June 13, 2024

Love In The Time Of Monsters Available Now!

Love In The Time Of MonstersSo, did anybody happen to a catch a little film that hit VOD called Love in the Time of Monsters?  It’s the new horror comedy starring Kane HodderDoug JonesGena Shaw, and Marissa Skell.  Directed by Matt Jackson, the film looks fun and horrifying all the same time.

Scaretissue just received the following production notes on the film (as well as some great stills).  Check it out!

In 2015, TBC Films will take you on a horrifying, hilarious trip through the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, as two sisters battle murderous, toxic-waste ravaged monsters to save the ones they love.

As children, Marla (Gena Shaw) and Carla (Marissa Skell) lost their father in a horrific accident at a roadside attraction. Fifteen years later, the girls find themselves in a similarly lethal tourist trap after Carla’s fiancé Johnny and the other costumed employees of the ultra-kitschy “Uncle Slavko’s All-American Family Lodge” are exposed to a super-cocktail of toxic waste and are transformed into primal, psychotic killers – dressed as Bigfoot.  Now, the sisters must fight to survive the night and save Johnny’s life in a jaw-dropping, spine-ripping, gut-busting, heart-warming tale of Love in the Time of Monsters.

Main Cast:

Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Falling Skies) as Dr. Lincoln

Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet) as Lou

Michael McShane (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Dr. Who) as Uncle Slavko

Shawn Weatherly (Police Academy 3, Baywatch) as Marianna

Heather Rae Young (Playboy Miss Feb 2010) as Brandi

Gena Shaw (Granite Flats, Vampire Diaries) as Marla

Marissa Skell (Scream Queens, Sorority Party Massacre) as Carla



(Dr. Lincoln) Doug Jones’ sensitive and elegant performances have endeared him to critics and fans alike. Recently seen as Cochise on the TV series Falling Skies, he will be starring in the upcoming blockbuster Crimson Peak directed by Guillermo Del Toro. Over his distinguished career, Doug has appeared in over 100 films, television series, commercials and music videos.

(Lou) From playing Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th films to his latest role as Victor Crowley in the Hatchet series, Kane Hodder has been killing people on film for decades.  Hodder is also the only actor to play three different iconic horror characters (Jason, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface) in the history of horror films. Love In The Time Of Monsters is the first time Kane and Doug Jones have appeared in the same film.

(Slavko) Since appearing on television screens in the original cast of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Michael McShane has shared his wonderful talents on the stage and screen across the globe. Early roles: Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves and Seinfeld. Recent appearances: Dr. Who and the West End (The Tailor Made Man).

(Marianna) Multi-talented Shawn Weatherly is the one of the few women to ever have won the title of Miss USA and Miss Universe in the same year.   A “Scream Queen” in her own right, she is also known for her starring roles on Baywatch, Police Academy 3 and Dukes of Hazzard.

(Brandi) Heather Rae Young was chosen as Playmate of the Month in the February, 2010 issue of Playboy. In addition, Heather has also worked as a swimsuit, glamour and lingerie model. She’s been a spokesmodel for Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, Baileys, and Jose Cuervo, posed for both the 2010 Import Tuner calendar and the 2011 Fast Dates calendar, was featured in an ad campaign for the Affliction Clothing Line, and has made guest appearances in TV shows such as Til’ Death.

(Marla) Gena Shaw has starred in numerous films (Not Another Teen Movie), television shows (Granite Flats, Revenge, Vampire Diaries), and national commercials (Nissan, Verizon Wireless).  Her Lost parody Budweiser commercial debuted during the 2010 Superbowl was voted best commercial spot of the broadcast.

(Carla) Since introducing herself to horror audiences on the reality show Scream Queens, Marissa Skell has honed her horror chops in such films as Slumber Party Slaughter and the television show Dexter.

Filmmaker Bios:

MATT JACKSON (Director) The multi-talented Matt Jackson has been pursuing a career in entertainment ever since graduating from the University of Arizona.  During his eight years in Los Angeles, Matt has honed his directing skills working on dozens of independent features, shorts, and as a story producer on reality television. Matt directed a successful action-adventure/comedy Background(ed), which appeared in over a dozen Film Festivals, winning four awards, including Best Picture and Best Adventure Film.  Matt has also written two feature length scripts with his frequent collaborator Andy Gunn, one of which, Reel Terror, was a finalist in the 15th Annual Fade-In Awards.

ANDY GUNN (Producer) Andy is an award-winning producer equally at home with independent film and working with Fortune 500 companies. A graduate of the prestigious UCLA Professional Producer’s Program, Andy brings a practical knowledge of film along with boundless energy to every project. His short film Background(ed) played in Film Festivals throughout the US, winning Best Picture and a coveted “Platinum Remi Award” at WorldFest Houston, one of the oldest festivals in the country. Andy spent two years at Paramount Pictures and worked as a producer for Microsoft.

MIKE SKVARLA (Writer) Mike Skvarla wrote and directed the award-winning short film, Junkyard, which screened in festivals around the world.  An experienced editor, he has worked on network television and has developed many other projects, including novels and an animated television series. Mike graduated with a BFA in Media Arts from The University of Arizona, Tucson.

Director’s Statement:

“I love movies. But as much as I love well-regarded, Oscar winning films, the ones I really love are those full-hearted, action-packed movies from my youth.  With healthy doses of comedy mixed between heaps of horror and drama, Love In The Time Of Monsters is a love letter to those movies I grew up with. But it’s not just a nostalgia fest; although I took cues from the past, I wanted to show the audience something it’s never quite seen before, and something that will stand out on it’s own in the crowded cinema scene. It’s been a hell of a journey -one spanning half a decade (!)- and I very much hope you enjoy watching Love In The Time Of Monsters as much as I enjoyed making it.”

Matt Jackson, Director


World Premiere: Cinequest, San Jose, CA

Bend Film Festival, Bend, OR

Dances With Films, Los Angeles, CA

Arizona Underground, Tucson, AZ

Another Hole In The Head, San Francisco, CA


I love horror movies, and I have since I was young. My favorite genre is the zombie genre, but it has completely been overdone in the last few years. I'm not a big fan of the horror movie formula, and I love it when a director turns it on its head. Please follow me on twitter (@_trapjaw_) and like me on facebook (scaretissuetrapjaw) for updates and to be immediately informed of new posts/projects.

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