Horror Favourites – Rony Patel

Atala Arce and Jake Taylor star as the young couple whose attack by a murdering psychopath is only the beginning of a very dangerous night. Chop Chop was directed and produced by Rony Patel, from a script he co-wrote with Andrew Ericksen.

An innocent night between a young couple takes a bizarre turn when a psychotic serial killer comes knocking at the door. As the couple starts to fend for their lives, we soon learn there might be more to the lovers than meets the eye. A long fight for survival leads them into a series of unsettling encounters within the criminal underworld.

“We are so proud to be launching Rony’s debut feature. It’s exactly the kind of energy, style and storytelling that Kamikaze fans will appreciate and want to see more of,” said Andrew van den Houten, partner at Kamikaze Dogfight.

“Our team is always excited when Andrew and Han identify budding genre filmmakers. That excitement is certainly stoked with Chop Chop and we are happy to launch Rony Patel into the fray,” said Gravitas Ventures Acquisition Manager Nick Royak.

Below Rony Patel tells us all about his favourite horror films:

“There are so many, many, many favorites, wow. But if I HAVE to name one… The Blair Witch Project (1999). This film stayed with me looong after. Like many I too bought into the whole real footage thing at first. I watched this film in college after moving to the States. I was catching up on all the old classics I had missed living away, this title popped up on some blog somewhere. I rented the DVD, the film starts all documentary raw reality style; establishing the town, interviews of the residents, the folklore and so on. I was hooked right away.

Alone in the woods, the river flowing, the repeat coarse, loosing the map. It was all just too real to not buy into. They had me, I was in it. I was feeling the exhaustion on them carrying all that equipment weight, tired and hungry, lost for days now. And just when things couldn’t get any worse, we realize there’s this most insane type of evil lurking all around them in the woods that won’t stop messing with them in the pitch black night. C’mon! I remember thinking to myself, this was a mistake renting this. Watching it all alone, bigger mistake. Without spoiling much for the newer generation, if you haven’t seen it, SEE IT! And if you have, do yourself a favor and SEE IT AGAIN and AGAIN. It was pure magic what the filmmakers pulled off; a strong concept, super innovative, very scary and eerily believable performances.”

Chop Chop Invades Home Video for Halloween Rony Patel’s Debut Film Delivers a Delicious Terror Rent or Buy on iTunes and Prime Video October 20th.


Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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