Michael Stephenson Set to Destroy


Magic Stone Productions announced today it has acquired and will produce the feature film Destroy. Michael Paul Stephenson (Best Worst Movie) will direct this fast-paced dark comedy. In Destroy, vampires don’t exist, but that doesn’t stop well-intentioned would-be vampire hunter Steve Howard from leaving a trail of blood-splattered wooden stakes across Bavaria. While he thinks he’s saving the world, he and new assistant Elise are mistakenly murdering sweet, innocent old men.

Destroy‘s tone lands it somewhere between ’80s genre classics like An American Werewolf in London and contemporary comedies like Shaun of the Dead. The script is penned by Alamo Drafthouse lead programmer Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly. The pair recently co-authored the internationally successful 2010 book “Destroy All Movies: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film.”

Magic Stone Productions is helmed by Michael Paul Stephenson and Lindsay Stephenson. The company produced the critically acclaimed 2010 documentary Best Worst Movie, and the same team will be assembled for Destroy. Jennifer Roth (Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Details) will also produce.