Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Chopper - Slice 1
Hey, freaks - check it out. I first covered this series back in February, and now it's here.
From the Press Release, courtesy of STYD:
While Paranormal Activity 3 was scaring up box office records in the theaters this past weekend- proving the horror genre’s undying vitality- another original ghost story was creeping its way into people’s homes via the internet. Chopper, an online horror series starring Tyler Mane (Michael Myers, Halloween) and Andrew Bryniarski (Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) launched its premiere episode late Friday night and proved its own scrappy success by managing to go viral despite the challenges of producing and promoting webseries with micro-budgets compared to traditional Hollywood fare.
The first episode (aka “Slice 1”) was designed to introduce audiences to the scary world of outlaw bikers that underpins the series’ sub-plots- along with establishing the explosive tension between key characters that will lead to bloody mayhem in future episodes. Former brothers-in-arms Mad Dog (Bryniarski) and Jeremiah Carver (Mane- aka Chopper) face off over the whereabouts of Chopper’s signature blade and leave audiences wondering what insanity might unfold when they meet again. Future episodes will shed light on who- or what- ultimately wrestled control of the deadly blade and set up new storylines intended to unfold in future seasons both online and via feature film(s).
Produced by Dilemma, a Los Angeles based Branded Entertainment and Marketing Communications Agency, Chopper is essentially a contemporary spin on the timeless Sleepy Hollow mythology. Storylines revolve around a headless outlaw biker seeking vengeance in the afterlife by killing mortal sinners. The project- based on the recent Asylum Press comic- was written, produced and directed by Dilemma principal J.C. Christofilis. Chopper received sponsorship support from bold brands including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Sullen Clothing and also features special appearances from bands including Machine Head, Straightline Stitch and Unearth. Newcomers Attika7 (former members of Biohazard and Static-X) also contribute heavily to the rocking soundtrack.
Check it out!