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March 26th, 2013: A couple of days ago, Brett has leaked the first footage of the Queen Crab in action on his official Facebool fan page! Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=432132986870347&set=vb.199645956745865&type=2&theater.

And if you haven't done so already, don't forget to "like" http://facebook.com/brettpiperofficial to make sure that you get to see all pre-release footage as soon as it's posted!

March 7th, 2013: As you might have recognized already, we've just added a "Shop" button to the main menu. That means that you will be able to buy your DVDs directly from Brett Piper and Mark Polonia very soon. Of course, they'd be happy to sign and personalize your orders as well. Stay tuned!

January 16th, 2013: Great News! Fred Olen Ray's Retromedia Entertainment has picked up "Dark Sleep" and if all goes as planned, the effect-heavy Polonia Bros production will be released on DVD under the title "H.P. Lovecraft's The Dark Sleep" in the United States and Canada in April 2013. "I'm pleased, I think they're the right guys for the job," says writer and director Brett Piper about his new partner-in-crime. "Retromedia Entertainment specializes in low budget genre movies for the fans of our type of picture so it should be a good match." International sales will be handled by Tomcat Films.

December 14th, 2012: Don't worry, everybody. Just because we've been a bit lazy with the updates doesn't mean that Brett hasn't been busy making movies in the meantime. While "The Dark Sleep" has already been finished by now, Brett's latest monster movie "Queen Crab" is currently in post-production. Here's a bunch of exclusive screen caps for you!

June 17th, 2012: Sorry for the looong delay, guys. Of course, a lot has happened in the Brett Piper camp in the last couple of months. Among others, Brett has wrapped principal photography on his next movie, the effects-heavy haunted house shocker "The Dark Sleep", which is losely based on H.P. Lovecraft's short story "Dreams In The Witch House". Enjoy!


Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgNofpSpq9s

October 11th, 2011: "Muckman" is finally out on collector's edition DVD with lots of cool specials (audio commentary, behindt-the-scenes featurette, etc)! You can order your copy directly from Brett for $19.95 + P&P via email to brettpiperwebsite@hotmail.de

July 20th, 2011: Here's the official press release for the upcoming DVD release of "Muckman" through Chemical Burn Entertainment. If you're writing for a horror-themed magazine, blog or website, please post the news on your pages and let your readers know that Muckie's gonna take over their DVD players very soon!

PRESS RELEASE: Brett Piper’s MUCKMAN to be released on DVD this summer

According to distributor Chemical Burn Entertainment, Brett (DRAINIAC) Piper and Mark (SPLATTER BEACH) Polonia’s old school swamp monster movie MUCKMAN is finally going to be released on DVD on September 20th, 2011. Besides the movie itself, the disc will also contain several special features, such as an audio commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a photo gallery and a trailer show.

MUCKMAN is a charming homage to the drive-in classics of yesteryear, which was originally shot in 2009. The film, which was just shown at Germany’s renowned Weekend Of Horror festival a few weeks ago, tells the story of a sensation-seeking TV crew that hunts down a fabled swamp thing-like creature, the so-called Muckman, in the musty mires of Pennsylvania. Featuring a talented ensemble cast including the lovely scream queens Anju (SHOCK-O-RAMA) McIntyre, Alison (BACTERIUM) Whitney and Danielle (HALLOWEEN NIGHT) Donahue, MUCKMAN is jam packed with all the ingredients of a highly entertaining retro-fright fest—gruesome rubber suit monsters, wicked stop motion critters, accomplished practical effects, likable characters, tongue-in-the-cheek humor and, of course, a slimy, tentacle-draped fiend from beyond the surface!

The trailer for MUCKMAN is already up on YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcuMRQd55yY) and lots of additional info about the film itself and the upcoming DVD release can be found on Brett Piper’s homepage (www.brettpiper.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/brettpiperofficial), as well as Chemical Burn Entertainment’s website (www.chemicalburn.org).


