Demons Are All In The Family On “Hypochondriac” Poster
Acclaimed FX artist Tom Devlin has completed production on his feature directorial debut Teddy told me towhich is currently in post-production, learned Bloody Disgusting today.
Revolving around the fate of a pair of ghosts who set out to resurrect a closed Halloween haunt with a bloody past, Teddy told me to brings to the screen one of Devlin’s fan-favorite character makeup creations: the titular slasher “Teddy” was born in 2011 on SyFy’s popular special effects makeup reality series “Face Off.”
Topher Hansson and Kamarra Cole star as beleaguered hunter duo, with genre notables Felisse Rose (Camp Sleepaway, Terrifier 2), Trent Hagga (68 Kill), Warrington Gillette (Friday 13e Part 2), CJ Graham (Friday 13e Part VI) and Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Master of Dreams). Michael Shields portrays Teddy.
The horror-comedy, directed by Devlin from a screenplay by Vincent Cusimano and Lola Devlin, was filmed on location at his famous Boulder City, Nevada roadside attraction, Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum. Tom Devlin and Kayla Bushell produced, with special makeup effects by Devlin and Walid Atshe.
Additional cast includes Teddy told me to co-writer Cusimano, Lily Devlin, Matt Osborn and Peter Stickles, professional wrestlers Papa Shango, Sinn Bodhi and Beast the Butcher, adult film actors Kiki Daire, Daisy Ducati and Tabitha Stevens, and YouTube personalities JustinScarred, Jacob the Carpetbagger and The Grim Living Collective. John Massari (Killer Klowns from Outer Space) provides the film’s score.
“As a lifelong fan of horror movies – horror movies, in particular – I felt it was time to tell my own story which is a throwback to the fun horror movies of my youth” , says Devlin of Teddy told me tothe first film in a planned trilogy centering on his killer take on the teddy bear.
“I wanted to make a movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously but goes well with a spooky October night or a fun summer sleepover. We filled it with bloody effects, colorful characters and the obligatory 3 Bs. It’s a love letter not just to the movies that inspired me – and their punk rock ethos, but also to the hauntings of the world, and we hope it’s a hell of a good time!”