Exclusive pics, comments: Horror/Western “KILL OR BE KILLED,” with “CHAINSAW”/“HILLS” actorsMovies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Veterans of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and THE HILLS HAVE EYES are part of the cast of KILL OR BE KILLED (formerly RED ON YELLA, KILL A FELLA), which hits DVD and VOD soon. We’ve got exclusive photos, disc details and words from its writer/directors.
RLJ Entertainment has set a March 1 date for KILL OR BE KILLED (which we first reported on here), the latest film from Duane Graves and Justin Meeks of THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD and BUTCHER BOYS. HILLS’ Michael Berryman (1st photo below) and CHAINSAW’s Ed Neal (2nd photo with Bridger Zadina) co-star along with Meeks, THE HUMAN RACE’s Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Arianne Margot, Luce Rains, Pepe Serna (3rd photo), Greg Kelly (4th photo), TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2’s Bill Johnson and TERRORVISION’s Sonny Carl Davis. The synopsis: “Claude ‘Sweet Tooth’ Barbee and his gang of cutthroat outlaws—the most wanted men in Texas—are on a desperate ride across 500 miles of badlands to recover a fortune in hidden loot from their most daring robbery. But Barbee and his crew aren’t the only cold-blooded killers riding the range. With a large ‘dead or alive’ cash bounty on their heads, the outlaws are being picked off one by one. What began as a hard journey driven by greed becomes a feverish race to survive.”
Graves reveals to Fango, “The DVD will have deleted scenes, a co-director commentary and a behind-the-scenes featurette,” and Meeks tells us, “KILL OR BE KILLED is a passion project for Duane and myself. We currycombed the hillsides of Texas to create a dark Western with elements of horror. Texas was not only a location, but a character in the film—just as threatening as the outlaws themselves. Alongside the unforgiving elements of nature, and the horrifying evil that lurks, KILL OR BE KILLED morphs into a psychological blood trail leading you to the unexpected. We can’t wait for its release, and hope Western fans enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.”