85 Min | Horror | USA | Color | English | 2019


Night of the Hatchet Man is a visually stylish Slasher film about a deranged axe-murderer who escapes from the State Mental Hospital and terrorizes the suburbs while evading capture by the police.

Written and Directed by visionary photographer Joshua Hoffine, the movie unfolds in real time, immersing the viewer in a roller coaster ride of suspense and bloody action.

Hoffine describes Night of the Hatchet Man as “a sustained study in suspense through visual storytelling.  Pure cinema.  It is an exercise in both terror and visual design – Wes Craven meets Wes Anderson.  This will be more than a movie.  It will be an experience.”

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Joshua Hoffine is one of the most recognized photographers in the world.  He is a pioneer in the subgenre of Horror photography.

Hoffine began making ‘Horror photographs’ in 2003.  His work exploded on the internet in 2008 when he released a series of images exploring the nature of childhood fears.  Since that time his work has been featured in countless magazines, anthologies, and news outlets around the world, and he has developed a cult following for his meticulously staged photographic works.

His work has been featured in the Horror publications Rue Morgue, Fangoria, Horror Hound, Scream UK, Virus, and Famous Monsters of Filmland.  His commercial clients include Sony, Busch Gardens, and The National Opera of Paris.

In 2014 he released his first short Horror film titled Black Lullaby.


4 Min | Horror | USA | Color | English | 2014

Black Lullaby is about a curious young girl and her encounter with the Boogeyman.  The film continues the unique visual style featured in Hoffine’s photographs.  Financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign, and featuring SPFX Make-up by J. Anthony Kosar, the film is regarded as the climax to Hoffine’s popular series of photographs dealing with childhood fears.

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In 2018 Dark Regions Press published a hardbound collection of Hoffine’s Horror photographs.


12 x 12 inches | 190 pages | Color | English | 2018

The comprehensive volume spans 13 years of work and includes rare behind-the-scenes photos and artist commentary.  A signed and numbered Deluxe Limited Edition version of the book was also released bound in leather with a dust jacket and black linen slipcase.

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J. Anthony Kosar is an award winning artist who specializes in Creature Design and SPFX Make-up through his company Kosart Studios LLC in Chicago.

Famous for winning Season 4 of the hit show Face/Off on SyFy, Kosar creates SPFX Make-up and Props for the TV shows Empire, Chicago Justice, Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med.

His commercial clients include FOX, NBC Universal, HBO, Sony, Coca-Cola, RCA Records, United Airlines, Verizon, MTV, Sears, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Spectrum Fantastic Art, the US Olympic Team, and The David Lynch Foundation.

His work has been featured in the pages of New York Magazine, Variety, Rue Morgue, and Entertainment Weekly, among others.

He is a frequent collaborator with Horror photographer Joshua Hoffine, creating SPFX Make-up for Last Stand (2013), Monster Prom (2014), Innsmouth (2015), Nosferatu (2016), Devil Mugshot (2016), and Jekyll & Hyde (2016).  He also created the Boogeyman for the short film Black Lullaby (2014).


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