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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.

 

WINNER

BEST FEATURE

2015 COLORADO HORROR-CON

 

WINNER

BEST FEATURE

BEST ACTRESS (Amanda Deibert)

NOMINATIONS

BEST ACTOR (Owen Lawless)

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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.”

DREAD CENTRAL

 

“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.

GOTCHA MOVIES

 

“Campy gorefest.”

SCENE STEALERS

 

"'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."

UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN

 

MEDIA COVERAGE (CLICK LOGOS FOR ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS)

STILLS (Click to open PDF and save)

CAST

 

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

 

DIRECTED BY

STEVE BALDERSON

ELIZABETH SPEAR

 

PRODUCED BY

STEVE BALDERSON

 

CO-PRODUCER

MATT WEIGHT

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

JEFF DOLL

STEVEN CRANFORD

CONSULTING PRODUCER

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

 

 

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