Press Release: MTI has acquired scream queen Tiffany Shepis’ THE FRANKENSTEIN SYNDROME

Press Release: MTI has acquired scream queen Tiffany Shepis' THE FRANKENSTEIN SYNDROME




Film slated for a July 5th DVD Release


MIAMI, FL — MTI Home Video, the premier  studio for independent filmmakers, has just acquired  THE FRANKENSTEIN SYNDROME from American World Pictures for a July 5th DVD release.

The film was written, directed and produced by Sean Tretta (The Great American Snuff Film, Death of a Ghost Hunter, and The Death Factory Bloodletting) and was produced by  and stars Tiffany Shepis (Nightmare Man,  Night of the Demons).  Also starring are Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Patti Tindall (The Graves), Scott Anthony Leet (Freeway Killer), and film veteran Ed Lauter (The Longest Yard, Seabiscuit).

The film is a modern re-imagining of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, wherein a beautiful young stem-cell researcher, Elizabeth Barnes (Shepis) joins a secret research group attempting to develop a stem-cell based universal healing serum. Despite opposition from the  project leaders Marcus Grone (Mandylor) and Dr. Victoria Travelle (Tindall), she quickly develops a serum that can bring the dead back to life – but with horrific results. Distraught, Elizabeth tries to leave the project, but the project’s financier (Lauter) orders Marcus to hold the research team captive until their research is complete. When one of the project’s security guards (Leet) is murdered and then re-animated, the team must contend with a man who at first is like a child, but quickly becomes something much, much more…

· Winner – Best Actress, Best Actor (Dark Carnival Film Festival)

· Winner – Best Feature, Director, Screenplay, Actor, and Supporting Actress – (Oklahoma Horror Film Festival)

· Official Selection – (Dark Woods)· Official Selection – (Motor City Nightmares)

· Official Selection – (Phoenix Film Festival)

· Official Selection – (Frightnight Film Festival)

· Official Selection – (Gorezone Int. Film Festival)

· Official Selection – (Weekend of Fear Film Festival)

· Official Selection – (HorrorHound Convention 2011)

“Director Sean Tretta’s new film, The Frankenstein Syndrome, distinguishes itself from the pack of Frankenflicks because it manages to be a rather serious examination of ethics as well as a brutal horror show.” –

“TFS has a rich ensemble cast, with Shepis the first among equals. Her performance here is another step in her progression from scream queen to character actor… The work of her cast mates is just as strong. Patti Tindall and Scott Anthony Leet, especially, give nuanced turns in key roles that are more than they seem.” –

Marking their 27th year (1984-2011) as a full service independent motion picture studio, Miami, Florida-based MTI Home Video produces and distributes feature films for the domestic marketplace.  The Indie releases more than forty films of all genres each year in conjunction with their Studio Partners.  For more information, please visit

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Shepis and Tretta will be in Indianapolis this weekend to promote the film at the Midwest’s largest horror event, Horrorhound Weekend (March 25-27, 2011).  A screening will be held on Saturday, March 26th.

CONTACT:  Ed Baran Publicity     T: 213-482-4696