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Get Ready to Beg The Evangelist for Forgiveness in May

Posted by Debi Moore on March 29, 2017

Back in 2015 we told you about the psychological thriller/horror film Clean Cut, and now it’s heading our way on DVD with a new title, The Evangelist, and artwork. Of course we have all the details you need right here!

From the Press Release:
ITN Distribution has acquired the rights to worldwide distribution for the highly anticipated horror/psychological thriller The Evangelist with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and eOne Entertainment releasing the film in the US and Canada.

On May 9th, enter the sadistic world of The Evangelist, a Bible-quoting serial killer who has a small New Jersey town gripped with fear. Is he the same maniac from the past continuing his moral cleansing or a new, merciless angel of death?

The film, which won two coveted awards at the Atlantic City Cinefest Film Festival for Best Horror and Best Actor, stars Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), Samantha Artese (The Coffee Shop), and Michael Billy (The One) with Billy Sample (Former NY Yankee), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor”), and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses).  It’s directed by Joseph Pepitone (The Jersey Devil), produced by Keith Collins, and written by Joseph and Billy Pepitone based on a story by Collins.

Executive producers are Steve Wolf, Jonnie Rockwell, AJ Mattioli, and Cory Green; co-executive producers are Doug Bollinger and Joseph Pepitone. Editing and cinematography are by Green with original music by Thal.

Pre-orders are now open for The Evangelist, and you can learn more on the film’s Facebook page. Just remember: Your sins are not forgiven!

Synopsis:
The Evangelist tells the story of Bill Horton (Collins), who at seven years old watched in horror as a serial killer murdered his mother. Known as The Evangelist, he placed a Bible next to her body and quoted scripture as he left Bill alone and destroyed.

Thirty years later, Bill has grown up and appears to be a model citizen, spending his days cleaning his house and baking. He has, however, picked up the mantle of The Evangelist, killing those he finds wicked and evil and leaving a Bible by their bodies. Bill only opens up to Dr. Laura Cooper (Artese), a psychiatrist who discovers Bill’s dark secret. She contacts young Detective Edward Legros (Billy), who is working on the case with his cynical, veteran partner, Detective John Vance (Bollinger). But what Vance knows about the original Evangelist will lead to a bloody showdown.

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Trailer for Clean Cut Makes an Incision Through Your Holidays

Posted by Debi Moore on December 22, 2015

A new psychological thriller/horror film is heading our way that reminds us it’s often the straightest people that can be the most twisted…

Check out the just released trailer for Clean Cut, which reveals the sadistic world of The Evangelist, a Bible-quoting serial killer who has a small New Jersey town gripped with fear. Is he the same maniac from the past continuing his moral cleansing or a new, merciless angel of death?

The film stars Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), Samantha Artese (The Coffee Shop), and Michael Billy (The One) with Billy Sample (Former NY Yankee), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor”), and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses).  It’s directed by Joseph Pepitone (The Jersey Devil), produced by Keith Collins, and written by Joseph and Billy Pepitone based on a story by Collins.

Executive producers are Steve Wolf, Jonnie Rockwell, AJ Mattioli, and Cory Green; co-executive producers are Doug Bollinger and Joseph Pepitone. Editing and cinematography are by Green with original music by Thal.

Synopsis:
Clean Cut tells the story of Bill Horton (Collins), who at seven years old watched in horror as a serial killer murdered his mother. Known as The Evangelist, he places a Bible next to her body and quotes scripture as he leaves Bill alone and destroyed. Thirty years later, Bill has grown up and appears to be a model citizen, spending his days cleaning his house and baking. He has, however, picked up the mantle of The Evangelist, killing those whom he finds wicked and evil and leaving a Bible by their bodies.

Bill only opens up to Dr. Laura Cooper (Artese), a psychiatrist, who discovers his dark secret. She contacts young Detective Edward Legros (Billy), who is working on the case with his cynical, veteran partner, Detective John Vance (Bollinger). But what Vance knows about the original Evangelist will lead to a bloody showdown.

For more info “like” Clean Cut on Facebook.

