Indie filmmaker Onur Tukel (Summer of Blood, Applesauce, Catfight) has a lot to say in his latest, Poundcake, a horror satire that mixes slasher with political discourse.
Fans of Tukel know that his films have always been heavy on commentary, and this one is sure to get a rise out of people.
In the slasher satire, a hulking beast preys on straight, white men in New York City.
“No one seems too concerned about the victims, because, you know, they’re straight, white men. But if everyone can drop the hate and embrace their differences, they might find a way to ‘kill the beast!'”
Tukel stars alongside Ron Brice, Eva Dorrepaal, Pia Paez, Zarius LeGrand, and others.
Poundcake is inspired by slashers of the 80s and icons like Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Leatherface, Tukel previously told us. “In a slasher movie, the villain murders someone every eight or nine minutes and there’s a climax where the killer is revealed and/or dispatched.” Other inspirations include Spike Lee’s 1998 feature film Summer of Sam because “David Berkowitz’s murders take place in the background as multiple narratives unfold during the movie,” and Oliver Stone’s Talk Radio.
Tukel wants to make sure it’s 100% clear that Poundcake is a satire. “It’s pretty obvious what it’s satirizing.”
Poundcake is the closing night movie of Make Believe Seattle, a new genre festival started by Billy Ray Brewton. It will have its world premiere Sunday, March 26th at the Egyptian Theater in Seattle at 7:30pm.
Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive look at the poster art created by Jason Goungor (“Heavy Metal Magazine”, “Megadeth: Death by Design”, “Visions From the Upside Down: Stranger Things Artbook”).
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