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Exclusive photos/comments: “JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER” director explores “THE DARK SIDE OF VENUS”

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One of our favorite creature features of the 2000s is JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER, and now its director, Jon Knautz, explores sexy psychological horror in his new movie THE DARK SIDE OF VENUS. Read on for exclusive pics and a few words from the filmmaker.

Knautz passed on the photos and tells Fango, “THE DARK SIDE OF VENUS gets up close and intimate with a drug- and alcohol-addicted stripper named Venus [played by Alexis Knight, pictured above and in the 1st pic below, who scripted the film with Knautz]. She’s passionate and loving, but when Brian, her lover, begins to pull away from their lustful relationship, Venus’ mental state spirals into a world of insanity.” The cast also includes Woody Naismith, Elizabeth Sandy, Monda Scott and Ray Grady.

“It’s a really dark and fun ride,” Knautz continues, “and we’ve had a blast making it. It’s gritty, sexy and violent, and it follows one of the most interesting characters I’ve ever dealt with. It was a really intense shoot, but very satisfying. We have the best team I could ever ask for. Everyone is giving 110 percent, and it’s really showing. We just started postproduction; my editor Matt Brulotte and I are cutting away as we speak. Things are coming along well, and I can’t wait for people to see this one.” Follow THE DARK SIDE OF VENUS on Facebook here.

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor, the position he holds to this day while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews.
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