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Toronto genre-specialized sales outfit Raven Banner has added Neon Noir’s new feature, Brute 1976 to its Cannes Film Market slate and shows the official artwork.

The slasher Brute 1976, director Marcel Walz’s (That’s a Wrap, Blood Feast Remake) throwback to horror classics like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, kicks off with a group of friends stumbling upon the desert town of Savage while looking for a spot to set their latest photo shoot. They soon meet the depraved, mask-wearing Birdy family, who begin hunting them down one by one.

From Neon Noir, the upcoming Brute 1976 is said to be a love letter to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes, with Joe Knetter (Twilight of the Dead) writing.

The cast includes Adriane McLean (Miracles of Christmas), Sarah French (Blind), Gigi Gustin (The Retaliators), Dazelle Yvette (Garden of Eden) and Adam Bucci (NCIS Los Angeles).

Walz says:

I’ve always been a huge fan of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes, both the originals and remakes. Brute 1976 was an amazing experience to shoot: It was hot, it was dirty and it was bloody. I’m sure the audience will feel that on screen.

Writer Joe Knetter adds:

Brute 1976 is our love letter to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which I consider to be the greatest horror film of all time. Shooting in the desert provided many challenges but our cast and crew really delivered something special.

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