From Oct. 17 to Oct. 31 FilAm Creative will be celebrating all things Filipino and horror. Halo-Haloween is hosted and programmed by FilAm director Walter Boholst and his new horror film “Voodoo Possession.” Contributions by Natasia Gascon and Mark Owen.
Voodoo Possession contains a very ethnically diverse cast. Director Walter Boholst and actor Abe Spigner knew each other from the 90’s when both had friends at the University of Florida Filipino Student Association. Abe was an actor at the Florida State University theater program. Being one of the few people in their group pursuing a career in entertainment they quickly formed a bond and remain close friends to this day. They had worked on projects throughout the years. When Walter was writing Voodoo Possession he wanted to include a character to provide the comic relief to balance out the heavy darkness of the film and wrote the part for Abe.
Abe Spigner plays the wise-cracking cameraman Duane.
Producer Mark Burman talks about how the movie came about.
Mark has a long list of film producing credits including the recent “Piranha Sharks.”
Filipino American composer Jonathan Wandag composed the eerily effective music to this horror short film “How to Look Cute for Halloween” which aired on Youtube’s YOMYOMF Network.
Jonathan is the 38th Annual ACADEMY AWARD GOLD WINNER in student animation for “DRAGONBOY” 2011, the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) Mentorship Program Submission WINNER 2010 and the American Composers Forum Grant WINNER 2010. He also composed music for Awesome Asian Bad Guys by Filipino American filmmakers Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco. You can see/listen to more of Jonathan’s work at worldofwandag.com.
Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings
They said everything had been done. I’m not sure they could have said that before Jade Castro’s energetic comedy/horror-ish movie Zombadings. A young slur spouting homophobe is cursed to become gay when he becomes 21. When he begins this unwanted transformation a serial killer starts offing gays putting the protagonist in the cross hairs. And of course, zombie drag queens show up. This movie satirically mocks people who ridicule gays in an over-the-top Filipino comedic style. It was a big hit in the Philippines. It’s probably an acquired taste, or not your taste at all. But there’s something to be said for being different and Zombadings is definitely that.
Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings – Trailer
Dante Basco in “The Devil’s Dozen”
Filipino American actor Dante Basco, best known for playing Rufio in “Hook,” hits the horror thriller genre in “this crazy film about us going to hell.” “There’s blood. People get killed” is Dante’s description in the interview below. Close enough for Halo-Haloween. The IMDB logline says it’s a supernatural horror/thriller where twelve strangers find themselves in a life or death game where sins are judged and every choice a testament to their character. The innocent must strive to maintain their integrity, while the guilty can only hope their deaths lead to the truly innocent walking out alive.
The Devil’s Dozen trailer
Dante Basco Asians on Film interview about The Devil’s Dozen
When a man must search for his missing brother in a Haitian insane asylum he discovers that all of the patients are possessed by an evil voodoo spirit hungry for sacrifices of blood. (At Redbox, Walmart, Amazon, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Dish, Vudu, Xbox, Sony Playstation, Youtube etc.)
Check out more about Voodoo Possession here.
Twitter at @voodoomovie
FilAm Creative is an all-volunteer community organization supporting Filipino Americans in entertainment and media. More information can be found at filamcreative.org, facebook.com/filamcreative and on Twitter at @FilAmCreative.
Voodoo Possession is available at Redbox, Walmart, Amazon.com, Dish, iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Xbox, Sony & YouTube and other outlets. Starring Danny Trejo, Ryan Caltagirone, Kerry Knuppe, David Thomas Jenkins, Treva Etiene, Tomas Boykin.
“Voodoo Possession” is a Rough Riders, Front Row Media, B2FX and Waltertainment production based in Los Angeles, CA. Additional information can be found at the official movie website voodoopossession.com, facebook.com/thisplaceiscursed,
Walter Boholst can be found at facebook.com/itswalterb and waltertainment.com.
If you would like more information about “Voodoo Possession,” or to schedule an interview with Walter Boholst contact firstname.lastname@example.org.