Friday, August 13, 2010
From Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN
The made-in-Memphis MTV horror flick Savage County is likely to air on the MTV2 network this Halloween season. Originally slated to be shown as a series of 7-to-9-minute "webisodes" on MTV.com, in the manner of Craig Brewer's "$5 Cover" (which debuted online and on television in May 2009), Savage County has been repositioned as a made-for-TV "indie horror film," according to MTV Communications director Kurt Patat.
In a campaign being managed by Eventful.com (the company that helped turn the no-budget shocker Paranormal Activity into an Internet and box-office phenomenon), fans are asked to visit eventful.com/competitions and "demand" to see Savage County on MTV.
Written and directed by David Harris of MTV New Media, Savage County is the violent Tobe Hooper-esque tale of a group of Texas teenagers stalked by a family of vengeful rustics after a bloody prank-gone-wrong. Prior to its Music Television debut, Savage County likely will have its official world theatrical premiere during the Indie Memphis Film Festival, which runs from Oct. 21-22. For more info, click HERE
Visit http://eventful.com/competitions/savagecounty2010 to give the flick a (severed) thumbs up.