MVD Entertainment Group has two genre delights ready for DVD delivery during the month of October.
First up, streeting on Oct. 11 is director Brendan Jackson Rogers’ backwoods horror comedy, Bubba the Redneck Werewolf.
Bubba (Chris Stephens) is a pathetic, love-forlorned dogcatcher who works the night shift at the local pound. He’s a loser, there’s just no two ways about it.
Now if he just had the buxom Bobbie Joe (Malone Thomas — Unsullied), his high school sweetheart, life would be worth living, but, sadly, she’s given up on Bubba as he just can’t seem to get his act together. She has “needs,” you know.
Knocking back a few at the local bar — a desperate attempt to drown his sorrows — he meets an odd looking stranger (played by Mitch Hyman) who convinces Bubba that he will become the he-man of Bobbie Joe’s dreams if he just signs a contract (some mumbo jumbo about selling your soul). Hell, when your drunk, your girl has left you and you work at the dog pound (there’s a country joke in there somewhere), what do you have to lose, especially if the drinks are free!
Next day, Bubba is a brand new Bubba (played by Fred Lass). He’s bigger — got that buff look now. Full beard (and more) … and he’s fearless, ready to win Bobbie Joe back. There’s just one little problem, he’s a werewolf.
The bigger problem is, The Devil (that’s the fellow at the bar the night before) has been working the town and has a fistful of contracts (new souls) and now suddenly everyone wants Bubba to take on The Devil and get their souls back. That’s a lot pressure for a nightshift dogcatcher! Defeat The Devil, get his soul back and win the heart of Bobbie Jo … no problem!
Of course Bubba the Redneck Werewolf is a good-hearted comedy, with plenty of laughs … and a nice share of carnage as well.
Bonus features include deleted scenes, a blooper reel, a making-of documentary titled “From Page to Screen: The Making of Bubba the Redneck Werewolf,” a series of videos detailing the Werewolf and Devil makeup process and the “behind-the-scenes” music video titled “The Ballad of Bubba.”
Shifting to Oct. 25, MVD Entertainment Group has announced the DVD debut of writer/director Mathew Miller’s dark thriller, Subterranea.
Imagine being locked in a pitch-black cell for years; you’ve lost track of time. It’s a concept, time, that you can’t even understand. As a prisoner, without a name, you have grown from a child to a man (played by Bug Hall — The Little Rascals, The Stupids, Arachnoquake, etc.), but the concept of “human” is a mystery to you as well … you’ve never met anyone else like yourself.
Suddenly, you are set free from your subterranean prison and turned loose in the world. It is sensory overload … are you still a captive in this strange world? Has he simply changed one prison for another — is he nothing but a rat in maze? An experiment?
Our nameless man must navigate this new world, populated with people like himself … all strangers. Who does he trust? Is the one who held him prisoner in his lightless hell among them; watching; waiting?
Filmmaker Mathew Miller was inspired by the British rockers IQ and their 1997 concept album titled “Subterranea” and sought their permission to make his film … they agreed and a four-year process of self-funding, production, post work and festival screenings will be completed with the DVD debut on Oct. 25.
Bonus features include a “Making-Of” featurette and deleted scenes.