Witchula won’t be out till October 2017, but that doesn’t keep us from giving into the hype already

Marcus Bradford has written and is directing Witchula with Pat Kushadi on board as both co-writer and co-director. The release date is Halloween of next year, but we keep hearing about this awesome film coming up, so now we had to take a closer look as well. Both Bradford and Kushadi have produced several shorts in the past and have several projects coming up, so it seems we’ll be seeing quite a lot from the duo.

We don’t have much to show from Witchula yet since the movie is still in development, but there is some artwork which is enough to keep us interested.

The plot itself is the following:

A group of college exchange students travel to a small and remote town situated on an exotic island; only to discover they are being hunted down by a powerful witch-vampire “hybrid” that seeks something in their possession.

The cast is filled with a lot of relatively unknown faces, who do however have lots of experience from both short films and TV shows, so you’ll probably recognize them. Even if you can’t name them.

The production is a trans-Atlantic endeavor as the US based MAB Studios just signed a co-production deal with British indie company, Silent Studios Productions.

In a recent press release announcing the co-production deal, Marcus Bradford’s production team says, “We’re looking forward to working with Silent Studios Productions and to create something spectacular and spooky for all the horror fans out there for a taste of delightful terror!”

Here’s the poster art for Witchula which offers a pretty good indication of the style:

Witchula teaser poster

The poster itself is filled with symbolism and features both the pentagram and the upside down cross, which are some of the most used and recognizable symbols within the horror genre. However, most horror fans won’t recognize the new symbol, the blood dagger, which is meant to symbolize the hybrid: witch and vampire.

Here are a few tidbits directly from the press releases:

“Witchula,” which media outlets are already referring to as the “real Expendables of horror,” is already listed as one of IMDB’s top 30 horror films to watch for in 2017.

The film already has horror icons Bill Oberst Jr. (“Take This Lollipop”, “Criminal Minds”, “Death House”) and Eileen Dietz, the iconic demon in the classic film, “The Exorcist,” attached along with indie favorite Marilyn Ghigliotti (“Clerks”). Producers promise great announcements in the coming weeks and months.

Witchula is also being produced by Matt Chassin (“Krampus the Christmas Devil”, “Seeking Valentina”), Jason Wright (“Zombie Playground”, “Torture”), John Blythe (“My Amityville Horror”, “One Day When the Rains Fell”) and Kirsty Richardson (“Extinction”, “Zombikini”).

Witchula is expected to be released on October 31, 2017

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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