DefTone Pictures Studios, the Buffalo, New York outfit behind the recent zombie feature The Final Night and Day, has unveiled the trailer for its new film, Black Guy on a Rampage, a violent revenge thriller in the vein of Hobo with a Shotgun. Written and directed by Adam Steigert, who co-founded DefTone Pictures Studios with fellow filmmaker Stephanie Andrews, the provocatively titled short film stars Alexander Sloan McBryde as the title character, a man whose quest for vengeance following the murders of his family members takes on mythic proportions.
â€śThis is a nod to the current trend of grindhouse exploitation flicks,â€ť says McBryde. â€śBefore the rage, my character was a good man, a soldier who fought for his country. One act of random violence brings back the blood lust. A parentâ€™s love is the strongest force known to man, and thatâ€™s what fuels his rampage. Heâ€™s not unstoppable, he can be hurt, but heâ€™ll keep going until he draws his last breath.â€ť
Black Guy on a Rampage takes place in a diner frequented by underworld figures on edge because of the unstoppable killer thinning their ranks when a stranger pays them a visit. Violence and mayhem follow.
DefTone is already planning two sequels, Black Guy on a Rampage: Homicidal Vengeance, currently filming, and Black Guy on a Rampage: Brother with a Tech 9, which will film in October. Steigert plans to release all three films on a single DVD.
DefTone is currently developing a science fiction feature, Ombis, and is in production on the comedy Losing It and post-production on the zombie feature Bitez: The Fever.