American World Pictures Gears Up For Halloween Haunts With Three New Thriller Pictures

Crazy Eights, Grizzly Park & Triloquist Screening on Halloween at AFM 2007
Oct. 12, 2007 - PRLog -- American World Pictures (AWP), the Los Angeles based independent motion picture distribution and production company is proud to announce the distribution rights to three new horror films: Crazy Eights, Grizzly Park and Triloquist.

AWP has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to James K. Jones’s “Crazy Eights” starring Traci Lords, Frank Whaley, Gabrielle Anwar (USA’s “Burn Notice”) and Dina Meyer (“Saw I,II & III”)

Synopsis: Six friends reunite after 20 years at a mutual childhood friend's funeral. A search through their deceased friend's house reveals a map to a time capsule they buried some twenty years earlier which spurs the friends to find it and dig it up. After uncovering the trunk, the unexpected is found ... the rotted remains of a child. A child from a past they've long forgotten, a child that begins to haunt their every waking moment and makes them question who they really are. The closer they come to remembering the circumstances of the mysterious child's death, the closer they come to their own reckoning. The memory that will eventually kill them one by one is the same memory they need to discover to stay alive.

“Crazy Eights” has already been sold internationally to the following territories: Brazil (Video Filmes), Russia (Murena), Germany (Adrena), Greece (Videorama), Middle East (Eagle), South Africa (Sterkinekor), Thailand (Media Film), Turkey (Cinetel) and the U.K. (High Flyers Video).  “Crazy Eights” will be screening on October 31st at AFM 2007.  

“Grizzly Park” will make its debut October 31st at AFM 2007, with AWP handling worldwide distribution.  Executive Producers Peter Julien Chang, Merlin Reaume and Producers Belle Avery and Jeanne Stack bring you a “pure” horror film, sure to be a classic. Synopsis: Eight troubled young adults are sentenced to a week of community service in a remote California forest range called Grizzly Park. Under the supervision of the stalwart Ranger Bob (Glenn Morshower of “24”) the group is given the opportunity to seek redemption on their journey through the forest.

While Ranger Bob seeks to provide guidance to the young adults, an escaped serial killer with an insatiable bloodlust has also found his way into the park with every intention of disposing anyone in his path. But he is not the only predator in these woods - a nine foot tall, thousand pound ravenous Grizzly bear has also set his sights on stalking the group and attacking them one by one, leaving the group to face their ultimate challenge… survival.

As the body count rises and the idyllic camp grounds turn red with blood, Grizzly Park will have you rebooking your vacation.

From writer/director Mark Jones ( “Leprechaun” & “Rumpelstiltskin“) comes “Triloquist” a story of a down and out ventriloquist with a creepy looking Dummy, who kills herself with a drug overdose as her two young children watch. The kids are sent to live with a perverted uncle who ends up dead.

Turning eighteen, the beautiful and twisted sister tells her brother they will head out to Las Vegas so he can be a great ventriloquist like their mother was. The brother has never spoken since the death of his mother, and the creepy Dummy does all his talking… and the Dummy seems to hate the sister. This weird trio set out on Halloween night and ends up killing a young kid. The sister and the Dummy blame the silent brother and he is sent to an institution. Months later, the sister and the “demented” Dummy break the brother out and the three of them set out on a road trip where they kidnap a young girl so her brother can impregnate her and carry on the “family bloodline.” Being hunted by the police this desperate and psychotic “trio” fall further and further into darkness… and the creepy Dummy seems to develop a “life” and “mind” of his own. In a twisted and shocking ending, the beautiful sister and the Dummy kill her brother and get away only to end up back in a seedy part of Hollywood where the sister has given birth to a baby… which the Dummy holds in his arms like a proud papa.

All international distribution will be handled by American World Pictures, while they sold the domestic rights to The Weinstein Company/Genius.  “Triloquist” will be showing Halloween night at AFM 2007.


Based in Los Angeles, American World Pictures has distinguished itself as one of the leading and most consistent independent production and distribution companies in the industry. Under the experienced hand of company founder Dana Dubovsky and President Mark L. Lester, American World Pictures focuses on the distribution of high-quality moderately budgeted feature films to the domestic and international marketplace. The company’s growing distribution slate is comprised of genre-driven, demographic specific internally produced films, co-productions and acquisitions. Official website:

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