July 22nd is the official release date for Stevan Mena’s new horror mockumentary BRUTAL MASSACRE: A COMEDY. The special edition arrives courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment and they’ve provided us with the official press release including the cover art and the list of special features. Check it all out below! (Including our FIRST LOOK review of BRUTAL MASSACRE!
BRUTAL MASSACRE: A COMEDY READY FOR ITS CLOSE-UP ON DVD JULY 22ND FROM ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT
Special Edition DVD features more than 17 extended and deleted scenes
BURBANK, CA – Just when you thought it was safe to turn on your DVD player…Anchor Bay Entertainment will release Brutal Massacre: A Comedy, the irreverent mockumentary about the horror film shoot from Hell! The film will be available on DVD July 22nd. Written and directed by Stevan Mena (Malevolence) and boasting an all-star cast of horror film legends — all in comedic roles — Brutal Massacre: A Comedy is a hilarious look into the chaotic world of low budget independent filmmaking, as a once-successful horror film director tries to make his comeback vehicle. The Brutal Massacre DVD goes even deeper behind-the-scenes of this cross-genre epic, with a “making-of” featurette as well as 17 extended and deleted scenes! SRP is a seriously inexpensive $26.97.
Brutal Massacre: A Comedy is becoming the toast of the horror convention circuit, including recent cast appearances at HorrorHound Weekend, Chiller Weekend and Fangoria Weekend of Horrors in Los Angeles – where the ENTIRE headline cast appeared on stage to discuss the film! Delivering laughs in the best mockumentary tradition of This Is Spinal Tap, Brutal Massacre gives fans of horror and comedy a “Best in Horror-Show” performance featuring such horror and comedy film luminaries as David Naughton (An American Werewolf In London); Brian O’Halloran (Clerks, Chasing Amy); Gerry Bednob (The 40-Year Old Virgin, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story); Gunnar Hansen (the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre); Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker and Theresa Tilly, aka “The Ladies of The Evil Dead;,” Ken Foree (the original Dawn of the Dead), and Vincent Butta (The Pick-Up Artist).
In the film, Naughton plays Harry Penderecki, a once heralded horror auteur who now finds himself on the outside looking in at Hollywood . Though renowned for such groundbreaking horror classics as I’ll Take the Ring Back and the Finger Too! and Sasquatch at the Mall, he hasn’t had a hit in a while and most in the industry have scratched his name off their “A” list.
But Harry isn’t completely down and out. He’s embarking on what he hopes to be his return to the big leagues with Brutal Massacre. Reuniting his longtime filmmaking team, Harry also has the entire production shadowed by documentarian Bert Campbell (Butta). But what starts as a successful convention appearance announcing the start of filming quickly devolves into a battle of Sisyphean proportions to capture even a single, usable frame of footage. Between incompetent special effects artists, temperamental actors, bad location advice, sexual shenanigans, on-set tragedies and the usual budget overruns, Harry struggles to keep his sanity while facing overwhelming obstacles to finish the picture and find himself at the top once again.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
* Widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
* Behind-the-scenes of Brutal Massacre
* Seventeen deleted and extended scenes
* Theatrical trailer
Brutal Massacre: A Comedy is a Crimson Films and LMB Productions presentation. The film was produced by Stevan Mena, Tom Bambard and Tim Bristoll, with Vincent Butta as Executive Producer. Co-producers are Chris Aurilia & Jerry Aurilia. Samantha Dark, Daniel McNulty, Peter Picard & Andrew Pizzo are the Associate Producers.