Could a horror movie change minds about abortion? Conservative filmmaker, and New Jersey state senate candidate, Kenneth Del Vecchio is hoping so.
On Saturday, Del Vecchio premiered a new "psychological thriller" about three women who are kidnapped from abortion clinics and held against their will for seven months until they give birth. It's called "The Life Zone," and according to a press release secured a cast with names you might know:
THE LIFE ZONE, written and produced by Del Vecchio, a veteran filmmaker of over 15 movies and best-selling author (novels and legal books), stars Academy Award and Emmy nominee Robert Loggia (Scarface, Independence Day, Big), Blanche Baker (Emmy winner; Sixteen Candles), Lindsey Haun (Broken Bridges, Shrooms, “True Blood”), Angela Little (American Pie Bandcamp, My Boss’s Daughter), Eric Etebari (The Lincoln Lawyer, An Affirmative Act, “Witchblade”), Thomas G. Waites (And Justice For All, The Thing), Nina Transfeld (The Great Fight) and Eileen Fulton (Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award; “As the World Turns”).
The movie's trailer gives a taste of the film's plot:
As could be expected, the film is already getting panned by pro-abortion sites. TPM called the trailer "hokey" and decried the "dialogue gems" such as "You were all on the operating table, all ready to commit murder ... Your babies will be given life just as God planned."
The horror movie site Deadcentral.com went a little further:
Find yourself on the receiving end of an unwanted pregnancy? Thinking about having an abortion? How dare you assume that you can do with your body what you wish! Finally there's a madman ready to stifle that ludicrous conclusion! A right-to-lifer with methods so misguided that the recently departed Jack Kevorkian would call him extreme!
Still, that didn't stop Del Vecchio from going forward. The film debuted at the Hoboken International Film Festival, reportedly "one of the nation's largest film festivals, which Del Vecchio founded and chairs."
What do you think?