NASHVILLE, TN (October 8, 2013) - Award winning author David Morrell penned The Totem, an iconic horror novel in 1979.
Nashville based Bloody Moon Films has obtained the movie rights and is now in pre-production
It will be filmed in Vancouver, Canada, and Bloody Moon Films founder Ben Dixon will be directing.
This will be his fifth movie. Vancouver based Bright Light Pictures Inc.
will be hired for production. This company specializes in independent films and television programs
and has completed more than 90 productions in the past 15 years.
The Totem LLC. has signed on horror film veteran Ken Foree as executive producer and will play the role of George, the medical examiner.
Foree has more than four decades of movie experience. He is best known for key roles in Dawn of the Dead and Devil’s Rejects,
and starred in the Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel. Also signed on is Stacey Dixon and Andy Van Roon as executive producers.
The Totem LLC. is pleased to announce James Joseph as a co-writer. With a new completed draft, they are confident their efforts
will produce a film that will not only compliment David Morrell’s novel The Totem but enhance the viability of an
exciting and profitable event.
The Totem story line focuses on bizarre events in the tiny mountain community of Potter's Field, Wyoming.
Cattle are being mutilated, animals become savage and children seem possessed. Townspeople are found without faces.
Sheriff Nathan Slaughter, an ex Detroit cop, and a young magazine reporter, Christine Dunlap, must confront the evil behind the hideous events,
an evil that is all too human and deadly.
Author David Morrell is best known for his work with First Blood. It spawned the Rambo film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone.
Morrell has written more than 30 books and has 18 million copies in print,
including his latest project released this past spring titled Murder as a Fine Art.
The book is getting rave reviews…. Stephen King calls it "A thriller fan’s dream.