A brand new trailer has arrived for Eben McGarr’s new holiday slasher flick Hanukkah; and it gives us our first look at the thoroughly looney Obediah Lazarus, played by Brainwaves‘ own Joe Knetter! Dig it!
Hanukkah stars the legendary Sid Haig as Judah Lazarus, a murderous madman who, along with Caroline Williams as Ana Lazarus, spawns a new breed of killer, Obediah Lazarus. The film also stars Victoria De Mare, Charles Fleischer (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Zodiac), Sarah French, P.J. Soles (Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects), Dick Miller, and Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6, Blood Feast, Party Bus to Hell).
James Balsamo, Sid Haig, Robert Lucas, Eben McGarr, John McGarr, Christopher Ott, and Roland Rosenberg, Jr., produce.
Obediah Lazarus is the son of Judah Lazarus, the original Hanukiller. In 1983, Judah terrorized NY for seven nights and was preparing to sacrifice his eight-year-old son, Obediah, on the eighth night. Judah was convinced it was God’s will, like Abraham and Isaac, to sacrifice his only son to God. Luckily for Obediah, police tracked Judah down and stopped the sacrifice, but Judah was gunned down in the process.
Warped by hatred with no guidance, Obediah Lazarus becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, “bad Jews,” and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror. A group of Jewish teens are getting ready to party for the holidays but are in for a Festival of Frights. With the help of a wise Rabbi, they deduce that the murder victims have violated Judaic law and that their only chance at survival is to embrace their faith.