The first trailer for Horror Society’s most anticipated film of 2015 was released this week. Based on the most popular urban legend in the state of Ohio, Gore Orphanage was filmed in the summer of 2014.
The film stars Maria Olsen (Percy Jackson/Paranormal Activity 3/Starry Eyes), Internet Tycoon Bill Townsend, Keri Maletto (Home Shopping Network) and introduces a trio of amazing child actors Emma Leigh Smith, Nora Hoyle and Brandon Mangin Jr.
The film is a female-centered horror story directed by Emily Lapisardi in her directorial debut. Filmed in 2014 in Scottdale, PA, the story is set in the 1930’s and follows the life of Nellie, an orphan, who is brought to Gore Orphanage and discovers quickly that some things are worse than losing your family.
This is the fifth film produced by veteran independent producer Cody Knotts (Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies) and was filmed in Scottdale, PA with a cast of over 20 local children in addition to the actors listed above. Knotts has worked with such horror icons as Doug Bradley and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in the past.
The film was a husband and wife collaboration of Mr. Knotts and Ms. Lapisardi. Mr. Knotts wrote the film to impress his then fiancée, who was inspired by a road sign in Ohio during travel for Knotts’ film Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies.
The following individuals are available for interview: Producer Cody Knotts, Director Emily Lapisardi, Actors: Maria Olsen, Bill Townsend, Keri Maletto, Emma Leigh Smith, Nora Hoyle, and Brandon Mangin Jr.