Los Angeles – August 3, 2011 – RIDICULOUS Pictures, LLC today announced it has wrapped principal photography on KILLER HOLIDAY, the first feature film of their new thriller motion picture franchise. Proving that vacations can truly be frightening, KILLER HOLIDAY literally hit the road, filming on location along the historic Route 66.
Directed by Marty Thomas (Hotties, Monty Roberts: A Real Horse Whisperer, The N.W.A. Legacy and Xzibit: Restless Xposed), who shares story and producing credits with screenwriter, Jon Zuber, and executive producers Tonya Mantooth and Michael Copon, KILLER HOLIDAY blends suspense, black humor and unique, stunning visuals with a modern vintage thriller spin.
In the iconic tradition of Jason Vorhees, Michael Myers and Freddie Krueger, Michael Copon (The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior, One Tree Hill, Power Rangers) brings to life a terrifying new villain, spinning a web of terror as Melvin “Spider” Holiday. Spider stalks his prey, eight high school friends on a Spring Break road trip, luring them to a 1960s abandoned amusement park, complete with broken down vintage carnival rides, shocking surprises and the evil smell of death.
KILLER HOLIDAY also stars gamer icon Rachel Lara in her first big-screen role, Hollywood scion Alex Mandel (Howie Do It and son of Howie Mandel), Rachel Wixom (The Wayshower) and introduces audiences to the scream-tastic performances of Julia Beth Stern, David Namminga, Matt Calloway, Noah Zeev Gibbings and Gabriel Olivera as the targeted travelers. No Little Miss Muffett, former juvenile delinquent Taylor (Lara) leads her friends in the fight for both their sanity… and their lives. But will they survive Spider’s killing spree and discover the startling truth behind his sinister motivations?
|Michael Copon||Melvyn 'Spider' Holiday|
|Rachel Lara Horton||Taylor|
|Julia Beth Stern||Cammi|
|Luke Neal||Young Spider|
|Randolph Mantooth||Detective Bodrogi|
|Marty Thomas||Wild Jack|
|John Zuber||Detective Zak Roy Hill|
|Brian Harwell||Taylor's Dad|
|Terry T. Miller||Officer B. Edwards|
|Kristina Marie Kane||Jessica|
|Bruce Spears||Carl the Mechanic|
KILLER HOLIDAY is now in post-production and expecting to premiere in 2012. RIDICULOUS Pictures is currently taking meetings with distributors and will be announcing more detailed release information shortly. For more information and to view the movie trailer, visit www.KillerHoliday.com.
ABOUT RIDICULOUS PICTURES, LLC
Established in 1991, RIDICULOUS Pictures, LLC has developed, produced and edited hundreds of documentary features, top 10 music videos, national television commercials and multi-camera live concert performances. RIDICULOUS Pictures won critical acclaim and broke worldwide sale records for their co-production of Monty Roberts, the Real Horse Whisperer (20th Century Fox/BBC). Co-founder Marty Thomas has directed more than 200 MTV music videos, earning numerous Grammy® Award, Billboard® Music Award and MTV Video Award nominations. RIDICULOUS Pictures new thriller motion picture franchise, KILLER HOLIDAY, is currently in post-production. www.goridiculous.com