Following Wild Eye Releasing's successful release of Caesar and Otto's Deadly Xmas for the 2013 Christmas season, the distributor is once again teaming with the titular half brothers as they take on the supernatural during the spookiest time of the year in Caesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween.
Many of the cast and crew behind Deadly Xmas will be returning for this new installment as well. Dave Campfield, whom Josh Pasnak of Video Graveyard hails as "one of the more impressive talents to come out of the indie scene in a while," returns to direct and star (as Caesar), and he will write the screenplay from a story he co-wrote with Joe Randazzo (returning from Deadly Xmas and fresh off his Golden Palm nomination for his adaptation of Julie C. Morse's Out of the Box at the Beverly Hills Film Festival) and Sean Steffen (The Perfect Candidate).
In this latest installment Caesar and Otto (Paul Chomicki) find themselves watching the summer home of Governor Jerry Grayson (the returning Ken MacFarlane), where they begin to encounter the unexplained. Dave Campfield described the new film in a recent interview: "We're going nuts this time out. We're gonna have so many references your head's gonna explode. It's going to start out as [a parody of] Halloween, then we go into The Shining, we go into The Conjuring, we go into Sinister, and we go into Poltergeist, all the Paranormal Activity movies, and we're just gonna have a lot of fun, but at the same time it's an original storyline, and it's gonna tie all in."
Returning Deadly Xmas story writer and producer Randazzo adds: "With Caesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween we feel we have a film that may be more accessible to the general public than the last two films in the series, which were geared more toward hardcore fans of the horror genre, as we dealt with the lesser known subgenres of the summer camp and killer Santa Claus slasher movies. Here we dive head first into a parody of one of the slasher genre's biggest franchises and tackle a whole host of very popular series as well. It will be a lot of fun and for a much wider audience."
The comedy/horror will be shot later this year, and more casting announcements are forthcoming. Look for the film on DVD, VOD, and most cable systems' On Demand sections in the fall of 2015. Until then, check out this awesome teaser poster by Travis Kolpack.