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Twisted Thriller Clean Cut Kicks off Production

Posted by Debi Moore on March 9, 2015

A new film that reminds us “The straightest people can be the most twisted” just kicked off production in New York, and it promises to make you squirm in your seat with terrifying, heart-pounding fear and fright. Read on for the first details on Clean Cut from Joseph and Billy Pepitone and their frequent collaborator Keith Collins.

From the Press Release:
Production has begun on the psychologically disturbing new horror/thriller feature film Clean Cut. From the mind of award-winning actor Keith Collins (Gravedigger,The Meat Puppet) and the profound ink of two-time NY Emmy Award-winning writer Joseph Pepitone and Billy Pepitone (Stuck in the Middle, The Jersey Devil) comes a chilling story. Murder, blood, torture, and psychotic thoughts will race through your head while watching this journey of paranoia unfold, permanently deranging the moviegoer’s mind.

Clean Cut tells the story of Bill Horton, who at seven years old watched in horror as a serial killer murdered his mother. Known as The Evangelist, he places a Bible next to her body and quotes scripture as he leaves Bill alone and destroyed. Thirty years later, Bill has grown up and appears to be a model citizen, spending his days cleaning his house and baking. He has, however, picked up the mantle of The Evangelist, killing those he finds wicked and evil and leaving a Bible by their bodies.

Bill only opens up to Dr. Laura Cooper, a psychiatrist, who discovers Bill’s dark secret. She contacts young Detective Edward Legros, who is working on the case with his cynical, veteran partner, Detective John Vance. But what Vance knows about the original Evangelist will lead to a bloody showdown.

The film stars Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), Samantha Artese (The Coffee Shop), and Michael Billy (The One) with Billy Sample (Former NY Yankee), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor”), and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses), who is also providing original music. It’s directed by Joseph Pepitone (who co-wrote with Billy Pepitone) and produced by Keith Collins (who’s credited with the story).

Executive producers are Steve Wolf, Jonnie Rockwell, AJ Mattioli, and Cory Green; co-executive producers are Doug Bollinger and Joseph Pepitone. Cinematography and editing are by Cory Green.

To keep tabs on the production, “like” Clean Cut on Facebook.

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New Artwork and Trailer Pull the Strings of The Meat Puppet

Posted by Debi Moore on November 5, 2014

The Meat Puppet Lands Distro via TomCat Films; New ArtworkIn September we got word that the award-winning The Meat Puppet had been picked up for worldwide distribution by TomCat Films, and now that it’s heading our way in early 2015, it has a new trailer and artwork.

The film has won five awards so far, including Best Horror Film, Best Actor (Keith Collins), and Best New Jersey Feature. It was produced entirely in New Jersey and stars Keith Collins and Daniela Rivera.

The Meat Puppet also features Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses), Skeery Jones (DJ at Z-100), Chris Wilkes (“SNL”), Gregg Valentino (TLC’s “The Man Whose Arms Exploded”), Billy Sample (former NY Yankee), Geri Reischl (“The Brady Bunch Variety Hour”), Emilio Masella (“Jersey Shore”), Billy Garcia and Gervase Peterson (“Survivor”), John Fields (DJ Unique), Gary Garver (formerly of “The Howard Stern Show”), Brandon Ruckdashel (Co-ed Confidential), Darren Server (Atlas Shrugged), Erik Chopin (Winner of “The Biggest Loser”), Matthew Schultz (singer/songwriter), Jamie Kovac (Fury from “American Gladiators”), and April Hunter (WCW & TNA wresting).

The film was directed and edited by Joe Valenti, written by Joseph and Billy Pepitone, produced by Blaze Kelly Coyle, Collins, and Valenti, and executive produced by Coyle and Valenti.

Synopsis
Andrew “Drew” Shelton appears to have it all… Looks. Money. Women. But behind that charming smile lies an unimaginable evil. An abusive childhood has turned him into an impulsive, delusional sociopath who has developed an insatiable appetite for beautiful women’s flesh. As the bodies pile up and a gung-ho detective starts stalking him, Drew descends deeper into madness. His obsession with one woman may be the only chance to stop him from serving up his next victim. Or will she fall prey and become the next main course?

