Witchula Finds First Poster And Production Deal

July 7, 2016

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

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MAB Studios has officially announced a co-production with the British indie production company Silent Studios for Marcus Bradford’s Witchula. Bradford co-wrote and co-directed the film along with Pat Kusnadi (The Id, Down With David).

Bill Oberst Jr., who has also had an impressive career in film and television, with his most recent role in the upcoming film Death Housestars alongside Eileen Dietz, who played the demon in horror classic The Exorcist, Marilyn Ghigliotti (Rogue Warrior), Ruth Reynolds (VooDoo), Destiny Soria (SomeFangs), Tade Adepoyibi (Murder in the First), Jeremy Tristan (American Grace), Anil Sankaramanchi (All for Amy) and Joseph Love (Alternate Realities). Bradford has stated that there will be more announcements of other horror icons joining the cast in the months to come.

This highly anticipated film features witches and werewolves and vampires, oh my.  In Witchula a group of college exchange students travel to a small, remote town situated on an exotic island; only to discover that they are being hunted down by a powerful witch-vampire “hybrid” that seeks something in their possession.

John Blythe, head of Film Regions International, will serve as producer with Jason Wright, best known for his UK commercial for Capcom’s  Resident Evil 6, and Kristy Richardson .


We are elated with the new partnership we have established with Silent Studios Productions. Unlike proir films that I have produced, this will be the biggest films in terms of budget and working directly in an international co-producing capacity that I have worked on. Producer John Blythe said. “Under the guidelines of the co-production relationship we have with Silent Studios Productions, will give us better clout as independent film producers here in the United States.


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From the Press Release:

With an ever growing fan base already in the tens of thousands, Producers of the upcoming film, “Witchula,” decided to reward their followers be revealing the first poster for the film. “Witchula,”  which media outlets are already referring to as the “real Expendables of horror,” is already listed as one of IMDB’s top 30 horror films to watch for in 2017. The film promises to offer homage to many classic horror films, so the Friday the 13th release date of the poster comes as no surprise to fans.

“Witchula,” is an international production with MAB Studios in the United States and Silent Studios Productions in Great Britain. The poster was a collaboration between the companies, with both sides working painstakingly to give the fans something to talk about.  


MAB’s Marcus Bradford says, “Our teaser poster went through 22 different designs with 3 original and individual designs to choose. From those 3, only 1 was selected. The 22nd draft is what you see today.” And Silent Studios Productions’ Jason Wright (“Zombie Playground”, “Torture”) adds, “Marcus and I have been talking for months about the design of a poster for Witchula. We wanted to give the audience a sneak peek into what Witchula is all about. Witchula is an amazing concept and the design for the poster had to have a wow factor to match this which both Marcus and I believe it now does. We have added elements within the poster like the pentagram and a vampire symbol to show this film is a hybrid and has a lot more to offer then first meets the eye. The coloring for the poster has been kept to a dark but mysterious design so to give it more intrigue but at the same time keeping that unique horror feel to match the films intent.” 


Fans and critics are more than excited about this film. It’s been a long time since I’ve witnessed such a buzz about an indie horror film at this stage in its production. I think it’s safe to say that Witchula is quickly climbing to the top of 2017’s must see list. Be sure to watch out for our updates on Witchula, which is set to premiere in 2017.

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