Local filmmaker PJ Starks says the Volumes of Blood horror anthology project has set a date for the movie premier, which will be…(drumroll please…) Friday, March 13th of course! Tickets are $5 and go on sale February 10th. 97X and The Boiler Room are the official sponsors of the premier, which will be held at the Owensboro Convention Center. Proceeds go to New Beginnings.
Filmed in conjunction with Daviess County Public Library’s “Unscripted Film School” project, Volumes of Blood consists of five indie horror films shot in five days between August and November. All of the films have common threads and are linked together into an anthology called Volumes of Blood. The films include: That’s A Wrap! – Directed by Lee Vervoort; A Little Pick Me Up – Directed by John Kenneth Muir; Ghastly – Directed by P.J. Starks; Encyclopedia Satanica – Directed by Nathan Thomas Milliner; and 13 After Midnight – Directed by Jakob Bilinski.
“This project has been extremely interesting, to say the least,” Starks said. The community has already gotten behind the project. Mainly due to word of mouth from all those involved in the project, PJ was able to raise over $4,000 for the project on the popular crowdfunding website, Kickstarter, which was mainly used for special effects, props, and other extra expenses. The anthology also features several cameos, including 97x personality Tommy Mason and WBKR personalities Chad Benefield and Dave Spencer.
Now as post production is nearing completion, several other interesting features have come about as well:
- Scream Factory & NECA artist Nathan Milliner illustrated a new official poster for the movie.
- Justin Mabry of Trick or Treat Studios (one of the top mask makers in the country) made an official mask for the film.
- Hollywood actress and producer Lynn Lowry joined the project as an Executive Producer. (She’s been in some major classic horror films such as George Romero’s The Crazies and The Cat People.)
- HorrorHound Magazine, a national publication, helped create an exclusive illustrated faux magazine cover for one of the short films in the anthology.
- The sound track consists of a myriad of local bands and artists like Hayley Beth, Shane Devon, Hereward the Wake, Matt Branham featuring Andy Brasher, and Big Fresh. (Big Fresh originated in Owensboro and eventually moved to Lexington. Band member John Ferguson has another band he plays with that has worked with Elijah Wood and been on Late Night with Conan and The Colbert Report.)
Tickets to the premier can be bought at 97X (1115 Tamarack Road) or by emailing PJ at [email protected].