Mutilator 2: sequel to 1980s slasher is still seeking distribution

Mutilator 2, the long-awaited sequel to Buddy Cooper’s 1984 slasher The Mutilator, is still seeking distribution

Mutilator 2, writer/director Buddy Cooper’s long-awaited follow-up to his 1984 slasher The Mutilator (pick up a copy HERE), is ready to make its way out into the world. The movie even screened at Joe Bob Briggs’ latest drive-in Jamboree event back in October, and received an “audience favorite” award there. And yet it still hasn’t secured a distribution deal. Cooper confirmed this on Facebook, where he wrote, “We are still searching for distribution. It might help if a few fans asked their favorite streaming service or theater when they would be showing Mutilator 2. If enough people show an interest, I feel like a distributor would be willing to help get it out to everyone.

The fact that Shudder hasn’t swooped in to release this as a Shudder Original is shocking, given that they’ve not only had The Mutilator on their streaming service, but even had it featured in an episode of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs.

The original The Mutilator (a.k.a. Fall Break) had the following synopsis: Years after the accidental death of his wife, a deranged man starts to slice and dice his son’s friends at a beachfront condominium. Much like New Nightmare or the Town That Dreaded Sundown update, Mutilator 2 is set in a world where the first film was just a movie. But now someone is bringing the slashing of The Mutilator to life.

Mutilator 2 producer Jeff Seeman provided the following statement: “As an old-school horror fan, I absolutely loved The Mutilator. The sequel will showcase everything that original Mutilator fans loved, and I’m thrilled to be a part of this film. Buddy Cooper has always had a great sense of humor and a fondness for creative, bloody death scenes. Mutilator 2 will be no exception to his unique style. Only this time, there will be a bigger body count.

The Mutilator cast members Ruth Martinez and Bill Hitchcock are back for the sequel and are joined in the cast by Terry Kiser (Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood), Damian Maffei (The Strangers: Prey at Night), Eva Hamilton (Death Kiss), Cody Renee Cameron (El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie), Chaney Morrow (Haunt), Marco Reese Maldonado (East New York), Eric Six (Christmas Collision), Ryan James (Terrifier 2), Emily Sue Bengtson (Puppet Master: Doktor Death), Brandi Botkin (Wicked Ones), Anna Clary (Late Checkout), Peter Bussian (Wrecking Crew), Mark Francis (Bed of Nails), Carl J Grasso (Amityville Karen), Bryden Elliott DiGennaro (Arachnado), Colson Dorafshar (Room for Error), Carroll Herring (The Fez Belcher Show), Gabriella Mead (The Deep Woods), and newcomers Jesse Contente, Dan Grogan, Abbie-Rose Attaya, Wyatt Easterling, and Loren Swan.

Are you a fan of The Mutilator, and are you looking forward to Mutilator 2? Share your thoughts on the sequel’s lack of a distributor by leaving a comment below.

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