CB_poster_BC_siteDoug coordinated the FX in this movie which featured many hammer hits, gun shots and other gory  FX. Sakmann also produced the film with Natalie Jean and Backseat Conceptions which was directed by Adam Ahlbrandt (Lionsgates’ SIGHT and Invincible Pictures’ THE BURNT HOUSE).  This horrific throwback to slasher movies of the 80’s is now available on DVD in North America from ToeTag Pictures and in German speaking territories by Illusions Unltd.

More info on the movie can be found at www.crossbearermovie.com


Starring: Isaac Williams, Natalie Jean, James Brown, Julia Campbell, Kacie Marie, Kelsey Lehman, Tim Cronin, Victoria DePaul, Joe Frantz
Written and Directed by Adam Ahlbrandt
Produced by Doug Sakmann and Natalie Jean

A group of strippers looking to score big with a drug deal soon find themselves hunted by religious maniac hell-bent on purifying the Earth of its sins through murder and destruction. Armed with a carpenter’s hammer, the Cross Bearer hunts the girls in a sadistic crusade to cleanse the world.

“An apt about-face for the (slasher) genre. A showcase of gore effects reminiscent of a darker, more modern Herschell Gordon Lewis. There are no pretty bows to wrap up Cross Bearer (including its lingering and effective ending), but it’s a slasher that takes responsibility for its sins and has a hell of a time doing it.”
– Patrick Dolan – Rue Morgue

Official Selection of LA Horror Film Festival
Chicago Horror Film Festival
Cinema Wasteland
Another Hole in the Head Fest
Prince Music Theater Series (Philadelphia)
Sleaze Palace (Pittsburgh)
Polygrind Film Festival
and more

Check out the trailer below

“Director Adam Ahlbrandt‘s dark and twisted tale left nothing to the imagination. The scenery and unnerving soundtrack gave life to some graphic bloody death scenes…this is pretty much what I look for when watching horror.”