Earlier this year, Glenn Packard’s award-winning slasher film Pitchfork debuted (review). Now, Packard (interview) has informed us that the companion comic has been unleashed.
In the film, having recently shared a life-changing secret with his family, Hunter recruits his friends to come with him from New York to the farm where he grew up as he faces his parents for the first time. As the college students enjoy the fresh air of Michigan farm country, an older, more dangerous secret slowly emerges. While Hunter navigates a new place within his conservative family, a vicious creature from their past descends on the farm, putting the unsuspecting city kids in mortal danger.
Now, the comic will allow audiences to continue to explore the story that introduced the world to a new monster, Pitchfork.
From the Announcement:
“2017 is the year of the slasher with Chucky, Leatherface, Jigsaw, Samara, Creeper, Annabelle & Glenn Douglas Packard’s well-received, Film Festival Award Winning indie horror ‘Pitchfork’ is the modern day slasher with the feel of the classic horror genre. Made with only one camera and shot in just 21 days, ‘Pitchfork’ has struck a chord with film fans, horror buffs and filmmaking aficionados alike.
Despite its low-budget and guerrilla-style construction, ‘Pitchfork’ not only looks like a multimillion-dollar, big studio movie but has been covered by major Hollywood publications like The Hollywood Reporter, L.A Times, Indie Wire and Deadline. Film Festivals have taken notice of ‘Pitchfork’ as well, honoring it with top awards, including Best Horror, Best Director, Best Cinematographer awards to name a few.
Like “The Blair Witch Project” and “Paranormal Activity”, “Pitchfork” is further proof that you don’t need big bucks, just a big idea and lots of drive, to make a solid genre film.
To coincide with the VOD, Walmart, Red Box, iTunes, Family Video, DirectTV release of the film, we are pleased to present a Directors Special Feature DVD with hours of behind the scenes, actors audition tapes, bloopers, making of the monster, fun outtakes and much more– which reiterates that a lot was done with a little! – and a comic book set in the current time of what happened after the last scene in the film with our favorite horror parents Ma and Pa in the basement! Amazing artwork was done by the brilliant actor that played ‘Pa’ in the film, Andrew Dawe-Collins.
We’ve got the first look at the comic and Glenn has been kind enough to share a few pages with us. Here’s more good news, you can buy your copy of the Pitchfork comic book today as well as the Directors Special Feature DVD loaded with extras including behind-the scenes footage, outtakes, and more.
Be sure to visit the official Pitchfork site for more on the film. You can pick up your copy of the comic here and the Director’s Special DVD here. Pitchfork is now available on most digital platforms and in stores.