International Actress Bai Ling and celebrity superstar Ron Jeremy join the cast of what is now being called “possibly the craziest horror-comedy of all time”.
Ole Splitfoot update – Just days after the release of the film’s first official trailer the producers behind the horror-comedy “The True Tale of Ole Splitfoot vs. The Lesbian Warrior Nuns of the Great White North” announce that both Bai Ling (The Crow, Crank: High Voltage, Wild Wild West) and Ron Jeremy (The Boondock Saints, Orgazmo, Detroit Rock City)
These new additions to the cast join Michael Paré, Robert Lasardo, Bishop Stevens, Kaylee Williams, Jeanne Young, Julie Anne Prescott, Rebecca Rinehart, Max Koch, Katie Schooley and more. The film starts principal shooting this November, anticipating a second quarter 2021 release.
Set in a remote Canadian town ,whose only industry is the local maple syrup processing plant, a group of lesbian warrior nuns, posing as strippers, stand guard, vigilant; the last defense against the hordes of Satan. Late one chilly, northern night strip club The Beaver Dam! becomes the final battleground for the forces of good and evil to go head to head as a young mother frantically looks to protect her child from certain damnation!
Well it was only 2 days ago, after reviewing The Dinner Party. I was hyped over how versatile indepdent horror can be. Today I’ve come crashing down hard after being asked to watch/review 8 Graves. Unfortunately, it was a sobering reminder of just how cringe-worthy low budget horror flicks can be.
The storyline states; A college reunion in an old South Carolina house goes horribly wrong. Two vengeful spirits start to pick off the party goers one by one. The survivors have to choose whether to face up to their responsibilities or suffer the wrath of the ghosts.
Now, I know there are a number of restrictions that a lack of budget can bring; poor cgi, low quality camera/equipment, but poor acting doesn’t need to be one of them. The film opens with a title card stating “1865. The War Between The States Is Over. For Tens Of Thousands Now Without Sons, The Family Name Will Die. Unless a Male Child Can Be Found.” Okay, at this point I’m feeling it; nice opening, setting the scene. The filtered sequence gives it that old fashioned feeling That, as well as the dated garb of the couple on screen I’d say its a nice intro. Then the acting happens… oh dear.
If that entire intro was cut then the film would be a lot better from the outset. But with the poor acting within the first 60 seconds the movie was a write-off before it even started. I’m pleased to say the acting did get slightly better in places and the storyline wasn’t too bad but it was still a massive let down. There was some believable interaction between the characters but the vast majority of the dialogue just felt awkward and corny with no authenticity at all.
Then there was the spirits. What on earth was going on there? I know I’ve mentioned the restrictions that a low budget can bring, but a good filmmaker should be aware of these. What they shouldn’t do is try to incorporate the basic resources they have into a movie which was already struggling. The spirits are depicted by a blue blur which is painful to watch. There is also a first person perspective adopted when the spirits are racing through the landscape which is a brazen knock off of The Evil Dead.
Overall, 8 Graves was a nice idea and the cinematography wasn’t too bad. Nothing special about the plot really but it could have been a lot better without the cringeworthy graphics. Some of the acting was better than others and I hope that the movie is just a learning curve for all involved. If anything, the trailer is probably the best bit. Check it out and decide for yourselves.
With the release of their latest hit fast approaching, Uncork’d Entertainment have released the following Behind the Scenes footage of The Dinner Party!
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A budding playwright and his wife attend a dinner party hosted by wealthy, cultural elites, who have promised to bankroll the writer’s latest play to Broadway, but, in fact, have darker designs in mind for the couple.