At Granny’s House DVD | VOD
Written and directed by Les Mahoney
Starring Bill Oberst, Jr, Rachel Alig, Glenda Morgan Brown, Les Mahoney Vagabond Entertainment
Release date: May 24, 2016
At Granny’s House is what happens when a female Dexter runs an Airbnb. Eager to give up all responsibility for his elderly mother, a man hires her a full-time live-in caretaker. Rebecca (Rachel Alig) is young and beautiful. Her resume includes a variety of odd jobs including IT work, and working in a mortuary. Granny (Gloria Morgan Brown) is hesitant and skeptical. She thinks Rebecca was hired by her son for her looks. Granny’s house is an old fashioned multi-level home. Rebecca is offered a room upstairs, but decides to move into the spacious basement. Again, this draws looks of skepticism. Despite this, Rebecca wins her over and they develop a strange but real friendship. In a different world, this is the beginning of a wonderful comedy about two women from different generations forming a lifelong bond. In writer/director Les Mahoney‘s world, this is the setup for a bizarre, seductive, and violent horror film.
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper left a lasting legacy in and out of the wrestling ring, when he passed away Friday, from cardiac arrest at the age of 61. Commonly known for his Hall of Fame wrestling career, Piper was one of the greatest villains ever in the ring. Piper used his natural charisma to segue into a fairly successful, although mostly B-movie laden film career. His most iconic role came in John Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi thriller, They Live, as a drifter who stumbles into an alien invasion. That film made him a cult hero, and solidified his transition from the ring to big screen performer. Piper was active to the end; his IMDB page has 8 projects listed in the production stages. One of them currently in post-production is Chad Ferrin‘s adaptation of Peter Simeti‘s original graphic novel, The Chair from Alterna Comics. The makers of that film are dedicating the project to the late wrestler/actor.
Turning comics and graphic novels into feature films is nothing new. And doing it without a big budget supplied by a major studio is almost impossible. However, the key word there is almost.
The Kickstarter campaign for The Chair is all about having a stellar cast take this disturbing graphic novel and adapting it into a film that still captures the horror and darkness of the original work. With a modest budget for the film and a streamlined concept of where the money is going, the only part left is you, the donor. So read on to see what you can do to make this psychological thriller come to life!