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Icons of Fright Talks Westerns and More With Kill Or Be Killed Directors Justin Meeks & Duane Graves

The western subgenre has seen somewhat of a resurgence lately, with films like Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful 8 and S. Craig Zahler’s shocking Bone Tomahawk. Hitting the market (available on DVD now) and adding to that resurgence, is directors Justin Meeks and Duane Graves’ excellent entry, Kill Or Be Killed. Revolving around a group of outlaws trying to find a big score all while being picked off one by one, the film is bloody and full of entertainment, from start to finish.

We had a chat with Meeks and Graves about the film, its entry into the western genre and much more, so read on!

The Western subgenre is having such a great resurgence of sorts lately, with really good entries like Bone Tomahawk, Diablo, The Hateful 8 and so non. What inspired you to make Kill Or Be Killed? It’s very unique.

Meeks: Well, we wrote and filmed
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The Most Insane Bigfoot & Yeti Movies Ever Made

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The Most Insane Bigfoot & Yeti Movies Ever Made
Considering they're the best-known cryptids in history, the humanoids known variously as Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti, the Abominable Snowman and so forth don't get much respect in modern cinema. While thousands of hours of film and video have been dedicated to these elusive man-beasts, there's something about the big dude that makes it nearly impossible for filmmakers to take him seriously, or even tell a semi-competent story about him. It's certainly not for a lack of trying; there have been nearly a hundred Bigfoot and Yeti movies released since the '50s. Old-fashioned giant monster romps, found-footage and slasher entries, feel-good family dramas, romantic comedies... even porno flicks. So why are nearly all of them so damn goofy? Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy these insane interpretations; in fact, the crazier they get, the more I dig 'em. So to honor this dubious cinematic legacy, here are two dozen of
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Rated: Butcher Boys

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"Butcher Boys" has a tough road ahead of it. Thanks to its writer and producer, the movie will inevitably be compared to "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" as soon as the opening credits start to roll. It's unfair and a shame, because the movie once entitled "Boneboys" actually isn't a bad little independent horror piece.

Four friends are out on the town for a birthday celebration. After provoking a couple troublemakers, the group get into a high-speed chase through a bad part of the city. They drive up on a gang hanging out in the street, causing a wreck that kills the dog of one of the thugs. Little do they know that their actions have brought them into the world of a cannibalistic band of psychopaths bent on making them their next meal.

Kim Henkel is probably best known as the producer and writer of the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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Butcher Boys Q&A with Directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks

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Directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks are the subject of our latest Q&A feature, telling us about their experience with the recently released cannibal film, Butcher Boys:

Can you tell me how you got involved with Kim Henkel on this project? Was this something you came to him with or the other way around?

Duane Graves: We’ve had a long 16 year relationship with Kim Henkel. He was our college film professor back in the late 90′s. We took a year of screenwriting courses under him, and after graduating we kept in touch. Justin and I produced a trio of short horror films that Kim produced, and eventually we decided to do a feature film back in 2006 called “The Wild Man of the Navidad.” That film premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC and was picked up by IFC Films for release internationally. The success of
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Out On VOD: There Is Always Someone To Eat In Butcher Boys

From the writers and directors of The Wild Man Of The Navidad comes a horror film for the meat-eaters in your family: Butcher Boys. It will be released on VOD in the States on Friday, September 6th! From the writer/producer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes this gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring a group of friends face to face with the macabre world of cannibals, the Butcher Boys. The Butcher Boys are international predators who deal in human ­flesh - dead or alive.Now I don't know about 'international' predators. These guys seem to stick in and around the factory district of San Antonio in this film. But...

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Fantasia 2012: Second Wave of Films Announced; Key Selections From This Year's Axis Lineup

The July 19th start of Montreal's 16th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is drawing closer (it runs through August 7th), and the powers-that-be have announced the second wave of films along with a few selections from the new Axis section of the event.

Fantasia Announces The Satoshi Kon Award For Achievement In Animation + A New Section Dedicated To International Animation Cinema + Second Wave Title Announcements

The art of animation in its many forms and disciplines has always had a strong place at Fantasia. This year, the festival has decided to give the form its own permanent section: Axis. From social realism to mind-bending fantasy, all styles and sensibilities will be showcased, now on a greater scale than ever. Further, the festival is proud to be rechristening its animation jury prize as The Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation, named after the dear, departed visionary whose feature debut, Perfect Blue,
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“Wild Man,” “Chainsaw” guys roll “Boneboys”; exclusive pics, comments

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“Wild Man,” “Chainsaw” guys roll “Boneboys”; exclusive pics, comments
Texas-based directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks, creators of the acclaimed ’70s-horror homage The Wild Man Of The Navidad, are back with a new shocker called Boneboys. They’ve reteamed with Texas Chainsaw Massacre co-scripter Kim Henkel, who served as a producer on Wild Man and both scripted and co-produced this one, and Graves sent along some info and exclusive photos.

