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Many 1970s horror films had a raw and gritty feel, partly due to lower budgets and less polished production style. This contributed to a more realistic and unsettling atmosphere, immersing viewers in a visceral experience. Films from this era also invested time in developing characters and iconic villains! The 1970s was a time of cultural and social upheaval, with concerns about family, authority, and the American dream. Horror films of this period often tapped into these anxieties, reflecting the cultural zeitgeist and resonating with audiences.

With that said, it is no wonder why horror fans adore films that pay homage to horror classics of the 1970s. Neon Noir, the production company formed by Marcel Walz, Sarah French, and Joe Knetter, just wrapped up production on their third film, Brute 1976, and the film promises to pay tribute to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes.

Marcel Walz, the director behind films like Blind, Pretty Boy, Blood Feast, and That’s A Wrap, consistently delivers a distinctive style characterized by a beautiful color palette, intense gore, and a penchant for going over the top. Given his track record, I do not doubt that his latest film will maintain this trend and not disappoint.

Brute 1976

Film Synopsis: “In 1976, Raquel and her girlfriend have car trouble and break down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. They stumble upon an abandoned mine and decide to explore it.

At the same time, a group of people are in the desert for the photoshoot. The plan is to do a salt and pepper-styled shoot to celebrate the Bicentennial unity sweeping across the nation. The magazine cover will feature two models, Roxy and Raquel. Since Raquel doesn’t show up, they enlist Sunshine, the make-up artist, to take her place.

After the shoot they stumble upon an abandoned town called Savage. It has a history of being very violent but has been vacant for years. It’s a perfect place to explore and take some photos. But they are not alone. A family of masked psychopaths have claimed Savage as their own and are hell-bent on living up to its name.”

Brute 1976

The film stars Adriane McLean (Miracles of Christmas), Sarah French (Blind), Gigi Gustin (The Retaliators), and Dazelle Yvette (Garden of Eden) Adam Bucci (NCIS Los Angeles).

The film is Executive Produced by Dirk Schürmann and Tobias Schürmann.

The Director of Photography is Marcus Friedlander, who also shot Neon Noir’s previous films, That’s a Wrap (streaming all over North America now) and Garden of Eden.

Brute 1976 – PHOTO by Kane Blust

Here is what the team had to say about the film:

“I’ve always been a huge fan of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ and ‘The Hills Have Eyes’. Both the originals and remakes. ‘Brute 1976’ was an amazing experience to shoot; it was hot, dirty, and bloody. I’m sure the audience will feel that on screen.” – Marcel Walz, Director.

“Brute is our love letter to ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,’ which I consider to be the greatest horror film of all time. Shooting in the desert provided many challenges, but our cast and crew really delivered something special. – Joe Knetter, Writer.

“We went down and dirty, bloody, and brutal in the Nevada desert with this one, and you can feel it. Marcel, Joe, and I are horror fans through and through, and to be able to bring a film like ‘Brute 1976’ to life was a dream come true.” – Sarah French, Actress.



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