Artist Joe Meredith has done some impressive cover art work for a number of genre releases, including covers for films by Phil Stevens such as The Lung movies and the upcoming Paradis. He has done movie covers for Yan Kaos, Harry Collins’ The Sideling Hill and, most recently, Frames Of Fear 3. Meredith is known for doing fantastic images of amazing creatures and aliens and has work featured in zines as well. Meredith has now set his sights on his own indie feature titled South Mill District. Using all of the twisted ideas and art he has created, the film looks like it will be a mighty low budget production.
South Mill District has not only peaked my interest, but it’s also stirring up a major buzz amongst the underground horror community. The following is all of the info Meredith himself provided PopHorror, at least so far. We hope you guys get as excited for this movie as we are. We’ve also included the trailer at the end of the article so you all can appreciate just how awesome South Mill District looks to be.
Ten years have passed since the extraterrestrial war, and now the line between human and alien is blurred. The film follows two vagrants who were once subjects of a dangerous experiment involving the assimilation of alien and human DNA. Their bodies were hollowed out by oversized spiders, bio-engineered by EonCorp, a corporation with evil intentions. The spiders used their bodies as dwelling places until the assimilation process was complete, and their bodies regenerated. Now they wander around the South Mill District, waiting for the spider’s mutagenic virus to do what it was meant to do.
South Mill District is a gory, sci-fi horror short film, akin to films like The Thing and the Guinea Pig series. It features multiple creatures that are results of the Havoc strain, the mutant, spider-induced virus that infects the inhabitants of the South Mill District. Many of these creatures are animated using stop-motion photography.
South Mill District features creature and gore effects by James Bell (Tantrum, Manuer, Nutsack) and Toby Johansen (Hacksaw: Documentary of a Psycho Killer, Slaughter Horse). The stop-motion creature puppets were created and operated by Joe Meredith, who is also the writer and director of the this upcoming sci-fi horror. The film stars Joe Meredith, Cidney Meredith, and Toby Johansen. It is expected to be available as a DVD release in early 2018, and PopHorror will let you know as soon as we get the word on the exact date.