BLOODY KNUCKLES, the debut feature film from writer/director Matt O’Mahoney, has released a still and teaser poster ahead of its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival. The film, produced by Daniel Domachowski and Christena Zatylny, will play as part of the newly created Fantasia Underground section, which is “dedicated to showcasing outrageous indie outsider visions created in the counter-cultural spirit”.
BLOODY KNUCKLES is the story of Travis Warner, an underground comic book artist who revels in the profane. When his latest comic offends a Chinatown crime boss, the gangster removes his drawing hand as punishment. Travis abandons his comic, along with his ideals, and spirals into drunken misery. That is, until his hand returns from the grave. The lovable, decomposing appendage drags Travis through a seedy netherworld of dirty comics, contraband pesticides, and underground sex clubs on its quest for justice!
This blood drenched horror/comedy not only delivers giggles and gore but also serves as a tribute to freedom of expression. The director explains: “I’ve always been fiercely opposed to censorship. Mainly because my taste in art, books, movies, and music have always been the target of censors! I take it very personally.” He continues: “I was really disturbed by the embrace of selfcensorship following the Danish Muhammad cartoons controversy. It forecast such a bleak future for freedom of speech. So, I wanted to make a film that addressed that without being too heavyhanded. No pun intended!”
The film stars newcomers Adam Boys (LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS), Gabrielle Giraud (SUPERNATURAL), Kasey Ryne Mazak, Dwayne Bryshun, and Ken Tsui.