When the Haskin family seeks refuge from Y2K hysteria in the isolated forests of the Sierra Diablos mountains, madness and terror find them there. Abducted by a vicious hillbilly clan, the Haskins fight for survival, but neither they nor the hillbilly Crawfords can comprehend the monstrous nightmare about to erupt from the bowels of the earth.
Writer, Director, Executive Producer, Producer, Production Designer, Creature Effects, Miniatures, Costumes Ken began studying film at Ohio University, but transferred to the film program at San Diego State University, where he got his Bachelor of Science degree in film/television production and student loan debt. As a freelance production designer, editor, art director, storyboard artist, vegetarian and part-time special effects artist, Ken worked on or led projects ranging from industrials, music videos, PBS programs, and indie features and shorts, to various ludicrously grotesque Halloween haunted house attractions in San Diego. Relocating to Los Angeles, he completed a Master of Arts degree in creative writing (and more student loan debt) at California State University, Northridge, where he is also an adjunct faculty member. Ken is the co-founder of The Squire Film Shoppe with his brother James.
Influential films have been many: “Citizen Kane”, “King Kong” (1933), “Gojira,” the brooding black and white Japanese language 1954 original we know here in the U.S. as “Godzilla”, “The Exorcist”, “Jaws”, “Superman”, “Alien”, “Dances With Wolves,” anything by Peter Jackson and John Sayles, and, most recently, Sean Penn’s “Into The Wild” (which should have won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year, dammit).
Ken is now busy writing the sequel and prequel to The Millennium Bug.