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Tom Savini and Naked Vampire Chick in UK Horror FOREST OF THE DAMNED!!!

Warning!!! WARNING!!! There Is Nudity On This Page!!! Warning!!! Don't Read At Work!!! WARNING!!! Warning!!!

Hey folks, Harry here - sorry about that warning - but... this story requires it! I love low-budget foreign horror - usually because the accent work is so accomplished. Other times because they're free-er with their nudity and gore. But this time - them damn foreigners have stolen one of the gods of low budget American horror... TOM SAVINI! Raretown grabbed the story for us, here ya go...


Hey peeps, long time reader and chatfly, here’s a taste of strange and horrific things going on down in the British New Forest.

Gatlin Pictures have produced several low budget horrors under the confident helming of director Johannes Roberts, who has consistently done what all dedicated horror directors start out doing, which is to produce the best film you can using the all-too-often limited budget at your disposal, and these guys are experts at doing just that. Forest Of The Damned is their second feature, and appears to be their first footstep into the heavier currents of the mainstream, employing a time-honoured, tried and tested formula that has never failed in this genre; namely naked chicks and inventive gore.

The story revolves around a number of fallen angels that, having been cast out of heaven due to sexual corruption, have taken up residence in a secluded forest, where they pass the time luring travellers to one horrific demise after another. Cult british schlock novelist Shaun Hutson both stars and numbers among the victims; that’s his head you can see in the picture, lovingly and painstakingly created by Nathan Mclaughlin, head of recently spawned make-up and prosthetics company M-FX.

Nathan also got to spend several weeks applying make-up and gore to the gorgeous bodies of the naked models playing the fallen angels, on a daily basis… pretty raw deal for his first major gig, wouldn’t you say?

That’s him applying bullet wounds to Tom Savini too, who looks about as comfortable as one can be whilst working on a film in the south west uk during the FREEZING early hours. Tom, I’m told, plays a nutcase who has been studying and hunting these demonic razor toothed honeys. I’ll repeat that; a nutcase who has been studying and hunting these demonic razor toothed honeys….how’s that for a perfectly suited hardcore role?

The movie has recently wrapped and is due for international release this summer. The trailer can be seen on; and from what I can tell they’ve managed to create a seldom seen, shudderingly creepy rural atmosphere that’s completely devoid of gloss and glamour, two things that repeatedly piss over the credibility of most horrors that we have to sit through these days. I’ve seen their first movie, Darkhunters, and to be honest, it’s a sterling effort, featuring worthy performances from Jeff Fahey and everyone’s favourite little French dude, Dominique Pinon.

Johannes actually came to the premier of a zombie short that Nathan helped us with last year, and is a thoroughly approachable and likeable bloke to boot. I’m pretty sure we’ll be seeing bigger and better things from Gatlin in the future; they are traditionalists when it comes to the art of conception, and faithful to the oft-defiled church of good old fashioned scares. I’d love to see them collaborate with Eli Roth in this respect.

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  • April 6, 2005, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Must be a cold set

    by docfalken

    Get that girl a blanket.

  • April 6, 2005, 8:45 p.m. CST

    by Zartan

  • April 6, 2005, 8:45 p.m. CST

    by Zartan

  • The largest ensemble of Friday the 13th guests EVER at one event. I tried to say that twice before, but the vampire chick had me speechless. I think that should be the movie poster.

  • April 6, 2005, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Now if only AICN will up it's standards and show some cock!

    by Kampbell-Kid

    Peg nipples holding a severed head is nice in all but what about appealing to the other demographic a little.

