Harvested is a Holiday Horror Film franchise that is centered around a small town farmer that returns from the dead to serve vengeance on Thanksgiving Day. Although it is a horror slasher film, it contains many cultural subliminals and undertones that shine light on racial atrocities from the past. With an original story line, Harvested introduces a new monster by the name of Harold Rice aka the Harvest Monster, a deranged farmer that owns all of the land in a small town. He is targeted by rival farmers and large corporations that want his land and crops. After being maimed and burned alive and robbed for his crops and land on Thanksgiving Day, Harold Rice returns from the dead to serve vengeance on Thanksgiving night. Harold Rice is played by Gregor Haley, with SFX creature concept design by none other than Veniesa Dillion and soundtrack music from hip hop artists Cazo Cas, Judell Rome and ClintD.
Harvested (2021) is #1 on Culture Forward TV
Harvested (2021) follows a group of rappers who make a motel pit-stop in a small town while taking a road-trip on Thanksgiving Day. Their stay is cut short by the town legend who owns the night. The cult classic boasts an all-star indie cast with Jordan Peelesque creativity, and horror elements from the 1960s. Starring Elester Latham, Ariel Brown, Dean Wil, Miranda Kathleen, Gregor Haley, Penny Q, Shane Liburd, and Andrew Garrett.
Harvested 2(2022) is now streaming
Harvested 2 (2022) The Legend of Harold Rice, is the holiday horror film sequel to Harvested (2021). A group of social media influencers who travel to Hayfork, CA on Thanksgiving Day to get footage of the Harvest Monster aka Harold Rice. While chasing fame, fortune and likes, they soon come face to face with the urban legend who owns the night.
Starring Cortney Elise, Ruby Lee Dove, Hana Wu, Meg Cherilus, Amber Perez, Jenna Nimri and Gregor Haley, Harvested 2 is now streaming for FREE, on Culture Forward TV on Roku. Just plug in your Roku player and channel search Culture Forward TV and stream free movies and TV with no subscription needed.
Produced by Culture Forward Media Group LLC, Distributed by Culture Forward TV, Written and Directed by the 23x international award-winning filmmaker (4X Platinum), Ali West Ashe, (Alex West), you can expect his usual creative immersion, rawness and visionary flare that is distinctively unique. The self taught filmmaker proclaims that this is his best work yet, but promises to up the ante for Harvested 3 (2023). Each film in the cult classic franchise contains elements from horror films of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s as well as 90’s slasher vibes.
Directors quote: “I realize that a Thanksgiving Day horror film is a wavy concept so I hope that people can appreciate the creativity and undertones. This film is unconventional in nearly every way so we got a ton of no’s from Hollywood executives. I remember submitting the screenplay to several fellowships, thinking that they would throw money at the project. I was wrong of course. They laughed us out of every meeting so we ended up filming this with private money. I wanted to bring a new black monster to the culture and make him more of a hero villain than an evil presence. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself rooting for him as the franchise unfolds. Thank you to my cast, crew and everyone that supports this cult classic”. “Happy Holidays”… – Ali West Ashe
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