.  Any horror movie set in the south is a horror movie worth watching (even if they suck, I mean, you have to see it at least that ONE time).

You can find out more about the film by clicking on the cool poster below.