PRESSEMELDUNG: Neues zum DVD-Release von Brett Pipers MUCKMAN

Gut ein Jahr nach Abschluss der Dreharbeiten wird MUCKMAN, das trashig-charmante Sumpfmonster-Abenteuer der beiden US Horror-Veteranen Brett Piper (DRAINIAC) und Mark Polonia (SPLATTER BEACH), diesen Sommer endlich auf DVD erscheinen. Laut dem Publisher Chemical Burn Entertainment ist der Releasetermin für den 20.09.2011 angesetzt. Neben dem Hauptfilm in englischer Originalausgabe wird der Silberling u.a. auch mit einem Audio-Kommentar, einem Behind-The-Scenes-Featurette, einer Bilder-Gallerie und einer Trailershow aufwarten.

Als augenzwinkernde Hommage an das Drive In-Kino der 50er Jahre gedacht, erzählt MUCKMAN die Geschichte einer sensationslüsternen TV-Crew, die in den modrigen Sümpfen von Pennsylvania nach einem sagenumwobenen Ungetüm sucht. Dabei muss sich die bunt zusammengewürfelte Truppe jedoch nicht nur mit schrulligen Hinterweltlern, gewissenlosen Medienhaien und hochnäsigen Möchtegern-Starlets herumplagen, sondern vor allem auch vor allerlei Tentakel-behangenen Sumpfbewohnern in Acht nehmen, die alles andere als begeistert von den menschlichen Eindringlingen sind. Fans von augenzwinkernden Low Budget-Gruselfilmen können sich somit auf ein unterhaltsames Retro-Abenteuer freuen, das keine Wünsche offen lässt—von quirligen Stop Motion-Ungeheuern und giftgrünen Monsteranzügen über handgemachte Effekte und schaurige Masken bis hin zu liebenswerten Charakteren und einer guten Portion Humor ist alles dabei, was das Oldschool-Herz höher schlagen lässt.

Den Trailer zu MUCKMAN könnt ihr euch bereits auf YouTube ansehen (www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcuMRQd55yY) und alle weiteren Infos zum Film gibt es auf Bretts offizieller Website (www.brettpiper.com) und Facebook-Page (www.facebook.com/brettpiperofficial), sowie auf der Internetpräsenz von Chemical Burn Entertainment (www.chemicalburn.org).

June 12th, 2011: Brett's just been hired to edit the micro-budget creature feature "Snow Shark - Ancient Snow Beast" together with his friend and partner-in-crime Mark Polonia! "Snow Shark" is the feature film debut of 25-year-old horror filmmaker Sam Qualiana from Lockport/NY and it's been produced by "Slime City Massacre" director Greg Lamberson! Check out DreadCentral.com for the official press release, plot synopsis and first teaser trailer: http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/44982/snow-shark-ancient-snow-beast-wraps-production-more-behind-scenes-stills

May 14th, 2011: Brett's just written a guest article entitles "Shock Motion - The 10 Scariest Stop Motion Scenes in Movie History" for the current issue of "Virus", Germany's biggest horror magazine! You'll find photos of all four pages in the "press" section!

In addition to the website, we've now also set up an official Facebook fan page for Brett's movies! Check it out and "like" it, everybody!

Furthermore, the pre-production for Brett's upcoming haunted house flick "Nightmare House" (based loosely on H.P. Lovecraft's short story "The Dreams In The Witch House") is still underway. The script's already finished and currently Brett's busy as hell building a lot of helluva cool stop motion critters, as well as finding a strong cast. If you're an actress from Pennsylvania (or know an actress from that area), please get in touch!

May 6th, 2011: Just two more days till Muckie invades Europe! 'Cause this Saturday, our bulky friend from the swamp's theatrical debut will be shown at the 15th "Weekend Of Fear" festival in Erlangen/Germany! Check out the fest's official homepage: http://www.weekend-of-fear.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=203&Itemid=147#Muckman

In the meantime, "Muckman's" co-writer and producer Mark Polonia has given an interview for "Bloody-Disgusting.com" and talked a little about the making of the movie... enjoy the read: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/24396

March 29th, 2011: Big News from the swamps, fellas! "Muckman" has just been accepted to play at the 15th "Weekend Of Fear" festival in Erlangen/Germany on May 6th and 7th, 2011! Cheers to the festival's director, Michael Neun, for giving Muckie this awesome opportunity to say "Hello" to his German fans and run amuck on the other side of the pond!

