We’ve just received the press release for OTIS, the first of a new batch of RAW FEED films, which hits DVD shelves on June 10th, 2008. The new flick was directed by Tony Krantz (who helmed RAW FEED’s SUBLIME last year) and stars Daniel Stern, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Pollak, Jere Burns, Ashley Johnson, Jared Kusnitz and Bostin Christopher. Read on for the full press release and synopsis. (We’re working on getting the DVD front cover artwork) You can also click the frame below to read our FRIGHT exclusive interviews with RAW FEED directors Tony Krantz and John Shibin.
Synopsis – OTIS is a story of suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer’s rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson (Ashley Johnson), goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate (Daniel Stern and ), are contacted by her kidnapper, an insufferable FBI Special Agent (Jere Burns) takes charge of the case.
But, from deep within the psychopathic subterranean world created by Otis (Bostin Christopher), Riley turns the tables on her tormentor, manages to escape and to contact her parents. Fed up with the tragi-comic inability of theto find their girl, Will, Kate and Riley’s brother, Reed (Jared Kusnitz), decide to take matters – and justice – into their own hands. But when Otis’ brother, Elmo ( ), shows up unexpectedly, the Lawsons find themselves mired in one of the more unusual and macabre consequences of vigilantism.
Far from proclaiming ‘Mission Accomplished,’ the backed-in-a-corner Lawsons will further complicate their already deadly predicament with a surprising, unfortunate and frankly hilarious final choice.
OTIS Extra Content (on both DVD and Blu-ray)
· Commentary by Director Tony Krantz and Writer Erik Jendresen
· Featurette: The Twisted World of Otis in which the cast and crew discuss how and why comedy works within the confines of the film
· Suite 16, the home movie of Otis’ fantasies made by Otis himself
· Alternate Ending which gives a starkly different tone and finality to the film. It includes an introduction by Tony Krantz.