The upcoming serial killer film
Poe, written and directed by Francis Xavier, tells the story of brilliant and wealthy Dr. Andrew Casey (David Fine) who is a serial killer known only by the name of ‘Chef’. His need for notoriety causes the doctor to seek out writer Johnathan Poe (Stelio Savante), a descendant of the famed writer Edgar Allan Poe and a brilliant writer in his own right, with an offer to write his biography. Poe is intrigued and agrees to the assignment. Dr. Casey along with his butler Mr. Peeples (Mike Ioriod) lures women to his home under the alias of film director Jack Conway with the pretense of meeting to discuss a well-paying role.
Once the women arrive, they are tied up, drugged and eventually sliced up to be used for meat to feed the homeless at the Help Feeding Foundation soup kitchen. Once at the house, Poe is forced to witness all manner of horrors without the ability to either escape or help the women who have been captured.
When naked torsos begin turning up in and around the Los Angeles area, police detectives Victor Ramirez (Sal Landi) and Jonah “Jonzy” Jones (Greg Travis) begin the task of searching for this most troublesome serial killer along with forensic pathologist Amy Short (Felissa Rose). As the clues mount and their efforts intensify, the police are led to believe they have their suspect in middle aged Aaron Cameron (Gene Silvers), a loner who lives with his alcoholic mother (Maray Ayres) and finally snaps after one too many abuses by killing her in a fit of rage. With similarities between his killing and the work of “The Chef”, Aaron is initially thought to be the prime suspect in the serial killings. However, after extensive interrogation by Detective Ramirez, the true story of horror and abomination is revealed. The film also stars Alisa Schulz (Cosmic Radio) and Azure Parsons (Elvis).
Poe was produced by Francis Xavier, Michael Kureth, and Jo Ann Smith. The film’s special effects makeup was led by Jerry Constantine, part of the Oscar winning team for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Source: Shock Till You Drop