Yellow Ape Productions has posted photos from the premiere of Jim Haggerty's "Witchmaster General", the new supernatural thriller starring Phil Lewis — lead singer of the legendary rock group L.A. GUNS.
The premiere took place Monday night (April 20) at the Bellmore Movies in Bellmore, New York. Lewis, gorgeous scream queen Suzi Lorraine and most of the rest of the cast were in attendance for the film and the wild after-party at Willie McBride's.
Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Witchmaster General" can be viewed below. The footage features film clips and interviews, on-set footage, and interviews with director Jim Haggerty, Lewis, and other members of the cast. The footage is excerpted from the "making-of featurette" from the DVD, which is now available for order at www.yellowape.net.
Lewis plays Dr. Gorgon, a charming but sinister witchdoctor who uses his evil powers — as well as his close personal relationship with Satan — to run a sort of "murder-for-hire" business. A tough-as-nails cop (Martino) and the county coroner (Bud Stafford of "Grave Danger") are hot on his trail, but are no match for the power he possesses or the evil he unleashes upon them.
"The film is a nice mix of great old-fashioned haunted house horror and all the sex, violence, and dark humor we've come to expect these days," says filmmaker Jim Haggerty of his fourth feature film. "It's kind of like an old Vincent Price movie on acid."
As a longtime fan of L.A. GUNS, Haggerty is extremely delighted to have the opportunity to work with one of his musical heroes. "I have always been such a fan of Phil in L.A. GUNS," he says. "He was — and really still is — such an exciting performer with such great charisma and talent on top of an amazing voice. He really was the right man for the job and it was an honor and a pleasure to work with him on this — I'm already writing the sequel!"
You can check out the trailer for the film below.