Anchor Bay Entertainment, the leader in horror programming, announced the acquisition of the horror comedy Stan Helsing for North American distribution through its Anchor Bay Films label. Written and directed by the executive producer of Scary Movie, Stan Helsing will receive targeted theatrical distribution in early 4th Quarter 2009, with a subsequent
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In the vein of spoof cinema like Austin Powers and the Scary Movie franchise, Stan Helsing lampoons contemporary film audiences never-ending fascination with what makes our blood curdle. In the story, hapless video store clerk Stan Helsing (Steve Howey) and his friends must make a routine video delivery on Halloween night before going to a Halloween party. But when a chain of seemingly random mishaps strand Stan and the gang in Stormy Night Estates, Stan learns of his true destiny as a descendant of the legendary monster-hunter Van Helsing. With his motley band in tow including his best friend Teddy (Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson), he will battle evil in the form of parodies of movie monster icons Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, Pinhead, Michael Myers, and Chucky! The ultimate confrontation between good and evil will require immeasurable courage, grim determination and a flair for karaoke?!?
In addition to riotously sending up some of the cinemas greatest scream meisters, Stan Helsing also features the appearance of comedy film legend Leslie Nielsen (Airplane!, the Naked Gun films, Scary Movie 3 and 4) as well as a surprise cameo that will frighten the Republican Party!
To help launch Stan Helsing, the film will have a major presence at this years International Comic Con in
Stan Helsing was produced by Bo Zenga, Kirk Shaw and Scott Steindorff. Director of photography is Robert New (Prom Night), production designer is Chris August (I, Robot) and
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