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Shadow Princess
08-12-2007, 08:57 PM
Just wanted to share:

Midnight Syndicate Films, in partnership with Hollywood FX producer Robert Kurtzman and his company, Precinct 13 Entertainment, began production on The Dead Matter feature-length, horror-suspense film, this week, in Crestline, Ohio. Chardon, Ohio-based director and producer Edward Douglas – founder of the nationally-recognized Halloween horror music act Midnight Syndicate – is remaking his original version of the film into Northeast Ohio’s largest locally-produced and independently-funded film, scheduled for release in 2008. Filming is scheduled for the entire month of August.

Headlining the rest of the cast is Andrew Divoff of ABC’s Lost, television star Jason Carter and horror film veteran, Tom Savini. Divoff (Vellich), most recently known as the eye-patch-wearing rogue Mikhail Bakunin on ABC’s Lost, has acted in Wishmaster, Air Force One and Precinct 13’s The Rage (2007). In addition to films, Carter (Ian) has appeared in television shows including Babylon 5, Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed. Savini (Sebed) is a 30-year veteran in the horror film genre with roles in Dusk Till Dawn, Dawn of the Dead, and most recently, Quentin Tarantino’s and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse.

Additional lead actors include Sean Serino (Gretchen), Westlake, Ohio-native Tom Nagel (Mike), CB Spencer (Jill) and Brian Van Camp (Mark). Midnight Syndicate voiceover artist Christopher Robichaud, originally from Chardon, Ohio, will reprise his role of Frank from a 1996 version of The Dead Matter.

In addition to the main cast, two horror host legends will contribute to lineup: Dick Dyszel, better known to fans as Count Gore De Vol and Cleveland's Big Chuck Schodowski, a 47-year television veteran and personality.

Pre-production and Production photos are available at www.myspace.com/thedeadmatterfilm (http://www.myspace.com/thedeadmatterfilm) and www.TheDeadMatter.com (http://www.thedeadmatter.com). Please feel free to contact me at sarah@midnightsyndicate.com with any questions or comments!