Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is set to star in Death Ward 13, a remake of the cult-classic film Don’t Look In The Basement. Doyle is known as the guitar player for the American horror punk band the MISFITS. He will take on the role of the terrifying character.
It’s 1973 and the Stephens Sanitarium for the Criminally Insane prepares to shut down permanently. Days before closing, four beautiful nursing students arrive to care for the last handful of “harmless” mental patients in a suspiciously understaffed ward. Confronted by their violent charges, the nurses soon realize that they are trapped inside the asylum with a deadly crew of vicious lunatics. Each patient has their own perverse identity, their own personal demons, and their own violent agenda. Pushed to the brink of insanity, the young nurses find themselves in a gruesome fight for survival inside Ward 13.
Death Ward 13, in pre-production, is directed by award-winning horror filmmaker Todd Nunes (All Through the House) and produced by The Readmond Company. “I’m looking forward to starting my movie career with a starring role in “Death Ward 13,” says Doyle. “It’s time to release the beast on the big screen. Let the killing begin!”
Although he is known for playing guitar the Misfits, which helped create the horror punk genre, Doyle also has a solo project named DOYLE. In 2013 Doyle released the Abominator album with Monsterman Records, and is on tour in the USA supporting his new CD As We Die in stores May 5 through Monsterman Records/EMP Label Group.
DEATH WARD 13 is Doyle’s first starring role in a film and in talks with the film’s producers and Monsterman co-founder Bruce Miyaki to provide music tracks for the soundtrack.
DEATH WARD 13 is inspired by S.F. Brownrigg’s DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (1973) and Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” (1845). DEATH WARD 13 promises to deliver a remake with a striking collection of criminally insane patients!
“I’m excited to work with Doyle,” says director Todd Nunes. “Doyle will be portraying a ruthless killer called The Duke – a psychopath and the most twisted and terrifying character in the movie. I’m a big fan of Doyle and his music and always thought he would make a menacing horror movie villain. With his threatening looks and massive build, this man will scare the crap out of everyone. Get ready for a horrifying ride!”
DEATH WARD 13 will begin shooting in 2017 with Todd Nunes partnering again with producers Stephen Readmond and Christopher Stanley. The team’s Santa slasher ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE (2016) received 23 awards and nominations, including the following wins: Best Slasher (RIP Horror Film Festival), Best Actress, Jessica Cameron as Sheila (Hardcore Horror Fest), Best Killer/Slasher (“Golden Skulls” Award, The Horrific Network), and Best Director (Hardcore Horror Fest).
Lodi, a small borough of Bergen County, New Jersey, is just over two square miles. There’s not much to suggest that the small village would be the birthplace of a world famous, blood-soaked form of music known as horror punk. Legendary acts The Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig all have their origins in Lodi, and something monstrous indeed lurks there. The poster child and originator of the genre, himself, has once again unleashed an evil noise on an unsuspecting world: Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein’s first release, Abominator, by his eponymous band, Doyle.