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Mitchell Altieri, one-half of Northern California-based independent filmmaking team the Butcher Brothers (THE HAMILTONS), dropped Fango a couple of exclusive pics from their Sundance-screened movie THE VIOLENT KIND, and also provided an update on their next opus, the psychological thriller BLACK SUNSET.
“We were in LA cutting THE VIOLENT KIND, and are now back in San Francisco finishing up post,” Altieri says of the movie he co-directed and wrote with fellow Butcher Brother Phil Flores, and which they’re currently giving some post-Sundance tweaking. The directors are currently fielding offers from potential distributors for THE VIOLENT KIND, which was produced by new HALLOWEEN series’ Malek Akaad, Andy Gould and Jeremy Platt, among others. The movie reunites several cast members from THE HAMILTONS (Cory Knauf, Joe Egender, Joseph McKelheer, Samuel Child and Mackenzie Firgens—talk about loyalty!) and also features scream starlet Tiffany Shepis (top photo), Taylor Cole (of the Butchers-helmed—and disavowed—APRIL FOOL’S DAY remake), NIGHTSTALKER’s Bret Roberts and PIG HUNT’s Nick Tagas.
“We’re getting close with the final touches of THE VIOLENT KIND, which revolves around some pretty hardcore bikers stuck out in the Northern California redwood forest as one of their own gets possessed by something not kind at all,” Altieri tells Fango. ”So that means we Butcher Brothers are ready to hit the beaches in Mexico with BLACK SUNSET. The story of SUNSET follows a group of surfers who head down south, cross the border and end up brutally fighting for their lives against the dead in an old villa—it’s got a LORDS OF DOGTOWN-meets-THE SHINING vibe to it. And SUNSET is not only bloody, it’s an awesome ride with lots of dark comedy and bad-ass surfing. We are very excited to be working with [producer] Cynthia P. Stafford and her Queen Nefertari company.” (The latter also produced the black-themed horror film THE INHERITANCE, a.k.a. MY PLACE IN THE HORROR, starring THE THING’s Keith David in a story of five cousins trying to avoid being sacrificed to an African spirit.)
You can check out a few short teasers for THE VIOLENT KIND below, see its Facebook page here and watch this site for updates.
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