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.
Kerry Knuppe talks about her conflicted character Bree.
Marie-Francoise Theodore talks about working with the director(Walter Boholst) and what getting stabbed in the hand is like.
Filipino director Raya Martin’s “How To Disappear Completely”
A young girl from the countryside dreams of disappearing. She plays a lonely game of hide-and-seek while her mother quotes the Bible and her father relishes in alcohol and history. She decides to put on a stage play based on an old Filipino film about a family who disappears in the mountains during the war. But soon after the performance, she vanishes from the car, prompting her parents to look for her in the woods. One by one, they all start to disappear.
An interview with flpino.com says Martin was the first Filipino filmmaker accepted into the Cinéfondation Résidence of the Cannes Film Festival. This film was his homage to American independent horror. Read the rest of the interview here.
Mark is one of the hardest working FilAm actors today. Dacascos’ father, Al Dacascos, is from Hawaii, and is a martial arts instructor of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry. Mark has had a long and successful film career stretching back to the 80’s. He made a big splash in the 1993 movie Only The Strong.
But this is Halo-Haloween and we want to see his HORROR STUFF!
Following an attack, ruthless businessman Russel Bayne transforms into a werewolf and seeks help from Alex Layton, an occult shop owner. Together, they learn that vampires under the leadership of Von Griem (Dacascos) seek to resurrect their queen, Lilith, in order to unite the warring factions. Bayne allies with a vampire hunter, Jacob Van Helsing, and they battle Lilith and her vampire servants.
I Am Omega
The lone survivor of a deadly plague is doomed to an eternal battle with the mutant creatures that now control the Earth. This is one of those mock-buster knockoffs of I Am Legend (the Charlton Heston version was called Omega Man). But it has Mark and zombies so knock yourself out.
Brotherhood of the Wolf
The film is loosely based on a real-life series of killings that took place in France in the 18th century and the famous legend around the Beast of Gévaudan; The film has several extended swash buckling fight scenes, with martial arts performances by the cast mixed in, making it unusual for a historical drama.
Tales from the Crypt (the Pit)
Felix Johnson (Dacascos) and Aaron Scott are two of the top martial arts fighters in their game. Their last fight was a draw, and for the most part, they can accept that. Its their wives who are a different story. Their hatred for one another has gotten the two fighters into a no holds barred death match. However, the wives are in for a shock on fight night.
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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, http://instagram.com/avoodoopossession and on twitter at @voodoomovie. The website includes stills, credits and a movie trailer.
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.