“Hillbilly Horror Show” (Vol. 1)
“Nuttier than a Squirrel Fart”
Volume One of “Hillbilly Horror Show” is a one-hour anthology of short horror films created by up-and-coming filmmakers and hosted by our three favorite, fun loving and beer-guzzling hillbillies, Bo (Bo Keister), Cephus (Scott Geiter) and their “Smo-Kin” cousin Lulu (Rachel Faulkner). The anthology was created by award winning writer and producer Blu de Golyer (House Of Good And Evil) and veteran actor and producer Bo Keister (Remember The Titans). The team selects and curates some of the scariest, most entertaining horror shorts found on this here planet.
The four films in volume one are:
FRANKY AND THE ANT — Franky (Emmanuel Todorov) and the Ant (Anthony Pavelich) are driving to work not talking about anything much., mostly talking trash. Franky teases the Ant since the Ant is still living with his mother. “Work” of course is burying the woman (Christine Woods) who lies in their trunk, all tied up and her head in a bag. She’s still alive but not in the best position to remain so much longer. She makes an escape attempt, but since she doesn’t see a thing through the bag, it’s doomed to fail – and fail she does. But for Franky, this is more than just another kill, something much more personal … The dialogue is witty and there are a few sight jokes to ease the tension. We see lots of blood until we arrive at a surprise ending.
AMUSED–Martha (Elise Rovinsky) arrives home from shopping, to find her daughter on the kitchen floor – dead. Her assailant (Ryan G.Metzger), an obvious lunatic, leaning over her, scalping her, then using the scalp as some sort of hat. Martha drops everything including her cell phone and car keys and this attracts the attention of the madman, who comes after her. Martha finally manages to hide from the lunatic in a shack in the middle of nowhere, and once she’s sure she has shaken him, she makes her way to her neighbor’s house … to find her on the floor, dead, and next to her is the very same madman that killed and scalped her daughter. He is soaking up the neighbor’s blood with a banana and eating it. Weirdly enough, the madman is wearing different clothes and seems to have washed the blood off his face since the last encounter … Once again he comes after Martha. There is no dialogue but the film manages to find the balance between gore and suspense (in just 9 minutes).
DOPPELGANGER — A lonely skeleton goes on a journey to find more of his own kind, only to find more than he bargained for. This was inspired by Ray Harryhausen’s animation.
THE NEST — Here a rancher must fight to survive when a swarm of over-sized flesh-eating bees escapes from a beekeeper that depends on their honey to keep her diner in business.
There are three completed volumes so far. Volumes 2 and 3 will be released in 2015 and will feature gag reels and extra footage.