It wish with a massive amount of pleasure that i can bring you the news that Andy Koontz's long awaited indie horror Andy Koontz is almost here.
It has taken Andy almost 14 years to complete the project due to a decade long battle with a brain tumor which, i'm delighted to say Andy has won!
Here is the low down on Ekimmu The Dead Lust:
The unassuming town of Briar Creek seems to be keeping a nasty secret... On a cross country trip home a young coup
le, Mike and Beth, make a late night stop in this little town, only to stumble across a mysterious girl lying along the dark roadside. The evil lurking inside of her waiting...planning...plotting... When the two girls find that they are somehow connected strange things begin to happen...
It's only a matter of time before the two girls cannot control the inevitable. The following days will lead them to question everything they know. All of their answers can be found in only the darkest of places. Where the sins of the past become the sins of the future,
Your sins will find you...
The story behind the making of the feature would make a terrific film in itself. Andy's debut feature "Ekimmu" began production in the summer of 2004, only to be halted in 2006 due to his life-altering brain cancer diagnosis. In 2006 while going through chemo, Andy re-titled it, "Ekimmu: The Dead Lust.
He began to “re-imagine” the story during the three years he was bedridden (2006-2009). Koontz had ten head surgeries...30 straight days of radiation...(to his brain and spine), months of chemotherapy, countless other little surgeries and complications...like on Christmas when his appendix had to be removed or when his feeding tube fell out, or the blood clots he had in both legs which meant enduring Lovenox shots in his stomach twice a day.
After showing a 'rough-cut' of the movie in 2012 (to celebrate his cancer remission),
Koontz went back to work to truly finish the movie. Almost 14 years from first conceiving the story, it's finally finished. A true victory over Brain Cancer...Koontz is certainly not a quitter, and as he always says - 'Never Give Up, it's worth the fight!'
As well as the feature, Andy has revealed to me that he is also making a film about the movie's backstory, and hopes to have it finished by the summer.
This is a film that obviously means the world to Andy, but i also feel that we, the horror community, are privileged to get to see, so PLEASE, make sure you DONT miss this movie!