From Richard Powell and Zach Green’s Fatal Pictures, the company that brought you the critically acclaimed, award winning horror shorts WORM and FAMILIAR, comes their
new and final short film “HEIR”, a touching tale of father and son.
Starring the Emmy award winning Bill Oberst Jr. (ABRAHAM LINCOLN VS. ZOMBIES, TAKE THIS LOLLIPOP, CHILDREN OF SORROW) and Robert Nolan (SICK, WORM, FAMILIAR).
After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, family man Gordon and his
son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge in a secret
passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will
Combining the best and brightest of their previous film, FAMLIAIR, with new and
accomplished collaborators (BILL OBERST JR, MARC ROUSSEL and RON
BASCH from Red Sneakers Media), HEIR is set to be a disturbing, practical FX
driven horror short which examines one of societies darkest taboos in a way only Fatal
Pictures can. HEIR stands to be their darkest, sharpest and most successful film to date!
Unlike many films seeking the support of filmmakers and film lovers across the various
crowd-funding platforms, they felt it appropriate to seek out and obtain some feedback
and insights on the HEIR screenplay first in order to reassure potential supporters that
they have the goods! Below are a few of the supportive and enthusiastic comments from a
cross section of the horror community including critics, festival directors, distributors and
cult horror actor Bill Oberst Jr. himself!
“HEIR promises to deliver a disgusting dose of Lovecraftian body-horror that will make
you squirm in more ways than one!” – Jason Thorson, (editor-in-chief of – RavenousMonster.com)
“Considering Familiar, its last work, I would say that Fatal Pictures will definitely bring us,
with Heir, a must-see short film. Graphically shocking and original with its body
modifications, i would bet it’ll be a great masterpiece. The horror in its very best form:
disturbing and unique.” – Nicolas Tonsho, – Fantaspoa International Film Festival
“A monstrous spin on an all-too-familiar tale of bad parenting.”
Alyse Wax, – FEARnet
“With HEIR, Fatal Pictures have planned a stunning and memorable swansong. Set to
delve into darker and more grotesque avenues than they have even ventured before,
HEIR is certainly going to be another sucker punch from one of the most exciting
independent studios out there. Be afraid, because you most definitely won’t be
prepared.” – Colin McCracken, – Zombie Hamster
“Powell is an unflinching examiner of the perversion of humanity that is born of our
deepest fears, doubts, regrets and hidden hurts. He reminds us we walk among the
wounded and mutated every day.” – Dave Pace Bonello, – Fangoria
“Powell and his producing partner Zach Green are breaking new and horrific ground with
HEIR. This project shows that the pair’s festival monster FAMILIAR was no fluke; Powell
and Green are in the vanguard of horror’s new cinematic masters. HEIR is an honest-to-
God, bonafide new notion of terror.” – Bill Oberst Jr.
“Ever since I had the pleasure of screening FAMILIAR last year, I became an
instantaneous fan of Richard Powell and his work. Richard’s ability to tell powerful
stories in short film format is incredible” – Heather Wixson, Founder – CineMayhem Film Festival
We will provide links to the crowd funding campaign once it has been launched.