So, for a while I've been looking the film "Hair Metal Shotgun Zombie Massacre," which seems to have been screened a few times and then never released for home media. There's a trailer on YouTube: youtu.be/IUWcJZtf14o
So, presumably it's finished, or at least mostly finished. There's a soundtrack for it and everything, and a few outlets even reviewed it.
Then I found the seemingly unrelated "Hair Metal Massacre" from 2013. It looks like it was canceled, because there's no mention of it (or any movies, actually) on the website for Lukan, the studio that apparently made it. Any reference to it on director Danny Draven's Twitter includes a dead link. However, there are three posters (link: rocknrollhorror.blogspot.com/2013/04/hair-metal-massacre.html?m=1 ) one of which claims it's rated NC-17, with an official MPAA logo. That may be a lie, but it could have been finished, rated, and never released. Oddly, there are articles about it being announced, but never released or canceled.
I've reached out to Danny Draven on Twitter to ask if the film got made, but other than that I have basically no leads. Probably just two movies that ran into problems with production/distribution.
Post by forlornjackalope on Oct 20, 2019 21:25:44 GMT
Huh, I knew this title looked familiar. I spotlighted it on my blog two years ago when it was still in some stage of development, and I said something to the affect of hoping that Draven hurries his ass up with getting more details about it out because it looked so cool. After that point, I haven't heard anything else about it. That's the weird and sometimes sad thing about independent horror films, and it's that they usually fall off the radar into total obscurity or never end up being released (or at least distributed in a way makes them easier to find). This was the case with "The Basement" (1989) which was lost for a good 20 years until Camp Motion Pictures got their hands on it, as well as "Cards of Death" (1986) that was found in Japan of all places.
I hope Draven gets back to you on this, since I'd love to see it.