Four young friends on a road trip into the country decide to make a detour and hike into a remote forest where they hear talk of an abandoned mill and a strange local landmark known as “Enchanted Rock.” Unfortunately, the group finds out too late that the forest is under the control of the sinister vampire Baal and his underlings.
Forest of the Vampire weds the classic gothic horror of Hammer’s dracula films with the survivalist terror of films like The Evil Dead and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to a produce a unique story that pumps new blood into modern vampire cinema.
Forest of the Vampire was shot in the summer of 2015 in and around the Austin, Texas area in many of same stark outdoor locations which were utilized in both the original and remake versions of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The abandoned Crawford Mill featured prominently throughout the 2003 Chainsaw remake became a foreboding landmark which our characters explore in their journey into the forest, and the primary shooting location of the 1974 original version of Chainsaw served as the shooting location for Forest of the Vampire’s kinetic finale.
Along with an ensemble of newcomers which include Stevie Marceaux, Ian Pala, Joe De Luca and Destiny Baldwin, Forest of the Vampire features a performance by veteran actor and stuntman Gary Kent (Bubba Ho-Tep) as a weary store attendant which the characters meet on their fateful trip to the deadly forest. Along with performing stunts in the early Jack Nicholson westerns The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind, Mr. Kent was also the stunt coordinator on previous vampire classics such The Return of Count Yorga and played a role in Al Adam’s cult classic Dracula vs. Frankenstein.