is a upcoming 80's-set found footage+cannibal/slasher film directed by Eric Anthony Pereira, who did second unit on Piranha 3D and various episodes of House.
August 19th 1993 - Police raid the cabin home of a Mr. Abel Honeycutt based on a 911 call placed by a hysterical woman who had managed to escape from what she describes as a "house of horrors". When police arrive at the cabin, what they discovered on the property defies comprehension. Bones, blood, cannibalized bodies...Abel, and his now missing children, had spent decades feeding on hikers, passersby and vacationers who wandered near his property. Perhaps even more telling and damaging than the bodies they found, was the evidence retrieved in the Honeycutt basement: three worn and damaged VHS tapes belonging to a Mr. Paul Muldowney, a filmmaker who had gone missing in 1987 along with seven other people. The tapes have recently been made public record.
November 9th 1987 - Two years after the success of his shot on video gorefest: Sorority Slaughterhouse, Schlock film director Paul Muldowney takes to the woods to film his latest low budget epic Splatter Mountain. He comes armed with two VHS camcorders, his girlfriend/cinematographer Laura, special effects man Rip, horror movie lover and over-burdened PA Carrie, pretentious Julliard trained actor Blaine and two starlets who have been brought in by the distributor for added nudity to sell the film overseas: the lovably ditzy 80s porn queen Bambi and bitter, coke addled former centerfold Taryn They�re joined by Darryl, a writer for a top horror movie magazine, who has been sent to cover the production.
The eight soon hop into a van to begin filming and head out to a notorious section of Trencher Mountain, disregarding the tales and warnings about those who have vanished in the woods there. Once filming begins the group quickly find themselves systematically targeted and stalked by the cannibalistic family of mountain men that have lived in the woods for decades. The eight will soon be seven, then six, then five�as one by one they are systematically crippled, butchered and devoured. As the survivors are forced to resort to human nature in it bleakest and ugliest form to fight back, they slowly begin to realize that the worst is yet to come.
As the group heads deep in the mountains, they are unaware that they are being stalked by a feral family of cannibals who have been picking off passersby unfortunate enough to have wandered into their territory for decades.
The story is told through the lenses of two video cameras and three VHS cassette tapes that are found years later. The film takes the modern framework of the found footage genre and places it firmly into the 80s, capturing the distinct look, style and vibe of that era. The first half the movie is a fun, hilarious, raunchy comedy where inept filmmakers and actors take to the woods to shoot a 'shot-on-video' splatter movie. But it shifts gears and becomes a dark, horrific roller-coaster ride as the group finds itself systematically butchered by a cannibal family who also reside in those woods.
The special effects by Jacob Gilman and Angie Johnson are extreme and explicit in the film's portrayal of human dismemberment and cannibalism.
Production is currently wrapping in the Los Angeles area for an anticipated Late Fall premiere in Los Angeles.
The poster was done by comic book artist Dennis Willman.
Official Facebook page of the film