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Rudyard Kipling’s Horror Film Mark of the Beast Coming to DVD

The new horror film ‘Mark of the Beast,’ which is based on Rudyard Kipling’s short story of the same name, is set to be released on DVD on October 23 from MVD Entertainment Group. The Bloodbath Pictures and Hale Manor film was directed by Jonathan Gorman and Thomas Edward Seymour, and stars Debbie Rochon, Dick Boland and Ellen Muth. Several actors from Bloodbath’s ‘Bikini Bloodbath’ series, including Phil Hall, Sheri Lynn, Matt Ford and Margaret Rose Champagne, also appear in ‘Mark of the Beast.’

The movie follows Strickland and Debbie, played by Rochon and Boland, as they try to cope with saving one of their friend, Fleete, portrayed by Hall. Fleete defaces a religious shrine, and subsequently is cursed by the silver leper who lives in the forest that surrounds their homes. Their fight to survive leads to a struggle for ever everyone involved, including the faceless silver leper.

‘Mark of the Beast’ is Bloodbath’s most inspired film so far, with creative creature design and a frightening score. The film, which was written by Gorman and Lynn, combines ’70s style horror with relgious, political and moral themes.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Rudyard Kipling's Horror Film Mark of the Beast Coming to DVD

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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