‘Capture Kill Release’ Takes A Stab At Digital HD This March – Based On A True Story

February 19, 2017

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely - Horror Fuel CEO & Executive Producer Email: [email protected]

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This March ‘Capture Kill Release’ lands on Digital HD from co-directors Nick McAnulty and Brian Allen Stewart. This found footage is a twist on the infamous real life story of “the Ken and Barbie killers”.
In the film a young married couple documents their descent down the rabbit hole as they seek to fulfill one of their darkest desires: kill a stranger and film it for posterity.  Strain and second thoughts pull at their devotion to each other as they carefully plot out a heinous crime for the sake of curiosity. While they may have carefully thought out every small step and detail of getting away with murder, nothing can prepare them with the guilt and the weight of moving on in the aftermath.  Shot in a documentary style from the perspective of the couple’s camera, the film follows unflinching as they document their moral decay for the sake of “art”.
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From the Press Release:

Los Angeles, CA – Midnight Releasing has announced the March 7th Digital HD and MOD premiere of Capture Kill Release. Co-directors Nick McAnulty and Brian Allan Stewart deliver a romantic bloodbath that blends the true horrors of the Barbie and Ken Killers with the tropes of found footage, to stomach-curling effect.  Capture Kill Release will be available to rent or own beginning March 7th on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu, XBox, FlixFling and more.
Capture Kill Release has been a hit with critics and audiences since the world premiere at the Sunscreen Film Festival.  The film has screened at genre fests around the world, sending chills through crowds at Shriekfest, Splat!, the Bram Stoker International Film Festival, HorrorQuest, Blood in the Snow, Fright Night Film Fest and many others over the past year. 

Leading lady Jennifer Fraser makes her debut in Capture Kill Release as the unhinged wife with awards for Best Newcomer (Blood in the Snow) and Best Actress (Louisville Fright Night, HorrorQuest).  HorrorMovies.ca hailed the film, singling out her performance as “utterly compelling” and “pretty much the female Patrick Bateman”.  Co-directors McAnulty and Stewart took two awards (Shriekfest, HorrorQuest) and two nominations (British Horror Film Festival, Torremolinos) for Best Feature Film, with a Best Actor win for Farhang Ghajar as the devoted yet reluctant husband (HorrorQuest) and Jon Gates (Louisville Fright Night) for his turn as an acquaintance who gets too close to the lovebirds for his own good.
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Be sure to see ‘Capture Kill Release’ out on Digital HD and MOD on March 7, 2017 from Midnight Releasing.

In reality Paul Bernard and Karla Homolka, dubbed the ‘Ken and Barbie Killers’ due to their all-american good looks, married in 1991. Bernard was a rapist long before he married Karla with at least 18 victims, know by police then as the “Scarborough Rapist”, but together they raped and killed four young women between 1991 and 1992, including Karla’s own sister. The end of their reign came in February, 1993 when Paul’s DNA was matched to three victims. Karla was more than happy to turn on her “abusive” estranged husband when questioned by cops. Thanks to her testimony and playing the abused wife, Karla only served two years in prison. Paul was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

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