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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stomp! Shout! Scream! in Theaters April 10, 2009

For immediate release
March 24, 2009
Contact: Jay Wade Edwards


Atlanta, GA (March 24, 2009) – B Movie Nation continues its theatrical run with Adult Swim producer Jay Wade Edwards’ STOMP! SHOUT! SCREAM! opening on 14 screens on April 10, 2009. The film centers around a mysterious murder, the all-girl rock band that becomes embroiled in the investigation, and Florida’s legendary Skunk Ape.

Replete with an original garage rock soundtrack and gorgeous 35 mm cinematography shot in pulsating ’60s colors, STOMP! SHOUT! SCREAM! was produced as if it were made in 1966 – without parody, condescension or retrospective irony.

“Independent films can be very heavy. True escapism is rare in independent cinema, but it’s something audiences really respond to when done well. Good storytelling, attention to craft and intelligent film making are not solely the property of high-minded drama,” noted Edwards. The writer/director/producer Edwards’ genre of choice is science fiction and horror of the 1950s and 1960s, and while he notes that these films are generally renowned for high camp and low production values, “films that transcended the science fiction and horror genre, such as CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, and THEM! inspired me to create an interesting story with compelling characters, but do it within the framework of a genre film. In other words, create something that’s as much fun to watch as it was to make.”

The soundtrack -- Catfight!, The Woggles, The Fleshtones, The Hate Bombs, The Penetrators, Tiger! Tiger! -- is a lovingly recreated party platter of surf/garage rock tunes that effectively evoke the era without dating itself. The all-girl band in the film performs original songs recorded by Atlanta all-girl band Catfight! Comprised of Susanne Gibboney (drums), Katy Graves (bass), and Jennifer Kraft Leavey (guitar), Catfight!’s influences range from The Stooges to The Shangri-las. “Catfight! is inspired by sixties good-time beach party music. We jumped at the chance to provide some songs for a cool flick in the style of our favorite movies and sounds. We can't believe our good fortune,” said Gibboney.

Cinematographer Evan Lieberman shot the feature on 35mm with the look of the 1960s beach party films – unnaturally bright, primary colors for the characters and locations that contrast with the dark, grungy look of the Skunk Ape. “STOMP! SHOUT! SCREAM! presented Jay, myself and the crew with the unique opportunity to reference the style of the great Floyd Crosby who shot the original beach party films of the 1960s,” said Lieberman. “Crosby used a simple yet dynamic sense of movement and an unusual degree of color saturation to create a playful sense of space that expressed the innocent fun and bright optimism of the time period before American youth culture descended into the more conflict-ridden psychedelia of the hippie era.” Edwards’ adds, “We bought leftover film and discovered it was from the Johnny Cash bio, WALK THE LINE, so our movie has a rock-and-roll lineage right down to the film stock!”
The film has screened at more than 30 festivals in five countries, including the Austin Film Festival where the Austin Chronicle noted, "STOMP! SHOUT! SCREAM! does it better than American International Pictures ever did… as much fun as an episode of Hullabaloo-- snappy bouffants, earnest braniacs, hippy-hippy-shake and all!"

The film has garnered praise worldwide, including: “A ridiculously delightful cinematic experience,” Film Threat. “In all its demented, straight-faced glory, John Waters would be proud,” Cinema Crazed. “See this picture for its catalogue of perfection,” John Huff, writer/director.

STOMP! SHOUT! SCREAM! includes cameos by “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” alumni Dana Snyder as well as Ned Hastings as the Skunk Ape. Animated titles were illustrated by renowned retro-tiki artist Derek Yaniger.

Edwards has worked as a professional television and film editor since 1991 and currently serves as editor and producer of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”, both the series and COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS (2007), for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. His other credits include “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” “Squidbillies,” “The Brak Show,” documentaries, and numerous promotional campaigns.

Monogram Releasing launched B Movie Nation with an initial slate of cutting-edge B-Movies with Kevin Tenney's BRAIN DEAD on March 20th. Other films set for distribution include U.K. import, JACK SAYS, and the world's first English language Luchador movie, MIL MASCARAS VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY. "We have to make going to movies fun again," says Bucky Kolkmeyer of Monogram. "Movies are the classic form of American entertainment. We are going to give people a reason to go to the movies.”

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STOMP! SHOUT! SCREAM! opens April 10, 2009 at these theaters:

Nova Georgia
340 Tanger Drive
Commerce, Georgia 30529
(706) 423-9659

Nova Cinemas at Sabal Palms
2539 Federal Hwy
Fort Pierce, Florida 34982
(772) 489-8266

Georgetown 14 Cinemas
3898 Lafayette Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46254
(317) 291-3456

Studio 10 Cinemas
1624 E. State Highway 44
Shelbyville, Indiana 46176
(317) 398-3549

Nova 10
4353 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50310
(515) 270-8330

Nova 6 Theatres
2018 36th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 743-1153

Branson Meadows Theaters
4740 Gretna Road
Branson, Missouri 65616
(417) 332-2884

Dixie Dozen Cinemas
6801 Dixie Highway
Louisville, Kentucky 40258
(502) 935-3771

Theaters of Georgetown
401 Outlet Center Drive
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324
(502) 863-0055

Movie Palace Cinemas
1231 Woodland Drive
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
(270) 769-1505

The Amp Oxford Mississippi
206 Commonwealth Boulevard
Oxford, Mississippi 38655
(662) 236-4080

Portsmouth Cinemas
1623 Chillicothe Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
(740) 355-3456

Lake Geneva 4
244 Broad Street
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
(262) 248-2370

Nova Cinemas at the Hartford Theater
2941 State Road 83
Hartford, Wisconsin 53027
(262) 673-4121