The Official Synopsis: In the tradition of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" comes "The Unholy Manipulator," an ambitious, long-form video/short film from the American metal band, Product of Hate. When a customer in a small, independent video store decides to taunt the clerk, the line between reality and fantasy are tested as the two find themselves facing off in a horrific world of torture, monsters, and mayhem. Ashley Laurence of "Hellraiser" fame stars as herself and the title character within the movie within the movie, "The Unholy Manipulator."
Shot over the course of three days in Crestline and Galion, Ohio, THE UNHOLY MANIPULATOR stars Ashley Laurence (HELLRAISER's "Kirsty Cotton") as both herself, and the title character, along with Tim Lovelace (AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN, MOSQUITO) as the object of her aggression. Produced by Robert Kurtzman, the legendary "K" of KNB EFX Group (creator of FROM DUSK 'TILL DAWN, Director of WISHMASTER) and featuring the production team and visual FX work of his CREATURE CORPS (THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, HOSTEL, TUSK, YOGA HOSERS), the video's production crew also featured two contestants from SyFy's FACE OFF, with Beki Ingram and David "House" Greathouse lending their talents. But the entire crew was fantastic, and we couldn't have done it without their contributions. After a world premiere on the big screen at Chicago's historic Portage Theater, it made it's online debut via Bloody-Disgusting.
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While the entire crew that worked on "The Unholy Manipulator" has remained busy in recent years, Robert Kurtzman has a particularly fantastic month in-progress. October 2018 will see his work come to Netflix in The Haunting of Hill House, but he was also responsible for getting Robert Englund ready for some small-screen screams in the Halloween episode of The Goldbergs. Airing on ABC October 24, Englund is back in action as Freddy Krueger, and Kurtzman was there to apply the iconic makeup! Check out "Mr. Knifey-Hands" below...
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