"Unlike anything you’ve seen before. An absolutely outstanding documentary that will completely mess with your mind."
- William Brownridge / Toronto Film Scene
“Indie horror at its wicked best!”
“First to do it this well since The Blair Witch.
– Jason Tostevin, Hands Off Productions
FRIDAY November 10, 2017
COMING IN 2018
Thursday October 26, 2017
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13, 2017
ON THESE PLATFORMS!
“Real and exceptionally wicked.”
PERHAPS SOME SECRETS SHOULD STAY BURIED...
Mortal Remains is a docu-thriller which aims to unearth the details surrounding the life, career and mysterious death of horror filmmaker Karl Atticus, referred to by some as a "founder" of slasher film.
The film features interviews with various horror aficionados and industry personalities including Eduardo Sanchez, director of the Blair Witch Project who wondered in a 2008 interview: Why for over 40 years has Atticus's legacy been all but eradicated from the annals of horror film history?
This film reveals much about this elusive figure: a man
who inspired a generation of filmmakers, but who has
yet to receive due credit for his contributions to the
genre. Crew members who worked alongside Atticus
detail the puzzling circumstances under which his last film
was created: missing cast members, intimations of
of occult activity and allegations of special effects "too
convincing" for their time. Was Atticus a genuine auteur
who challenged the industry and was silenced by his
contemporaries? Or were his films simply pretext--
elaborate showpieces designed to glorify work of a far
more sinister nature?
Filmed on location in Maryland and Pennsylvania, the film hopes to confirm the legends and establish once and for all the legacy of a man whose final film is now considered by some to be the "Holy Grail of horror."
Does a print of Atticus's Mortal Remains still exist? Why were the inconsistencies surrounding his apparent suicide left unanswered by authorities? And why has the life and work of one of the genre’s most influential directors been reduced to the level of myth?