Written by “Savage County” co-writer and director, David Harris, this prequel comic gives an CBR readers an exclusive window into the origins of one of the movie’s first victims and introduces murderous Hardell family.Â
The release of the comic follows the smash success of “Savage County’s” “Demand It” campaign. MTV Networks partnered with Eventful (the marketing team behind “Paranormal Activity”) to create an unprecedented opportunity for horror fans: If you want horror on MTV, demand it.
100,000 people voted, and the film will now premiere on MTV2 at 11 ET/10 CT October 7th. The trailer can be seen now below or at http://eventful.com/savagecounty.
As a thank you to fans, MTV has released the following digital comic for free on CBR. A second prequel comic, “Devil’s Luck,” will be available on the upcoming MTV Geek site in the weeks before “Savage County” premieres.
MTV New Media’s “Savage County” is an original horror film co-written and directed by David Harris and executive produced by David Gale (Jackass the Movie, Napoleon Dynamite) and Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan).
Savage County Brief
There’s a reason the Hardell family lives so far out of town: they don’t want company. When a mismatched group of high school kids trespasses on the Hardell ranch to drink beer and skinny dip, they learn this lesson the hard way.
When the beer runs dry, the kids dare Patrick – the only junior and the odd man out – to ring and run on the Hardell’s house. Patrick takes up the dare, pounds on the door and finds himself staring down the wrong end of a double-barrel shotgun. His friends come to his defense and when the smoke clears, the oldest member of the Hardell family is dead.
A pair of headlights at the end of the road leading to the Hardell house scares the kids away – leaving the body behind.
When the rest of the Hardell clan finds the old man murdered, they want vengeance. They hunt down the teens one-by-one, killing the innocent and the guilty. In one night big dreams of getting out of Savage County become small hopes of getting out alive.