We’ve been following Joston “El Rey” Theny and his slasher sequel, Axeman 2: Overkill, for a very long time, and just when we think the movie is near the horizon, something unfortunately pulls it back. Thankfully though it appears as if all the cogs are in place and we can reveal that the sequel will be making its way to home video this October 17th, and we have the brand new poster below.
From the Press Release:
Today filmmaker Joston “El Rey” Theney and his production / distribution company #SinningWorks unveiled new, disturbing key art for the highly anticipated second installment of their 80’s throwback slasher series titled Axeman 2: Overkill. This installment’s notable cast include Farrah Abraham (MTV’s Teen Mom OG), Rachel Reilly (CBS’ Big Brother), Angelica Bridges (Baywatch, The Bold and The Beautiful) and Bryan Clark (WWE’s Adam Bomb, WCW’s Wrath). Along with the gory new poster, Theney revealed a home video release date for the unrated sequel as Tuesday, October 17th – just in time for every horror fan’s favorite holiday!
“I think this poster more accurately conveys the tone of the film,” El Rey responded when asked why it changed so drastically. “While the previous artwork was cool, it felt a little wooden and dry. This film is dark and sick. It’s crude and vulgar, it’s over the top and bloody. And I feel this new poster does a better job of setting up what the audience is in for.”
This upcoming film marks the return of the Axeman at Cutter’s Creek since the 2014 release of the original. When asked what’s different about this installment, the filmmaker laughed, “it lives up to its name. Overkill has two different definitions – one means too much of something, the other means ‘the amount by which destruction or the capacity for destruction exceeds what is necessary.’ We are definitely the second one!”
Axeman 2: Overkill is unrated and releases on VOD and DVD/Blu-ray October 17th worldwide. Information on rental/purchase locations is forthcoming. Stay up to date by following the film on Facebook at @AxemanAtCuttersCreek.