You could not axe for a better movie than this

Ladies and gentlemen. I don’t ask much of you. Today, I must ask one thing and one thing only. Please, for the love of all that is good and holy, go below the jump of this post to see a trailer for the independent horror film “Axe Giant: the Wrath of Paul Bunyan.”

Really, just click here. This is real. This is happening.


AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN, the new horror/creature feature from director Gary Jones (BOOGEYMAN 3) and producer Jeff Miller, is coming to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and nearby regions. The film is expected to screen in several dozen theaters around the area late this spring and early summer. And you can bring it to your movie club, lumberjack camp, movie theater, beer hall, town with giant statues of Paul and Babe the Blue Ox, and other off beat places around the upper Midwest.

At, fans can see the film’s trailer, and suggest places where they think a screening would be fun. The movie’s booker will then follow up on the possibilities. Yes, there are some fees involved, but all ideas are welcome.

Previously known as BUNAYN, the movie has undergone a title change to AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN.

AXE GIANT is a contemporary take on the tall tale of lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Kids at a first-offenders’ boot camp discover that the legend of Paul Bunyan is real and must team up with the local sheriff to stop the 15-foot giant’s new rampage of terror.

The movie stars genre vet Joe Estevez, Dan Haggerty (TV’s “Grizzly Adams”), Tom Downey (SyFy’s WAR OF THE WORLDS), and Tim Lovelace (MOSQUITO). Amber Connor, Jesse Kove, Kristina Kopf, Clifton Williams, Victoria Ramos, Jill Evyn, and former WWF wrestler Chris Hahn round out the cast. This is the first major role for Kove, son of veteran actor Martin Kove (THE KARATE KID 1-3, RAMBO).

AXE GIANT won the Audience Award at the Shockfest Film Festival in November and tied for most awards won. Film Radar named it one of the Top Indie Horror Films of 2012, with reviewer Jonathan Weichsel saying that it is “a real fun ride. You rarely see this kind of genre film made today with so much care.”

“…I enjoyed the hell out of it!” said Bruce Campbell, star of the original EVIL DEAD.

Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate composed the score. Country singer Hick’ry Hawkins wrote and performed the original theme song “The Ballad of Paul Bunyan.”

More information is available at

You must click through. You must.

Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan – trailer from Cinema Purgatorio on Vimeo.

What do you think? Should we set up a showing of this up north?

Hot teenagers in the woods! Paul Bunyan is a horrifying monster with a compelling ethos! HE DEFLECTED A BULLET WITH HIS AXE! DID YOU SEE THAT?!


  1. Hilarious. First showing should be either Brainerd or Bemidji.

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