March 20th, 2011: Pulp Informer calls "Bite Me!" a "cheesy gem" and Bums Corner gives "Drainiac" a nice 3/5 rating and advises you to "give it a shot for some old fashioned 80s fun!" They've also given "Shock-O-Rama" a raving 4.5/5 review and said that it took 'em "back to the old drive-in days of sitting around with a bunch of buddies, scarfing popcorn and swilling brew!"

Meanwhile, our crazy German friends over at Intergalaktische Filmreisen, Wicked Vision and Tumparos Welt Des Horrors have posted a couple of very nice reviews for Brett's flicks as well. You'll find all the reviews in the "stuff" section!

Thanks a lot for your nice words and support, fellas!

January 14th, 2011: Undead Backbrain just posted a nice "Muckman" review on their blog! Thanks a lot, guys! Muckie loves you!

January 11th, 2011: Brett Piper talks "Muckman" over at Bloody-Disgusting.com! Enjoy the read!

December 14th, 2010: Finally another batch of updates straight from the swamp... new reviews... new creatures... new artwork!

September 7th, 2010: Rogue Cinema reviews "Muckman"! Hell yeah!

August 9th, 2010: It's been ages since this page has been updated again, so here we go with the latest additions to the site: First of all, we've put up a link to GoreZone, Great Britain's premier printed horror mag, in the "links" section. If you can get hold of a copy, check out their next issue for a 1-page review of Brett's haunted house flick "Drainiac"!

Next, we're proud to present you the first official review for "Muckman" done by our French friends over at Agressions Animales!

And finally, we've also added a couple of older reviews for "Shock-O-Rama", "Bacterium" & Co to the "press" section... enjoy the read!

May 14th, 2010: Another website update: five supercool creature pics of miniatures, which Brett has build for his next movie, have been uploaded to the "stuff" section and an article about the "Muckman" trailer, as well as another "Shock-O-Rama" review, have been added to the "press" section. Check it out!

April 17th, 2010: Another website update: five supercool creature pics of miniatures, which Brett has build for his next movie, have been uploaded to the "stuff" section and an article about the "Muckman" trailer, as well as another "Shock-O-Rama" review, have been added to the "press" section. Check it out!

March 24th, 2010: Daniel "Indrid13" Wilder, who's been a fan of Brett's movies ever since he saw "A Nymphoid Barbarian In Dinosaur Hell" on USA Network in the early 90s, has done a kick-ass interview with Brett for his horror website The Cathode Ray Mission!! Check it out, it's a very entertaining and interesting read: http://cathode13.blogspot.com/2010/03/of-draniacs-and-muckmen-conversation.html

Next to the cool interview, quite a few new articles about the "Muckman" trailer have been posted on the web, too... you find the links in the "press" section.

March 18th, 2010: Greetings from the swamp, fellas. This is Muckie speaking. I just wanted to let you all know that the official trailer for my first big-screen adventure "Muckman" is now up 'n floating on the murky waters of the cyberpool... so whatcha waiting for? Dive in headfirst and if you like what you see, please leave a comment, gimme 5 stars and forward the link to all of your monster-lovin' friends!


Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcuMRQd55yY

My pals over at Dread Central and Bloody Good Horror have already spread the news on their pages and hopefully more horror website will follow and help me on my quest for swamp domination!! See ya & have a swampy day... Yours truely, Muckie

March 5th, 2010: Damn, the last update is not even a week old and I've already found a helluva lot of other cool stuff to add to the site as well... so here's another bunch of news from the Brett Piper camp for you to enjoy!

  • Brett's feature film debut "Mysterious Planet" has just been re-released in Germany on DVD as part of the "Jules Verne Box". The new German title is "Die Reise Zum Planet Des Grauens" which means as much as "Journey To The Planet Of Terror"... you can take a look at the box cover at the "Mysterious Planet" page.
     

