Petaluma filmmaker Daedalus Howell, whose quick movies have appeared on Showtime, MTV, IFC, HBO and BiteTV, has introduced a fur-and-fangs followup to his locally-filmed 2019 “artsploitation” flick “Tablet Head.”
That one was bizarre. This one may even be weirder.
Titled “Wolftone,” the challenge will as soon as once more be filmed in Petaluma, which Howell likes to name his “hometown again lot.” “Tablet Head” (now streamable on Amazon Prime) was described within the Argus-Courier final yr as “presumably probably the most weird movie ever made in Petaluma.” Not straightforward to summarize, the movie is a wacky, black-and-white, science-fiction camp-fest about dependancy, brainwashing and the members of an underground multiverse-survivor help group.
The brand new one, once more written and to be directed Howell, is scheduled for manufacturing in July. It’s being produced by Kary Hess (who’s married to Howell), with a few of the actors from “Tablet Head” returning to frolick in Howell’s demented cinematic playground.
Oh, and sure, “Wolftone“ is about werewolves.
In a just lately issued information launch, the movie guarantees to discover what occurs when a burnt-out school professor by accident turns into a werewolf, in the end embracing the primal change as a way to cease an evil occultist plot, presumably saving his marriage within the course of whereas making an attempt to not eat too many of school’s school or college students.
“Werewolfism is an unusually pliant metaphor that underscores the dualities of human nature, in addition to the truth that I’m pushing 50 and I all of a sudden have hair rising all over the place besides the place I want it,” Howell, who plans to star within the movie, is quoted within the launch.
Additional descriptions of the challenge counsel that “Wolftone” will probably be “leaning into lycanthropy” whereas giving audiences “a realizing nod to screwball romantic comedies and the expressionistic horror movies of the mid-Twentieth century.”