Working on the screenplay for American Guinea Pig: Song of Solomon. This is the music I write too... wrote Hellucination, Dialogue with the Devil and Satan Reborn to it...
The screenplay is done... just adding character development, history and dialogue... I'm not fucking around... this is going to be the movie of my life. This is who I am. This is what I am about...
No more stupid ass exorcism movies. No more, made for the money from unbelievers. Blatty believed... made The Exorcist... no one has topped it... I don't believe, I don't have faith, but I know. Huge difference... night and day.
Horror is about, murder, damnation, demons, schizophrenia, insanity and killers... no matter how you look at it, it falls under one of those... Now that we are rolling... I'm going to weave a dream and a nightmare for you. No one, will ever be able to touch it.
I am the Sinner Saint... and this is my life. I don't like, boasting from my ego... but it's not. This is my lot in life and I am doing, what I was made for.
Imagine... would you rather watch a possession movie from some one who doesn't know... or someone who does? Think about it? Answer me below.
Death and Dismemberment,
PS: I respect everyone's belief... I don't want to change it... I just want to show it. Big difference... Getting back to work... will check out the comments in 3 hours.
Finalizing the new American Guinea Pig: Song of Solomon screenplay... to begin shooting July 15th! Making this tight, mean, extreme and hopefully, unlike anything that has been done before in the possession/exorcist genre.
Actor contracts, going out tomorrow... everyone locked in... just need them to sign their souls over to me, just for a little while mind you.
American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon shooting is just beginning. More info to drop this week. Sneak peek... James Vanbebber as Father Blake.
With BLOODSHOCK, the second in Unearthed Films’ AMERICAN GUINEA PIG series, recently released, the company and its topper Stephen Biro are plunging into the third installment, SONG OF SOLOMON. We got the scoop from the franchise’s special FX creator, Marcus Koch (who also directed BLOODSHOCK), about how SONG OF SOLOMON will attempt to challenge a horror classic’s disgust factor.
Biro, who helmed the initial AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: BOUQUET OF GUTS AND GORE, returns to direct SONG OF SOLOMON, which just started shooting in Florida. Koch is handling the FX with Jerami Cruise of Toetag Pictures, and as the title suggests, the story takes a religious-based tack this time. “As a writer, Steve likes that good-vs.-evil motif,” Koch explains. “He was originally saving this story for the eighth AMERICAN GUINEA PIG, but some directors who were going to be up for the third movie kind of fell out, so he just decided to do this one next. It’s about an exorcism, and there’s some very messed-up stuff that happens in it. Obviously the benchmark for this kind of film is THE EXORCIST; I don’t think anyone has come close to the intensity of that one. But this being an extreme gore film, Steve has written some stuff that really ramps it up. It may not be as scary as the original film, but it’s definitely grosser.
“There have been countless exorcism films, especially recently,” he adds, “and the one thing everyone copies from the original is the pea-soup vomit. But what Stephen wrote for this… If anything could surpass a vomit scene, this would be it, because it’s probably the most horrendous thing I can think of.”
Jessica Cameron portrays the possessee, and another member of the BOUQUET OF GUTS AND GORE team is back in SONG OF SOLOMON’s cast. “Jim VanBebber [pictured above] is playing one of the priests,” Koch says. “I say ‘one of’ because there are multiple priests, all trying to exorcise the demon out of this girl. It takes a bunch of priests failing before the final rite!”
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Day 3 on the set of Song of Solomon (aka, Camp Exorcism). Stephen Biro has a strict no photo policy, but this is what the upstairs bathroom is looking like... — in Crystal River, Florida.
