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DUST AND DEATH (2008)
First off I have to say I was totally blown away as to who the driving force behind this new film was...Those of you who were/are regulars over at HHQ would remember or know Vincent Corkadel. Who happens to the not only the writer and director but the producer as well as the editor. Here are all the details for the film...I would just like to add that Vincent, if you read this, Cinema Nocturna is behind you!
In the tradition of Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror, comes DUST AND DEATH!
Get ready for something deliciously dark when the destiny of a beautiful young woman and a stranger known only as “The Traveler” become entangled in the lives of a suicidal goth who meets the unlikeliest of new friends, a bank robber whose plans for the perfect score go terribly wrong, and a hitch-hiker whose new ride might not be as friendly as he seems.
CAST & CREW
George Stover (John Waters’ Female Trouble and Desperate Living)
Eva Zekova (Arrow in the Head Mistress of the Week, Evildread. com Horror Hotty)
Scott Patrick Staab
Andi Sex Gang (Dario Argento’s Phenomena) as the voice of “Max”
Danniella Booth, Mark Booth, Jim Rodriguez, Al Orton, and Rita Akins
Original Music - Andi Sex Gang
Additional Music - Vegetative State
Visual Effects - Kitchen Sink FX
Special Guest Director - Frankie Marino
Associate Producer - Kiran Patil
Producers - Vince Corkadel and Eva Zekova
Editor, Writer and Director - Vince Corkadel
FACTS & TRIVIA
DUST AND DEATH was shot on location in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and California USA; and Whitby, England.
The Whitby scenes used the same locations as the 2002 film Possession, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow, and the 1985 Simply Red music video “Holding Back the Years”.
Anchor Bay Entertainment is re-releasing Dario Argento’s Phenomena on DVD this
summer, which featured music by Andi Sex Gang.
Vince Corkadel @ the cloviscompany
Writer/director Vince Corkadel has been a fan of movies for as long as he can remember. “When I was little, my mom used to take me to a local drive-in to see such films as The Cat From Outer Space Vince recalls. Later on it progressed to A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3 and Predator at a small movie theatre, but I’ll always remember that drive-in”. As he entered his teen years, Vince discovered Fangoria magazine and the horror floodgates were opened, allowing Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and other horror icons to take hold of his imagination. “Films, and horror films in particular, allowed a safe escape for my imagination. No matter how scary the story of a film was, I knew that it was just that, a story. So, I became interested in stories and how they can affect a person”. Of course the American horror films led him to discover Italian and other European films. “I remember going to one of the local video stores and seeing Dario Argento’s Opera on the shelf and thought to myself ‘what is this?’ and immediately knew that I had to rent it. When I watched it, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was so different from anything I had seen before. Suspiria, House by the Cemetery and Demons followed. I couldn’t get enough of these films. While searching for more films like these, I became exposed to work of other directors like Jean Rollin, Werner Herzog, Paul Naschy, and Enzo G. Castellari. At the same time I delved into the work of George A. Romero. I decided that someday I would become a filmmaker”.
Over the years Vince began writing scripts and experimenting with short films. During this time he had become friends with musician Andi Sex Gang (founder of the influential UK gothic rock band Sex Gang Children) and the aforementioned Castellari, and designed official websites for both. In 2005, VInce shot and edited a horror short about a young woman mourning the death of a loved one entitled Restless. Sex Gang contributed music to it, and the short film as well-received. At the time, Vince had been working on Bastard Art (a documentary about Andi Sex Gang) when the opportunity to shoot a full-length film presented itself. “I knew that I had to do it. This was my shot and I had to take it”. The film, a horror anthology called Dark Delicacies, started filming in October of 2007 and went into December of the same year. “Dark Delicacies has been inspired greatly by 70s horror films such as Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror. I’ve been very lucky on this production to have worked with such talented people as George Stover (a veteran of many John Waters films), Andi Sex Gang and fellow filmmaker Frankie Marino”.
Once filming was finished, Vince saw his first DVD released through his own The Cloviscompany and MVD: Sex Gang Children: Live at Ocean, a concert that he shot for the band back in 2002. Not only did he shoot and compile the DVD, but Vince also designed the cover. Live at Ocean went to #9 on Amazon. com’s Punk & New Wave DVD chart shortly after its release.
With the editing of DUST AND DEATH'S finished, Vince looks forward to its release. “I really couldn’t be happier with the finished film” Vince says “it really showcases my love for all of the filmmakers who have influenced me”. There won’t be much time to for the director to rest as he resumes work on Bastard Art and finishes writing the script for DUST AND DEATH Part 2.
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