|Directed by||Ethan Dettenmaier|
|Screenplay by||Ethan Dettenmaier|
|Music by||Midnight Syndicate|
|Distributed by||Classic Pictures Inc.|
Sin-Jin Smyth is an unreleased horror film written and directed by Ethan Dettenmaier, based on an old legend inspired by the Kansas Stull Cemetery. The story involves the Devil simultaneously appearing in two places, the high plains of India and a Kansas cemetery every Halloween at midnight.
The film stars professional wrestler Roddy Piper, Jonathan Davis (vocalist of the metal band Korn), Richard Tyson, and Jacqueline Moore. Co-stars are Kevin Gage, Camden Toy, Billy Duffy (guitarist of the hard rock band The Cult), Jenna Jameson and Charles Cyphers.
Sin-Jin Smyth takes place over Halloween weekend in an America that has become a police state. On November 2 (The Day of the Dead), two federal marshals report to a Shin Bone, Kansas jail to transfer a prisoner known as Sin-Jin Smyth during a tornado warning.
The film was originally slated for release in late 2006, but it has been delayed. Although there has been speculation on whether the movie will ever be released, on January 25, 2007, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) revised the project status to "post-production" even though principal photography has yet to be completed.[dead link] The original IMDb page has been deleted and a new one created, with the title Sin-Jin and a date of 2009. As of 2009, the film has yet to complete principal photography, with some online sources citing a lack of funding.[dead link] One of the actresses in the film, Eileen Dietz, remarked that the film is "never coming out".[dead link]
Star Roddy Piper recently said to Fangoria about the film, "They keep hyping it like it’s gonna come out, and it’s just not finished, and I don’t like the fact that they’re using my name. I was talking to Richard Tyson about it, saying, ‘You know, I’m just gonna pull it off the market.’ But he said, ‘Leave it out there, because you never know—they might come around,’ so we decided to see what the director and his people can do to get it back up. They spent all their money, and they didn’t have a completion bond—so I hear, anyway."[dead link]
- Exclusive Sin-Jin Smyth Review
- Listing for the film at the Internet Movie Database
- "Fangoria's editor notes lack of funds for Sin-Jin Smyth"
- "Interview with actress Eileen Dietz"
- Interview with Roddy Piper at Fangoria