LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Entertainment Group (GEG) wants YOU to celebrate "Women in Horror" month this February with the DVD release of CHASTITY BITES on February 11. The horror-comedy, which has been slaying festival audiences and has been praised by media, is created by a team of strong and vibrant women including writer/producer Lotti Pharriss Knowles, co-producer Wendi Mirabella and executive producer/lead actress Allison Scagliotti (Syfy's "Warehouse 13").
Directed by John V. Knowles (SHADOW.NET), the film stars Francia Raisa (ABC Family's "Secret Life of the American Teenager"); Louise Griffiths ("The Revenant"); Amy Okuda ("The Guild"); Sarah Stouffer ("Bloomington"); Lindsey Morgan (ABC's "General Hospital"); Laura Niemi (FX's "Justified"); Eddy Rioseco (ABC's "Parenthood"); Jennifer Gimenez (Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"); Greer Grammer (MTV's "Awkward."); and Stuart Gordon ("Re-Animator").
The film tells of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who in the 1600's, slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she's found a perfect hunting ground for her "Botox" as an abstinence educator at a high school in red state America. But will a brave, young feminist blogger and journalist for the school paper finally put an end to the Blood Countess's reign of terror and save her best friend from being the next victim?
"What drew me to CHASTITY BITES is that my character (Leah) is a strong, smart individual" says Allison Scagliotti. "I love that this movie sends such a positive message to young women about friendship and individuality, and that conformity is not ultimately the most rewarding avenue." "As a lifelong horror fan and feminist, my idea with CHASTITY BITES was to create a movie that combined the best of those two worlds. Some people think of the horror genre as misogynistic," says Lotti Pharris Knowles. "However it has a rich history of strong female characters who must do battle with evil, often alone -- and who usually triumph!"
"CHASTITY BITES is not your average horror-comedy," states David Rand, President of Grand Entertainment. "Reminiscent of Roger Corman's "Slumber Party Massacre", the film is sure to be a cult classic naturally combining retro elements, modern wit and a unique sense of style, which will leave an indelible impression for any film lover."
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