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“Wild Man,” “Chainsaw” guys roll “Boneboys”; exclusive pics, comments

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“Wild Man,” “Chainsaw” guys roll “Boneboys”; exclusive pics, comments
Texas-based directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks, creators of the acclaimed ’70s-horror homage The Wild Man Of The Navidad, are back with a new shocker called Boneboys. They’ve reteamed with Texas Chainsaw Massacre co-scripter Kim Henkel, who served as a producer on Wild Man and both scripted and co-produced this one, and Graves sent along some info and exclusive photos.

Read more...
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Texas Chainsaw Writer Tackles Jonathan Swift In Satiric Horror Boneboys

The writer of one of the all-time classic American horror films using one of the all time greatest pieces of satire ever written as the basis of his new work? That's exactly what's happening with Boneboys.

The co-writer of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Kim Henkel has written and is producing Boneboys, a new film now in production with Duane Graves and Justin Meeks directing. Graves and Meeks are former students of Henkel's, the three collaborating a few years back on ultra low budget creature film The Wild Man Of The Navidad.

But this one? Boneboys takes Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal as its starting point, the film being set in a world where people have taken Swift's suggestion that babies from poor families be used as a food supply seriously. Says Henkel in a Dallas News interview: "They discovered that eating human flesh is highly addictive. Eat too
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The Wild Man Of The Navidad (DVD Review)

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When I heard that The Wild Man Of The Navidad was supposed to be a throwback to the Grindhouse films of the 1960’s and 70’s, I had to see it. Plus, most of the critics absolutely loved this film, including an applauding review from fellow Fango writer Mike Gingold, all of which makes my personal review here a bit harder to spit out…it was good, but not the amazingly brilliant gem I had heard it to be. Let me muster up my film critic courage and say in my totally honest opinion- it was ok…but just ok. Now before you aim your slingshots, hear me out.

Reinventing the Grindhouse film style has become a very common trend in horror films over the past few years with films like, well the most obvious one, Grindhouse and also with more indie art films like House Of The Devil. However, The Wild Man Of The Navidad
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Win a Wild Man Of The Navidad/Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prize Pack!

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To celebrate the new alliance between Dark Sky Films/Mpi and IFC Films, Fangoria Entertainment is giving a few lucky Fangoria readers copies of IFC Films' acclaimed release, The Wild Man Of The Navidad and the 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on DVD!

Just-released on DVD last week, Wild Man is based on the terrifying true story from the journals of Dale S. Rogers, produced by Kim Henkel - Producer Of The Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre!

In 1975, the small town of Sublime, Texas had an encounter with a creature so horrifying that it remains legend today: Deep in the woods along the Navidad River, someone or something has left its lair to rip a trail of ferocious carnage through the local population. Is it man, monster or Lone Star myth? And in a rural community commanded by the Bible, corrupted by moonshine and ruled by rifles, can anything stop
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Win The Wild Man Of The Navidad on DVD!

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Fangoria Entertainment & Mpi have teamed up to give some lucky Fangoria readers copies of IFC Films' acclaimed release, The Wild Man Of The Navidad!

Just-released on DVD last week, Wild Man is based on the terrifying true story from the journals of Dale S. Rogers, from The Producer Of The Original Texas Chain Saw Massacre!

In 1975, the small town of Sublime, Texas had an encounter with a creature so horrifying that it remains legend today: Deep in the woods along the Navidad River, someone or something has left its lair to rip a trail of ferocious carnage through the local population. Is it man, monster or Lone Star myth? And in a rural community commanded by the Bible, corrupted by moonshine and ruled by rifles, can anything stop the vengeance of a beast unleashed? Pass the popcorn and hook that speaker to the driver s side window, raves Film Threat.
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Weekly DVD & Blu-Ray Chopping List 8/11/2009

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Curious to know what frightful films and devilish discs will be available to view in the privacy of your own digital dungeon this week? Fango's got you covered.

Below the jump you'll find the full list of titles arriving in-stores this Tuesday, August 11, 2009 in our weekly version of the famous Fangoria Chopping List - updated with all the last-minute additions and deletions.

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Alien Tresspass - Image DVD & Bd

A flying saucer, ray guns, body snatching and a one-eyed monster from outer space! It’s all here in this action-packed sci-fi adventure! Eric McCormack stars as an astronomer who gets possessed by a friendly alien bent on saving our humble planet. But even with the help of a lovely diner waitress, is he any match for the Ghota, a one-eyed evil alien on a murderous rampage?

Bad Boy Bubby (Bd)

L.A. Weekly called it "disturbing and compelling,
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The Wild Man Of The Navidad DVDetails/art

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The filmmakers behind the ’70s-docuhorror homage The Wild Man Of The Navidad got in touch to let us know about the contents for the fully loaded DVD of their feature.

Writer/directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks’ movie, which they also co-produced with the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Kim Henkel, arrives via IFC Films and Mpi Media Group (which recently signed a deal to handle all of IFC’s product on disc) August 11.

