GLASS EYE PIX Sizzle Reel 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 THE LAST WINTER WENDIGO HABIT No Telling / The Frankenstein Complex
December 18, 2014
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LATE PHASES and THE SACRAMENT on Icons of Fright’s Top Horror of 2014 List

From BJ Colangelo at Icons of Fright:

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I love me a good werewolf flick, and LATE PHASES was the best werewolf flick all year.  Spanish director Adrián García Bogliano (HERE COMES THE DEVIL, COLD SWEAT, PENUMBRA) debuted his first English speaking film in a big way. On his first night in a retirement community, blind army veteran Ambrose discovers his neighbor and dog are savagely attacked by a monster that he cannot see.  Not one to dismiss the weird, he soon realizes that a werewolf is living in his community. Before the next full moon arises, Ambrose prepares to fight and to figure out who the monster is among him.  Robert Kurtzman’s special effects are on display in full glory, as practicality wins out over CGI.  LATE PHASES is filled with characters I actually cared about, and Ethan Embry (we’ll get to him later) is in top form as Ambrose’s son, Will. Due in large part to the fantastic script penned by Eric Stolze (UNDER THE BEDLATE PHASES is one of the best werewolf films in a very, very long time.

 

THE SACRAMENT

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At this point, Ti West can do no wrong in my eyes.  Proving he’s much more than the “deliberately slow paced” horror films, he presents a mockumentary about a strange cult relocated to a remote area in Africa.  THE SACRAMENT is arguably Ti West’s strongest film yet, and it’s roots in a real life horror situation just amplifies the fear factor.  We as the audience quickly realize what’s happening and know how it’s going to end, which makes witnessing the character’s travels all the more heartbreaking.  We know they’re doomed, and there’s absolutely nothing they can do to stop it.  AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, and Amy Seimetz are all wonderful (as usual), but Gene Jones as the mysterious “Father” gives one of the best performances of the year.

Check out the full list at IconsOfFright.com.

December 16, 2014
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Check Out Over 7 Minutes of UNTIL DAWN Gameplay

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From ComingSoon.net:

“Though we saw a piece of it during The Game Awards 2014, Sony and Supermassive Games have released over seven minutes of gameplay footage from their upcoming horror title Until Dawn featuring Hayden Panettiere (“Nashville,” “Heroes”) as Sam. You can check it out in the player below!

Set at an isolated mountain lodge where nothing is as it seems, eight friends try to stay alive with a killer on the loose. Players define the relationships between the characters through dialogue and experience the night from their unique point of view. Written in collaboration with famed horror writers and directors Larry Fessenden and Graham Reznick, find out who will survive Until Dawn.

Until Dawn will debut exclusively for the PlayStation 4 in 2015.”


 

 

December 16, 2014
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I SELL THE DEAD Coming To Vinyl!

Glass Eye Pix is teaming up with Deep Focus Records again to bring I SELL THE DEAD to vinyl!

Check out the release announcement from DeepFocusRecords.com:

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We’re super excited to announce a second collaboration with Glass Eye Pix! Deep Focus Records will be releasing a vinyl pressing for Jeff Grace’s fantastic score to I Sell The Dead, starring Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Larry Fessenden and Angus Scrimm.

We’re also delighted and honored that Angus Scrimm will be contributing exclusive liner notes for the vinyl release. As many fans know, Angus was a Grammy Award-winning author of liner notes well before he became an icon of horror. Under the pen name of Rory Guy, Angus wrote for Capitol Records for decades, penning liner notes for the likes of The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.

Upon its release, I Sell The Dead (written and directed by Glenn McQuaid) received a warm reception from horror fans and critics alike. In fact, Jeff Grace’s score was also nominated for Best Score in the 2011 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.

“The film moves with a darting confidence and it literally soars via the evocative and aggressive score by Jeff Grace.” – Hammer to Nail

Check out the full release on DeepFocusRecords.com.

GEP’s first collaboration with Deep Focus Records, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE on vinyl, is currently available at DeepFocusRecords.com.

December 15, 2014
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LATE PHASES and THE SACRAMENT on Fango’s Top 10 Horror Films of 2014 List

Glass Eye Pix production LATE PHASES by Adrian Garcia Bogliano makes Fango’s TOP 10 MOVIES OF THE YEAR list, along with Glass Eye Alum Ti West’s film THE SACRAMENT, produced by fellow alums Peter Phok and Jacob Jafke.

From Fangoria.com:

“LATE PHASES” (dir. Adrian Garcia Bogliano, dist. Dark Sky Films)

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A throwback to character-friendly ’80s horror, LATE PHASES is not defined by it’s near-perfect mix of horror and humor, but rather by its charm, which it offers in lieu of genuine heart. And it’s in this way that LATE PHASES is much like its curmudgeonly protagonist in that there’s a lot to like, especially when looking in on the outside, even if there’s something darker and flawed on the inside. But LATE PHASES, while far from perfect, is a winning combination all around, sporting a great cast of dependable genre actors (headed by a career-best Nick Damici) and some of the best practical werewolf SFX in recent memory. Even more impressive is this was all achieved underneath a language barrier, as Adrian Bogliano undertook LATE PHASES as his first English-language production, injecting the project with attitude, confidence and just the right amount of nostalgia. Luckily, Bogliano delivered in spades, as LATE PHASES is an instant addition to the top tier of werewolf horror, and absolutely worthy of your time.