here is a strong satanic energy reverberating throughout the horror world right now and it’s originating from the set of Stephen Biro’s newest directorial effort, AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: SONG OF SOLOMON. The third entry from the AMERICAN GUINEA PIG series promises to give horror fans what they’ve been craving for, an exorcism film that doesn’t play by the established rules and pushes the limit on what we as fans have seen on screen in regards to makeup FX. With Marcus Koch (WE ARE STILL HERE, 100 TEARS, AGP: BLOODSHOCK & BOUQUET OF GUTS AND GORE, FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS) and Jerami Cruise (AUGUST UNDERGROUND: MORDEM, AUGUST UNDERGROUND: PENANCE, MURDER SET PIECES, RED SIN TOWER) bringing us the guts and grue I can guarantee that some viewers will need vomit bags in the theater. Stephen’s also bringing independent film legend, Jim VanBebber (THE MANSON FAMILY, DEADBEAT AT DAWN) back to the screen in the role of a priest and pairing him with multi faceted indie staple Jessica Cameron (TRUTH OR DARE, MANIA, CAMEL SPIDERS) who will be portraying Mary, the possessed antagonist.Chris Hilleke (A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE, ABC’S OF DEATH, GIDEONS ARMY, TRAPPED) will be the director of photography on the project. Here’s the plot breakdown and full cast list that was graciously provided to me by Stephen.
Mary witnesses the brutal suicide of her Father. His death unleashes the savage forces of demonic possession in his daughter. The End of Days is upon the world, famine, drought, looting and chaos is ripping the world apart and the Catholic Church is trying to save an innocent soul from the ravages of satanic possession. Wave after wave of holy men are sent to confront the possessed but what is the Holy Church actually doing? The City on Seven Hills is working on the Second Coming of Christ but before He comes back… the Antichrist must rule for seven years. The Song of Solomon’s true nature is to unleash an evil the world has been waiting for since the beginning of time.
Finishing the last couple of days of shooting AGP: The Song of Solomon. Will be back in the office late tomorrow... Will get to all my IM'S when I get home. Please bare with me.
I'd like to thank, everyone in the cast and crew. James Vanbebber for killing it, Scott Gabby, Maureen Pelamati, David McMahon Gene Palubicki, Josh Townsend, Betanya Grant, Andy Winton and Scott Warner for going above and beyond the call of duty. Chris Hilleke. For kicking ass and giving SOS a dynamic and spellbinding look.
Special thanks goes to Jerami Cruise and Marcus Koch for not only exceeding my expectations but bringing to life the gore SFX that will melt minds.
Last but not least, My heart felt thanks to Jessica Cameron for nailing this role and bringing dynamics to the set that gave the crew nightmares.
I personally don't think anyone is going to expect this
when it begins making the rounds next year. Very excited... since this is a true horror film that anyone in the horror genre will be able to watch. It's not just for gorehounds to drool and salivate over but for hard core fans of Evil Dead and The Exorcist... Very exciting times for everyone involved
Fucking Marcus Koch and Jerami Cruise on the Fx Lord have mercy!
Plot: after witnessing the brutal father's suicide, Mary (Jessica Cameron) becomes the target of demonic forces. While the Church tries to save an innocent soul from the devastating demonic possession, famine, drought and chaos indicate that the end of the world is near. The coming of Christ is still far away because, before him, the Antichrist will reign on earth for seven consecutive years. This is the true nature of the Song of Solomon: give the world what's waiting for a long time or bad.
In Song of Solomon , Jim Van Bebber (The Manson Family, Homewrecked) is one of the priests while the actress and Canadian director Jessica Cameron (An Ending, Mania, Save Yourself) is the antagonist Mary, the girl possessed. The cast, in addition to the two actors there are also Andy Winton and Gene Palubicki (already seen in AGP: Bloodshock), Scott Gabbey (AGP: Bouquet of Guts and Gore), Maureen Allisse (The Manson Family, Roadkill), Josh Townsend, David McMahon and the same Stephen Biro.
Chris Hilleke (A Horrible Way to Die, ABC's of Death) instead is the director of photography.
Truth time.. I know, I actually said I got my head back a week ago... but the rush, the intensity and the overall experience of shooting, "The Song of Solomon" is over. The haze of a mile a minute, over the top intensity of your ass on the line, has finally dissipated.~ Stephen Biro
I still have some pick up shots to do in September... Rough cut is in the works... were at 87 minutes so far... My editor refuses to show me though... he's still working on it. End of the week, I will go over all the footage with my editor and see what we got. Very excited to have 87 minutes with another 15 minutes coming...
Working on the soundtrack with Scott Gabbey... a talented musician that doesn't let anyone know he is. Humble... I love that side of him. Scott... sorry to do, what we did to you on the set. Totally my fault but I think everyone will dig it.
