Opening in limited theaters this weekend is the gross-out midnighter Dementia Part II, the next Bloody Disgusting x Dark Star Pictures (Honeydew) collaboration that goes full-blown Sam Raimi weird.
InDementia Part II, “Suzanne wasn’t always this confused. She wasn’t always dead either – when an ex-con takes a job as a handyman for an unstable elderly woman to avoid a parole violation, it becomes a choice he may regret.”
Strange things are afoot in this second clip from the film that was produced from conception to its world premiere screening by the writer/director team Matt Mercer and Mike Testin (The Salesman, Dementia) in just 30 days.
Taken from the pages of Sam Raimi, and delivering absurd gross-out humor and nonstop mayhem, the making of Dementia Part II came out of a dare from Chicago’s Cinepocalype Film Festival and the movie’s producers JD Lifshitz and Raphael Margules. The two must produce a feature-length midnight movie from concept to finished product in one month so that it could make its World Premiere on the last night of the film festival! The film turned out to be Dementia Part II, a tongue-in-cheek sequel to Mike Testin’s 2015 original film.
The film stars genre favorites Matt Mercer (Contracted, Bliss, Beyond the Gates), Graham Skipper (Almost Human, Sequence Break, VFW) and Najarra Townsend (Contracted, The Stylist), with Suzanne Voss (The Lords of Salem).
Dementia Part II also arrives on VOD, Digital HD and DVD on June 1st.
In the following clip, handyman Wendell (Mercer) finds something horrific in the toilet.
Los Angeles readers can show their support by joining us for a handful of special screenings that will take place at the Laemmle in Glendale from May 21-23.
Here’s a breakdown of who will be appearing throughout the weekend alongside Dementia Part II writer/director/producer/star Matt Mercer and writer/director/producer/cinematographer Mike Testin:
Friday, May 21 – Mike Testin & Matt Mercer; Simon Barrett (V/H/S, You’re Next, The Guest, Seance) will moderate; with Suzanne Voss (“Suzanne”) and David Labovitch (composer).
Saturday, May 22 – Josh Ethier of Channel 83 Films (producer/editor of Bliss, The Mind’s Eye; editor Gretel & Hansel, Orphan: First Kill), with David Labovitch (composer).
Sunday, May 23 – Dave Holmes (MTV, “Reno 911”, Current Editor-at-Large for Esquire Magazine), with Suzanne Voss and David Labovitch (composer).