Short synopsis: The farmer Tony Maio turns into a fierce mutant because of a meteorite impact on Earth. Disguised as a scarecrow in order to hide his appearance, he starts to kill people to satisfy his bloodlust.
Writer: George Nevada (Boston, Massachusetts)
Director: George Nevada
Assistant Director: Domiziano Cristopharo (Rome, Italy)
Producer: George Nevada
Executive Producer: Domiziano Cristopharo
Special effects: Athanasius Pernath (Prague, Czech Republic)
Music: Antony Coia (Lecce, Italy) and Lucas Giorgetti (Metz, France)
Fabrizio Occhipinti (as the mutant Tony Maio), Frances Williams, Antony Ferry, Raphael and Danny Willis (twins), Ruby Miller, Luana Jacovissi
Genre: Horror Slasher
Runtime: 80 min
Budget: 40.000 USD
The Musk IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4866056/
– http://it.darkveins.com/152216-musk-il-teaser-poster-dello-slasher-girato-in-italia/ (DarkVeins.com – Italian)
– http://www.nonsologore.it/2015/07/20/teaser-poster-e-prime-info-su-the-musk-lo-slasher-italoamericano/ (Nonsologore.it – Italian)
George Nevada bio:
His parents moved from Apulia (Italy) to Boston when they were young. He was born there but he has never forgotten his italian origin. Before opening the little restaurant his father did any job, including some appearances in italian horror movies of Freda and Bava. George is a restaurateur, but his father’s death prompted him to dedicate to him the film that he always wanted to make. For this reason he decided to pay homage to his second motherland with The Musk, a slasher film that recalls the old italian cinema. The villain, Tony Maio, is also an homage to his father’s name, Tonino. In the film there will be all the cliches of the genre but also a lot of fear and a bit of humor.
Domiziano Cristopharo bio:
Domiziano Cristopharo, an independent film director from Rome, has been the first Italian director in years to try and revive the erotic/horror film genre. Four years ago he obtained enormous audience and critical acclaim with HOUSE OF FLESH MANNEQUINS (starring horror actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice). HOUSE OF FLESH MANNEQUINS won six international awards and eight international film festival presentations. In his career he also worked with/for: Carlo De Mejo (City of living Dead), Maria Rosaria Omaggio (Nightmare City), Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust), Frank Laloggia (Lady in White), Venantino Venantini (Ladyhawke), Giovanni Lombardo Radice/John Morghen (Cannibal Ferox), Mariagrazia Cucinotta (El Dia de la Bestia), Stefano Cassetti (Roberto Succo), Romano Scavolini (Nightmare in a Damaged Brain).
Antony Coia bio:
Antony Coia is an Italian film score composer and a publicity director for horror, thriller and science fiction genres movies. He composes music for films in his own private home studio in Lecce (Italy). He is also a horror related webmaster since 2002 when he launched the website IlCancello.com. Actually he is the admin of the Italian horror website DarkVeins.com. He scored movies by/with: Domiziano Cristopharo (House of Flesh Mannequins), Antonio Tentori (Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D), Marco Antonio Andolfi (Cross of the Seven Jewels).