I was fortunate enough to catch the premiere of Erik Boccio's hilarious and gory Black Metal short Brutal Realty, Inc. at this year's Cinepocalypse, and it was easily one of my favorite films at the festival.
I tell you this because the film is gearing up for its Los Angeles premiere, which promises to be a night of movies, music and mayhem on Halloween Eve, October 30th! The premiere will be held at Zebulon and begins at 8pm.
The short film will be followed by the much anticipated debut performance of "Battle Goth" band Symbolism (ex. Christian Death, Samhain, Adolescents), whose forthcoming album, produced by Vice Cooler (Peaches, Ladytron), is set for release in December.
The night’s festivities also include a cast and crew Q&A, a VIP DJ, a costume contest with killer prizes and celebrity judge, official merchandise, and a sinister Brutal Realty themed photo booth!
Attendees are encouraged to "dress to distress and celebrate the Los Angeles premiere of the world’s #1 Black Metal-Real Estate-Horror Comedy."
Tickets are on sale now, but here's the kicker, if you are not in costume for the event you will be charged an additional $5 on top of the online ticket price! Tickets are $15 at the door.
Trust me when I say, you don't wanna miss this!
Brutal Realty, Inc. follows The Summoner (Samhain's London May), a black metal demon rocker, but that's just his day job. He works a nine-to-five like every other average Joe -- or in his case, average ghoul -- and becomes increasingly disillusioned by life's daily grind. Yearning to be more than a mere weapon wielded for evil, The Summoner sets his sights on his true passion: flipping houses. It's a struggle at first, but when an attack from a vicious gang of competing realtors forces him to embrace his intrinsic powers of destruction, The Summoner gains the confidence necessary to achieve his dreams.
The short also features Sarah Burns from HBO's "Barry" and a decimating musical score composed by Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea, Corrections House, Mirrors For Psychic Warfare), Dallas Thomas (Pelican), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House, Sick Gazelle), and Charlie Fell (Lord Mantis, Cobalt).