[Trailer] “Hank Boyd is Dead” (2016)

The quirky, award-winning horror film Hank Boyd is Dead from Bag of Cats Productions was filmed in eight days on a microbudget but rises high above those limitations. This tale of a decidedly  unusual family features top-notch performances from Broadway actors and is now available for rental and purchase on Amazon.com  and for streaming on Amazon Prime.

Written and directed by Sean Melia, Hank Boyd is Dead  finds struggling actress Sarah Walsh (Stefanie Frame) taking on a catering job at the post-funeral home gathering  for Hank Boyd, a former high-school classmate of hers who killed himself while under suspicion of a grisly crime. The catering gig doesn’t go as planned, to say the least, as Sarah learns more than she should about the Boyd family, including Hank’s siblings David (David C. Wells) and Aubrey (Liv Rooth), and their mother Beverly (Carole Monferdini).

The trailer quotes “an engrossing, quirky horror tale” from Gruesome Magazine‘s 3.5-star review. Hank Boyd is Dead offers an intriguing slice of independent horror cinema. Check out the new trailer and a clip below. For more information, visit the film’s official website.


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Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry fell in love with horror films as a preschooler when he first saw the Gill-Man swim across the TV screen in "The Creature from The Black Lagoon" and Mothra battle Godzilla in "Godzilla Vs. The Thing.” His education in fright fare continued with TV series such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits," along with legendary northern California horror host Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features." His love for silver age and golden age comic books, including horror titles from Gold Key, Dell, and Marvel started around age 5.

He is a contributing writer for the "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" and “Drive-In Asylum” print magazines and the websites Horror Fuel, Diabolique Magazine, The Scariest Things, B&S About Movies, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Uphill Both Ways" pop culture nostalgia podcast and also writes for its website. Joseph occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right.

A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.