Spectrevision is a production company founded by Elijah Wood and directors Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller. I have been keeping a close eye on them because they seem to have a knack for picking up awesome movies, not only are they all awesome but they are all quite unique and original.
1: Curse the Darkness
I heard about this film quite some time ago, so I am sure it wont be long until we start seeing some set-pics or teaser. Curse The Darkness is the English speaking directorial debut from the director of the awesome low-budget Mexican cannibal movie We Are What We Are , Jorge Michel Grau.
Zombie films are everywhere these days, most of them follow a similar, tiresome and predictable premise. Spectrevision are taking a chance with Grau because of the original concept that he had for his film. Here is why …
(from Elijah Wood interview)
“We always said we wanted to stay away from the zombie genre, as it’s been so well covered, but when we read Brandon’s script, we encountered a take on the genre that simply had to be realized. Curse the Darkness is both a chilling exercise in horror and an incisive polemic against the conditions of illegal immigrants in this country.”
Not an awful lot of info to go on, but from what I do know, I am thinking it’s going to be more along the lines of Wes craven’s The Serpent And The Rainbow than it would be, The walking Dead .
Set against the modern day backdrop of undocumented workers laboring in the Louisiana sugarcane fields, the story is a terrifying look at the systematic exploitation of the labor force by large corporate entities, as well as a portrait of the plight of undocumented workers in the United States.
2: The Greasy Strangler
This film will be brought to us by both Spectrevision and the awesome Drafthouse films. I have been hooked on the film since the first greasy poster was released, and, man, it was a thing of beauty. The film is set in the disco-era and takes place in the seedy underground of Los Angeles, something to do with a disco tour guide and a greasy mutant serial killer known as The Greasy Strangler
The producer of The Greasy Strangler, Ant Timpson, is following Moviehooker. He sent me a private message telling me that he promises to keep me up to date with all the awesome movies he is involved with. I am pretty sure I can get some nice information to share with you all when its available..so stay tuned!!
Here is the official plot
The film follows Ronnie, a man who runs a Disco Walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden. When a sexy, alluring woman comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also signals the appearance of an oily, slimy inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent, soon dubbed ‘The Greasy Strangler.’
Toby Harvard and Jim Hoskin both wrote the screenplay with Jim Hoskin also attached to direct. The two previously worked together on Abc’s Of Death 2 (segment G) The film is currently in pre-production with a release date set for sometime in 2016
3: Bad Vibes
Out of the 3 movies that I have written about , this is the one I’ve known about the longest (2013). I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I have tried contacting them to find out what the craic is, but unfortunately nobody got back to me as of yet.
John Landis (Director of American Werewolf In London) is also serving as producer. I am sure I am not alone when I say this, but if you’re making a werewolf film and John Landis boards the ship as producer, then your mission is complete, you’ve struck gold!.
There is no official plot available at this time but I do know that it is set in the 60’s and is about music, drugs, free-love, and werewolves. Sounds good to me!
Thanks for reading, I will be doing another piece on Spectrevision and the films that are currently available in the next week or so.