Nick Mancuso with Jessica Steen
After considerable time spent in
inactivity, Cloud Ten Pictures, known for their strange pictures
bridging Christianity with
the secular in their Left
Behind and Apocalypse
series (with dueling antichrists so to speak, Nicolai in Left
Behind, played by Gordon Currie [Gordon
Currie profile - click here] and Macalousso in Apocalypse,
played by Nick Mancuso) have indicated big plans for the future. Though
much remains in the talking stage, some big plans are in the works, not
only seeing them create their own films, but handling some distribution
Though Christians praise Cloud
Ten pictures as masterful PR-pieces for Jesus, they have caught on
with the nonbelievers as well, who enjoy the horror element of the same.
Even Hustler Magazine, the ultimate in raunchiness and the
antithesis of what Cloud Ten seems to stand for, has covered and
praised their pictures. Go figure.
In pre-production is supposedly
the next of the Left
Behind series, with the antichrist made famous by Gordon
Currie returning to make trouble for a pack of believers who did not get saved
after Jesus took the Christians to heaven and now must stay behind
(hence the title) to encounter the world which is ruled by the devil
Also set to make a comeback will
be André Van Heerden [André
Van Heerden profile - click here] and his prize
series, the Apocalypse
movies, with his own antichrist played in the form of fellow Canadian Nick
Mancuso, as the leering, satanic Franco Macalousso. For the moment details
are shaky, but the Canadian based company plans a big announcement or two soon.
André Van Heerden (left)
On a lighter note, the group is
also toying with another Van Heerden brainstorm called Camp Eden in
which things take a far lighter turn than the end time vehicles
that have made this company so recognizable.
In Camp Eden, this
antisocial teenager follows a girl he is in love with to a summer camp,
only to find he has signed on to a Christian
camp when he is anything but the same.
Cloud Ten has also picked up a number of releases created by other
companies, with the intention of doing distribution.
In the time spent between films
for Cloud Ten, many of their regulars have seen action elsewhere.
Gordon Currie has been involved in a number of projects (he may be best
known to vintage horror fans for his role in some of the earlier Puppet
Master-films and as the restless vampire in Blood
& Donuts), Janaya Stevens
had a part in The Search
for the BTK Killer and Kirk Cameron, their mainstay, has created a
good deal of controversy for himself with his Way of the Master-TV
The last big production Cloud
Ten turned out was over two years ago when they did Left
Behind III, which added Louis Gossett to the cast of regulars. In
this film, Gordon Currie reprises his role as Nicolai with even greater
fury than ever. In the end, when he seems certain to have been destroyed, he emerges unscratched from his burning headquarters and
walks into the camera with one of the creepiest looks imaginable, setting
the stage for a long awaited continuation which seems finally ready to