February 17, 2016 08:00pm
Source: PR 101
by: Company Press Release
Deadly Famous is a film from Indican Pictures, directed by Jim Lane and Eric Troop. Considering the flock of young actresses seeking their Hollywood dreams, this film gives the phrase, "a career to die for," a darker meaning. Washed up actor Alan certainly "makes the cut," not at casting calls, but by hacking young hopefuls to death.
Deadly Famous is billed as "Entourage meets American Psycho" for a reason! It's a classic story where once-was child star equals has-been actor, with a perverse twist. The trailers have some nudity, so it's NSFW, but well worth the look to get a feel for this dark view into the sick mind of the lead character.
The cast: Daniel O'Meara (John Carter, Ironclad, Here Lies) has the lead role as Alan Miller, Oscar nominee Eric Roberts (The Human Centipede III, The Dark Knight, The Expendables, The Cable Guy) is his old friend, Jackie Moore (Pernicious, Atlantic Rim, Mac Daddy and the Lovers, Awaken) as the young blonde actress from Boston, Tiffany Adams (TV's CSI Cyber, 20 Ft Below: The Darkness Descending) who gets murdered, Brett Miller (Trapped in Paradise, Love Stinks, Mad Genius) plays Pamela's boyfriend, the soap opera actor, Juliette Beavan (TV's Gotham), Anthony Powers (Goodfellas, Catch Me if you Can) as Alan's agent, and Ria Huang (Nude Nuns with Big Guns) who is another victim of a horrifying murder.
Also cast in this twisted thriller are Adult Industry actresses Ash Hollywood, Shay Lynn, and Dahlia Sky, proving they have the crossover talent needed to be cast in mainstream Hollywood productions. Ash Hollywood is in the credits as herself, Shay Lynn as Dawn Vaughn, and Dahlia Sky.
Ash portrays a girl in Alan's murderous grasp who he's buried up to her neck and tortured mercilessly! Dahlia is strangled and drowned in a bathtub, her dead, open eyes and open mouth lifeless under cloudy water. With Shay, her goose is cooked in the most gruesome manner where she is force-fed cornmeal gruel with a funnel a la foie gras before Alan hacks her open to enjoy eating her rich, buttery, liver.
Ash Hollywood https://twitter.com/ashhollywood?lang=en
Dahlia Sky http://speiglergirls.com/html/dahlia.html
Shay Lynn aka Dawn Vaughn https://twitter.com/ShayLynnxx
The disconcerting opening titles set up the disturbing portrayal of Alan Miller's twisted mind. In the opening scene, by the time the first victim meets her death, it's apparent in the way Alan kills her that this isn't a run-of-the-mill horror movie.
Alan Miller is a middle aged acting coach and once successful child actor gone psycho. His deluded mind thinks because he was a famous child actor and is what he perceives as snubbed by present day Hollywood, justifies him to be a stalker with a camera, which progresses to serial killer and cannibal!
Co-director/producer Eric Troop has this to say about Deadly Famous:
"This is a story that needs to be told. It's based on true events. There are people who come to Hollywood - it's the dream, it's what we all know, it's what everybody dreams of, it's like the fairytale in our culture — and it has a lot of power [that] lures people and they come and do anything they can possibly do to get their dream."
Co-director/producer Jim Lane adds, "Basically it's the story [of Alan], he was a child actor, he's very full of himself, he was not getting good acting parts, everything is beneath him — also he likes to kill women."
Alan has become unbalanced and volatile over the years since his heyday. Apparently his anger gets the best of him in most situations, but what drives him over the edge is the frustration of falling for Pamela, who clearly has him in the friend zone. It's a roller coaster ride for Pamela through what she thinks is climbing the Hollywood ladder to stardom, but the roiling clouds over Hollywood are an ominous sign that things will take a turn for the worst.
Troop continues, "[These girls will] let themselves be taken advantage of by people that are treacherous! This is a story of a young innocent actress with big dreams who comes to Hollywood like lots of girls... she meets Alan, who used to be a child actor — he was a brilliant actor, but he's lost his marbles along the way... Nobody will work with him, even though he's great, he's just too much of a psycho. He rents out a guest room to young actresses... And he falls in love with [Pamela] and he tries to control her. When she starts to become successful he gets freaked out and he actually turned out to be someone who enjoys eating young ladies."
Lane says, "I have [Alan] filming his murders, which plays into the whole script. He's the Shakespearian actor, he's always filming himself anyway, so he sets up these intricate murders where he has them acting while he's killing them and he's burying them in the ground... You know how you make foie gras, right? You take geese and you want to fill their liver up, so you force feed them cornmeal. They do it in France, and the liver gets all inflated and they eat it like that, it's a delicacy, [but this is] absolutely horrible! He does this to a girl."
Troop closes with, "That's all I'm gonna tell you, it's kind of a crazy story, it's based on true events, though!"
This disturbing thriller is ripe with spine-chilling suspense and shockingly violent murders. Bubbly blonde Pamela is the perfect contrast to the narcissism of Alan who lures aspiring actresses via Craigslist to meet and chat about movies he's "producing." When he's rebuffed by Pamela it pushes him off his twisted cliff into a free-fall of carnage.
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View the Deadly Famous trailer here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/145442446