Apocalypse is coming and your mobile home has become the center of
demonic activity. In the southern backwoods, who do you go to for an
exorcism? Well, you seek a TV evangelist, of course.
and Writer Chuck Norfolk premiered his directorial feature motion
picture, “The Haunted Trailer” ( “Haunted Trailer” ) to a
nearly full theater Wednesday night, December 5th, 2012 at the
Landmark River Oaks Theater in Houston, Texas and C47Houston News
& Entertainment Magazine was there.
Trailer” tells the story of a family of “redneck” southern
“trailer-trash” run by beer drinking man-starved Momma (played
by Joe Grisaffi) who controls his/her three dysfunctional teen
children, Elvis (played by Jacob Byrd), Aaron (played by Jeremy
James Douglas Norton) and Prissy (played by Lauren Leal). When a
truckload of partying teens accidentally awakens an ancient demon
(played by Ron Jeremy) whose plan is to initiate the 2012 Mayan
apocalypse, the demon inhabits the trailer and possesses the
sexed-craved and beautiful sister Prissy. After numerous failed
attempts to rid themselves of this demon they seek the perverted
Reverend Wiggems (played by Steve Joseph) who has eyes for Prissy.
Will he be able to save the world? Or will the world fall to demons?
Will the “rednecks” drink too much beer? Will Prissy surcome to
the whims of Reverend Wiggems? Will Momma find a man?
red carpet fanfare and media groups, the event proved to be a
success for Mr. Norfolk and the Lucky Chucky Productions company.
Produced by Chuck Norfolk, Courtney Sandifer and Ron Greene and
written by Mr. Norfolk, Steve and Tim Norfolk, “Haunted Trailer”
was a niche feature motion picture and not to the liking of
everyone’s tastes. There was a lot of criticism attributed to the
gutter nature of the movie. Toilet humor and blatant sexual innuendo
permeated the entirety of “Haunted Trailer”. This was not a
movie for children and definitely not a movie for sensitive and
intellectual viewers or those that consider this type of movie a
waste of time. Saying that…it was not OUR type of movie. Taking
into account that there is a place for this type of movie, in
society, and taking a more subjective point of view of this type of
humor, I am sure this would be a movie that will attract a good
portion of the market. It is after all, a movie filled with pretty
girls, sexual undertones, gutter/toilet humor and senseless
adolescent behavior. “Haunted Trailer” is perfect for a fun and
thoughtless time. Perhaps this movie may not be a huge success on
the big screen but we are sure it will be more of a profitable
venture in other areas like the on-demand, streaming or DVD
consumer. It is a fun movie to watch, absent sound and if you want
to take the “mute” off, it is a fun movie, just not for
A lot of
hoopla was made over the fact that porn star and actor Ron Jeremy
would star in this movie. His performance was less
than adequate in “Haunted Trailer”. We have seen some of Mr.
Jeremy’s work in mainstream feature movies and his work on this
movie was marginal at best – a far cry from what we would expect
from Mr. Jeremy. As we were sitting and watching the movie and about
15 minutes into the movie people started to walk out of the theater.
Some in disgust, others just tired of the same or similar jokes
thrown on the big screen over and over again. Senseless toilet humor
and gratuitous sexual reference is only good for a brief period of
time and used to shock the audience But, again, this was a movie
created for a niche audience.
the movie is one of Mr. Norfolk’s better made movies and one that
put Mr. Norfolk into the category of a highly sought after commodity
as a director and moviemaker. Blocking, framing and composition of
each of the scenes was well thought out, lighting was consistent,
sound toned evenly across the entirety of the movie, and although,
performances were over-the-top for the actors, each of them gave a
very brilliant performance in their given roles thanks to the eye of
the Director. Of special note was the part of Momma played by Joe
performance was outstanding and remarkable. We have seen Mr.
Grisaffi in many other movies and his performance in “Haunted
Trailer” is definitely something to watch.
He is pretty funny in this movie.
the camera is one of Houston’s better cinematographers Mr. Rod
Greene who did an excellent job in framing, camera movement, angels
and creating a very visual movie. Editing was done by Mr. Tony Reyes
and from what we could tell he did a great job in cutting this movie
for flow and pace. There were some special effects that were
interjected into the movie. Tom Martino and Danny McCarty did some
pretty outstanding CG and special effects work.
enjoyed “Haunted Trailer” is up to the viewer. This type of
movie is not for everyone but if you are looking for a “good ole
time” and a movie that will make you drink more beer then you want
to pick up “Haunted Trailer” and invite a truck load of
included Joe Grisaffi, Jeremy James Douglas Norton, Jacob Byrd,
Lauren Leal, Steve Joseph, Peyton Cottrell II, Kasey James, Jeremiah
Kliesing and Roxy Vandiver in the principle roles.
rated this as a strong 4.3 out of 5 on our TSIRS
took some pictures at the premiere. You can see them at: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200104372631586.2200925.1218281768&type=1&l=3af1e54c1f
company: Lucky Chucky Productions
The Bosko Group
Houston, Tx: December 5, 2012
Chuck Norfolk, Steven Scott Norfolk and Tim Norfolk
Tiffany Gallehugh, Emily Morgul
Effects: Tom Martino, Danny McCarty
Jeremy James, Douglas Norton
Designer: Courtney Sandifer
Design: Troy Goodrich
Ron Greene, Chuck Norfolk, Courtney Sandifer
Producers: David Ellis, Mark Frazier, Joe Grisaffi, Kasey James, Ray
Khan, Tim Kraemer (Kramer), Amy Rene LaFavers, Corky Loesch, Elda
Loesch, Cheryl Martino, Michael Mendoza, Danny Minto, Nick
Nicholson, Susan Powell, Timothy Powell, Brian Smith, Jason Snow,
Charles Thomas, Sara Thomas.
Ron Jeremy, Joe Grisaffi, Jeremy James Douglas Norton, Lauren Leal,
Jake Byrd, Steve Joseph, Roxy Vandiver, Nick Nicholson, Peyton
Chuck Norfolk - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3731375/
"Demon", Ron Jeremy - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000465/
"Momma", Joe Grisaffi - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003784/
"Aaron", Jeremy James Douglas Norton - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1959922/
"Rev. Wiggems", Steve Joseph
"Faye", Roxy Vandiver - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2014783/
Chucky Productions: www.facebook.com/pages/Lucky-Chucky-Productions/209010765797903
FB page: www.facebook.com/TheHauntedTrailer