GLASS EYE PIX Sizzle Reel ABCs of Death 2: N is for NEXUS LATE PHASES How Jesus Took America Hostage — “American Jesus” the Movie 5 STATES OF FEAR: The Caregiver & The Trouble with Dad New Doc BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD Explores the Impact of the Ground-Breaking Horror Film NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD BENEATH THE COMEDY THE INNKEEPERS HYPOTHERMIA STAKE LAND BITTER FEAST THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL I CAN SEE YOU WENDY & LUCY Liberty Kid I SELL THE DEAD Tales From Beyond The Pale Satan Hates You Trigger Man Automatons THE ROOST THE LAST WINTER WENDIGO HABIT No Telling / The Frankenstein Complex Impact Addict Videos
February 28, 2015
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Fessenden Lecture at Toronto’s The Black Museum

From the Event Page:

As a film director, Larry Fessenden has crafted several of the most indelible and idiosyncratic horror movies of the last 25 years, from the urban vampire tale Habit to the visionary and environmental apocalypse of The Last Winter. But he’s also had a major impact on the independent filmmaking landscape as a producer of genre films, including the work of Ti West, as well as via his collaboration with the acclaimed writer-director Kelly Reichardt, who cast Fessenden as the uneasy-riding star of her breakthrough road movie River of Grass. As Fessenden’s Glasseye Pix production company celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2015, the time seems right to survey the career of a brilliantly expressive filmmaker whose clever, palpably handcrafted films honor the noble B-movie tradition of tackling social issues without sacrificing scares. This lecture, specially created for The Black Museum, will weave together critical commentary with clips from Fessenden’s films, including his recent killer-catfish film Beneath.

April 8, 2015 at 9:15pm
The Royal Cinema, 608 College St, Toronto
Cost: $12 advance / $15 at the door

Click for more info and to buy a ticket!

LARRY

February 27, 2015
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New Clip from POD Takes Us ‘Into The Basement’

A brand new clip’s just been released from GEP pal Mickey Keating’s Pod, starring Lauren Ashley Carter, Dean Cates, and Fessenden.

From Bloody Disgusting:

Playing in the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival’s Midnighters section is Mickey Keating’s hotly anticipated Pod, which will World Premiere at the fest running from March 13 – 21, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

The addition to the first trailer being released, we now have a clip from the horror pic that features Lauren Ashley Carter, Dean Cates, Brian Morvant, Larry Fessenden, and John Weselcouch. In it, two doors are busted open, one teases something terrifying.

In Pod, a family intervention goes horrifically awry within the snowy confines of an isolated lake house.

“After receiving a troubling voicemail, estranged siblings Ed and Lyla travel to their isolated family lake house in Maine to hold an intervention on their increasingly paranoid, war veteran brother, Martin. But the situation rapidly spirals out of control when they discover the house completely ransacked and learn that Martin has constructed an elaborate and horrifying conspiracy theory surrounding a sinister entity that he believes he has trapped in the basement.”

 

February 26, 2015
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GEP’s Jenn Wexler Joins WOMEN IN HORROR Panel

GEP’s Jenn Wexler joins the conversation at the Fusion Film Festival at NYU in the panel WOMEN IN HORROR tomorrow (2/27/15) at from 7-8:30pm. She’ll be talking with Mary Harron (director of American Psycho), Kat Shea (Poison Ivy) and Katie Carman-Lehach (producer, Eat Me!Off Season) in a panel moderated by critically-acclaimed director Mary Lambert (Pet Semetary).

For more information on the Fusion Film Festival, check out the events page. And you can even read up on the bios for all the panelists.

FUSION

 

February 25, 2015
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“Wild Canaries” opens today

GEP pal LAWRENCE MICHAEL LEVINE’s new murder romp WILD CANARIES opens today in select theaters and on VOD. It stars SOPHIA TAKAL, JASON RITTER, KEVIN CORRIGAN and ANNIE PARISSE and features—don’t blink— Fessenden in the proverbial party scene. Step out and support this flick. The New York Times enthuses “Mr. Levine spins a caper that wins you over”

WildCanaries

February 24, 2015
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Cutting Room>> Roundtable with the Composers

cuttingroom414Join us in the Cutting Room with a new post on Hollywood composers… check it!

February 20, 2015
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Birth of the Living Dead among “10 Documentaries the Oscars Snubbed”

PastedGraphic-1-1-110 Stellar Culture Documentaries the Oscars Snubbed

by Melissa Stern

…. As a dedicated doc-watcher, as well as a documentary screener/curator for an international film festival for the past five years, I’ve found a few documentaries related to art and culture that have really stuck with me over the years.

Here is my roundup, not only of films from the last year but of the past decade. These are films you may have missed in theaters, never saw because they got a one-week showing in NYC and LA and nowhere else, or that were simply too far below the radar ….

….  Birth of the Living Deaddocuments the genesis and making of this seminal film, weaving it seamlessly into its late-sixties origins. There’s the added bonus of an extensive interview with a most delightful George Romero (the director of the 1968 film) as well as hilarious details of how this film was made on a shoestring in suburban Pittsburgh, with many from the local community volunteering to portray the first flesh-eating zombies of the modern era ….

Read the whole article at Hyperallergic

February 19, 2015
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Laura Dern in Talks to Join Kelly Reichardt’s Newest Project

Laura Dern is in talks to join the cast of Glass Eye Pix pal Kelly Reichardt’s newest project, which already lined up Jared Harris, James Le Gros, and Michelle Williams. Fessenden Executive Produces the project along with Todd Haynes.

As Hollywood Reporter Explains:
“Reichardt, who helmed 2013’s Night Moves and 2008’s Wendy and Lucy (which also starred Williams), is writing and directing the untitled indie based on short stories by Maile Meloy. Casting seems to be moving along quickly as the film   Continue Reading »

February 17, 2015
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Glass Eye Pix invites you to visit the Cutting Room

cuttingroom700Greetings cinephiles. For some time now we have been posting cine-links from around the web to a page we call the Cutting Room. We hope you’ll visit and scroll through some of the previous offerings. We’ll be making the postings more visible now, one every Tuesday. Here we celebrate the language and craft of cinema, and the power and pleasure of art and process.

February 13, 2015
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Fessenden, Carter, Speredakos, Gardner join cast of new Begos Flick

Glass Eye Pix pals team up with Joe Begos for his sophomore effort “The Minds Eye”

Bloody-Disgusting reports:

After making a name for himself with the creature feature Almost Human, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, filmmaker Joe Begos is now filming his second feature that will blow your mind (literally).

The Mind’s Eye is a violent telekinetic revenge thriller set in snowy 1990 New England, says Deadline. It follows a drifter with telekinetic abilities who targets a doctor who is creating a synthetic telekinetic power serum.

The film went into production this week in Rhode Island and is financed by Channel 83 Films and Site B Productions. The Mind’s Eye stars Graham Skipper (from Begos’ feature directorial debut Almost Human), Lauren Ashley Carter (Pod), John Speredakos, Noah Segan (LooperContracted I+II) Larry Fessenden, and Jeremy Gardner. Begos, Josh Ethier, Graham Skipper, and Zak Zeman (A Horrible Way to Die, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, Late Phases) produce.

February 13, 2015
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Happy Friday the 13th (and 14th…) from GEP

celebrate Friday the 13 and Valentine’s Day at once with this nifty new teaser from our pals at UNTIL DAWN

xoxo Larry & Graham