“Muck” stars the horror legend Kane Hodder (“Friday the 13th” 7-10, “Hatchet” trilogy) and the new Scream Queen, 2012 Playboy Playmate of the Year, Jaclyn Swedberg. The movie was filmed completely on the Red Epic in Ultra HD over the course of 19 grueling all-night shoots. Shot entirely on location in the swamps and marshes of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, this dangerous shoot was nearly impossible when you factor in first-time director Steve Wolsh produced “Muck” on a mirco-budget of $200,000.
Although an independent feature, “Muck” matches the quality of any top Hollywood film. By using the industry’s preferred 4K HD camera, “Muck” images surpassed larger budget indie films even before DaVinci color correction. Moreover, after Universal Studios viewed the first cut of the film, the powerhouse agreed to mix “Muck” for theatre surround sound on the Universal lot.
With concern from SAG, horror fans can rejoice about stunts in the upcoming film: in-water fighting, full-body fire burns, high-impact falls, and even a naked woman thrown through glass. All without any use of CGI.
Besides the Horror Legend and Playmate of the Year, “Muck” features an amazing cast of up-and-coming actors, led by Australian hunk Lachlan Buchanan (“Newcastle”, “Pretty Little Liars”, and “NCIS: Red”) and Indian beauty Puja Mohindra. Very few Hollywood films feature strong lead roles for Indian actresses, and this is a first for any American horror film, a breakout role for Mohindra.