Old School Werewolf Film, 'Autumn Moon' in Pre-Production
By Michael Juvinall
All right you werewolf freaks, I know you're out there because I'm one of you. You foam at the mouth for any werewolf related news you can get your claws...er, I mean hands on, today is your lucky day, because I've got some great news coming your way, read on!
Writer/Director Randy Fabert (Psycho Killer) is hard at work in pre-production, prepping his new werewolf thriller, Autumn Moon from Skylar Phoenix Productions. Fabert himself stated that he hopes Autumn Moon will be "the most violent werewolf movie ever made." I don't know about anyone else, but that description has me very excited about this project. The film is due to shoot this fall, in and around Cincinnati, Ohio.
Fabert, a fan of great werewolf films such as (An American Werewolf in London, The Howling, and The Wolf Man), says he wanted to make an old school werewolf film but update it to be extremely violent and gory. He feels that writer Michael Spivey and himself have captured the extreme violence a werewolf would cause. Having read the screenplay for Autumn Moon myself, I would completely agree.
The screenplay was written by Michael Spivey and Randy Fabert from an original story by Randy Fabert. It is produced by Randy Fabert, Joe Kidd, Thomas Humbach, Iabou Windimere, Michael Spivey, and Co-producers are Aaron Martin and Sheila Mudd Baker.
The werewolf make-up effects will be created by Randy Fabert's Postmortem EFX Studio.
The cast includes: Joe Kidd (That's What She Said), Nathan Grauwelman (Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies), Iabou Windimere, Jocelyn Tanis (The Medal), Larry Combs, Gerri Sutyak (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Sonny Burnette (Zombies R Friends), and Randy Fabert (Psycho Killer). More cast announcements as they come.
Pulp writer Michael Renee Allen thought the house on the edge of the woods would be the perfect place to write his next novel. He soon finds that the forest has more to offer than just fresh air and a nice view. Something unspeakable is stalking the forest. A cunning force of pure evil that hunts by night, painting the forest with blood.
Filmmaker Randy Fabert grew up loving the classic Universal Monster movies. At the age of 10, he made his first horror movie and hasn't stopped since. After seeing An American Werewolf in London in 1981, he fell in love with the artistry of Rick Baker and decided he wanted to make monsters for his movies and took up sculpting his own creations. His first film Psycho Killer (2011) was well received and will be playing at several film festivals this fall.
For fans of the werewolf sub-genre, everything I've seen and read indicates that 'Autumn Moon' might just turn out to be something very special. Randy Fabert and his extremely dedicated group of filmmakers and actors are committed to putting the best possible product onscreen, and it's a labor of love for everyone involved. This is one film that I am extremely excited about.
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