Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is set to star in Death Ward 13, a remake of the cult-classic film Don’t Look in the Basement. With his iconic Devilock hair and impressive physical build, Doyle is best known as the guitar player for the American horror punk band the Misfits and will play the most terrifying character in the film. Now in pre-production, Death Ward 13 is directed by award-winning horror filmmaker Todd Nunes (All Through the House) and produced by the Readmond Company.
”I’m looking forward to starting my movie career with a starring role in Death Ward 13,” Doyle said. “It’s time to release the beast on the big screen. Let the killing begin!”
“With Doyle’s horror punk background, we’ve always been looking for opportunities to have him cross over into film, but nothing has sparked his interest until now,” said Bruce Miyaki (Insane Management.) “Death Ward 13 is a great breakout film for Doyle—his fans are going to love it.”
Although he is known for playing guitar with the horror punk band the Misfits, which helped create the horror punk genre, Doyle also has a solo project. In 2013, Doyle released the Abominator album with Monsterman Records, and he is currently on tour in the United States supporting his new album, As We Die, in stores May 5, 2017 through the Monsterman Records/EMP Label Group.
Death Ward 13 is Doyle’s first starring role in a film He currently is in talks with the film’s producers and Monsterman co-founder Bruce Miyaki to provide music for the soundtrack.
Death Ward 13 is inspired by S.F. Brownrigg’s Don’t Look in the Basement (1973) and Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” (1845).
“I’m excited to work with Doyle,” said Nunes. “Doyle will be portraying a ruthless killer called the Duke—a psychopath and the most twisted and terrifying character in the movie. I’m a big fan of Doyle and his music, and always thought he would make a menacing horror movie villain. With his threatening looks and massive build, this man will scare the crap out of everyone. Get ready for a horrifying ride!”