Raw Feed release Otis - blind justice meets blood lust
8th Aug 08
A press release from the ever reliable Raw Feed label.
A twisted and satirical look at the American dream turned American nightmare, OTIS stars Illeana Douglas (Ugly Betty, Grace of my Heart),Kevin Pollack (The Usual Suspects) and Daniel Stern (The Wonder Years) in the story of a monstrous serial killer who kidnaps a beautiful young teen. Directed by 24 producer Tony Krantz, OTIS is released on 11 August 2008 by Warner Home Video.
A hilarious and unique mix of dark humour and horror, OTIS is the fourth title from the emerging Raw Feed franchise - a line of edgy new independent films which mix thriller, horror and sci-fi elements. Founded by Tony Krantz, John Shiban and Daniel Myrick, previous Raw Feed releases include Rest Stop, Believers and Sublime. OTIS recently took home the award for Best Picture at the 2008 International DV/HD Festival in Los Angeles, and was also honoured with a Best Actor trophy for Bostin Christopher who plays the title role. In addition, the film was selected for both the South by Southwest Festival and the International Film Festival England. The DVD is packed with fantastic special features including an alternate ending, featurette and audio commentary. Don’t miss out on this hilarious and blood-thirsty DVD treat for horror fans everywhere this August!
OTIS is a darkly comic story of suburban America gone haywire. Five girls have already been found dismembered, and the police are no closer to figuring out who did it than they were after the first. In the midst of this killing rampage, Riley Lawson (Ashley Johnson), goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate (Stern and Douglas), are contacted by her kidnapper, a useless and ineffectual FBI Special Agent (Jere Burns) takes charge of the case.
However, from deep within the psychopathic subterranean world created by her abductor Otis (Bostin Christopher), Riley turns the tables on her tormentor, manages to escape, and to contact her parents. Meanwhile, fed up with the inability of the FBI to find the abductor, Will, Kate and Riley’s brother, Reed (Jared Kusnitz), decide to take matters - and justice - into their own hands. However, when Otis’ brother, Elmo (Pollak), shows up unexpectedly, the Lawsons find themselves mired in one of the more unusual and macabre consequences of vigilantism.