Utah Calls Red Canyon “Too Controversial”
November 2, 2009 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Utah Calls Film ‘Too Controversial’
Salt Lake City, UT – Just in time for the Halloween season Red Canyon, has hit the rental shelves of Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery. Fans are buzzing about the creepy new thriller, giving it high praise and positive reviews, but it’s also generating buzz from a more unlikely source. The state of Utah has deemed it ‘too controversial’ and denied the filmmakers tax incentives that are designed to bring filmmaking into the state.
Says writer/producer Laura Pratt, “Red Canyon highlights the beauties of Utah more than any film has in the past thirty years. But because Red Canyon is terrifying and very dark, the film was denied incentives, which are meant to lure films to Utah and create jobs. We were able to make the film in Utah anyway, but other films will choose to go elsewhere – along with the jobs that those films create.”
Despite the lack of tax credits for the film, in its first week of release, it’s already beginning to show signs of success. Hollywood Video stores across the country have reported the film being rented in good numbers, with many stores showing that the film is completely out of stock. This shows that the controversy hasn’t harmed Red Canyon’s showing with fans as of yet. In fact, with Halloween just behind us, it’s possible the controversy may even help.
Red Canyon, a thriller that’s been compared to “High Tension” and “The Last House on the Left” is about Regina and Devon, a brother and sister returning to the hometown where they once experienced unimaginable horrors. What happens when they return to the scene of the crime? Will they be able to exorcise their past once and for all? Or has the past never really let them go?
Starring Justin Hartley (Smallville), Norman Reedus (Boondock Saints 1&2), Noah Fleiss (Brick) and Christine Lakin (Race to Witch Mountain), Red Canyon is now available for rental at Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery.
For more information regarding Red Canyon or to schedule an interview with the actors or writer/director/producer, please contact Laura Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org
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