 

“THE SACRAMENT” (dir. Ti West, dist. Magnet Releasing)

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As a longtime Ti West fan, I was highly anticipating THE SACRAMENT since it’s announcement, as his take on a Jonestown-esque scenario would guarantee some remarkable intensity in almost any case. Yet I still think I was wholly unprepared for THE SACRAMENT, which admirably treated its concept with a terrifying and heartbreaking sense of credibility. West brings his natural gift with character to the table with THE SACRAMENT, all through a first person perspective that allows him to play with the spatial nature of his story unlike ever before. But West also piles on his signature brand of unbearable dread, perpetuating it through slow stylistic and dialogue flourishes. And by the time West takes you where you want to go, THE SACRAMENT doesn’t feel like a horror film, but rather an examination of humanity at it’s most desperate, punctuated by a bloody, stark and unforgettable third act that resonates unlike any other of the year.

 

Check out the full list at Fangoria.com

December 13, 2014
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Santa is Coming to Town…

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As Santa-Con kicks off in NYC and the fat man readies himself for his big night, you might want to think about whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year…

Glass Eye Pal Will Bates of Fall On Your Sword and composer of Fessenden’s BENEATH, delights with his annual Christmas Audio Offering Santa is Coming to Town b/w White Christmas… Available on iTunes,  streaming on youtube and in a limited vinyl edition.

There’s just something a little off about that Santa…
 

December 9, 2014
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TALES Now Available for the First Time on Vinyl!

Featuring Larry Fessenden’s “Hole Digger” and Glenn McQuaid’s “Trawler”

Comes in a gatefold sleeve & 2 LPs. The first 100 copies are colored (red/black mix for Hole Digger and clear/blue mix for Trawler). All 500 copies in this limited edition will be numbered in gold foil.

Get your copy from Deep Focus Records

 

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December 8, 2014
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Larry Fessenden, “Patron Saint of Horror”

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Check it! The Montana Mancave Massacre’s got a blog post up all about Fessenden and the films he’s directed, produced and acted in.

Some snippets from the post…

“When I was making my list of films to include…films either directed by or starring Larry Fessenden were taking up a lot of real estate. It was damned nigh impossible to choose between them, so I decided to lump them all together. So here’s you’re gift for the 6th day of Christmas: the majesty that is Larry Fessenden.”

“As the founder of Glass Eye Pix, his philosophy of filmmaking is that you don’t need a massive budget or big star to make a great film. Since 1985, Glass Eye Pix has been producing great indie flicks by auteur directors, especially young horror directors. In short, Larry Fessenden is doing God’s Work.”

“This man is essential to modern horror.”

“Habit is a story of newfound love in a particularly difficult time in one man’s life…it’s a hell of a great vampire film. And it’s one of the rare instances in which Fessenden plays the lead character. And he’s great. He’s got a slovenly charm about him that makes you understand why the vampire character is fascinated by him. Watching Habit, it’s difficult to understand why he didn’t become a more prominent actor. Dude’s got the goods.”

“Wendigo is a micro-budget masterpiece…This is a labor of love, and it shows.”

“The Last Winter is, as far as I know, the first environmental horror movie. It tackles the question (as does Wendigo, to a lesser extent) how does nature fight back when humans violate its balance?”

“And on one last note, if you’re still unconvinced of Larry Fessenden’s awesomeness, he also produces a web-based horror-themed radio drama series named Tales From Beyond the Pale. If any of you are into Arch Oboler’s Lights Out or the old Rod Serling radio plays, Fessenden is the man bring that stuff back. Each episode boasts a celebrity cast and a name author. Sir Lawrence, you just put everyone else to shame.”

Check out the original post right here!

 

 

December 8, 2014
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Holy Easter Egg: Glass Eye Posters make the Until Dawn Trailer

Posters for the Glass Eye Pix productions The House of the Devil, Automatons and Stake Land adorn the walls of the mysterious Screening Room in the recently unveiled trailer for the forthcoming horror video game UNTIL DAWN from Sony PlayStation 4. What other inside jokes await the careful observer…? Only time will tell. Until Dawn will be released in 2015, and was scripted by Fessenden and Graham Reznick.

 

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December 8, 2014
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Check Out the New UNTIL DAWN Trailer and Gameplay Preview

A brand new trailer and gameplay preview have been released for UNTIL DAWN, Sony’s upcoming PS4 horror movie-inspired videogame, starring Hayden Panettiere, written by Fessenden and Graham Reznick!

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Eight friends trapped together on a remote mountain retreat, and they aren’t alone. Gripped by dread, with tensions running high, they must fight through their fear if they all hope to make through the night in one piece.

Play as each of the eight characters and experience fear like you never have before. Every decision you make in your terrifying search for answers could mean the difference between life and death, but for whom? Your actions alone will decide who survives Until Dawn.

  • Choice & Consequence – Make the impossible choices, where every decision in your terrifying search for answers could mean the difference between life and death, but for who?
  • Next-Gen Horror – Harnessing the power of an evolved Killzone™ Shadow Fall engine, Until Dawn will shock you with realistic graphics and terrify you edge-of-your seat gameplay.
  • Butterfly Effect – Carve your path to survival with branching story lines that promise no two experiences will be the same. The choices you make may ripple unseen into moments of grave peril, or they may very well save a life.
  • Gripping Story – Immerse yourself in a truly spine-tingling story written in collaboration with famed cult writer/directors Larry Fessenden & Graham Reznick.

Check out GeeksofDoom.com for the full article on the gameplay preview and the Playstation blog for a word on the trailer. And stay tuned to GEP for more news on the release!

December 6, 2014
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GEP Kicks Off Holidays with Brand New Sizzle Reel

Monster-filled Sizzle Reel now posted for all of your holiday gatherings!

Giant Fish! Werewolves! Vampires! Zombies! George Romero! Jesus!

Enjoy with eggnog.

Edit by Eric Pennycoff, music by Will Bates of Fall On Your Sword