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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Brian Keene’s ‘The Cage’ coming to life with your help.

Remember when horror films were scary, disturbing ,gave you nightmares and they had amazing practical fx before everything got watered down for mass consumption and replaced with bad CG?

Marc Schoenbach of SADIST ART DESIGNS amazing old school poster.

 John D. Wagner and Brian Keene, celebrated Bram Stoker Award winning horror writer do, that’s why they’re wanting to make a film of Keene’s celebrated opus ‘The Cage’. In order to avoid jumping through hoops and changing x,y, or z just because some suit doesn’t like it they need help though.

 The Cage tells the story of just another night at Big Bill’s Electronics where several employees are closing up for the night when they get a visit from a man with a shotgun which turns out to be far from the worst part of their evening.

 A cast has been assembled with experience in numerous horror films of varying budgets including Zach Gilligan (Gremlins, Hatchet 3), Megan Duffy (Maniac), Hannah Fierman (V/H/S, The Unwanted), Samantha Hahn (Blood Night The legend of Mary Hatchet) and more besides.

 Director Wagner, producer Brian James Fitzpatrick, and the Director of Photography Chad Courtney are used to working on small budget productions and the sacrifices it requires with 18 hour days and sharing one hotel room par for the course.

 Practical FX will be handled by the Emmy nominated Jeremy Selenfriend of Monster in my Closet with credits for Boardwalk Empire, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Men in Black 3, Chernobyl Diaries and many more.

 Keene himself had this to say,

 ‘I’m thrilled with the screenplay and excited by the team that’s been assembled. It’s always a daunting prospect when your work is adapted by others for another medium, but I have absolute confidence and belief in this project and the people involved. I can’t wait to see it!”

 Whilst Director John D. Wagner noted,

 “Myself and everyone involved feel a great responsibility to do this intense, mind bender of a film “right”. Not just for ourselves, but for all the different groups of fans out there who expect us to do good by them. There’s no stunt casting, no gimmicks. Just good, talented folks who are thrilled to be doing this movie.”

 For more details on the project and to show your support for bringing gritty, brutal, disturbing horror with amazing practical FX back visit their Kickstarter here.

 Follow developments @TheCage_movie 

Or on Facebook at TheCagemovie


Andy Haigh
Andy Haigh
Andy Haigh started writing to counteract the brain atrophying effects of Retail Hell, now it's an addiction. Andy is an unrepentant sequential art absorbist and comics are one of his passions. Other interests include Film, Music, Science Fiction and Horror novels and quality TV like Game of Thrones. He can talk about these at great length if only someone would listen. He lives a somewhat hermit like life in The Shire, spends too much time on social media and is still waiting to go on an adventure.

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