I've noticed that the cast and crew began calling it Camp Exorcist... Sort of awesome... but a terrible title for a movie. LOL
Now that I am back to actual normal... I would like to thank again, the people who brought this monster to life. And this is a monster... technically, it's not an American Guinea Pig... but it is. This was supposed to be the last in the series... The proverbial cherry on top. On set, we even added a scene and due to the talent we had, we pulled it off in spades...
Jessica Cameron... You did an amazing job. I will sing your praises to everyone I ever talk to. Thank you for going above and beyond and helping both cast and crew in keeping it together and on point. I watch the dailies and am still flabbergasted over your performance.
Chris Hilleke... you were a madman... the amount of work and visual style you gave this monster, exactly what it needed and I will always, be forever indebted to you.
James VanBebber... You killed it man. Your introduction is timeless. I will see you tomorrow... :-)
Scott Alan Warner... Dude, you brought it and then some. Your take on the Therapist has given my editor chills. Working as hard as you did, without knowing us, jumping into the fray and killing it, in more ways then one. Just means, I owe you more then what I can say. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Scott Gabbey... You kicked ass beyond the norm.. Actor, Sound design... personal assistant... I needed the help and you gave it to me. I understand, I took way too much for this film. You helped and I never needed to bring it up again, ever.
Gene Palubicki... Dude, we have gold in them thar hills. Thank you so much, for killing it when we needed. It's a learning experience and what we got from you... fucking gold man.
Betanya Grant... Thank you so much for being a part of this. You killed it and your death will be talked about for years to come.
David McMahon... Whoa dude, You did an amazing job... freaking amazing. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You brought the ending to full circle with Jessica... Your footage will be talked about for years.
Jerami Cruise... You did an amazing job on SPFX. I can only masturbate so long to the dailies before running out of lube.
Marcus Koch... Dude, you did it again. Bouquet was my first, Bloodshock is our second. I could never reach the heights of gore atrocity without you. Thank you, for being you.
Josh Townsend... Man, who would have figured, your stopping into Video Mayhem, back in 2001, we would work together. Life is fucked up, know you enjoyed the pool... thanks for doing what we needed
Maureen Pelamati... You did an amazing job... thank you from the bottom of my heart. You went out of your way to cook for us, keep us happy and acted your heart out. I was supposed to be the cook... but your lasagna made me step back and realize, your better then me in every way/shape and form.
9MMSPFX for the contacts... Hand painted, never used and now totally used for this indie film. Thank you so much... The contacts shove the film into a wonderful experience. No one can use these, without mentioning us... Thank you for everything!!!
This, is a different film. People will try to steal from it. I understand, people just don't understand theology. Fucking posers.
Anyway... were almost finished. 10% left to go. Looking for the proverbial DROP at a festival. Should be fun,,,
“It was supposed to be the last in the series,” says Biro, “but some of the other film makers that were lined up, had previous engagements so we jumped ahead and put this as the next one. Song of Solomon is near and dear to me. I’m a theologian and I’ve met the Devil several times, was lucky enough to get an audience with the Lord and in doing so, he sent me to Hell to see what we have to look forward to.”
Fact or fiction, we have no idea but Biro has written several books on his dealings with the Devil, starting with his memoir of his experiences, Hellucination and then moving to Dialogue With the Devil and Satan Reborn.
The Song of Solomon is Biro’s take on the possession genre and features over the top FX work by Marcus Koch from Oddtopsy FX (100 Tears, We Are Still Here, AGP: Bloodshock) and Jerami Cruise from ToeTag FX (August Underground Mordem, Murder Set Pieces, Red Sin Tower). The film stars legendary genre icon and frequent Biro collaborator Jim VanBebber and indie actress and filmmaker Jessica Cameron along with Biro regulars Andy Winton, Scott Gabbey, Gene Palubicki and Maureen Allisse. Biro himself also makes an appearance.
Synopsis: Mary witnesses the brutal suicide of her Father. His death unleashes the savage forces of demonic possession in his daughter. The End of Days is upon the world, famine, drought, looting and chaos is ripping the world apart and the Catholic Church is trying to save an innocent soul from the ravages of satanic possession. Wave after wave of holy men are sent to confront the possessed but what is the Holy Church actually doing? The City on Seven Hills is working on the Second Coming of Christ but before He comes back… the Antichrist must rule for seven years. The Song of Solomon’s true nature is to unleash an evil the world has been waiting for since the beginning of time.
