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Production Kicks Off on New Thriller Rock, Paper, Scissors

Posted by Debi Moore on August 2, 2016

We’ve mentioned indie director Doug Bollinger numerous times here on Dread Central, and production has just kicked off on his newest project, a thriller titled Rock, Paper, Scissors.  Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:
Production has begin on the frightening new thriller feature film Rock, Paper, Scissors. Director Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna, Mail Order Bride) takes you on a violent, psychological ride that pushes a simple suburban couple to the extremes and forces them to answer the question: How far would you go to get back the love you once had?

Rock, Paper, Scissors tells the story of Sam and Missy Wagner, whose once romantic coupling has led them to now go through the motions of a mediocre marriage in a peaceful suburb. Their simple lives are thrown into a vicious tailspin after they are victims of a horrific event. They must navigate through treacherous, unknown territory in order to get back what they once had. Will the journey break them or revitalize their bond?

The film stars Timothy Laurel Harrison (Out of My Hand), Jeff Riberdy (Half a Dozen), Angela Sharp (Gravedigger), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor”), Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet), Michael Billy (Clean Cut), and Annelise Nielsen (The Samaritans). It’s directed by Doug Bollinger; produced by Bollinger, Collins, Josh Lee, and Ashley Steele; and written by Bollinger and Lee with cinematography and editing by Cory Green (The Jersey Devil).

Check out some early promo artwork below, and keep your eyes on the Rock, Paper, Scissors Facebook page for updates.

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First Details and Artwork for The Samaritans

Posted by Debi Moore on March 7, 2016

Reminding us that “no good deed goes unpunished,” the frightening new horror/thriller film The Samaritans has kicked off production, and we have the early details here along with a look at some teaser artwork.

From the minds of award-winning filmmakers Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet, Clean Cut), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna, Mail Order Bride), and Cory Green (The Jersey Devil), comes one of the most chilling stories set to fill your thoughts with permanent paranormal fear and fright.

Bollinger is directing; and starring are Collins, Bollinger, Timothy Laurel Harrison (Out of My Hand), and Annelise Nielsen (The Brink of Us) with Billy Sample (former NY Yankee), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (of Guns N’ Roses), and Michael Billy (The One). Green serves as cinematographer, editor, and composer.

For more info visit The Samaritans on Facebook.

Synopsis:
The Samaritans tells the story of four co-workers who get together to finish a project at their manager’s home. They haven’t actually met face-to-face before, and they discover they have more in common than the new app they are perfecting. As they piece together their histories, they realize that each of them has a deadly secret that could reveal a way out or seal their fates.

Their pasts have provoked a vengeful force to show them the errors in their ways. The home they have been summoned to becomes their court and their prison. Can they prove that history doesn’t repeat itself? Can they redeem themselves before time runs out? Will they figure out their fateful bond before revenge has its way with them?

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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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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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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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