Bad Clown Films is a division of Michael Malott Films which is responsible for the creation and production of low budget independent horror films and motion pictures created under the direction of Director Michael Malott. Michael Malott is a long time music industry veteran with multiple gold and platinum album award credits who launched his own low budget film company in 2019. He has previously worked with various film productions, but throughout his tenure in the music industry has always had an interest in producing and directing his own "dark" themed alternative films . As a film director he credits inspiration from such films as Rob Zombie's 31 and in particular the 1980's film release, Cruising, a lesser known dark film starring Al Pacino centered on the hardcore gay S&M scene.
Three goth kids camping in the rural country side in middle Florida on their way to the Keys are stalked and murdered by a group of fanatic rednecks. They only planned to scare the kids, but things went wrong, the gun went off and they felt compelled to rape & murder the remaining two girls to simplify the problem and eliminate any witnesses. What they never planned on was one of the kids, a self proclaimed witch who is into the occult to come back from the dead and wreck havoc and destroy the rednecks one by one who had raped and murdered her.
Currently in post production
Four teenagers get lost in an orange grove, trapped all night with a psychopathic killer.
"WHAT HAPPENS IN THE GROVE, STAYS IN THE GROVE"
FILMING IN 2022
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FILMING IN 2022
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BAD CLOWN FILMS
a division of
Michael Malott Films
1420 S.E. 8th Avenue
Cape Coral, FL 33990
PHONE (239) 257-1035
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Mark went from performing for crowds in the tens of thousands as the guitarist for Whitesnake and Alice Cooper to appearing in major films such as the Academy Award winning, Judas & the Black Messiah, Florida Shuffle, and more. He is currently appearing opposite Robert DiNiro and Leonardo DiCaprion in Martin Scorsese's, Killers of the Flower Moon
Deanna is an exciting and very versatile new talent who will be taking on her first leading feature film role in Bed of Nails.
In addition to being a fine actor, Ken is also a filmmaker. His prior work includes such movies as Polk County, The Estate and The Unexpected Truth
This is Carson's first feature film appearance in a horror film as the character, Jason. Carson portrayed his character role with perfection and we are excited to have him as a member of the cast.
Another member of our cast who comes from a long and storied past in the music industry. Erik will be making his debut appearance in film in addition to taking on the role of the film's music director.
Wesley Moniaci brings the role of the character Skeeter to life. A Michigan based actor who like many other characters in this film comes from a music background.
Principle filming of BED OF NAILS Commenced on September 29, 2021 and completed October 18, 2021.
The cast and crew stayed on location as the location was once the site of a children's camp.
All but one day of filming was done during the night. The cast would work 12-15 hour days and a total of 185 hours was spent on the set
Pictured are Mark Francis (L) and Erik Sizemore, two of our four bad guy's in BED OF NAILS
Our primary filming location was in the Green Swamp a half mile back off the roadway and extremely secluded, but made a great location for a horror movie.
Deanna Marine did an amazing job portraying the lead character, Sky. There is nobody who could have done a better job in this role.
Q: What film has inspired you the most in your creative visions?
Mike Malott: Without question, the movie [which most inspired me] Cruising. It's a 1980 release starring Al Pacino and directed by William Friedkin and the story is based on a book by Gerald Walker. It's really not a well known film, and [the movie is] dark as hell. It's filming and release was very controversial at the time and [it]would probably be just as controversial if it were released now. It deals with the gay S&M sub culture and is vividly graphic, but in an ingenious way. I still have no clue how they were able to squeeze an R rating, it's hard core. Every time I see this movie it blows me away and I've seen it well over a dozen times. What really floors me is the soundtrack. They couldn't have created a better soundtrack for this film and it drives the imagery of the film and was a huge inspiration in my thinking. The soundtrack makes a tremendous impact on the film and is a great example of my visions on how a soundtrack can make a film, because the soundtrack to Cruising made the film. Whoever was in charge of that soundtrack is an absolute sheer genius. If you are able to be cool with the film subject matter of the hardcore gay S&M scene than it's a must-see flick. It's subject matter has pretty much kept it a lesser known film and not a commercial blockbuster. Critics tore it apart when it was released and was truly a film well before its time. A young Pacino actually gives one of the best performances of his life in this film.
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR CRUISING HERE
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Bed of Nails completed principle filming on October 18, 2021 and is now in post production
We will soon be entering pre-production for the feature length film' THE GROVE. We will be casting in the near future for available roles.
"I can never over emphasize the importance of a films soundtrack in driving how the viewer interprets the images they are seeing " ............ Michael Malott
In the below video Director Michael Malott talks about the importance a soundtrack plays in the creative process of his film projects.
The band Liers in Wait first hit the Atlanta goth music scene in the late 1980's and later evolved and re-emerged as the band Empire 44. These two variations of bands featured the incredible collaboration of musicians Eric Sizemore and Grant Dawson. The material this band created as both LIW and Empire 44 is phenomenal and will be featured in our films soundtrack.
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