Jeremy Campbell’s “Velvet Vengeance” is a modern blend of grindhouse, thriller, and neo-western styles in a new re-emerging subgenre known as action-horror. The subgenre builds upon the action thriller atmosphere while holding on to it’s grindhouse roots but with more graphic bloodiness that is usually associated with horror. “Velvet Vengeance” is a mixture of all that and even throws in two horror elements for an even added boost-the slasher shadow figure and the psycho crazy family. Once in an interview with me Campbell mentioned that it was a modern vision equivalent to that of the 80’s action-horror-comedy “Big Trouble In Little China”, as far as volume of story aspects that collide. Although “Velvet Vengeance” will take a more somber and serious, ass-kicking approach.
“Velvet Vengeance” is a film that I have followed for a while, since the short film was released. That film went on to win awards before Jeremy Campbell decided to take the story and twist it into this new unique feature adaptation. I consider it to be more neo-western meets grindhouse. But labels really don’t describe what all this feature will entail. I am working on an interview with Jeremy Campbell about the progress of “Velvet Vengeance” and some other interesting news-that interview to come shortly.
“Velvet Vengeance” holds its premiere on October 19th at DOA Bloodbath Film Festival so it will be nice to get a feel of where the film is at, and what can be expected for horror fans. Meanwhile, check out these cool production stills from the film that was posted on the movie’s Facebook Page. Also hit the highlighted names to go to interviews with several of the movie’s cast members. Lindsay Norman, Paula Marcenaro Solinger and Dani Bliss Gavit.