Prohibition has proven very profitable for corrupt cops like Jack Malone. He collects 'luxury tax' from every bootlegger and scofflaw in his small town. Shaking down the newly opened speakeasy should have been easy money, but instead, Jack and his men uncover a clan of vampires hell bent on taking over the town. Ice-T (Law & Order SVU) plays Chesterfield, an ancient vampire, and Michael McFadden (Into the Lion's Den) plays Jack Malone.
1933 is a time in history where common citizens break the law, hide in the shadows, operate at night. This environment of corruption and secret lives, is an ideal setting for vampires to hide in plain sight. They run a popular speakeasy, infiltrate the local whore house and feast on unsuspecting victims. When Jack and his corrupt cops poke around the speakeasy, they discover the vampires in their midst. Now Chesterfield and his horde must hide their secret, forcing them to act. The bloody result leaves several killed and others prisoner, awaiting a fate worse than death. With nowhere else to turn, Jack joins forces with a busboy and crazy preacher to save the innocent and make a final stand against Chesterfield and his vampires.
When local party girl Lola Hayes is found mutilated in the woods, her brothers are hell-bent on finding those responsible. They volunteer to help the cops, but are more of a liability than asset.
A strange preacher shows up in town around the same time as a local party girl is killed. He becomes the cops' prime suspect, but he claims to be an agent of God on a mission.
Willie and Anna are two young lovers making their way among the corruption around them. Anna was raised in a cat house, while Willie serves booze at the local speakeasy. The only purity in their world is their love.
Victor is the man behind Chesterfield’s Speakeasy. A smooth operator with a keen mind for business. He keeps a sharp eye on the clientele and knows exactly how to anticipate their needs.
ICE-T leads a stellar cast in a production that spanned two years from script to screen. Dan Lantz (director), Adam Danoff (producer) and Michael McFadden (actor) wrote the screenplay together, collaborating over dozens of glasses of Kentucky Rye Whiskey and Caribbean Rum. It was purely for research purposes.
The entire cast and crew were assembled with talent coming from Philly, New York, and in between. Casting directors Diane Heery and Jason Loftus helped discover new faces such as Airen DeLaMater and Chris James Boylan while also bringing in accomplished veterans such as Peter Patrikios and Jack Hoffman.
The production spanned a full year, beginning with the Speakeasy interiors shot in West Chester, PA to the Dungeon scenes in a basement that actually was a speakeasy back during prohibition. That historic gem was found in Markus Hook, PA. Production wrapped up with exteriors in the Montgomery County countryside.
The movie premiered at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia with the whole cast in attendance.
UNITED ARTISTS THEATERS, KING OF PRUSSIA,PA
SECOND SCREENING A HIT!
The movie was screened to it's first "public" audience. Comment cards were distributed and the overall consensus among fans is quite positive. Not bad for a little independent movie.!
KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
PHILADELPHIA - PREMIERE SCREENING
A crowd of over 500 invited guests, cast and crew attended the premiere screening in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Ice-T, Mike McFadden and the rest of the cast and crew met with fans at the screening and after party.
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