  • The fifth episode of Brett's "Diary Of A Muckman" column entitled "Don't count your creatures before they are hatched" is up on Bloody-Disgusting.com! Check it out and leave a comment: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/19320
     

  • The Movies Made Me Do It, Full Moon Reviews, Dr Gore, Rubbermonsterfetishism and Monstrula.de have all posted cool reviews for several of Brett's movies, such as "Arachnia", "Bacterium" and "Shock-O-Rama". The links are up in the "press" section...

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January 27th, 2010: The swamp is alive with news, fellas! First of all, Mark Polonia has put a kick-ass behind-the-scenes video from the "Muckman" shooting up on YouTube. Be sure to check it out, leave a comment & five stars!! ;) Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1TU5kmNTG8

Second, Brett's column "Diary Of A Muckman" has finally found a new home at Bloody-Disgusting.com! Be sure not to miss the fourth chapter. To read it, just click here.

Third, I've found a cool review for Brett's haunted house flick "Drainiac" over at Fearzone.com and added a link to the "press" section. Enjoy!

And last but not least, Brett Piper-fan Rolando Gutierrez has send us some cool screen caps from Brett's obscure little movie "The Return Of Captain Sinbad". Some of them have already been added to the Sinbad page in the "movies" section and the rest will be added to the "stuff" section with the new update...

January 14th, 2010: Since Fearzone.com unforunately had to close its gates for good, we've now archived all previous chapters of the "Diary of a MUCKMAN" column in our "press" section. The movie is in post-production now and we hope to find a new place to publish the latest news from the swamp soon! Stay tuned!

And just for giggles, a few pics of cute dinosaurs and cavemen, which Brett made a few years ago, have been added to the "stuff" section, too. Check 'em out, they're really awesome!

November 11th, 2009: Just got another bunch of screen caps from "Muckman" as well as two exclusive sneak peeks at a new dinosaur model Brett is currently working on... they're waitin' for you in the "stuff" section, fellas!

Oh, and not to forget, a new review for "Bite Me!" (found over at Rubbermosterfetishism) has been added to the "press" section, too.

September 29th, 2009: A few days ago the Muckman first showed his ugly face to the public and it looks like he really enjoyed the attention he got. Or how else would you explain the fact that shortly after a pic of the nasty fiend attacking beautiful film actress Anju McIntyre got published on the net, our slimey friend even agreed to do an official photoshooting. The result of said shooting is a very cool creature portrait which can be checked out in the "stuff" section. Enjoy!

Next to the first official portrait of the Muckman in all his (arguable) beauty, his creator Brett Piper did also send us a kick-ass behind-the-scenes pic of actor Steve Diasparra wearing the Muckman suit. Prepare yourself for an exclusive peek at the Muckman UNMASKED!!

And last but not least we've also found two new articles about the "Muckman" movie on the net. Slimey thanks to DreadCentral.com and Monster Island News for spreadin' the news!!

DreadCentral: http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/33698/swampy-updates-boggy-creek-and-muckman
Monster Island News: http://robojapan.blogspot.com/2009/09/new-photos-from-brett-pipers-muckman.html

September 8th, 2009: Extra! Extra! A gruesome creature has been spotted in the swamps of Pennsylvania/USA. The hideous fiend, known as the Muckman, is extremely belligerent and dangerous. If you cross his way, there's no use running or hiding, cause sooner or later he'll get you anyway... and believe me, you don't even wanna know what he's gonna do to you once he's got you in his slimey claws!! To find out what this ferocious beast looks like, go ahead and visit the "stuff" section!! But don't say I didn't warn you... the Muckman's one damn ugly son of a bitch!!

August 20th, 2009: Here's a two more "Muckman" articles I found on the web. Enjoy!

DreadCentral: http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/32952/the-muckman-cometh
Undead Backbrain: http://roberthood.net/blog/index.php/2009/08/10/new-muckman/

August 18th, 2009: FearZone.com has posted a new article about "Muckman". Click here to check it out!!

