As reported today on Fangoria.com:
May 10: Alan Rowe Kellys BLOOD SHED becoming a feature
Writer/director Alan Rowe (ILL BURY YOU TOMORROW)
Kelly gave Fango the news that THE BLOOD SHED, originally intended to
be one of three segments of the horror anthology HUNG BY A THREAD (see
item here), will now be turned into a feature of its own. THE
BLOOD SHED became the most amazing experience Ive ever had,
Kelly says, and the cast/crew were itching for it to grow into
something more than a 35-minute piece. We just couldnt help ourselves!
With the addition of an extra scene or two and a possible cameo by scream
legend Debbie Rochon, THE BLOOD SHED will be completed around July,
and we hope to debut it by September to film festivals.
THE BLOOD SHED stars Kelly, fellow indie filmmakers Terry M. (SATANS
SCHOOLGIRLS) West and Joshua (AUNT ROSE) Nelson, Mike (THE TENEMENT)
Lane, Susie (Mingle Mangle) Adriensen and Robert Norman (as Gramma,
pictured below) as a family of deranged backwoods hillbillies who torture
and murder men, women and children alike. (One of the broods victims
is Fangos Michael Gingold in a brief cameo.) Ken Shupe, Yianna
Klentzeris and Ingrid Okola of Gorn FX created the special makeup, which
ranges from demented character visages to assorted gruesome violence
(including the demise of Sandra Schaller as Nancy, pictured above).
As he sets out to make THE BLOOD SHED its own entity, Kelly assures,
Im not hanging up HUNG BY A THREAD by any means. I have
a new story called A FAR CRY FROM HOME that will fill in the BLOOD SHEDs
slot. This story will actually serve the film better and compliment
the other stories even more! A FAR CRY FROM HOME is about a gay
couple (to be played by Kelly and DEAD SERIOUS Kane Manera) who
get lost on a back road in the Pennsylvania wilderness and find themselves
at a junk store that sells mystical trinkets and totems. What
they dont realize, Kelly explains, is that the owners
of this deep woods establishment arent exactly as PC as our young
travelling city couple.
FAR CRY will be lensed by cinematographer Bart Mastronardi, who also
shot BLOOD SHED and is about to wrap up his own directorial debut, a
genre movie called VINDICATION based on his short of the same title.
A FAR CRY FROM HOME will roll late this summer; as for the other THREAD
chapters, Michael T. Schneider begins shooting AND THEN I HELPED this
month, with Nikki MacIntyre, Tom Colbert, Ben Tatar and Midian Crosby
starring, and Tyler Tharpes CRACKTHEN SPLIT, toplining Eric
James, gets going later this summer.
(Note: "The Blood Shed" was produced by Brian Jude and Rachel Gordon, Associate Produced by Jeremiah Kipp.)