Sorry, that I have been missing in action for the last 5 days... tons of emails and IM's to catch up on. I had Chris Hilleke, my Director of Photography for The Song of Solomon here since Thursday and we planned and shot, the last (I think) insert shots, close ups, and scenes for the film after checking out the rough cut..
Thanks to Andy Winton, Gene Palubicki and David McMahon. They were beasts on the set, once again. We watched a rough cut of the whole movie... I am flabbherghasted and in awe. I don't know what to say actually. Loss for words...
Still... tons of work to do on this... so, I will not be talking about SOS until we are ready to drop the trailer. This is the last post you will see about it until then. Atroz just dropped and getting out there, Francesca is dropping on Sept 27th while AGP Bloodshock is set for Nov and more announcements for films lined up for Unearthed and then soon, the Unearthed Classics line up (finally).
Here is the last of the sneak peeks of what we accomplished. My heart and major debts of gratitude go out to Jessica Cameron, Marcus Koch, Jerami Cruise, James VanBebber, Scott Gabbey, Betanya Grant, David Hood, Scott Alan Warner, Josh Townsend, Maureen Pelamati, Rick Danford, Mike Sandlin and Chris Polidoro.
Together we made a beast of a film. This is a labor of love for everyone invlolved and I thank you for the hard work and dedication all of you have put into this project.
Death and Dismemberment,
#songofsolomon #americanguineapig #guineapig #theexorcist
Stephen Biro with Jessica Cameron.
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Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth.
For your love is better than wine; I am dark, but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar,
like the curtains of Solomon. Do not look upon me for... I... am... dark...
The Song of Solomon
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Debating on dropping a scene from The Song of Solomon on New Years... What you think?
March 1 ·
Talk about cool... James Bickert, Director of "Frankenstein Created BIkers" and "Dear God No" put down his beer, long enough to make a poster for AGP: The Song of Solomon. You know the excitement levels are going to go thru the roof! — feeling pumped.
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Had the longest business meeting today with another talented film maker. Think, 9 hours. Jason Koch LOL Showed him Solomon... in it's newest form.. told him to give me notes... got a couple... when he said... that's a Guinea Pig... I was relieved. So many just know it as the snuff torture porn series, but it's not. Mermaid in a Manhole, He Never Dies, Android of Notre Dame, Devil Doctor Woman... Were going to the roots of the series... Torture Porn was just 1/3rd of the series...
When you have everything riding on a film. I would never tell anyone to do what I did. I've been telling everyone, for over a decade to NOT do, what I did. But you know what? FUCK IT! Still a little nervous... but the anxiety goes down, after anyone watches it, in it's rough form.
I grew up poor. Mom gave me a dollar foodstamp to buy Brachs candy. If your old enough to remember that shit... that's where I came from.
So doing well... and taking all my monies to make Solomon... I'm nervous. As I should be. LOL Damn human emotion!
The day was exciting... helped a film maker, take off Youtube vids off of his film... (Over a dozen of them) Total shit!!! And got to hang out with a film maker I respect and hopefully, going to work with in the future.
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The trailer for American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon is almost ready... Fine tuning it... The Indiegogo pre-sale is in the works... want it up in about a week... Going to have some crazy perks and crazy surprises... When I get back from Texas Frightmare... the true fun will start.
I've learned a lot, in over 20 years of being in the horror industry. Not only as a fan but as a distributor, international sales rep, director, producer and writer.
The Song of Solomon is the culmination of my life's work, so far. This is my answer to, "The Exorcist." This, hopefully brings back the intensity to the possession genre that has been missing for decades.
100% real exorcism rituals, 100% all practical FX from some of the best in the industry. Shot in 4K, with the best cast and crew in the indie horror scene I could gather. I couldn't be more stoked and excited.
I hope your ready... I'm getting ready to unleash not only Marcus Koch from Oddtopsy on you, but Jerami Cruise from TOETAG EFX and Jessica Cameron from Truth or Dare and James VanBebber all wrapped up in one unholy possession film.