In a press release (see below) today Scream Factory, Shout Factory’s horror imprint, and Chiller announced the start of production on the upcoming ’80s homage horror film, Fender Bender. It is being described as a throwback to a time when homicidal maniacs like Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers slashed their way through foolish and unsuspecting teenagers. Shout! Factory will be developing, financing and executive producing the movie. Production is now underway in New Mexico. No premiere date has been set yet for Fender Bender, but they are expecting to have ready for sometime in 2016 and it will debut on Chiller.
SHOUT! FACTORY AND CHILLER ANNOUNCE CAST AND START OF PRODUCTION FOR “FENDER BENDER”
Makenzie Vega, Dre Davis, Cassidy Freeman, Steven Michael Quezada and Bill Sage Star in the Horror-Thriller Feature Directed by Mark Pavia
Los Angeles, CA – November 4, 2015 – Scream Factory™, Shout! Factory’s horror genre entertainment imprint, and Chiller announced today the principal cast for the upcoming original horror thriller FENDER BENDER, written by writer/director Mark Pavia (Stephen King’s THE NIGHT FLIER). Makenzie Vega (The Good Wife), Dre Davis (Pretty Little Liars, Scavenger Killers), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville, Longmire), Steven Michael Quezada (Breaking Bad, Element) and Bill Sage (American Psycho, We Are What We Are) are starring in the film. The studios also announced that principal photography has commenced on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Pavia is directing the film from a screenplay he has written. Carl W. Lucas and Joshua Bunting of EchoWolf Productions are producing, with Shout’s Jordan Fields and Gus Krieger serving as co-producers. Executive producers for FENDER BENDER are Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, Garson Foos, Mark Pavia, Nadia Redler, and Brainstorm Media’s Meyer Shwarzstein. FENDER BENDER is developed and executive produced by Shout! Factory in association with Chiller.
With an eye towards a 2016 premiere on Chiller, Shout! Factory is handling the film’s worldwide sales and distribution.
Chiller is an entertainment brand delivering round-the-clock scares with its commitment to producing diverse and high-quality horror content. Chiller’s eclectic slate of entertainment includes a broad offering of original movies and specials, genre films, documentary and reality shows (Scream Queens) along with suspenseful series (The River, X-Files, 666 Park Avenue, Alcatraz, Tales from the Darkside). With its recently-created Chiller Films initiative, Chiller also produces feature films for select theaters and On-Demand. Chiller network is currently available in 40 million homes. To learn more, visit: www.chillertv.com. Chiller. Scary Good.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Timeless Media Group, Westchester Films, Biograph Records, and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com