STRIKES DEAL WITH REDBOX
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 2, 2012 – Campy horror film Cougar Cult reuniting the original scream queens Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens and Michelle Bauer has found a settled into a delicious deal with dvd rental retailer Redbox . A July 31, 2012 release date has been set.
The trio of actresses rose to cult fame in the 1980s and 1990s by appearing a hefty number of campy b-movie confections with snappy titles like Nightmare Sisters and Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers. With demand high in “mom ‘n pop” video stores for product to simply fill consumer need, independent horror filmmakers found themselves in a boom they could barely keep up with. Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre) and Bauer (The Tomb) were the sexpots who drove a generation of teenage boys wild with endless shower scenes, scuffles with men in rubber monster suits, and deadly oujia boards. 25 years after director David DeCoteau united them for his popular Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama, he has regrouped the terrifying trifecta for Cougar Cult, an all-new campy horror-fest highly anticipated by the girls still-healthy fan base.
Cougar Cult follows Rufus (Ryan Curry), Darwin (Bryce Durfee), and Coopersmith (Jack Kubacki) - three nerdy, but hunky, young college dudes who score themselves a dream summer job working at a swanky estate. Little do they know that the owners, wealthy and sexy middle-aged babes Clara (Quigley), Victoria (Bauer), and Edwina (Stevens) actually are a coven of witches who transform into flesh-eating cougars in need of fresh young men in order to live eternally. With screamingly outrageous special FX and a script with its dialogue firmly tucked in its 80s-soaked cheek, Cougar Cult is a great rental successor to the former USA Up All Night crowd which devoured the actresses numerous titles during its heyday.
National retailer Redbox, which owns over 30,000 rental pods across America, has picked up Cougar Cult for DVD rental on July 31st and has already listed the title for reservations on its website at www.redbox.com. DeCoteau, himself iconic in the B-movie industry for his resume verging on 100 titles, knew it was time to bring the women back together following a reunion on the set of Screaming in High Heels (currently airing on NBCUniversal’s Chiller TV and due on Unrated DVD August 28, 2012). “These women continue to draw impressive crowds at horror film conventions,” he says. “Unlike many of those who tried to steal their thrones over the last two decades, they’re not only still gorgeous, but they’re all working more than ever in new films. The bonus is that now the guys who grew up enjoying them are sharing them with their kids. To cross over between generations is quite an impressive feat. I’m simply amazed at the anticipation surrounding their reunion in Cougar Cult. I honestly think it’s going to rank right on top with their other fan favorites.”
The actresses, DeCoteau and a group of their most common filmmakers will appear at a signing event at Dark Delicacies Book Store (www.darkdel.com) in Burbank, CA at 7 p.m. on August 29, 2012.