‘The Cemetery’ Feature Film
Doug coordinated the FX in this movie with assistance of Tom Kollymer and a team of students of Tom Savini FX School at Douglas Education Center. Sakmann worked with the team to create over 86 individual practical effects!
The movie was produced by Backseat Conceptions in association with Adversary Film and directed by Adam Ahlbrandt (Lionsgates’ SIGHT and Invincible Pictures’ THE BURNT HOUSE), this ghoulish throwback to possession horror movies of the 80’s such as the Evil Dead series is now available on DVD in North America from Massacre Video and in German speaking territories by Illusions Unltd.
The movie has screened at film festivals around the world and has won several awards including including Best Feature, Best Director & Best Actress at the Portage Film Festival (Chicago) and Best Horror Film, Best Use of Violence/Gore, Director’s Showcase Award, and Newcomer Award for Natalie Jean from the Polygrind Film Festival (Las Vegas)
Starring: Natalie Jean, J.D. Brown, Adam Huss, Billy Gram, Roberto Lombardi, Ruby LaRocca, Tabetha Ray, Tim Cronin
Written by: Adam Ahlbrandt
Produced by: Brian Iglesias, Anton Sattler, Natalie Jean, Doug Sakmann
About ‘The Cemetery’:
A team of paranormal investigators must fight for their lives after accidentally releasing a demon from a forgotten cemetery. Alternately gut-punching hilarious and brutally violent, The Cemetery takes the best elements of the old-school slasher film and pushes them to the edge.
“An exquisite slab of nasty, fun, uber-brutal indie horror.”
– Shawn Macomber, Decibel Magazine
“This film is extreme adult horror in its sleaziest and goriest best; This film delivers and does it a lot!
– James DePaolo, Wicked Channel
“It was just the right mix of horror with some comedic elements sprinkled in.”
– Michael Juvinall, Horror Society
Check out the trailer below: