AVAILABLE from August 23, 2016
Scream Queen Debbie Rochon presents HELL TOWN for a very special presentation of Twisted Classic Television.
HELL TOWN follows the melodramatic antics of high school seniors clashing over love, sex, and betrayal. In the middle of all the one-sided infatuations, backstabbing bitchiness, bottled-up sexuality, sibling rivalry and general small-town angst, there is the “Letter Jacket Killer” who is killing students in a variety of sadistic ways. As the body count rises and the blood pools closer to home, it becomes clear that one of our main characters is the killer…but who? Everyone, from the Prom Queen and Shirtless Jock to the Nosey Geek and Super Bitch, are all suspect.
With Mother Manly in a coma, siblings Jesse, Blaze, Butch and Chanel are left to fend for themselves against an evil nurse (played with erotic and venomous fervor by punk rock royalty Pleasant Gehman). Across town, the Gables’ problems intensify as Trish, Laura, Bobby and BJ fight for the family fortune. Laura finally confesses her palpable series-long love obsession for Butch, and the rivalry between Chanel and Trish escalates to volcanic proportions.
2015 COLORADO HORROR-CON
BEST ACTRESS (Amanda Deibert)
BEST ACTOR (Owen Lawless)
2015 CRIMSON SCREEN HORROR AWARDS
"Hell Yes to Hell Town!"
FEAST OF FUN PODCAST LISTEN TO PODCAST
"Hell Town takes what’s hot and flips it on its head… To me it’s like a work of art. You can’t pigeon hole it into any particular category. It’s unique, it stands on its own. And that’s so awesome, smart."
DEBBIE ROCHON LISTEN TO PODCAST
"HELL TOWN could use a series order from HULU or Amazon! Fresh... Great irreverent fun."
DAILY FILM FIX READ FULL REVIEW
Special and so much fun to watch… plenty of surprises… exhilarating. A really fun movie!"
MICHAEL HABERFELNER READ FULL REVIEW
"HELL TOWN hits all the marks"
CHARLESTON CITY PAPER READ FULL ARTICLE
"Part General Hospital, part I Know What You Did Last Summer, HELL TOWN is a masterclass in combining two different genres. It’s incredibly ridiculous but that’s what makes it exciting. It is self-aware but doesn’t wink at the camera. FOUR STARS."
MEDIA DETOUR READ FULL REVIEW
"Wild... a creamy mixture of the ridiculously melodramatic with the violently macabre."
FANBOYTV.com READ FULL REVIEW
“Bad ass. The packed movie house was littered with screams, laughing, clapping, OH MY GOD bursts, and even a couple dry heaves.”
EDDIE ROTTEN, ZOMBIELIFE PODCAST READ FULL REVIEW
Blackly comic… deliberately mannered… Steve and Liz manage(s) proceedings with an acute awareness of both soaps and slashers, never missing a trick … HELL TOWN works admirably as a pastiche of the slasher genre… a hoot to watch!”
MJ SIMPSON, UK FILM CRITIC READ FULL REVIEW
“A wildly original exercise in what John Waters once called ‘the theatre of the ridiculous.’”
ANDREW SHEARER, VOLUME ATHENS READ FULL REVIEW
“By utilizing equal parts of black humor, gratuitous gore, and strife among both families and high school students, directors Steve Balderson and Elizabeth Spear take the typical soap opera and spoof it until it bleeds profusely.”
“Graphic... Lots of blood and guts... Made me laugh.”
ROBERT SIMS, 91.7FM AUSTIN KOOP
“Hilarious and amazing.”
STRANGE KIDS CLUB
“A blast... darkly satiric horror flick with all the melodramatic essence of something like Days of Our Lives.”
"'Hell Town' is not your average horror flick. With just a touch of gore, a sprinkle of 'Hitchcockian' suspense and a full dose of humor, 'Hell Town' has enough chutzpah to please any viewer."
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MEDIA COVERAGE (CLICK LOGOS FOR ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS)
STILLS (Click to open PDF and save)
DEBBIE ROCHON DEBBIE ROCHON
FATHER GABLE JEFF MONTAGUE
TRISH KRYSTEN DAY
BOBBY BLAKE CORDELL
B.J. SARAH NAPIER
ORIGINAL LAURA BECKIJO NEILL
NEW LAURA JENNIFER GRACE
MOTHER MANLY / THE NURSE PLEASANT GEHMAN
BUTCH BEN WINDHOLZ
BLAZE MATT WEIGHT
JESSE OWEN LAWLESS
CHANEL AMANDA DEIBERT
REPORTER BETTI O.
COACH PERRY CHRIS PUDLO
MANDA CARA HILLSTOCK
TODD HENDRICKS JMES TEEMS
BILLY WILD DANE SHOBE
PETER COLEMAN KYLE ENO
TYLER CHAPMAN CASEY CHAPMAN
MYSTERIOUS MAN KEVIN PEIRCE
KREEM KUP MANAGER CONNOR LLOYD CREWS
DONUT SHOP EMPLOYEE EDWARD EVANS
JASON 'DOC' YOUNG
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
DANIEL G. STEPHENS, DON SAE KANG
FIRST A.C. MICHAEL PAGE
GAFFER CONNOR LLOYD CREWS
GRIP JACOB MCMILLEN
SPECIAL EFFECTS JAKE JACKSON
MAKE-UP & HAIR NANCY COX
STILLS STEVE BALDERSON, RACHEL BRADDY,
CLAY MYERS-BOWMAN, JAKE JACKSON
INTERN EDWARD EVANS
LOGO DESIGN KURT FUNKE
PRODUCTION SOUND BECKIJO NEILL
AUDIO MIXING DUTCH HAMILTON
FOLEY & RE-RECORDING NATHANIEL REESE
MUSIC SUPERVISOR MARK BOOKER
ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTATION MARK BOOKER
ADDITIONAL STRINGS & COMPOSTITION TITO PALACE