It’s Werewolf Wednesday here at Backwoods Horror!
Arclight Films’ genre label Darclight Films has acquired Full Moon, an effects-driven horror movie, presumably about werewolves, to be directed by stuntman-turned-director Lauro Chartrand, reports Deadline. Currently there are no plot details known but producer Daljit DJ Parmar says that “Lauro Chartrand brings his high-powered stunt and special effects team to achieve unsurpassed production value that moviegoers around the world have come to demand.”
The film is set to go into production this year.
Chartrand was the action director of the Toronto Midnight Madness title Afflicted, and his credits as stunt coordinator include The Last Samurai, The Twilight Saga and Elysium.
Nastasha Baron penned the script, and production companies include DreamChaser Productions and Original Entertainment. Daljit DJ Parmar and Chartrand will produce, and executive producer is Jennifer Esquivel. Arclight is handling sales worldwide.
Somehow this is another one that slipped under my radar. Aside from the whole lesbian angle, which is all well and good, this is also some kind of weird coming of age werewolf flick as well with animation by the friggin’ Quay Brothers (Look ‘em up!). But I’ll let the press release explain things a little better than I can as I’m trying to watch this flick right now at the same time and so far all I’m seeing is a hipster film with a lot of buzz around it. But, as with all movies (except the horribly, horribly atrocious Stockholm Syndrome), I’m going to give it a chance. I mean, come one…there’s a werewolf in it at some point and I’m a SUCKER for werewolves! So far, it seems as though it may be the most clever werewolf film since GINGER SNAPS.
Magnolia Pictures has released some bloody imagery for their indie horror love story, JACK & DIANE, directed by Bradley Rust Grey and starring Juno Temple, Riley Keough, Cara Seymour, Dane DeHaan, Michael Chernus and Kylie Minogue.
Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane’s charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack’s tough skinned heart. But when Jack discovers that Diane is moving, she pushes her away. Unable to grasp her new feelings, Diane’s emotions begin to cause unexplainable violent changes to her body. Through these awkward and insecure feelings, the two girls must struggle to turn their first love into an enduring one.
It is now available on VOD platforms with a limited theater planned for November 2.
KEEP READING FOR THE TRAILER AND THOSE INCREDIBLY WICKED WEREWOLF STILLS
Long time readers of Backwoods Horror know that my favorite horror monster is the Werewolf (I’m even working on a screenplay for, what I consider of course, the ULTIMATE werewolf film). So of course I was excited to hear about an upcoming independent werewolf project titled AUTUMN MOON.
Written and Directed by Randy Fabert (who will also be featured in the film), AUTUMN MOON is currently in pre-production. The film’s cast includes Joe Kidd (That’s What She Said), Nathan Grauwelman (Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies), Iabou Windimere (Psycho Killer), Jocelyn Tanis (The Medal), Larry Combs, Gerri Sutyak (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Sonny Burnette (Zombies R Friends) and Richard Aughpin (Architect of Chaos). The werewolf practical make-up effects will be created by Fabert’s Postmortem EFX Studio. Michael Spivey co-wrote the screenplay with Fabert.
Fabert says he hopes to make AUTUMN MOON “…the most violent werewolf movie ever made.”
After checking out the film’s official facebook page, I came across this photo which may or may not depict the werewolf we’ll be seeing in AUTUMN MOON. I don’t recognize it from any other werewolf film (and I’ve seen quite a few if not all of them). If it is, all I can say is…BADASS!
Pulp writer Michael Renee Allen thought the house on the edge of the woods would be the perfect place to write his next novel. He soon finds that the forest has more to offer than just fresh air and a nice view. Something unspeakable is stalking the forest. A cunning force of pure evil that hunts by night, painting the forest with blood.
And now for a look at the first teaser poster for AUTUMN MOON:
In addition to the official facebook page, you can also follow AUTUMN MOON via the twitter handle @AutumnMoonFilm.