Sneak Peak: Bobby Ray Akers Jr.'s HALLOW POINTE

Here's some cool info I found on Facebook today about an upcoming film for 2011 called Hallow Pointe. Check out the info and it's impressive cast below!

From The Press Release:

"They came to save their marriage...Now they must fight to save their lives."

HALLOW POINTE in Development for 2011 Release
Director Bobby Ray Akers, Jr & Dead of Night Films, LLC in Development on HALLOW POINTE

ST. LOUIS: Director Bobby Ray Akers, Jr and Dead of Night Films, LLC are in development on the horror/thriller HALLOW POINTE. Production is set to begin filming in Louisiana in the Fall of 2010 with an anticipated 2011 theatrical release.

HALLOW POINTE is a chilling story about love, life and what lengths you go through to try and save someone; all told within the classic horror staple, a creature feature. The film is centered around Madeline's Closet, a quaint bed and breakfast hidden away from the world on a hidden dirt road in the woods. Henry and Jane are hoping a weekend there will help rekindle their love for each other. Staying there, along with a few other guests, everything seems to be going as planned...until the sun sets and the full moon lights up the sky. Instead of trying to save their marriage they must now work together to try and save their lives.

The cast includes a list of genre-favorites, including: Leslie Easterbrook (THE DEVILS REJECT'S, POLICE ACADEMY), Tony Todd (CANDYMAN, FINAL DESTINATION), Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13th Parts 7 -10), Tiffany Shepis (Abominable), Betsy Rue (MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D, TRUE BLOOD), Cody Matthew Blymire (SON OF A WITCH), Scarlet Salem (TERROR OVERLOAD), Belinda Balaski (THE HOWLING, GREMLINS), Eileen Dietz (THE EXORCIST), Joe Knetter (THIRSTY, TERROR OVERLOAD), Jon Morgan Woodward (ONE HOUR FANTASY GIRL), Joe Bryant (FRAT HOUSE MASSACRE), Steve Barton (GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, John Carl Buechler (HATCHET) and Lar Park Lincoln (FRIDAY THE 13th Part 7). Additional surprise casting announcements will be coming soon.

Joe Knetter penned the screenplay, special effects are being handled by legendary John Carl Buechler and Magical Media Industries who handled the FX for Friday the 13th part 7, Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. Harry Manfredini, of FRIDAY THE 13TH fame, will compose the musical score. HALLOW POINTE is being produced and directed by Bobby Ray Akers Jr, also producing are John Carl Buechler, Jon Morgan Woodward and Anthony E. Cabral.

Director Akers says his vision for the film “is to bring back the feel of old school 80's horror. I was really inspired by the Werewolf TV series and the feature film THE HOWLING. Growing up a major horror fan, I feel today’s movies are lacking what made horror movies so great back in the 80s. One of these being great creature development with hard core visual FX. “

Like two of the great werewolf films The Howling and An American Werewolf in London - HALLOW POINTE is an “R” rated Werewolf film with adult sensibilities. Where it differs is that it’s played straight. It’s a serious film. While there is a little humor to break up the drama and horror, it is used sparingly.

Anticipation for this film is high and has already been mentioned on favorite horror sites such as Dread Central, the Friday the 13th Blog and Horror Blips.

Bobby Ray Akers, Jr grew up submersed with a passion for anything horror. Six years ago he began networking in the horror convention circuit across the country, meeting those that he enjoyed watching as a child. With his extensive access and knowledge of the horror genre, he emerged as a director in 2006 with the feature film, ThanXgiving. ThanXgiving stars Ari Lehman, “the first Jason” (FRIDAY THE 13th), who had been absent from the movie scene for over 25 years. Akers has also made appearances in several horror documentaries, such as "HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR".

In 2008, Akers co-produced "Monsterpiece Theatre", featuring a cast that could headline any horror convention. That was followed up by directing CHRISTMAS STALKING, which stars HALLOW POINTE screenwriter and horror author Joe Knetter, Bill Chott (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE RINGER) and Suki Peters (ThanXgiving). 

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