Elijah Wood’s genre company SpectreVision is teaming up with Drafthouse Films to produce a project that sounds like it could be a real gore fest. Titled ‘The Greasy Strangler’ you need to check out this crazy synopsis:
“The Los Angeles-set tale follows Ronnie, a man who runs a Disco Walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden. When a sexy, alluring woman comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also signals the appearance of an oily, slimy inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent, soon dubbed ‘The Greasy Strangler.’”
I know, it doesn’t read like a gore fest but check this quote that sets the stage for this madness:
“When Ant Timpson sent us Jim and Toby’s script, we all agreed that it was the most disgusting, vile, and all-around grotesquely hilarious piece of cinema we’d ever read, with imagery we will likely never dislodge from our tender, greasy brains,” Wood said in a statement. “And that is why it must exist!”
There you go!
Jim Hosking will direct, genre fans should recognize him from his involvement in ABC’s Of Death 2.
Filming is slated to start this spring in and around LA.
I’ll be keeping a close eye on this one for you.
by: Dave Dreher