Artsploitation Films has acquired the North American rights to twisted low-budget thriller The Anatomy of Monsters, the feature debut from Kentucky native Byron C. Miller. Watch the trailer below, and revel in its super-cool, sleazy indie vibe.
The film follows Andrew Costello, a young man who appears outwardly normal, but harbours murderous impulses. Heading out one night in search of his first kill, Andrew finds himself at a lonely bar where he meets a woman. They go back to a hotel room where Andrew plans to slash her throat, but he very soon discovers that she has her own secrets, every bit as dark as his own.
Artsploitation President Ray Murray recently described the film as “…the kind of film John Cassavetes would have done if he ventured into genre filmmaking. The storyline is original, the tension palpable and it features a star-making performance by Tabitha Bastien as the far from innocent victim.” He goes on to say of director and co-writer Miller, “Byron ignored the constraints of his limited budget to make a creepy, dark, disturbing and immensely creative thriller.”
Miller describes his film as “midnight poetry…that attempts to create the feeling of late night hours and sinister urges. It truly is an honor to work with Artsploitation Films,” he enthuses. “Paul Morgan [screenplay, cinematographer], and I put our souls into this film and brought it to life with a beyond dedicated cast and crew. I can’t wait to share this monster with the world!”
Artsploitation are yet to announce a release date for the film, which premiered at the Seattle Gothic Film Festival way back in October 2014.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)