  • April 6, 2005, 10:53 p.m. CST

    i'd hit it...

    by hattori_hanzo


  • April 6, 2005, 11 p.m. CST

    i'm sick of this type of stuff

    by llephen

    horror will never be as good as it used to be. Just because the old horror movies have gore and nudity in them doesn't mean that's what makes them good. Apparently the low-budget directors of today are unaware of this fact. I'm fucking sick of being suckered into watching, and possibly even spending my own money, to rent the newest "OH MY GOSH THIS IS REAL INDEPENDENT HORROR-- HARDCORE!!" movie that everyone raves about being a return to true horror movie form. Bullshit. This shit is SHIT! Of course, this movie i'm leaving this message in the feedback of might be swell and all. I just felt like venting. After shit like dog soldiers, saw, and any other of those type of movies i've watched in the past year that i can't even remember, i'm done getting excited every time a cool special effects picture like the above gets posted. oh i just remembered another one-- CHILDREN OF THE DEAD. oh and who was in that one? Someone who's reputation i can no longer trust. Oh yeah, the guy in the picture above,, Sorry tom, but you had to know that that movie was shit..

  • April 6, 2005, 11:09 p.m. CST

    to extrapolate a little

    by llephen

    i just read what i posted and i'm not sure if i made my point clear enough. What i mean is that now, it's easy to go through the history of horror flicks, and watch some cool ass low-budget type movies like Return Of The Living Dead, Sleepaway Camp, My Bloody Valentine, etc. etc. They're awesome. Can you really picture people in ten or twenty years scouring ebay or the video stores in town to find a copy of Deathwatch or The Attic Expeditions??

  • April 6, 2005, 11:23 p.m. CST

    That is an awesome looking severed head

    by WolfmanNards

    Oh, and boobs!

  • April 7, 2005, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Caption for the photo: "Sondra Locke dream circa 1990."

    by Diskatopia

    Yeah, I'm streeeeetching.

  • April 7, 2005, 12:06 a.m. CST


    by FNORDcinco1

    God this GUY is such a plant, who posts website links in there fan articles? Ummm other than people here to make phat cash on Anyway, this GUY writes like its an opening selvo to free press this site gives to crap british movies! GOD I HATE THE BRITISH!!!IM CHOKING ON MY OWN RAGE HERE!!! shudderingly? What the hell, stop making up words you PLANT! Get off my ice you little Wanker! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • April 7, 2005, 12:57 a.m. CST


    by The Finn

    Yup, naked vamiric zombie chick with perfectly clean hair...

  • April 7, 2005, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Jeez, Ya Ask a Fallen Angel/Naked Vampire Chick for a Little Hea

    by hipcheck13

    ...RIMSHOT! I'm here all week--try the veal.

  • April 7, 2005, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Jeez, who's looking at her HAIR ?

    by RobinP

    Oh, and thanks for the warning Harry.

  • April 7, 2005, 5:36 a.m. CST

    So Courtney Love is in that flick?

    by Eugene O

    Spitting image!

  • April 7, 2005, 7:21 a.m. CST

    She needs bigger boobs

    by HeavyMetalCamaro

    If they are gonna make a move with a naked vampire chick, why not find one who is smokin hot? I mean really, this girl in all honesty is not that attractive. At least find one with nice tits!

  • April 7, 2005, 8:29 a.m. CST

    I think I dated that chick

    by Big Bad Clone

    "Did you drink all my Diet Cokes, you jerk?" "Whoa, hey! Sorry. Geez, bite my head off willya?"

  • April 7, 2005, 8:46 a.m. CST

    "what about appealing to the other demographic a little." You m

    by minderbinder

  • April 7, 2005, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Man this is some funny shit.

    by Gilkuliehe

    The networks should give all you talkbackers a comedy show, word. Ergo your evolving sensibilities would develop till you are true artists.

  • April 7, 2005, 3:43 p.m. CST

    What could possibly be entertaining about that?

    by Lezbo Milk

    I have no fucking idea. People who gain pleasure from that stuff have something wrong with them. You're a bunch of sick fucks.

  • April 7, 2005, 7:29 p.m. CST

    ted williams' head

    by dr.bulber

    looks like he might score.

  • April 7, 2005, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Joe Bob says "check it out!" (n/t)

    by tbrosz

  • April 8, 2005, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Holy shit, that's one skinny vampire

    by scrumdiddly

  • April 9, 2005, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Cool vampire pic...

    by Fugazi32