Plot and cast details announced
Project is going to be rolled out as an eight-episode web series from director David Harris and producers David Gale (Varsity Blues) and Craig Brewer (Hustle and Flow). Harris shot the film during the summer on hi-def in Memphis, Tennessee. Leading the cast is Mimi Michaels (pictured, Boogeyman 3).
Savage County is described as a tribute to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with “great indie rock and rockabilly music and a twist of teen drama.”
Set before prom, a mismatched group of high school kids heads to a remote pond to party. When the beer runs dry, the conversation turns to daring Patrick, the runt of the group, into knocking on the door of the Hardells – the reclusive family that owns the land the pond is on.
Patrick takes up the dare, knocks on the Hardells’ door and finds himself staring down the barrel of a shotgun. When Patrick’s friends come to his defense, the oldest Hardell is killed in the shuffle. Scared and guilty – the teens flee the crime. When the rest of the Hardell clan finds the old man murdered, they seek out vengeance. One-by-one, the teens are hunted down by Orry, the sexually oppressed mute, Willard, the long-haired wildman, and Kasper, the cold-blooded family leader.
Look for Savage County in February 2010.
Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor