After a strenuous 11 days without posting anything, [due to either writer’s block, laptop failures, etc] I’m finally back to write. For good reason too, I received an email from a man who goes by the name of Sevé Schelenz, a Director/Producer in the horror genre. Having never heard of him, I looked into his filmography and as it turns out, he made a film by the name of SKEW – a found footage film. Although it has an average of 4.4/10 on IMDb, it actually won a few awards; such as the Independent Spirit Award and Grand Jury Award for best picture. Now, Schelenz is back – this time with a film called Peelers.
Besides having their World Premiere on Saturday April 9th, 2016 at Palm Beach International Film Festival and being nominated for Best Horror Film, Peelers is said to be packed with a style that’s described as “Rodriguez meets Tarantino“, with exciting twists, baseball, strippers of unusual talents, and a “strong female lead.” The story, written by Lisa DeVita, goes like this:
“What starts out as the last hurrah on the closing night of an infamous small-town strip club, quickly turns into a night of bloodshed when a crew of coal miners shows up and with them a deadly contaminant. Former baseball player and current club owner, Blue Jean Douglas has decided to hand over her bar to a new owner and leave town for good. But Blue Jean’s plans are thwarted when she discovers the magnitude of the epidemic that has been unleashed. With victims piling up, Blue Jean must step up to the plate to protect her family, her friends, and her bar before it’s too late and she loses everything she holds dear.”
Although short, I’ve shared the teaser trailer for Peelers below. Judging from what we see, it’s safe to assume this film is going to be one hell of a time. If you’re finding yourself excited for it, and you want to see the movie as soon as possible, you’ll have to find a way to get yourself to Florida. The Palm Beach International Film Festival will be held from April 6th through the 14th, and the Peelers world premiere has been scheduled for April 9th.
What has me excited is that Sevé Schelenz has described his film as one that “destroys the cliché stripper horror sub-genre.” He also says that Peelers is “Not just a great indie film, but destined to be one of the funnest films of 2016”. Naturally, this is a pretty exciting claim, and pretty confident coming from the film’s Director. Unfortunately being in Canada, there’s no way I’d be able to get to Florida in time to go to the Film Festival; but there is one way I’ll be able to see the movie. [granted, at a later date]
Closing his email, Schelenz mentioned that in the future he will be in contact in order to send me a screener/review copy of Peelers in order to write a proper review on the film. When that happens, you can be sure that there will be a review on here for it, so stay tuned!
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