For more info visit the official The Meat Puppet website and like The Meat Puppet on Facebook.

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Gravedigger Set for Release in November by Shami Media Group

Posted by Debi Moore on August 29, 2014

Gravedigger Set for Release in November by Shami Media GroupA project we've been talking about for a while now, Doug Bollinger's Gravedigger, has been acquired by Shami Media Group, Inc., for worldwide distribution in November; and we have all the details right here!

From the Press Release:
Gravedigger is set to ax the horror genre worldwide! Shami Media Group, Inc., a distribution, marketing, and media leader in worldwide film distribution, recently acquired the film and has set a DVD/VOD release date of November 18, 2014.

Gravedigger was shot in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, a few months after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The movie features a unique cast including TV personalities, professional sports players, reality stars, and rock legends. The original soundtrack is by guitar rock lord Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal of Guns N’ Roses. Gravedigger, nominated for multiple awards, has won two for Best Thriller Film and Best Actor, Keith Collins.

The film is directed by Doug Bollinger, produced by Keith Collins, and executive produced by John Stoerback, Michael Levine, and Jeff Quinlan. The co-executive producer is Brandon Ruckdashel, and the line producer is Theresa Galeani. Gravedigger was written by Joseph and Billy Pepitone and stars Collins, Ruckdashel, Stoerback, Jim McKeown, Angela Sharp, Katelyn Pearce, and Rachel Barrer with Billy Sample and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.

Alongside the well-rounded cast are many special appearances by sports figures, reality show personalities, and TV stars including Jim Leyritz, Brian McRae, Annette Dziamba, Gregg Valentino, Gervase Peterson, Emilio Masella, Gary Garver, Mark Pinkhasovich, April Hunter, Anastasia Smith, Theresa Galeani, Joe Sernio, Steve Mack, Cindy Fox, and Adam (“Speed Bag Scissorhands”) Salomon.

Synopsis:
Steve Borden (Collins) is a brilliant young criminal defense attorney. As junior partner in a local high-end law firm, he makes his living defending the indefensible. When a case gone horribly wrong haunts him, Borden's conscience begins to send him into a guilt-ridden spiral. Police Chief George Orkin (McKeown) is the town's top cop. With more bodies turning up buried, District Attorney Mike Ruble (Ruckdashel) suspects Orkin's ties to crime boss Charles Muzzatti (Stoerback) may be the answer to the case. Now Orkin must deal with his own eroding sense of integrity to keep both sides of the law off his back.

As paranoia rises and Borden, Orkin, Ruble, and Muzzatti try to pin the murders on each other, could another, more sinister force be hunting them? Codes, morals, and misguided views of justice collide when the law, the mob, and the Gravedigger face off in a bloody battle that will darken the survivors' souls forever. But will burying the guilty bury the Gravedigger's own guilt?

Keep your eyes on the Gravedigger Facebook page for updates.

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Official Trailer for The Jersey Devil Hits the Turnpike

Posted by Debi Moore on July 10, 2014

Official Trailer for The Jersey Devil Hits the TurnpikeBack in January we got the first word on The Jersey Devil, a horror comedy from Joseph and Billy Pepitone that was filmed throughout Jersey City; and now we're back with the official trailer, artwork, and a few more details.

From the Press Release:
Humanity Pride Productions, Green Light Films, and Diamond Jesus Productions have released the official trailer for their new horror/comedy project, The Jersey Devil.

The film stars Chris Mulkey, David Chokachi, Keith Collins, Jack Mulcahy, Edvin Ortega, and Penelope Lagos. It was directed by two-time New York Emmy winner Joseph Pepitone, written by Joseph Pepitone and Billy Pepitone, and produced by Jeff Quinlan, Keith Collins, Ed Luster, Jay Andriani, and Joseph Pepitone. Executive producers are Michael Billy, Jarl Haugedal, Dorothy Fucito, Debbie Philips, Charles Anastasia, Larry Salvato, John Camera, Frank Sepe, Jessica Pell, and Kimberly Clemente.

