FILMMAKER CHRIS ALEXANDER SET TO HELM NEW INDIE THRILLER “FEMALE WEREWOLF”
Artsploitation Films to Finance and Release the Film in 2015
Philadelphia, PA (November 26, 2014) Artsploitation Films (www.artsploitationfilms.com), founded by former TLA Entertainment Inc. president Raymond Murray has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Fangoria Magazine editor and filmmaker Chris Alexander to Executive Produce his latest feature film, Female Werewolf.
As his critically acclaimed Queen of Blood continues its festival run, the indie filmmaker, musician, writer and Fangoria/Gorezone editor Chris Alexander will begin work on his next feature film: a violent, erotic, psychological indie thriller called Female Werewolf. The film tells the story of a woman on the brink of madness, marginalized and isolated, whose fevered dreams are causing radical changes to her mind and body. As she further loses touch with reality, she slowly, surely, morphs into a monster…
The movie, like his previous features including 2012’s multiple-award winning Blood for Irina (out now on Blu-ray and DVD from TLA/Autonomy Pictures), will be written, directed, edited, shot and scored by Alexander and produced by TLA Entertainment Group’s Derek Curl. Raymond Murray of Artsploitation Films will serve as executive producer. Female Werewolf will star many personalities from Alexander’s regular stable of performers including Blood for Irina and Queen of Blood stars Carrie Gemmell and Shauna Henry, with more cast to be announced in the coming weeks. The film will be shot in and around Toronto, Canada over the winter and will feature special make-up effects by Carlos Henriques (The Mad, Hunter’s Moon).
“Female Werewolf falls in line with my interest in stories about women in extreme situations, realized in deliberately abstract ways while trading in well-worn genre iconography,” says Alexander. “The film is inspired in part by Rino Di Silvestro’s exploitation classic Legend of the Werewolf Woman, a film I greatly admire, as well as Jess Franco’s Female Vampire, a picture I reference often and of course, Polanski’s Repulsion. But Female Werewolf’s style, dreamy tone and sensualized violence are something different, something unique to my personal vision. I’m excited to bring this one to life.”
Artsploitation’s Ray Murray say, “I am excited to be working with Chris. He knows how to make wild, entertaining and provocative genre films all on a budget that could literally blow the head off a free-spending Hollywood executive.”