Director talks “AMHURST” chiller; DVD release setArchive1 Fangoria Staff
Originally posted on 2010-09-12 16:30:44 by
Director Rocky Constanzo, whose credits include the 2006 DVD release HALLOWED, sent along some comments on his new horror film AMHURST, to go with the announcement that it’ll be hitting DVD in October.
Written by Lisa Costanzo, the LifeLine Entertainment production stars Amy Tiehel as Rebecca, a woman who returns to her childhood home after the death of her abusive grandfather. It’s not long before strange things start happening, and Rebecca begins suffering nightmares about her missing twin sister. The cast also includes Stephanie Hullar, Alec Hogan and Jess Buschini.
“AMHURST is my fourth feature,” Costanzo tells Fango. “I’m a big fan of horror films and always wanted to make one of my own, which I finally did with HALLOWED in 2005. The budget was incredibly small, but it did fairly well on DVD and sort of jumpstarted things for me. AMHURST is not a slasher-style film; it’s more of a classic thriller. There are deaths and gore, albeit minor, and it’s suspenseful at times, especially the climax, but slasher fans might not dig it since there isn’t a guy in a mask ripping off heads in every scene. We might do something more like that on the next film.
“The music is definitely a highlight,” he adds. “I worked closely with my composer, Rob Gokee, for three months, and between the two of us—mostly him—we came up with a very haunting score. All in all, I believe AMHURST is a strong film that will do well for us.”
The DVD, to be released October 19 by Costanzo’s Hourglass Pictures and Passion River Films, will present the movie in widescreen with Dolby Digital sound, plus:
• Audio commentary by Rocky and Lisa Costanzo
• “Beyond the Boundaries” documentary including interviews, deleted scenes and outtakes
The first 1,000 units will be Unrated Limited Premiere Editions with alternate artwork on an O-card; retail price is $22.98. See the movie’s trailer below and its Facebook page here.