Windsor, Canada (PRWEB) December 15, 2004
Continuing in the tradition of producing dark and provocative horror, independent horror producers Savage Dog Films have begun production on their latest contribution to a list of anticipated films. ÂThe cgi horror flick ÂRip CageÂ has been stirring up quite some interest and we hope to do the same with this one tooÂ says Michael Lee, CEO of Savage Dog Film and Digitals.
Dustin Johnson, who is in charge of Savage Dog Productions continues: ÂIt was a project that literally came out of nowhere. Going through a bunch of pictures with Vanessa Mason, Lennie Overgaard immediately saw that a pretty cool story could be put together based loosely on them.Â That is how ÂManiaÂ was born. The film is about two very intelligent, but very unbalanced addicts, just graduated from high school and lost in a world of drugs, who decide to find a past time to occupy their minds and fill their directionless days.
Researching paranormal events piques their interest and their research leads them to a haunted and now abandoned hospital in their area. For the hell of it, they decide to post their findings on the Internet. Unexpectedly, their article gets bought by a major magazine, earning them a big pay check, a grant, and keys to the hospital to continue their research. They take the money and do what any other stoner teenager in their position would do: they throw a party.
Many miscellaneous drugs and several hits of acid later, all of their hauntings begin to turn to stark reality, and a terrible host of inner demons comes to life. In the dark hallways of the abandoned hospital, they prove that compared to anything paranormal, human nature is darker by far.
ÂManiaÂ is written and directed by Savage Dog Films freelancer,Vanessa Mason and produced under the supervision of executive producer/visual effects supervisor Lennie Overgaard, who will also edit the film. ÂIn terms of digital visual effects itÂs going to be a lot easier than what ÂRip CageÂ requires. Most of it will be shot in cameraÂ says Lennie Overgaard. He continues: ÂWhat intrigues me about the story is that itÂs not another teen slasher film, but really a psychological horror film at its best.Â
ÂThe goal of Savage Dog Films is to provide the horror scene with new and exciting projects. We try to put as much new stuff out there as we possibly can. ÂManiaÂ could very well be our most disturbing film to dateÂ, Michael Lee explains. ÂItÂs important that this one really makes you cringeÂ.
ÂManiaÂ will begin principal photography in January 2005.