JORDANFILM EMPIRICAL PICTURES RELEASES THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED INDIE HORROR SHORT â€œKILL DEVIL HILLâ€
Orange County filmmakerâ€™s controversial horror/thriller finds online home
Irvine, CA, October 21, 2011 â€“ Jordanfilm Empirical Pictures, a small production company specializing primarily in HD and 4K video post production, released the companyâ€™s first film, the horror short â€œKill Devil Hillâ€ as a free online stream.Â The film is a re-enactment of one of the most bizarre crimes in history; an unsolved homicide that triggered a bizarre series of murders throughout North Carolina.Â â€œKill Devil Hillâ€ was named as one of the â€œTop 20 Horror Films of 2010â€ by National Horror Examiner, a remarkable achievement considering it was the only short film on the list.
â€œKill Devil Hillâ€ follows the Reed family, Jesse (Taylor Graham), his wife Jamie (Melinda Bennett) and their two sons Joey (Aiden Miranda) and James (Hunter Miranda), at the end of a seemingly average day.Â Jamie puts the boys to bed for the night, and then heads off to her bedroom.Â What starts off as an average evening soon transforms into a horrifyingly nightmarish demonic scenario, one that will leave this average American family in ruin.
The film was written and directed by Robert â€œAceâ€ Jordan.Â With an estimated budget of only $14,000, Jordan had to wear many hats in order to keep the production costs down.Â He says that the visual effects were the most difficult part of making the film since he basically had to learn on the spot.Â In spite of budgetary setbacks, the film has received a lot of praise for its production value.Â Horrorphilia describes the film as â€œprobably the slickest, cleanest looking short Iâ€™ve ever seen.â€
Indieflix, Inc, the distributor of the short film, tried repeatedly to feature â€œKill Devil Hillâ€ on their Hulu channel but the popular online website refused.Â While no official reason was sited, a representative at Indieflix suspected it had to do with a disturbing scene of graphic violence toward the end of the film.Â They suggested that Jordan re-cut the scene but he refused stating that, â€œre-editing the scene dishonors the memories of the real life victims.â€
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About Jordanfilm Empirical Pictures
Writer/Director Robert â€œAceâ€ Jordan founded Jordanfilm Empirical Pictures in 2005.Â The company provides production and post production services throughout the greater Los Angeles area.Â Jordan is a digital artist and non-liner video editor, specializing in 4K editing and color grading.Â To learn more, visit: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2031243/