Friday, October 1, 2021

Sean Haitz' Cannibal Comedian Kicks off Halloween Month

On October 1, every streaming service will begin focusing on horror films.  The most famous October debut of a horror film occurred 47 years ago with "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Early in 2022, this iconic film will be toasted by the release of Sean Haitz's "Cannibal Comedian."  The two films are not unrelated. It is fair to say TCM acted as a heavy influence on Mr. Haitz.  Wit, scares, gore, and over-the-top characters are a trademark on Haitz's films...just as TCM was famous for.  So kick 2022 off by finding "Cannibal Comedian" and even consider viewing it as a double feature with the Tobe Hooper classic.

Theme and plot are celebrated in "Cannibal Comedian," but the homage to "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is a bit more direct.  Two of the stars of the 1974 scare-fest also appear in Mr. Haitz's film.  Allen Danzinger, who played Jerry in TCM.  Oh yes...and remember the creepy hitchhiker...yep, the guy who sliced his own hand open?  He's in "Cannibal Comedian," too.  Here is a bit of trivia most people don't know.  Mr. Neal's initial scene in the 1974 classic is the only place blood is seen in the film.  Really!  Check it out.  I dare say Sean Haitz will have more blood for us early next year when his 'Cannibal' hits the streaming services.

Oh!  By the way...I interviewed Sean Haitz in the ninth issue of Creator's Unite magazine...find it at this link Sean Haitz Interview .  I know Sean as a man who can make his movies appear as if they had a budget ten times more than what they actually spent.  Sean describes this film, set in the modern American west as one that "...meshes over-the-top humor and rampaging horror at full throttle.  It combines the pure terror of hearing Leatherface's chainsaw with the gut-busting laughs of a classic Jim Carrey film.  Littered with scary, grotesque, and wildly energetic characters, the film is a love letter to horror and stand-up comedy."

So enjoy your 2022 movie watching experience by putting "Cannibal Comedian" on first.  In deference to Tobe Hooper and the iconic masterpiece, I don't think Sean would mind if you used "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" as an appetizer.  Scream in horror...laugh in horror...and enjoy the "Cannibal Comedian" early next year.


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