Based on real-life accounts, Wild Man chronicles a series of sightings of and attacks by a semihuman monster in a small Texas town circa 1975. Well-reviewed from its many festival dates (including by us), it will be presented on the disc in anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital sound, accompanied by the following extras:

Audio commentary by Graves and Meeks Behind the Screams documentary Introduction by Henkel Director Meet and Greet featurette Character Study featurette Preproduction footage The Hypostatic Union
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Assorted horror DVD news

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• Fango got the scoop on the DVD dates for several horror films coming from IFC Films in the next several months. All of these titles either have played or can be seen now via video-on-demand, and they’ll be Blockbuster exclusives before being made available for general retail sales.

The animation omnibus Fear(S) Of The Dark and Christopher Denham’s disturbing family study Home Movie are already in Blockbuster stores, and will hit retail in October. A bunch more have Blockbuster berths only, with no retail slots determined yet: Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool, which just joined the on-demand lineup and opened theatrically in New York today (see review here), hits October 13; Antti-Jussi Annila’s Sauna is coming June 23; Daniel Myrick’s The Objective has been moved from its previous Blockbuster date of July 28 to July 14; Duane Graves and Justin MeeksThe Wild Man Of The Navidad attacks in August
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The Wild Man of the Navidad on DVD this Summer

Currently available at IFC Films grindhouse creature feature "The Wild Man of Navidad," will be available, on DVD, for fans this August. Looking more deeply at this animal terror that has been seen since the mid 1800s, in Texas "The Wild Man of Navidad," will relive some of the most stark sightings in a full feature length film. Often comedic the first trailer for the film, looking like an homage to 70s exploitation films of the past, can be seen here for fans of horror. This Greeks film production is a must have for those with a funny bone or gorehounds looking for something unseen, six feet tall, and bloodthirsty. Have a look at the full length theatrical trailer inside.

A plot summary for the film here...

"The Wild Man of the Navidad," is an unsettling brew of dark comedy, suspense and terror, adapted from real-life journals kept in the
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Final films announced for Fantastic Fest

Among the standout's are Jt Petty's The Burrowers and the much sought after The Good, The Bad, The Weird. Also playing is Pieter Van Hees Linkeroever , and I actually got my copy of the film just last week so we'll be having a review soon. There's also a couple of films we already have reviews for, Ole Bornedal's Just another Love story and Gô Shibata’s incredible experimental film about a serial killer with cerebral palsy called Late Bloomer. Check out the full lineup after the break!

Alien Raiders

Special Advance Screening / dir. Ben Rock / USA / 2008 / 85 min

Director Ben Rock live in person!

A squadron of trained gunmen lay siege to a supermarket at closing time. What first appears to be a robbery soon takes on otherworldly dimensions.

Astropia (Dorks and Damsels)

North American Premiere / Dir. Gunnar Gudmundsson / Iceland / 2008 / 93 min

Director Gunnar Gudmundsson and screenerwriters Otto Borg and Johann Grimson live in person!
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Final Slate of films announced for Fantastic Fest 2008

Fantastic Fest, September 18-25, 2008

Austin, TX

Contact:

Tim League

(512) 912-0529

info@fantasticfest.com

www.fantasticfest.com

We are proud to announce the final slate of feature film programming for the 2008 edition of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. With over 100 films representing over 30 countries, Fantastic Fest is the largest festival of its kind in the United States. The 2008 schedule will be announced online on Thursday, September 4, 2008. If you are planning on coming to Fantastic Fest and have not yet secured a badge. Act quickly as we only have 30 film badges left and expect to be sold out by the end of the week!

Final Batch: Fantastic Features:

Alien Raiders

Special Advance Screening / dir. Ben Rock / USA / 2008 / 85 min

Director Ben Rock live in person!

A squadron of trained gunmen lay siege to a supermarket at closing time. What first appears to be a robbery soon takes on otherworldly dimensions.

Astropia (Dorks and Damsels)

North American Premiere / Dir.
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Final Slate of films announced for Fantastic Fest 2008

  • FantasticFest
Fantastic Fest, September 18-25, 2008

Austin, TX

Contact:

Tim League

(512) 912-0529

info@fantasticfest.com

www.fantasticfest.com

We are proud to announce the final slate of feature film programming for the 2008 edition of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. With over 100 films representing over 30 countries, Fantastic Fest is the largest festival of its kind in the United States. The 2008 schedule will be announced online on Thursday, September 4, 2008. If you are planning on coming to Fantastic Fest and have not yet secured a badge. Act quickly as we only have 30 film badges left and expect to be sold out by the end of the week!

Final Batch: Fantastic Features:

Alien Raiders

Special Advance Screening / dir. Ben Rock / USA / 2008 / 85 min

Director Ben Rock live in person!

A squadron of trained gunmen lay siege to a supermarket at closing time. What first appears to be a robbery soon takes on otherworldly dimensions.

Astropia (Dorks and Damsels)

North American Premiere / Dir.
See full article at FantasticFest »

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