One of the hardest working men in the indie horror scene is James Balsamo. For the last five years, Balsamo has given us a film each year and has made sure to make each film for over-the-top and fun than the film before it. From his horror anthology, HACK JOB, to the more serious I SPILL YOUR GUTS, to the gonzo craziness of COOL AS HELL and CATCH OF THE DAY, Balsamo’s films are fun as hell and capture the spirit of the old school Troma films beautifully.
And now Balsamo is back with BITE SCHOOL, his first foray into–you guessed it–vampires!! BITE SCHOOL is written and directed by Balsamo and in addition to him headlining the cast, also stars Paul Fears, Ron Jeremy, Mandy Cat Kitana, Roy Frumkes, Butch Patrick, Frank Mullen, Edward X. Young, and Jasmin St. Claire.
Balsamo will be doing a signing and a free screening for BITE SCHOOL. Check out the press release below, which also contains the plot crunch for BITE SCHOOL:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEET JAMES BALSAMO AND SEE A FREE SCREENING OF BITE SCHOOLJames Balsamo will be signing free autographs at the GWARBQ at Hadad’s Lake in Richmond Virginia this weekend Aug 14th-15th. GWAR and Acid Bath Productions have been working together since 2011 when the late Dave Brockie first appeared in James Balsamo’s first feature Hack Job. Flash forward to this years GWARBQ. Several of the bands playing this years heavy metal, meat filled cook out are featured in Acid Bath Productions films! Bands like Goatwhore, American Sharks, Ghoul, and even current members of GWAR out of costume! For more info on the GWARBQ go here http://gwarbq.com/Next week there will also be a free screening of James Balsamo’s new film Bite School at the Screenland Crossroads in Kansas City. The screening will take place on Thursday Aug 20th at 8PM. If you can’t make the screening you can meet James Balsamo at Crypticon in Kansas City over the weekend of August 21-23rd. For more info on the screening go here. http://screenland.com
The Synopsis for Bite School:
Tony never thought a toilet plunger-shaped stake would save his life. Fast cars and big-breasted supermodels could be a thing of the past when Tony’s life takes a sudden change after his grandfather cuts him off from his inheritance – that is, unless Tony goes to night school to get his GED. With his fortune on the line, Tony has no choice but to go back to school, where he falls in love with his classmate Vicky, a vampire princess, and makes friends with her roommate a Hawaiian-shirt wearing, pot smoking bat named Spat. Vicky, the heir to the throne of a vampire underworld, wants nothing more than to abandon her royalty, but a power-hungry high priestess is hell bent on taking Vicky’s crown anyway. When a blood moon rises, the priestess shows her true form as a two-headed bat creature with a snake body. Armed only with his plunger, Tony will need to stop her from destroying the world. But killing the beast and studying for a final won’t be easy. See the most outrageous vampire horror-comedy that doesn’t suck. It’s an education you can really sink your teeth intoYou can pre-order the film at acidbathproductions.com
Head over to Acid Bath Productions website and pre-order BITE SCHOOL!! Balsamo is one of the most fun indie filmmakers out there who is sure to shock and disgust you in his films. I can’t think of another filmmaker who looks like they are having more fun making a film than Balsamo!! Check out the trailer: