A couple of nongs inadvertently awaken the devastating wrath of an ancient bunyip at Christmas when they desecrate an Aboriginal sacred site.
From the mischevious mind of actor/singer/songwriter/writer/producer and all-around artist, David Black, comes a new tale of bad choices and bountiful bloodshed, Badass Bunyip. Starring David Black himself along with Tritia DeViSha and directed by Gerardo Chierchia, the film has been described as an “Ozploitation feature horror movie” surrounding the legend of the Bunyip.
For those non-Aussie readers, the bunyip is a creature of Australian Aboriginal legend—a cryptid said to dwell within the local swamps, rivers, and billabongs. Legend says that a man named Bunyip once broke the Rainbow Serpent’s greatest law by eating his totem animal. After that, he was banished and transformed into an evil spirit that lured tribesmen and their animals into the water to eat. Aborigines have differing opinions on the Bunyip; some believe it is a bloodthirsty murderer, but others have called the Bunyip a punisher sent to Earth to bring justice to anyone who commits evil acts and to protect the wildlife.
Filming has just wrapped up this week so everything is headed into post-production, but there is no official release date set. Nevertheless, we are definitely keen on seeing this Australian “schlock-horror” and I, a huge fan of creatures features, am definitely going to put this one on the calendar. In the meantime, check out the movie poster and the teaser trailer below…there’s also another link if anyone is interested in checking out how the makeup and such was done for the film—you really have to respect the love and energy that indie artists put into their works. Thanks for reading and as always, stay sordid.
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