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MAY 12TH 2015
- NEWS UPDATE! "Cringe and scream as you watch the latest horror film from Fright Teck Pictures!"
Kandie Land is unique in fact it features both experienced actors and newcomers which include Ari Lehman (the original Jason Voorhees) from Friday The 13th, Lisa Neeld a gorgeous Playboy cover girl & model, Mark Cray (The Grindhouse Massacre) and other great local talent. Most of the film was shot in Medina County, Ohio. Kandie Land will keep you on the edge of your seat with some really great performances!
SYNOPSIS: Kandie Land is a throwback to the 1980s Horror Genre with its “in your face kills” provided by its six foot "Jason’esk" type killer, Jonah Kandie. The story takes place in modern day, with the owner of a modeling agency, Faye Ambler (played by Justine Greenwald) has been propositioned by a wealthy upper echelon, George Sanders, whose son is a nature photographer and is looking for his dad to give him a break in the fashion world. Faye sends four of her girls to Wolf Ledges for the shoot, since it is known for its quiet and rural nature. Faye feels this remote resort would be perfect for a newbie nature photographer to practice his new craft.
As the story unfolds, the models, their chaperon “Bo” (who happens to be Faye’s nephew), and Brodie the photographer, have a run-in with a couple of townies and are ultimately warned of the Kandies. Needless to say, the group is not buying it and they go along with a blatant disregard to the warning, finally succumbing to their fate one by one as expected by the wrath of no other than Jonah Kandie. Kandie Land features the “First Jason Vorhees” Ari Lehman, Playboy Model Lisa Neeld along with Janine Bowles Sarnowski, Carl Ferrara, Don Kilrain and an aspiring cast that really put forth a solid effort in their performances in this new horror film written and directed by Eddie Lengyel.
EDDIE LENGYEL (Writer/Director) - After graduating from Solon High School, Eddie pursued his dreams of filmmaking at Kent State University. While attending Kent State he was offered an opportunity in the music industry. This led to a life-long career as a DJ. After having a nice run in the local club circuit, Eddie wanted to pursue radio, so he attended the Ohio Center for Broadcasting, where he earned a degree in radio and television. Soon after, he decided to take a shot a writing his first screenplay and in 2005, Fright Teck Pictures was formed. Currently Fright Teck has four films under its belt, with one in distribution, two in post and now his debut big screen feature, Kandie Land.
For this film, Lengyel has partnered with cinematographer/Editor Noelle Bye and special FX artists, Raven Lunatic and Daniel Blain Click. Principal photography on this micro-budget production took three months, viewers familiar with Medina County will undoubtedly recognize many of the locations that our Location Scout, Janine Sarnowski, secured for us. For Lengyel the locations boded well for bringing his vision to the screen. Sarnowski also co-starred in the film as “Luna.” Lengyel sought funding through Executive Producer Don Kilrain, who also stars in the film as Jonah Kandie. Three actors also well known to Horror Fans headline the talented cast: Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th), Lisa Neeld (Playboy Model) and Shawn C. Phillips (Ghost Shark, Grave Encounter 2, Girls Gone Dead) along with some of Cleveland’s finest local talent.
NOELLE BYE - Noelle has worked on a number of independent films, including the award-winning Chill (co-director, director of photography, and editor.) She also has extensive experience in news videography and editing, including her work in television (including a top 60 TV market station) and web with a focus on multimedia (including two major news sites in Northeast Ohio). Noelle Bye has more than 13 years of experience shooting and editing.
DAVID CHAPMAN - Over the last 30 years David has worked in some of the largest haunted houses in the world including the St. Louis County Morgue, also The House on Haunted Hill and has formed his own design firm Caotic Designs FX. Dave has worked on projects like Thanksgiving along with videos for Rammstein and now Kandie Land.
GD FX - Greg Lanning and Daniel Blaine Click make up GD FX. The duo has done special effects for Night of the Cannibals, Dawson's War and Kandie Land. Dan and Greg bring a great energy to the set and their love for the genre shows in their work.
ARI LEHMAN - Ari Lehman is the actor/singer who has the unique honor of having played the role of the First Jason Voorhees in the Paramount Classic Horror film Friday The 13th (1980). The original ‘Boy in the Lake’ himself, Ari played a crucial role in the film’s famous scene in which he suddenly emerges from the icy waters of Crystal Lake. Working with Special Effects Master Tom Savini at an early age gave Ari a deep appreciation for the Horror Greats including Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. Since 2009, Ari records and tours the U.S. and Europe with his Horror Rock Band, “First Jason,” based in Chicago.
With the support of his family Mark is pushing onward with his dream of acting. His first full-length independent film, The Grindhouse Massacre, was a hit and he has since continued his career with such films as Reunion and The Horror Convention Massacre, recipient of the ‘Golden Coconut’ for best horror film at the Miami Underground Film Festival in March of 2007. Mark is finally hitting his stride and considered an ‘up and comer,’ with 3 films scheduled to premiere this fall. Never Escape by Mancinetti Pictures in September as well as The Ritual by Fleet Street Films Premiering at the Newark Film Festival and playing at such venues as Dark X-mas, Crypticon, and a slew of others. And the long awaited Voodoo Rising is set to premiere in October.
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