A Japanese trailer for Brett's 1987 SciFi flick "Mutant War" (aka "Mutant Men Want Pretty Women") has just been spotted at Youtube. You can watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWWjKnQzuV8&. If you like it, please rate it and add it to your faves. Thanks. :)

August 15th, 2009: Earlier this month Brett sat down to design a stop motion critter for his new film "Muckman". To give you guys a little insight into how Brett makes his beasts, he has send me three pictures which have been taken at different stages of the creature production. The first pic is a b/w sketch drawn by Brett, the second pic has been shot about halfway through the production process and the third one shows the final model, a creepy little fellow called "Octo". Check it out in the "stuff" section!!

Shortly after we published the cool SPFX interview, "Muckman" actor Steve Diasparra has taken the individual pages and combined 'em into one PDF file. So in case you prefer that format, you can download the complete interview as one file here: [ PDF ] Thanks, Steve!!

August 6th, 2009: Brett Piper fan Roger Todd has send us a high-resolution scan of an interview with Brett, which appeared in the 5th issue of SPFX magazine in the late 90s... thanks a lot, Roger, for your cool contribution!! Anyone interested in the interview can check it out in the "press" section or directly here: [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]

August 3rd, 2009: Three new still from "Muckman" have been uploaded to the "stuff" section & a new episode of "Diary Of A Muckman" has been posted over at Fearzone.com!!

July 3rd, 2009: From June 28th to July 12th (10am - 4pm) , there is an exhibition about Benson's Animal Farm, a theme park that Brett worked for in the mid-80s, at the Hill's Memorial Library (Stone Building) in Hudson center. Admission is free and among lots of other cool memorabilia, they've also put a down-scaled model of the park on display, which Brett had build in 1985.

Brett's model of Benson's Animal Farm

The Lowell Sun has posted an article and a video about the exhibition on their website. Check it out at http://www.lowellsun.com/local/ci_12704168?source=rss and if you're from the New England area, be sure to check the exhibition out!!

June 16th, 2009: The first official still of "Muckman" and first over-the-shoulder sneek peek at the awesome creature costume, which Brett has build for the film's slimey villain, is now online!! Check it out here.

And while you're at it, take a look at the "Mutant War" sub-page, too, cause as a follow-up to the cool screen caps, Jeff has now also send us a scan of the Japanese VHS cover!! Hell yeah!!

June 14th, 2009: Jeff Warren, a dedicated fan of Brett's films and proud owner of a helluva rare Japanese VHS tape of "Mutant War", has just send us some cool screen captures of the afore-mentioned sci-fi epic. Enjoy!

June 10th, 2009: Principal photography for "Muckman" has started last weekend. To keep you up to date about the shoot, Fearzone.com has just started a new column called "Diary Of A Muckman", where they'll fill you in on all news from "Muckman" front. The first part is already up, so be sure to check it out right away at Fearzone.com/blog/muckman-1.

In addition to that we've now also set up a "Muckman" gallery here on BrettPiper.com. Stay tuned as more and more photos will follow in the next days!!

May 13th, 2009: Last weekend Brett Piper and Mark Polonia shot the first footage for their new horror film "Muckman" which will feature, among others, "Shock-O-Rama" star Anju McIntyre (aka AJ Khan) and "Bacterium" star Alison Whitney. According to Brett the shoot turned out pretty fine. If all goes well, principal photography is going to start in early June '09. Stay tuned.

April 30th, 2009: Fearzone.com has just posted a nice little article about "Muckman", a new movie Brett is currently developing together with his friend and fellow filmmaker Mark Polonia. Click here to read it.

April 30th, 2009: Giant crabs have taken over the "stuff" section. Enter on your own risk!!

February 27th, 2009: Some cool photos of props and miniatures, which Brett had build lately, have been uploaded to the "stuff" section. Check 'em out.

February 18th, 2009: Welcome to Brett Piper's official homepage. Please take a look around and sign the guestbook. Thanks & Enjoy your stay at BRETTPIPER.COM.

 

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