The Undead Vegetarian Is Back Just In Time For Halloween…
As we creep into Halloween next week, we figured this to be the perfect time to introduce you to our friends over at Javahead Productions. They’ve recut, remastered, and gone straight for the jugular as they gear up to rerelease the original episode of ’Fruit Bat’ out of its coffin. ‘Fruit Bat’ was originally released in October of 2014, creator Alex J. Murphy revisited the cave with editor, Michael Posner, to dig up the first installation from its grave. Now resurrected, the original episode promises more gore and lunacy than ever before and will be released online later this month.
So what is ’Fruit Bat’ about you ask? This Vampire cult-short follows two undead brothers as they go through their immortal lives. David J. Marzano stars as Eugene, a vegetarian vampire and outspoken advocate for “human-vampire relations”. His carnivorous brother Lenny, played by Peter Coleman, constantly tries to keep Eugene’s taboo diet under wraps, often causing some ‘bat blood’ (Oh, the puns.) between the two. It doesn’t take long before tempers rise, guts spill, and craziness ensues.
Its sequel, ‘Fruit Bat II’, followed suit two years after the original release and has gone on to receive a number of accolades, including “Best Web Series” by the Los Angeles Film Awards and “Highest Rated Film of 2018” in the Top Shorts Film Festival, as well as “Best Gore” at the Independent Horror Movie Awards for its art direction in creating a (working) corpse keg. Simultaneously, Javahead Productions is currently in pre-production and works to film the next
upcoming episode in the series, ‘Fruit Bat III’. Principal photography will commence later this year.
Lastly, if you’re diggin’ on what Javahead Productions is up to - make sure you go throw them a follow on their social media links and stay up to date with their work as it releases. They just might have more up their sleeves for 2019, so don’t be a fool and miss out on any of the indie film gems they’ve got in store for us. You’ll find everything you need and the remastered trailer for ‘Fruit Bat’ down below! Enjoy!