The Jersey Devil and Jersey City, NJ, are a match made in... HELL!! With the support of the FilmJC and the Mayor’s Office, The Jersey Devil was filmed throughout Jersey City early this year. Scenes were shot at several well known locations, including the landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, NJCU, and City Hall. Jersey City provided the perfect backdrop for a hipper, more contemporary Hell.

Synopsis:
When his term limit comes up, Lucifer, the original Devil, must turn the reins of Hell over to James Burnett. But Burnett has new plans for Hell that include a relocation and changing its image. He enlists his Advocate, Richard Cooper, and his beautiful sidekick, Tori, to find a new home for the damned. After an extensive search, they settle on New Jersey. As construction begins, James implements his plan to gather as many souls as possible so he can challenge the Kingdom. Meanwhile Lucifer, with his wife, Eve, and Advocate, Judas, have arrived in Jersey to put an end to James' plans. After several failed attempts to stop him, Lucifer turns to a higher power for help.

For more info, "like" The Jersey Devil on Facebook and following The Jersey Devil on Twitter.

Official Trailer for The Jersey Devil Hits the Turnpike

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First Trailer and Artwork Unearthed for Gravedigger

Posted by Uncle Creepy on January 29, 2014

First Trailer and Artwork Unearthed for GravediggerIt's been nearly a year since we last told you about the indie flick Gravedigger so we're more than overdue for an update! Get set to dig on the newest bit of artwork and the very first trailer, and look for more on this one soon.

From the Press Release:
Bury your guilt! A vigilante serial killer is stalking, killing, and burying those he has judged guilty; and anyone in this corrupt beach town could be next!

Filmed in New Jersey, the disturbing, twisted shock-fest Gravedigger is a sinister collaboration among the minds of award-winning actor Keith Collins (Stuck in the Middle, The Meat Puppet), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), Brandon Ruckdashel (Co-ed Confidential), and the eerie ink of NY Emmy Award-winning writer Joseph Pepitone and Billy Pepitone (Stuck in the Middle). It also includes original music from guitar rock genius Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses). This intense horror/thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat and the brink of insanity throughout a terrifying journey of paranoia.

With a unique cast of a "who’s who" from TV personalities to sports players, reality stars, rock stars, and many more, Gravedigger recently took home two coveted awards at the 2013 Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest for best Thriller Feature Film, NJ and Best Actor.

Directed by Bollinger; produced by Collins and executive producers John Stoerback, Michael Levine, and Jeff Quinlan (Bare Knuckles); co-executive produced by Brandon Ruckdashel; and written by the Pepitone siblings, Gravedigger's well-rounded cast includes many special appearances and stars Collins, Ruckdashel, Thal, Jim McKeown, Angela Sharp, Brian McRae (center fielder for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, and Toronto Blue Jays), Billy Sample (outfielder for the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves), Annette Dziamba (“The Apprentice”), Gregg Valentino (TLC’s “The Man Whose Arms Exploded”), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor, Season One”), Emilio Masella (Oxygen's “Love Games 2”), Gary Garver ("The Howard Stern Show”), John Stoerback (The Next Vigilante), April Hunter (“WCW”, ”TNA”), Theresa Galeani (Cross the Line, I Am Legend), Anastasia Smith (“NY Majesty Lingerie Football League”), Katelyn Pearce, Jim Leyritz (former New York Yankee), Mark Pinkhasovich (NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”), Joe Sernio (“All My Children”), Cindy Fox (“The Naked Cowgirl”), and Adam (“Speed Bag Scissorhands”) Salomon.

Synopsis:
Gravedigger tells the story of Steve Borden (Collins), who is a brilliant young criminal defense attorney. As junior partner in a local high-end law firm, he makes his living defending the indefensible. When a case gone horribly wrong haunts him, Borden’s conscience begins to send him into a guilt-ridden spiral. Police Chief George Orkin is the town’s top cop. With more bodies turning up buried, District Attorney Mike Ruble (Ruckdashel) suspects Orkin’s ties to crime boss Charles Muzzatti (Stoerback) may be the answer to the case.

