Wild Eye Releasing announced two new additions to its DVD release calendar for the fall of this year. For genre fans it is all good news … very good news, so let’s get to it!
There’s that memorable sequence in Pulp Fiction with Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames involving a pawn shop and some inbreds that was, well, unique. Thoughts of murder and revenge quickly took a backseat when Willis and Rhames were captured by Maynard (Duane Whitaker) and Zed (Peter Greene), who were (that is past tense of course) about as sick as they come.
Whether writer/director David Zagorski was inspired by the spider and fly twist served up in Pulp Fiction or not, he has gone that film one better with his 2012 indie slasher/horror flick, Killing Brooke.
This little gem is due out DVD this coming Sept. 29 from Wild Eye Releasing, with sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group.
From a teaser prologue we know that Vance (Colin Allen — The Devil’s Nightmare, The God Question) is a serial killer, but that’s just some early misdirection on the part of filmmaker David Zagorski. That bit of information sets up the tension when lesbian honeymooners, Brooke (Alex Fandel) and Chloe (Dina Baker — The Devil’s Nightmare) pick him up in a bar for a little three-way action.
It seems certain that he’s going to have his way with them and then do what serial killers do. And sure enough, he slices up Chloe and sends the terrified Brooke scurrying off into the spooky woods. And just when you think this is going be some riff on The Most Dangerous Game — a hunter-and-hunted story — Killing Brooke makes a sharp Pulp Fiction turn.
Brooke is going to be chopped up into little pieces by Vance, but then she is miraculously rescued by the Spade family. Dagget (Ray Hryb) and his wife Darla (Kt Baldassaro) — who just happens to be about the nicest little homemaker you could ever imagine — save her from being murdered. They even knock Vance loopy and make him their prisoner. Brooke is saved!!!
If Bruce Willis thought that he was saved from Ving Rhames when he stumbled into that pawn shop, then you have some idea about Brooke’s fate. The Spades are “spiders” and they have not one, but two tasty “flies” to feast on.
Indeed, there is a point (or two) in Killing Brooke where you suspect that Brooke is thinking, “I wish Vance would have killed me!”
Bonus features include a blooper reel, a behind-the-scenes featurette and commentary from filmmaker David Zagorski.
Shifting to Oct. 27 — and just in time for Halloween — is actor/writer/director Dave Campfield’s Caesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween, which is nothing short of a Scream Queen film delight — delivered tongue firmly planted in cheek!
Any film that has Tiffany Shepis, Debbie Rochon, Monique Dupree and Brinke Stevens in it is, by definition, a must-see … genre fans need no introduction to these beauties. And, this is not the first rodeo for Caesar (Dave Campbell) and Otto (Paul Chomicki) either — Caesar and Otto's Summer Camp Massacre (2009), Caesar and Otto's Deadly Xmas (2012) and more; it’s a regular indie film franchise series and the aforementioned Scream Queen’s participation speaks volumes as to just how much fun everyone is having!
You need filmmakers such as Campbell and Chomicki to come along from time to time to let a little air out of the indie horror scene — and big budget films for that matter — from time to time. This is for fun and everyone here is having a grand time.
Bonus features include two commentary options — one with Campbell and Chomicki and one with members of the cast — a booper reel, bonus short films (not all specified at this time), but for sure, The Son of Piggyzilla Trilogy and the Robert Z'Dar Tribute short film (dedicated to the late Robert J. Zdarsky of Maniac Cop fame).