"MAKE-OUT with VIOLENCE," the first feature-length film from the Deagol Brothers, is a genre-bending tale of a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the dead. Set against the backdrop of a summer of cicadas and melty milkshakes, the film blends elements of up-beat teenager melodrama with the strange gravity of classic coming of age stories.
It tells the story of twin brothers Patrick and Carol Darling, newly graduated from high school and struggling to come to terms with the mysterious disappearance of their friend, the bright and beautiful Wendy Hearst. When a drive through the countryside surrounding their posh suburban community leads to the discovery of Wendy's mysteriously animated corpse, the boys secretly transport the zombie Wendy to an empty house in hopes of somehow bringing her back to life. As the sweltering summer pushes on, they must maintain the appearance of normalcy for their friends and family as they search for ways to revive the Wendy they once knew, or, failing that, to satisfy their own quests for love amonst the living and the dead.
At once dark and warm, humorous and tragic, "MAKE-OUT with VIOLENCE" offers a fresh perspective on the supernatural and a sincere and heartfelt look at the sorrow of loss and the pain of growing up.
MAKE-OUT with VIOLENCE is a genre-bending tale of a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the dead.
This package includes the following bonus features:
-13 Deleted and Extended Scenes
-Deleted Score with How I Became the Bomb
-"The Fugitive Brain" BTS Documentary
-5 Soundtrack Performance Videos
-"My Saturday Is Now Ruined" A look at the process of graphic designer Ed O'Brien
In 2006 Synthpop group How I Became The Bomb was asked to write several songs for the film. Although legal conflicts kept the songs out of the film, "Harvest," "Atlas," and "Blood Will Tell" all appeared on the groups debut album "Deadly Art." Introduction by HIBTB lead singer Jon Burr.
How I Became The Bomb's "Harvest" originally scored the 80s inspired montage of the Darling Brothers settling in with Wendy at Rody's house. The song was eventually replaced with "Ride" by The Non-Commissioned Officers. Introduction by HIBTB lead singer Jon Burr.
How I Became The Bomb's "Blood Will Tell" originally scored the sequence where Beetle breaks the pact by revealing all to Addy. The song was pulled late in post production necessitating film composer Jordan Lehning write "West Winds II," a companion piece to the preceding scene's cue "West Winds...
With a lineup of cast & crew members, the band The Non-Commissioned Officers was formed to play the soundtrack live, raising awareness and money for the film. This performance of "Ride" is taken from a 2009 Exit/In show in Nashville, TN.
The Non-Coms 04: "Turn Me Down and Fade Me Out" @ Lake Fever Sessions
In early 2010 The Non-Commissioned Officers were selected to appear on The Lake Fever Sessions, a series of online music performance videos shot in Nashville, TN. This rendition of "Turn Me Down and Fade Me Out" was a standout track from their set.
Looking to vary the soundtrack, composer Jordan Lehning enlisted the help of The Glib, the only band besides The Non-Coms to have music in the film. In January of 2009 The Glib played their final Nashville show before breaking up and leaving town. Roughly coinciding with the movie's completion,...