Now, Orkin must deal with his own eroding sense of integrity to keep both sides of the law off his back. As paranoia rises and Borden, Orkin, Ruble, and Muzzatti try to pin the murders on each other, could another, more sinister force be hunting them? Codes, morals, and misguided views of justice collide when the law, the mob, and the Gravedigger face off in a bloody battle that will darken the survivor’s souls forever. But will burying the guilty bury the Gravedigger’s own guilt?

Keep your eyes on the Gravedigger Facebook page for updates.

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Oddest Cast Ever Assembled for New Indie Film Gravedigger

Posted by The Woman In Black on February 9, 2013

Covering the horror scene as long as we have, we've seen some pretty eclectic cast lists, but with its assortment of reality TV stars, ex-baseball players, lady wrestlers, and a musician (oh yeah, there are a few regular actors in there, too), Gravedigger could be the oddest one yet!

From the Press Release:
Have you ever felt you needed to just bury your guilt? Literally...

Currently filming is 2013’s most gruesome tale of fear and fright, Gravedigger. A sinister collaboration among the minds of award-winning actor Keith Collins (Stuck in the Middle, The Meat Puppet), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), and Brandon Ruckdashel (“Co-ed Confidential”) and from the eerie ink of NY Emmy-award winning writer Joseph Pepitone and his brother, Billy Pepitone (Stuck in the Middle), Gravedigger is a horrifying shockfest that will keep you on the edge of your seat and the brink of insanity throughout a terrifying journey of paranoia.

Directed by Bollinger; produced by Collins and executive producers John Stoerback, Michael Levine, and Jeff Quinlan (Bare Knuckles); and written by the Pepitone siblings, Gravedigger's well-rounded cast includes many special appearances and stars Collins, Ruckdashel, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N' Roses), Brian McRae (center fielder for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, and Toronto Blue Jays), Billy Sample (outfielder for the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves), Paul Grassi (ABC’s “The Mole”), Annette Dziamba (“The Apprentice”), Gregg Valentino (TLC’s “The Man Whose Arms Exploded”), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor, Season One”), Emilio Masella (Oxygen's “Love Games 2”), Gary Garver ("The Howard Stern Show”), Erik Chopin (Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”), Dave Buchansky (VH1’s “Hollywood Exes”), John Stoerback (The Next Vigilante), April Hunter (“WCW”, ”TNA”), Billy Garcia (“Survivor: Cook Islands”), Theresa Galeani (Cross the Line, I am Legend), Cindy Fox (“The Naked Cowgirl”), and Anastasia Smith (“NY Majesty Lingerie Football League”).

Synopsis:
A vigilante serial killer is stalking, killing, and burying those he has judged guilty, and anyone in this corrupt town could be next! Murder, mayhem, blood, deception, and NO way out are a few ways to describe this disturbing new heart-pounding thrill ride.

Gravedigger tells the story of Steve Borden (Collins), who is a brilliant young criminal defense attorney. As junior partner in a local high-end law firm, he makes his living defending the indefensible. When a case gone horribly wrong haunts him, Borden’s conscience begins to send him into a guilt-ridden spiral. Police Chief George Orkin is the town’s top cop. With more bodies turning up buried, District Attorney Mike Ruble (Ruckdashel) suspects Orkin’s ties to crime boss Charles Muzzatti (Stoerback) may be the answer to the case. Now, Orkin must deal with his own eroding sense of integrity to keep both sides of the law off his back. As paranoia rises and Borden, Orkin, Ruble, and Muzzatti try to pin the murders on each other, could another, more sinister force be hunting them? Codes, morals, and misguided views of justice collide when the law, the mob and the Gravedigger face off in a bloody battle that will darken the survivor’s souls forever. But will burying the guilty bury the Gravedigger’s own guilt?

Below is some early artwork for the film; keep your eyes on the Gravedigger Facebook page for updates.

Oddest Cast Ever Assembled for New Indie Film Gravedigger

Oddest Cast Ever Assembled for New Indie Film Gravedigger

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