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Distribution/Production Company(s): Starz Digital Media
Directed by: Jesse Thomas Cook
Written By: Tony Burgess
Starring: Jason David Brown, Molly Dunsworth, Tim Burd, Robert Maillet, Julian Richings
Guest Starring: Stephen McHattie
Running Time: 87 minutes
Rating: Rated R for disturbing vile and gruesome images, violence and language

Before we get going with a synopsis for SEPTIC MAN, I’d like to treat you to the very opening scene of the film. It may give you a little insight into what you have to look forward to throughout the rest of the film.

And thus our tale begins…


From the creators of MONSTER BRAWL, EXIT HUMANITY, and PONTYPOOL comes this award-winning origin story of Jack, a sewage worker who’s determined to uncover the cause of the town’s water contamination crisis. But when he becomes trapped underground in a septic tank without food or water he undergoes a hideous and repulsive transformation. In order to escape the tank, he must team up with a docile Giant and confront a murdering madman. Hailed as a “stunning” (Little Red Umbrella), “funny” (TwitchFilm), and “visceral story that will leave you shaken – and desperate for a shower” (Rue Morgue Magazine), SEPTIC MAN is a cinematic odyssey into the darkest depths of horror and beyond.



Penny Dreadful Teaser Screenshot

PENNY DREADFUL, the upcoming psychosexual horror TV series created for Showtime by John Logan (Screenwriter of such works as Gladiator, Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, & Skyfall) and executive produced by Logan and Sam Mendes (Road To Perdition, Skyfall) released a short teaser following the series finale of DEXTER. The teaser asks if we believe in curses, demons, and monsters. The answer here at Backwoods Horror is a resounding HELL YES! Check it out after the break!

In the series, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – become embroiled in Victorian London, weaving together the origins of such famous literary horror characters as they grapple with their monstrous alienation in Victorian London. YES, YES, & YES! I’m in already! The series will premiere in 2014.



It’s that time of year again boils ‘n ghouls.  That time of year when the air becomes cool and crisp.  When dusk brings a brilliant orange hue and long, mysterious shadows.  That time of year when the smell of woodsmoke drifts upon the brisk night wind.  When the leaves carpet the ground with brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow, and brown.  It is that time of year when a Jack ‘o Lantern, so carefully carved, sits glowing upon the steps of homes everywhere.  When children stalk the night to trick or treat.  It is a time of monsters, of werewolves, vampires, witches and ghosts.  It is time…for Halloween!

If you’re reading this, then there’s a good chance that, like me, you’ve waited all year for this.  In celebration, not only have I decided to resurrect Backwoods Horror from the dead, but the entire month of October is Halloween for me.  And the day itself?  I’m not yet certain what I’ll be doing, but I’m for DAMN sure it’s going to be memorable (IF I can remember it…heh…).  So dust off your costumes, or make or buy new ones, because it’s time to get out there and celebrate the time of year when Horror in every form imaginable is brought to the forefront of every heart and mind.





Posted on 1st February 2010 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Ok, boils ‘n ghouls, in case you weren’t aware, I’m a huge fan of the show SUPERNATURAL.  Granted, I think things have become a little bogged down since the continuing “Angels, Demons, Satan on earth” storyline hit, but the first season and all the monster-of-the-week episodes kick ass.  In case you haven’t been following the show, the premise follows two brothers traveling around the country in their vintage impala and kicking monster ass.  Perhaps one of the best shows on television right now.  Anyhoo, there have been 3 episodes in the series so far featuring the GHOSTFACERS (the first in Season 1 before they were actually called GhostFacers, then just two guys behind the paranormal website Hellhound’s Lair).  Basically, if you think of that show Ghost Hunters with a group of bungling 20-somethings, but much more enjoyable, you’ve got the gist.  They’re always comedic episodes and always, always entertain.

Well, apparently, they’re going to get their own little web series.  This is something I’ll be sure to watch (and post, if embeddable).  Here’s the scoop from the creeps over at Shock Till You Drop:

McG’s Wonderland shingle and Warner Bros. TV are plotting an Internet spinoff to the CW’s Supernatural titled Ghostfacers according to Variety.

Wonderland has already begun production on the project, which will initially run as 10 three-minute episodes, which follows a team of ghost hunters who tape their exploits in documentary fashion.

The somewhat comedic group first appeared on the first season of Supernatural (and were created for the show by Trey Callaway for the episode “Hell House”) and also returned in season three, in the episode “Ghostfacers,” by Ben Edlund.

Ghostfacers stars A.J. Buckley (“CSI: NY”), Travis Wester (“Bones”), Brittany Ishibashi (“Supernatural”) and Austin Basis (“Life Unexpected”). The first episode will follow the Ghostfacers as they investigate a theater believed to be haunted by the ghost of a young starlet (played by “Nip/Tuck” alum Kelly Carlson).

Supernatural has sprung forth beyond the TV show,” said Wonderland TV topper Peter Johnson.. “The mother series seems flexible enough to allow our creative talent to pursue some of these other arenas.”

Beyond the webisodes, and will also include other Ghostfacers content, such as gag reels, behind-the-scenes videos, photo galleries and actor confessionals. More mythology will also be uploaded to a dedicated Ghostfacers website. Meanwhile Supernatural is currently in it’s fifth season.

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Trailer

Posted on 9th July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , ,

As an update to the Jack Brooks flick I first wrote about here, you now have, for your viewing pleasure, the trailer.  Thanks YouTube! Heh.