PRESS AND INFORMATION

“This is a winner because of Kipling’s fascinating theme of all religions deserving of respect and of course the fucking awesome monster of the film…”

-Aint it Cool News

“Four Stars, Gorman, Seymour and the entire cast and crew shot for the stars on a gamble and proved that the independent arena is the place to be when it comes to the love of filmmaking”

Mike Watt – Film Threat

Featured in the article “Building a perfect Beast”

Michael Gingold – Fangoria Magazine

“…against all odds, Mark of the Beast still emerges victorious. Gorman and Seymour and actor/co-writer Sheri Lynn, have outdone themselves simply by choosing a relatively obscure and horrific story.”

-Rue Morgue Magazine

“5 Stars! They pulled off a really good-looking “creature,” I must say.”

-Cine-Apocalypse

“Four Stars! A wonderful modernization of the story, complete with gorgeous scenery, excellent special effects, and stellar acting chops by scream queen goddess Debbie Rochon and Dead Like Me‘s Ellen Muth.

Bill Cassinelli – The Examiner

“Mark Of The Beast is one of the finest indie films I’ve seen all year”

-The Impaler Speaks
Winner of the 2014 Platinum Remi from Houston International Film Festival for Best Independent Video!
Now available at Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes and Noble and other stores. The name Rudyard Kipling has long been connected to a little jungle boy, dancing apes and a big blue bear… But, those unaware of his writings beyond Jungle Book might be surprised to learn that he wrote several horror stories over the course of his life. One of his most popular was Mark of the Beast, and Bloodbath Pictures and Hale Manor have brought this tale to life and it’s available on DVD this October 23rd via MVD Entertainment Group. Starring Debbie Rochon, Dick Boland, Ellen Muth and a host of Bloodbath regulars, like Phil Hall, Sheri Lynn, Matt Ford and Margaret Rose Champagne, Mark of the Beast is a departure from Bloodbath’s previous films (Bikini Bloodbath series) as it is played largely straight. The movie follows two people (Rochon and Boland) as they try to deal with saving a friend (Hall) who after defacing a religious shrine becomes cursed by the silver leper who lives in the forest that surrounds their homes. Their fight to survive becomes a life and death struggle for all involved, including the faceless silver leper, and the lengths at which they go to save their friend will not be without its repercussions. With fantastic creature design and an outstanding, bombastic score, Rudyard Kipling’s Mark of the Beast is Bloodbath’s most inspired effort to date. Adapted for the screen by Thomas Edward Seymour (who also directed with Jonathan Gorman) and Sheri Lynn, Mark of the Beast effectively combines 70s-style horror with deep-running religious, political and moral themes. 

REVIEWS

FREQ REVIEWS   SHU-IZMZ REVIEWS   INK 19 REVIEW   AIN’T IT COOL NEWS   CINE-APOCALYPSE   FANGORIA MAGAZINE also featured in Issue #318 “Bugged out on Beast”   RUE MORGUE   IMPALER SPEAKS   FILM ARCADE   MOVIE CITY NEWS   WORLD NEWS   SEARCH MY TRASH   SGM Review   TOPIX   METAL LIFE MAGAZINE   EXAMINER   MOVEMENT MAGAZINE   MVD SITE   FACEBOOK PAGE   HARTFORD COURANT   NEW ENGLAND HORROR WRITER ASSOCIATION   PLAINVILLE OBSERVER   IMDB NEWS   FILM THREAT MAGAZINE: FOUR STAR REVIEW   STAR OF “BEAST” DICK BOLAND, INTERVIEW ON FPS SHOW   DAVE’S HORROR REVIEWS: FOUR AND A HALF STARS   BRISTOL OBSERVER PDF   AMOS LASSEN   ARROW IN THE HEAD   IMDB listing   JOBLO trailer   IMDB trailer   DVD COVER   ORIGINAL POSTER   ADDITIONAL PICTURES   BLOODBATH PICTURES   THOMAS EDWARD SEYMOUR BLOG

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3-Line Synopsis
For the first time ever the famous horror story by Rudyard Kipling comes to the big screen. Starring Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me Showtime series) and New York Independent film legend Debbie Rochon. It is the tale of two heroes who lose their way fighting off a silver faceless leper in the woods. The film has strong female roles. This moral tale shows the repercussions for the use of torture and has deep political and religious themes all bundled into a horror film that runs a festival friendly 72 action packed minutes.

