murder, mystery, and marijuana, “Halloweed” movie on DVD Nov 8
“Halloweed” is set for DVD release on November 8, 2016 by Screen Media Films. The film is now available on VOD through all major VOD platforms for streaming and download, including iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Fandango Now, PlayStation, VUDU, and Microsoft, as well as On Demand on most major Cable providers, announced the filmmaking team of Roberto Rosario, Jr. and Jayson Bernard.
A married couple, the filmmakers, Producers Bernard and Rosario, began their filmmaking careers in Chicago, where they began pre-production on “Halloweed” before moving their production company, J&R Productions, to Los Angles, where they now live, to shoot the film. Bernard plays “Connor” in the film, and is also a well-known actor in the Chicago acting community, as well as an alumni of Second City, where he wrote, produced, and starred in numerous sketch-comedy showcases.
“Halloweed” is a comedy/stoner/slasher/mystery genre hybrid, which stars Simon Rex, Shannon Brown, Jim O’Heir, Michelle Mueller , Jayson Bernard, Robert Craighead, Ray Wise, Jason Mewes, Deje Dee, Lester Speight, Danny Trejo and Tom Sizemore.
“‘Halloweed’ is an homage to the slasher horror films I grew up with combined with the fun of buddy comedies and stoner films, with a bit of classic John Waters inspired twisted humor added to the mix,” said Bernard. “Roberto and I had been looking for a comedy to produce as our first feature for J&R Productions, and when the project came our way, we knew this was the one,” he added.”
In “Halloweed,” Trent Modine and his goof-ball step brother Joey, try to escape the infamy that comes from having a serial killer, The Bridgeport Butcher, for a father (Tom Sizemore). Seeking a new start, they find refuge in the small town of Mooseheart. It does not take long before the besmirched family name catches up to them. Joey, a free spirited stoner seemingly oblivious to his sexual orientation, and Trent, a love sick pessimist, look like the main suspects after a string of murders, similar to a rash of killings 30 years earlier, coincidentally begins just as they arrive in town. It is a race against time because a slash-happy killer on the loose and the bodies are piling up!
Screen Media Films’ “Halloweed,” from J&R Productions, Summer House Pictures and Two 9 Productions was directed by LazRael Lison, and written by Dale Zawada based on a story by Michael Bussan. Rosario executive produced, and Bernard produced the film, along with producers Tatiana Chekhova, Jamie Trent, and Lison.
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Directed by: LazRael Lison
Written by: Michael Bussan, Dale Zawada