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Tom Holland & Chackler Form Dead Rabbit Films

New horror pics are in the works

A new production outfit has hopped onto the horror genre radar and it looks like it’s going to be “one to watch.” Shock received the following details this morning and we’re thrilled to see this endeavor involves a good friend…

Dead Rabbit Films reunites Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play) with music biz empressario David Chackler, whose resume also includes film production credits such as John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned for Universal.

Dead Rabbit Films will develop and produce feature films, as well as scripted episodic television for networks and mobile platforms.

“Tom was at the forefront of creating and directing the contemporary horror genre. He was in the vanguard of filmmakers who opened the doors for recent releases like Twilight and New Moon,” says Chris Sarandon (Fright Night).

In addition to discovering some of the most successful acts in the history of recorded music, including Queen, Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), and 2Live Crew, Chackler provided music supervision and soundtrack services for over 30 films and television series including Fright Night, A Nightmare on Elmstreet 4: The Dream Master and Hanging with the Home Boys. Chackler also served as CEO for Miami-based Greenwich films.

Later, he would eventually run Holland’s production company, TH Productions, headquartered at MGM Studios in Culver City from where they produced Child’s Play and Fatal Beauty.

Fright Night was really the first time in movie history where being a vampire was cool and sexy. By adding in a mixture of pop culture and sensuality, Fright Night made the horror genre go mainstream. Thus, opening doors for some of the movies and television shows you see today,” says Chackler.

Holland and Chackler were reunited in August 2009, when they both appeared in the same article about the growing cult status of Fright Night.

After speaking to each other about the successes they had together, both decided it was time to get back together. Chackler will now act as Holland’s personal manager and head of Dead Rabbit Films. Holland will continue in his writing and directing endeavors. Chackler will continue running his nuGroove label (via Sony/Red), where they intend to release the soundtracks from Dead Rabbit Films.

In the short time since the reunion, Dead Rabbit Films have placed four films that are based on Holland’s scripts into pre-production, as well as several web series for genre specific websites.

Formal plans will be announced in the near future for all projects. A new site will be launched where fans can read all the latest information on new films and productions, as well as view film shorts of Holland’s work.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor