Considering The Misfits built a career out of blending punk rock with horror movie themes and imagery, essentially founding the horror punk subgenre of music, it’s really no surprise that longtime guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein will be making his acting debut as a psychotic murderer. The devil-locked rocker has landed the lead in Death Ward 13, a remake of 1973’s Don’t Look in the Basement.
“I’m looking forward to starting my movie career with a starring role in Death Ward 13, says Doyle. “It’s time to release the beast on the big screen. Let the killing begin!”
“I’m excited to work with Doyle,” says director Todd Nunes. “Doyle will be portraying a ruthless killer called The Duke – a psychopath and the most twisted and terrifying character in the movie. I’m a big fan of Doyle and his music and always thought he would make a menacing horror movie villain. With his threatening looks and massive build, this man will scare the crap out of everyone. Get ready for a horrifying ride!”
Official Synopsis: It’s 1973 and the Stephens Sanitarium for the Criminally Insane prepares to shut down permanently. Days before closing, four beautiful nursing students arrive to care for the last handful of “harmless” mental patients in a suspiciously understaffed ward. Confronted by their violent charges, the nurses soon realize that they are trapped inside the asylum with a deadly crew of vicious lunatics. Each patient has their own perverse identity, their own personal demons and their own violent agenda. Pushed to the brink of insanity, the young nurses find themselves in a gruesome fight for survival inside Ward 13.
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Nunes also plans on paying tribute to Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether. Death Ward 13 will begin shooting sometime in 2017 and also stars Ashley Mary Nunes and Lito Velasco.
Check out a trailer for the original Don’t Look in the Basement below.
Official Synopsis: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.