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The Cult of the Creepy Guy in the Woods

Directed by

Scott Pincus

Written, Filmed and Edited by

Scott Pincus

Starring

Austin Brinser

Alex Fanelli

Russell Parkinson

Michael Behrenshauser

Studio

Bio-Builder Productions

Music by

Scott Pincus

Release Date

April 26, 2019

Preceded by

The Legend of the Creepy Guy in the Woods

The Cult of the Creepy Guy in the Woods, also known as Creepy Guy 5, is an upcoming full-length film that will serve as both the fifth and final installment in The Creepy Guy in the Woods Film Series, and a sequel to 2017's The Legend of the Creepy Guy in the Woods. Following the struggle with Saathi, Alex tries moving on with his life, but the rise of a mysterious cult leads him to take action once more. Joined by an old friend, he intends to find The Creepy Guy and face a horrible past in a climactic conflict. 

The film will be written, directed, filmed and edited by Scott Pincus, and will star Austin Brinser, Alex Fanelli, Russell Parkinson and Michael Behrenshauser. It is currently set for release on April 26, 2019. The script is nearly complete, though production is currently on hold as Scott works on other projects, including Ninjago: Age of the Golden Master

PremiseEdit

Gabe is lost. His brother, Austin, remains unfound. Alex has tried moving on with his life, but a series of unsolved murders and the rise of a mysterious cult lead to an overdue conflict. Joined by an old friend, Alex intends to find The Creepy Guy, Austin, and face the terrors of a horrible past - one which promises grave circumstances for the future. 

CastEdit

  • Austin Brinser as The Creepy Guy/Austin, a powerful and mysterious psychic whose mind was corrupted by a malevolent demon. He is the brother of Gabe, the protagonist of the previous films who shared the same powers as him. 
  • Alex Fanelli as Alex, a teenager who's tried figuring out the mysteries behind The Creepy Guy, for the last few years. In the fourth film, Alex tried organizing a search for The Creepy Guy, a.k.a. Austin, which ended with most of his friends being killed by the demon Saathi. 
  • Russell Parkinson as Russell, a teenager who was friends with Gabe for many years. Russell previously appeared in the third film, The Search for the Creepy Guy in the Woods, in June 2014. He was set to return for the fourth film, but was unable to due to scheduling conflicts. 

Michael Behrenshauser is set to play a new, currently unrevealed antagonist in the film. 

ProductionEdit

Early PlanningEdit

During the making of the fourth film, Scott spoke with several cast members about the possibility of making a fifth installment, especially given the fourth film's cliffhanger. Scott began brainstorming ideas for the project around the time that he finalized the fourth film's ending, where Zion meets with Alex and proposes a search to bring The Creepy Guy home. In September 2017, Scott spoke with Alex Fanelli and Austin Brinser, who played Alex and The Creepy Guy in the fourth film, about the possibility of a fifth installment. Both actors showed interest in the project. 

In October 2017, while speaking with Zion Figueroa about making Thrill of the Hunt, Scott discussed the prospect of a fifth film. Zion showed interest in returning for the project, though like the other actors he has not been confirmed. Eric Gorbaty, who played Eric in the fourth film, has not been contacted about reprising his role. On October 19, Scott hinted about the film in a Facebook post commemorating the filming anniversary of the first installment, stating that people should "expect the unexpected" in terms of the series continuing. 

Pre-ProductionEdit

By December 2017, Scott was confident that the film could actually be made. In mid-January 2018, he began writing the film's script. That month, he contacted Zion Figueroa and asked if he would reprise his role from the fourth film, which he agreed to do. Several days later, however, Zion informed Scott that he's involved with a long-lasting program that would prevent him from participating in the production. Zion stated that the program would start over the summer, leading Scott to believe they could film his scenes in May, although in March 2017 he learned that Zion had already begun the program and wouldn't be available for an extended period of time. In February, Scott contacted Russell Parkinson about returning for the film, and he agreed to do so. 

On March 5, 2018 - a year after the fourth film was released - Scott officially confirmed the film, revealing its title, premise, and release date of April 26, 2019. Austin Brinser and Alex Fanelli were confirmed to return as The Creepy Guy and Alex, respectively. Michael Behrenshauser was cast as a new antagonist, and Russell Parkinson was confirmed to reprise his role from the third film, The Search for the Creepy Guy in the Woods. Zion Figueroa was confirmed to not be appearing in the film, as well as Eric Gorbaty, who played a major role in the fourth film. 

On July 26, 2018, Scott offered an update on the film, stating that filming for the project has yet to commence. He is currently unsure if the film will meet its projected release date, and is currently looking to start filming towards the end of the year. The film's script is nearly complete, with Scott calling it a "fantastic finale to the series". In October 2018, Scott confirmed the film will undergo rewrites to tighten the story and improve its pacing. 

TriviaEdit

  • Austin Brinser and Alex Fanelli are both expected to return from the fourth film. 
  • This will be the series' first installment not to star Gabe Sagherian, who was the main protagonist of the first four films. 
  • Russell Parkinson will reprise his role from The Search for the Creepy Guy in the Woods - the series' third installment which was released in June 2014. Russell was initially planned to make a cameo in the film, but after Zion resigned from the cast, Scott brought back Russell's character in a larger capacity. 
    • Russell was initially planned to debut in the second film, The Creepy Guy Returns, but didn't due to scheduling conflicts. He was later set to return in the fourth film, but couldn't due to other scheduling conflicts, resulting in Dakota Markle taking his place. 
  • Zion Figueroa and Eric Gorbaty, who played significant roles in the fourth film, will not return for the fifth installment. Zion was sought to return, but is unable to due to long-lasting scheduling conflicts, as he's signed onto an intense arts program. Eric was never planned to return in the film, which Scott says was simply a "creative decision" for the character.