Hey cats n’ creeps, here’s the skinny on a new supernatural suspense shocker that yours cruelly was lucky enough to both work on and cameo in; David Weaver’s The Last Frankenstein!
AMSTERDAM, NY (August 31, 2021) – Gila Films announces their debut feature film, the horror movie “The Last Frankenstein”, will be premiering at the Underground Cinema Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland, on September 3rd, to be followed by its theatrical premiere at the historic Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady, NY, on October 23rd, in time for the Halloween season. The film marks the feature directorial debut of Amsterdam native and Gila Films owner David Weaver, who shot the movie primarily in his hometown.
“The Last Frankenstein” centers on Jason Frankenstein (William Barnet), last of his family line. Buried in a dormant life and a dead end relationship, Jason finds himself frustratingly approaching mid-life with little progress to show towards carrying forward his ancestors’ experiment. But after a creature from his past brutally reappears, he is catalyzed to finally complete his work. With the help of a pair of drug dealing paramedics and a nurse with a shady past, he sets down the blood-soaked path to create a living being from the bodies of the dead.
An “existential slasher”, “The Last Frankenstein” combines in-depth character study with all the blood, gore, and terror that are hallmarks of horror cinema. Heavily influenced by cinema of the late-50s through mid-80s, the film overflows with mid-century locations, practical special effects, and vintage aesthetic, and features appearances by two veteran genre actors: Jim Boelsen (“Strange Behavior”) and, in his final performance, Robert Dix (“Forbidden Planet”).
ABOUT GILA FILMS
Gila Films is an independent film company located in Amsterdam, NY, that is devoted to both the production of original content and the restoration of movies of the past. The company is currently developing the script for its next production, “Beyond the Last Frankenstein”, and preparing to start restoration on its recent acquisition of the 1974 cult classic feature “UFO: Target Earth”, for eventual re-release.
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