Posted by Larry Gleeson
The smash hit horror comedy will screen at the prestigious Newport Beach Film Festival on April 25, 2017
For tickets go to: https://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/event/the-night-watchmen/
From an executive producer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the creator of The Hamiltons, comes the next “cult movie” horror-comedy gore-fest, The Night Watchmen. In this highly anticipated movie, a mistaken warehouse delivery unleashes a horde of hungry vampires and it’s up to three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, to fight an epic battle against the scourge of undead that threatens to take over the city of Baltimore.
“While directing The Night Watchmen, I wanted to get back to those 80’s horror films that you’d rent on VHS like Night of The Comet, Fright Night, or Killer Clowns From Outer Space…They were fun, cheesy, and scary all at the same time. I had so much fun watching those movies and wanted our audiences to experience the same thing.” – Mitchell Altieri
Director Mitchell Altieri has premiered films at Sundance, SXSW, SF, Paris, as well as popular genre fests like Fantasia and Screamfest. His films The Hamiltons and The Thompsons are award winners, while his latest film, A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff just took home Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Feature Film at FEARnyc.
“The Night Watchmen has everything you could want from a horror movie.”
“Honestly, great, and it has me thinking of The Evil Dead, Big Trouble in Little China, John Dies at the End, and the camp cable re-runs classic Killer Clowns From Outer Space. This kind of in-the-trenches, one-liners at the ready working class horror concept is a rare beast these days.”
(Source: Press materials provided by Ken Arnold