[News] The Butcher Brothers Team Up for New Horror Movie CONSUMED

[News] The Butcher Brothers Team Up for New Horror Movie CONSUMED

The Butcher Brothers (Mitchell Altieri, director, and Phil Flores, producer) team up once again for their new horror film CONSUMED, with Devon Sawa (“Chucky”, Casper, Final Destination) now leading the cast. XYZ Films is executive producing and will handle world sales and introduce the film to buyers with a promo at the upcoming Marché du Film in Cannes.

The film is directed by Altieri (The Hamiltons, Holy Ghost People, The Night Watchmen), with Flores (The Hamiltons, The Thompsons, The Violent Kind) and Jeffrey Allard (Executive Producer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) producing. The film was written by David Calbert and also stars Courtney Halverson (Unfriended, “True Detective”) and Mark Fariglietti (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Madmen”).

Consumed follows a married couple, Jay (Mark Famiglietti) and Beth (Courtney Halverson), as they embark on a celebratory camping trip one year after Beth’s cancer remission, but things go horribly wrong when the couple find themselves trapped between a wild madman (Devon Sawa) and a skin stealing monster.

“When I first read the script for Consumed, I was excited about the challenges it presented. Its characters not only have to face a terrifying creature stalking the woods, but individually, they are also forced to struggle with their inner demons brought on by true-to-life tribulations such as cancer or grieving loss. I set out to visually adapt a film that balanced these situations we may all face at one time or another, coupled with the exhilaration and sheer horror of being lost deep in the wilderness as something unknown tracks your every move,” said Mitchell Altieri.

Devon Sawa is best known for his roles in Final Destination, the Syfy/USA Network series, “Chucky,” Idle Hands and SLC Punk! He has also been seen in the series “Nikita,” Casper and Little Giants.

The Butcher Brothers broke onto the scene with their award-winning Lionsgate franchise, The Hamiltons & The Thompsons, which cracked the top 10 box office in its theatrical run. Following the momentum, Sony Pictures hired the Butchers to direct the studio remake of the 80’s horror classic April Fool’s Day. Shortly after, the Brothers teamed up with the producers of Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to write and direct The Violent Kind, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to sold out crowds. Becoming recognized for their maverick brand of horror, their filmmaking has been celebrated at top tier festivals such as SXSW, Berlin, Sitges, Fantasia and Fantastic, and seen on the biggest screens and platforms worldwide.

Jeffrey Allard has produced over 20 films which in total have grossed over $250 Million. Allard is most well-known for Executive Producing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise alongside Michael Bay, and for the critically acclaimed family comedy, Ping Pong Summer which starred Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before its theatrical release.

Recently, Allard produced 6 feature films which include The Night starring Shahab Hosseini (The Salesman) which IFC acquired for a theatrical release in 2021, Stars Fell On Alabama (James Maslow), Star Light (Scout Taylor-Compton), Don’t Leave Home (2018 SXSW selection), For The Love Of George (Rosanna Arquette), and the award-winning documentary, The Push.

Some previous productions include Interwoven starring Oscar winner Mo’Nique (Precious), The Night Watchmen starring James Remar (“Dexter,” “The Warriors”), Holy Ghost People (SXSW 2013 selection – theatrically released in 2014,) and The Violent Kind, which he produced with producers Malek Akkad (Halloween) and Andy Gould (Grindhouse), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.

Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores and Devon Sawa are represented by Gersh.

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