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September 21, 1986|David Pecchia

Films beginning production this week :

CREEPSHOW II (New World). Shooting in the Midwest. More horrific anthological entries based on stories by Stephen King. Executive producer Richard Rubinstein. Producer David Ball. Director Michael Gornick. Screenplay by George A. Romero. Stars George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour and Paige Hannah. Spring release.

KISS OF VENUS (Kiss of Venus Productions). Shooting in L.A. A man creates an extremely lethal chemical that falls into the evil hands of the "General." Executive producer Victor Alexander. Producer/director Ron Richards. Screenwriter Cindy Dickson. Stars William Smith and Andy Prine. Distributor undetermined. Early '87 release.

A PRAYER FOR THE DYING (Brittanica Film and Television Ltd.). Shooting in London. Mickey Rourke plays a member of the IRA who becomes disenchanted with the organization and must enlist the help of the Mob--and commit murder--to leave them. Executive producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Producer Peter Snell. Director Mike Hodges. Screenwriter Edmund Ward. Distributor Goldwyn. Release date undetermined.

PULLING IT OFF (Adios Productions). Shooting in L.A. Comedy about a couple of young musicians who enter a video contest and win a free trip to Hollywood. The fine print requires the winners to be a "couple," so one of them must dress in drag. Executive producer Tony Scotti. Producers Angela Schapiro and Larry Mortoff. Director Gabrielle Beaumont. Screenwriter Charles Bohl. Stars T. K. Carter and David Hallyday. Distributor Scotti Bros. Release date undetermined.

THE GREAT LAND OF SMALL (Rock Demers Productions). Shooting in Montreal. Fantasy fare concerning two children who meet an elf who has a magic bag of gold. When that bag gets into the wrong hands, the three of them must retrieve it and return to the Great Land of Small. Producer Rock Demers. Director Vojtech Jasny. Screenwriter David Sigmund. Distributor New World. Release date undetermined.

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