3-Line Synopsis (French)
Pour la première fois l’histoire d’horreur célèbre par Rudyard Kipling, vient au grand écran. Mettant en vedette Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me série de Showtime) et la légende du film indépendant de Debbie Rochon. C’est l’histoire de deux héros qui perdent leur chemin un lépreux repoussant d’argent anonymes dans les bois. Ce conte moral montre les répercussions de l’utilisation de la torture et a profondément politique, tous les thèmes religieux regroupés dans un film d’horreur qui fonctionne festival de l’action friendly 72 minutes emballé

Programming Descriptors
FORMS:Feature
GENRES:Drama, Microcinema, Religious, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Sci-Fi Action, Underground, Horror, Neo-noir, Human Rights, Independent, Surreal, Environmental, Period/Historical, Culture, Supernatural, Art, Spiritual, Social Issue, Adventure
NICHES:Christian, Native American, Women, Senior/Aging, Student, Youth/Teen, Mature/Adult, Buddhist

Foreign Titles

ENGLISH Rudyard Kipling’s Mark of the Beast

Medium Synopsis
For the first time ever the famous horror story by Rudyard Kipling comes to the big screen. Starring Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me Showtime series) and New York Independent film legend Debbie Rochon. Directed by Jon Gorman and Thomas Edward Seymour who many consider to be a top contemporary underground filmmaker in the U.S. It is the tale of two heroes who lose their way fighting off a silver faceless leper in the woods. The film has strong female roles. This moral tale shows the repercussions for the use of torture and has deep political, religious and moral themes all bundled into a period piece horror film that runs a festival friendly 72 action packed minutes.

Medium-Word Synopsis (French)
Pour la première fois l’histoire d’horreur célèbre par Rudyard Kipling, vient au grand écran. Mettant en vedette Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me série de Showtime) et la légende du film indépendant de Debbie Rochon. C’est l’histoire de deux héros qui perdent leur chemin un lépreux repoussant d’argent anonymes dans les bois. Ce conte moral montre les répercussions de l’utilisation de la torture et a profondément politique, tous les thèmes religieux regroupés dans un film d’horreur qui fonctionne festival de l’action friendly 72 minutes emballé

Long Synopsis
For the first time ever the famous horror story by Rudyard Kipling comes to the big screen. Starring Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me Showtime series) and New York Independent film legend Debbie Rochon. Directed by Jon Gorman and Thomas Edward Seymour who many consider to be a top contemporary underground filmmaker in the U.S. It is the tale of two heroes who lose their way fighting off a silver faceless leper in the woods. The film has strong female roles. This moral tale shows the repercussions for the use of torture and has deep political, religious and moral themes all bundled into a period piece horror film that runs a festival friendly 72 action packed minutes.

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MORE QUOTES:

“A horror story in the classic mould…manages to raise more questions than I suspect a dozen mainstream reality-based thrillers ever could…The creature is bloody impressive”

-Freq Reviews

“A beautifully shot and hauntingly told tale. “A classic tale brought to the screen in more than capable hands… scarier than 99.9% of the movies currently coming out of Hollywood now!”

Ron Bonk – Syracuse International Horror Film Festival

“Gregory Kissner’s cinematography…graced the movie with an eclectic blend of hue washed visuals and a striking use of light and shadows.”

-Sex Gore Mutants

“Really good performances, damn near breathtaking scenery (and I’m not just talking about Ms. Rochon), a cool monster, and a really effective atmosphere. Plus, it’s got that intangible independent spirit…”

-Film Arcade

“This is a well-done film that riffs off the look of old Hammer and Corman horror… All around, this is an excellent effort…”

-Ink 19 Reviews

“Terror comes in the form of Rudyard Kipling’s Mark of the Beast…This film has a place on my radar”

Marcey Papandrea – Joblo Movie Network

“Bloodbath Pictures have brought this film to life..Mark of the Beast effectively combines 70’s style horror with deep-running religious, political and moral themes.”

Terry Bunch – Metal Life Magazine

“A truly enjoyable old-fashioned horror/monster movie”

Michael Haberfeiner– Search my Trash

“Four Stars, with fantastic creature design and an outstanding bombastic score, Beast…is most inspired.”

Dave’s News and Reviews

“The design of the film stuns the eyes with fantastic creatures”

Amos Lassen – Reviews Online

Featured in the article “Bugged out on Beast”

– Fangoria Magazine

“Fantastic musical score by Glen Gabriel..The other aspect of this film that impressed me the most was the look of the Silver Leper.”

-Char Hardine Horror Reviews

“Strong performances given by Dick Boland and Debbie Rochon… Another aspect of the film that keeps it a notch or two above the rest was the film’s cinematography and shot selection by Gregory Kissner, as well as the original music by Glen Gabriel.”

– Shu-izmz Movie Reviews

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