Two of my greatest passions are indie horror movies and deliciously spooktacular alcoholic beverages, so of course I’m thrilled to share this new announcement. Mackinaw Trail Winery, based out of Petoskey, MI, is releasing a new themed beer for the upcoming killer clown flick, Crepitus.
The beer will be blood red in color (perfectly suited for a cannibal clown) and feature an artist’s rendition of the titular killer on the label. The beer is specially crafted by Mackinaw Trial brewmaster, Theodore Monroe.
Horror-inspired wine and beer products are perfect for the curious connoisseur or creepy collector. This is a fact. This creepy brew is a limited collectors edition – only 600 (numbered) bottles will be available – so if you’re interested, you’d better keep an eye out.
With Crepitus in the final stages of post production, the beer is currently brewing. You can follow the movie’s Facebook page for blood red beer updates and the upcoming release date for the film itself.
Crepitus began production after a successful Indiegogo campaign (started April, 2016) surpassed its goal. The funds were used to help the film’s producers to lock down their dream lead, Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Repo! The Generic Opera, Halloween).
The film was directed by Haynze Whitmore, with a screenplay written by Eddie and Sarah Renner. The plot synopsis is as follows:
“Seventeen year old Elizabeth and her younger sister Sam are thrust into circumstances more terrifying than life with their abusive, drunken mother when they are forced to move into their deceased Grandfather’s house. Frightened beyond belief, they are forced to learn horrible things about their family history. Never mind the ghosts in the house, there is something far worse that takes an interest in them … a cannibalistic clown named Crepitus.”
Crepitus also stars Chalet Brannan (Cyborg X, Star Trek: Captain Pike, The Sparrows), Eve Mauro (Cyborg X, Dexter, CSI Miami), Caitlin Williams, Lance Paul, Darren Barcomb, and Johnny Stevenson.
Check out the poster and trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments!