Riley Hollow Films and Red Headed Revolution Pictures are proud to announce a week long double feature engagement of Lee Vervoort’s The Truck and Cameron McCasland’s The Lashman on the big screen at WK Cinemas in Hopkinsville Kentucky where both pictures were shot.
This special week long special engagement follows the announcement of The Lashman being nominated for Best Indie Film in the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards after a year of successful festival screenings for the films at San Diego Fantastic Horror Film Fest, Lone Wolf Horror & Tattoo Festival, MayDay Film Festival, Imaginarium Film Festival, and several others.
Both The Truck and The Lashman were shot on location in parts of Hopkinsville and surrounding Christian County, Kentucky and feature several local actors and film locations including the Copper Canyon Ranch.
“When Roger and Alice take a weekend trip to explore an old campground Roger has inherited, they encounter a devilish truck that adds miles of terror. Is there anyone behind the wheel? Or is it driven by pure evil?” The Truck is written and directed by Lee Vervoort. This marks the second feature length film from the stunt man turned director. His sophomore effort follows the highly acclaimed 2009 film Gun Town. Vervoort’s stunt roots are highly visible on screen during the action packed chase sequences of The Truck. The movie features a classic Ford Fairlane 500 being chased by a menacing four wheel drive monster. You can’t outrun it. You can’t outdrive it. You cannot stop The Truck.
“Five friends set out for a weekend camping excursion to find that their camp fire tales have turned into their worst nightmares, as a ghoulish whip wielding cowboy mercilessly pursues them.” The Lashman is a tale of terror, written and directed by Cameron McCasland. It stars Stacey Dixon, Shawn C. Phillips, David Vaughn, Jeremy Jones, Kaylee Williams, Tim Emery, Lee Vervoort, David Chattham, Terry Gragg, Todd Bush, Alea Jordan, Joe Downing and Larry Underwood.
The Lashman marks the feature length film debut for Cameron McCasland. McCasland honed his film making skills in television on Dr. Gangrene’s Creature Feature and directing music videos. He was previously nominated for a Rondo Award for co-directing the 2010 made for television movie, The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special. In 2008 McCasland was the recipient of a special humanitarian Rondo, “The Vasaria Public Service Award,” for his work on the Go Green With Dr. Gangrene series of short films promoting environmental concerns through the eyes of monsters.
Both films share a connection in that McCasland co-produced The Truck with Vervoort, and Vervoort in turn co-produced and stars as the title character in The Lashman. Hopkinsville native and proprietor of Copper Canyon Ranch Tim Emery rounds out the cast in both films playing the roles of local lawmen.
McCasland said of the event, “I am so happy that we are able to bring these movies back to Hopkinsville where we made them. The beautiful backdrops of Christian County were essential in shaping the looks and tones of these motion pictures. I am happy that all the local people who worked on the film will have a chance to see it, and take a bow.”
Both Vervoort and McCasland will be in attendance alongside several members of the local cast and crews for the premiere of the movie at WK Cinemas on Friday April 10, 2015. WK Cinemas is located at 4000 Fort Campbell Blvd, Hopkinsville, KY 42240. For more information and to reserve seating, please visit their website at www.wkcinemas.com.