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Welcome to Welcome to Willits! New Indie Slasher Flick Combines Meth, Growers, Psychopathic Aliens and Willits


Do you like gory low-budget D-list gross-out horror movies?

Do you like Willits?

Well, there’s a new indie horror film that takes violent meth-addled drug dealers and places them, for some reason, in and around the Mendocino County town of Willits, which may or may not also be under siege by murderous extraterrestrials. This movie is called Welcome to WIllits, and it’ll play in local theaters soon. Stars Dolph Lundgren!

Here’s your IMDB summary:

Deep in the Northern California woods, in the heart of the notorious Emerald Triangle, lies a remote cabin. The residents struggle to fight off the repeated attacks and abductions by mysterious creatures that have plagued them for years. When a local pot farmer is caught up with a wayward group of campers the situation quickly escalates into total carnage.

Let’s check out a trailer.

Welcome to Willits, we learn, is based on a short “proof-of-concept” film that Tim and Trevor Ryan, sibling filmmakers, debuted at the South by Southwest festival a couple of years ago, to some acclaim. In an interview with Modern Horror, the brothers — originally from upstate New York, but born with the show biz bug — said they came up with the idea for the Willits saga while one of them, Trevor, was serving time in federal prison for flying weed into Wisconsin from his then-home base of Ukiah.

Welcome to Willits opens today at the Minor Theatre in Arcata. Here’s the full SXSW short to whet your appetite. It’s called Welcome to Willits: After Sundown, and uh …



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