CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Horror movie fans will have a chance to buy local this holiday season. Beginning Tuesday, "Porkchop," an homage to '80s slasher films by Kanawha County filmmaker Eamon Hardiman, will be available at major retailers across the country.
According to the Internet Movie Database, "Porkchop" is about a group of campers stalked by a deranged redneck in a pig mask. It features a cast comprised mostly of local actors, as well as a few frequently found in genre films, including Ruby Larocca ("Flesh for the Beast"), Danny Hicks ("Evil Dead 2") and Ford Austin ("Dahmer Vs. Gacy").
The DVD will be distributed through Alternative Cinema/Independent Entertainment, a company that distributes low budget and B movies. It will be available for $11.99 at Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy and Barnes & Noble.
Hardiman is the writer, director and producer of several low budget horror/comedy films including "Vampire Whores from Outer Space," "Zombie Babies" and the recently released sequel to "Porkchop," "Porkchops," which will have a screening at The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St., Thursday.
The night, which includes music by The Tom McGees and the Dinosaur Burps in addition to the director's cut screening, begins at 9:30. Cover is $5.Hardiman is currently working on a third film in the "Porkchop" series, called "Porkchopp3D."