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May 26, 2015
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UNTIL DAWN Hits PS4 on August 25th!

UNTIL DAWN, the PS4 horror/thriller written in collaboration with Fessenden and Graham Reznick, hits shelves on August 25th!

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As Polygon Reports:

Until Dawn, the narrative-focused horror game from Supermassive Games, will be released Aug. 25 on PlayStation 4, the studio announced today.

Supermassive also announced a new cast member: Peter Stormare, the distinctive Swedish actor best known for his role in the 1996 film Fargo and the television series Prison Break. Stormare isn’t new to video games, having lent his voice to titles such as Destiny and The Elder Scrolls Online.

“[Stormare] gave some incredibly powerful performances in the motion capture studio and you can tell from the end result in the game that he had some fun with the character,” said Pete Samuels, executive producer at Supermassive, in a post on the PlayStation Blog.

Until Dawn stars Heroes’ Hayden Panettiere and others in addition to Stormare. The actors’ likenesses appear in the game along with their voices. Players control the fates of eight friends in an adventure game that’s inspired by slasher flicks and other horror genres. Until Dawn was originally in development for PlayStation 3 as a PlayStation Move title; on PS4, players use the DualShock 4 controller’s tilt functionality to make choices.

For more on Until Dawn, check out our thoughts on the PlayStation Experience demo, and watch the new trailer above.

May 25, 2015
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GEP Chats Stanley’s TALES Show With EW

Today: Tune in to Entertainment Weekly Radio for Clark Collis’s episode dedicated to the Stanley Film Festival, including a chat with the GEP team about the festival’s TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE live show! Also hear convos with Elijah Wood, Leigh Whannell, Barbara Crampton, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, and more! 

1-3pm EST on SirusXM 105

 

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May 23, 2015
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WE ARE STILL HERE Director Ted Geoghegan Talks THE SHINING

GEP Pal and WE ARE STILL HERE director Ted Geoghegan talked about how The Shining influenced his feature debut for EW. Read on for his thoughts on the horror classic, working in the shadow of such a masterpiece, and working with Fessenden on such a reminiscent piece.

From Entertainment Weekly:

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… My love for The Shining runs so deeply that when writing and directing my debut feature, We Are Still Here, I had to step back from the project and decide just how much of the film’s influence we could allow onscreen. My film, which is set in the late 1970s and features a haunted, snowbound location that slowly traps its unwitting inhabitants, couldn’t simply rehash the beats of a masterpiece—but we knew we’d be doing our project a disservice to willfully ignore how perfectly Kubrick balanced his scares and teeth-gnashing tension. While the stylized nooks and corners of We Are Still Here’s New England homestead were a far cry from the labyrinthine halls of the Overlook Hotel, the mounting snowdrifts and desolate locale had created an environment too similar for our cast and crew to ignore. While many people have noted that horror director and We Are Still Here cast member Larry Fessenden bears a striking resemblance to Shining-era Nicholson, never had it been more clear to me than when trudging through the snow with him by my side, costumed in garb from 1979. Why, even our film’s supernatural antagonists, the ghostly Dagmar family, conjured up memories of the dreamlike ghouls that inhabit Kubrick’s hotel: strange, physical beings, somehow conjured up from the spirit world to terrify (and possibly warn) the living.

But by the end of our 21-day shoot (blissfully shy of Kubrick’s reported 230), I began to question whether it was the details of The Shining that had influenced me, or if the film was just so damn perfect that one couldn’t help but want to be associated with something similar. Being able to capture even the tiniest iota of the movie’s dark allure and spectacle seems to have become the dream of every genre director since it was opened May 23, 1980. There is, after all, a reason why both filmmakers and fans hold it in such high regard—because The Shining still engages, horrifies, and enchants like absolutely no other piece of cinema.

May 18, 2015
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UNTIL DAWN Coming Soon

“GORGEOUS”

… With performances from a Hollywood cast including Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, Nashville), the palyer’s actions alone will decide who survives Until Dawn. In an unpredictable and dynamically adaptive story, crafted in consultation with Until Dawn scriptwriters and indie horror authors Larry Fessenden and Graham Reznick, eight friends come together at a remote mountain getaway and embark upon a night of unexpected terror. Through the course of the night, anyone can live, anyone can die, and things aren’t always what they seem. Twists and turns will keep players guessing right to the end as we play each of the friends. The decisions the player makes on their behalf will determine who survives Until Dawn.

Read more at WCCFtech

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Be Very Afraid of Until Dawn

“We re-designed, re-built and re-wrote the game so now you have a more mature, darker and fundamentally more terrifying experience on PS4.”  Stripping the game of its original assets and starting from scratch means a more dedicated approach than trying to port all the bits and pieces from the PS3 to PS4.

That change includes a whole new script for Until Dawn.  Supermassive brought on “horror auteurs Larry Fessenden and Graham Reznick (Stake Land, Habit, The Last Winter) who’ve been bringing great independent horror movies to the big and small screen for decades” to give the game a script with a cinematic feel.  Most of their IMDB pages are made up of acting or sound development credits, but I wouldn’t discount the quality of their work from what I’ve seen of the game.

Until Dawn’s narrative is a horror aficionado’s dream.  It’s trope-filled from the moment Hollywood actress Hayden Panettiere belts a concerned, “Hello?” down a darkened empty hallway.”

Read more at Hardcore gamer

 

May 13, 2015
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FANGO FEED: favorite GEP flick?

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May 11, 2015
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‘Late Phases’ Shreds Onto Netflix!

Great news, lycan-thusiasts! LATE PHASES is now available to stream on Netflix!

Directed by Adrián García Bogliano, and starring Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest and more, LATE PHASES follows a blind Vietnam War Vet (Damici) in a fight to save himself and his community.

Check it out now on Netflix!

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May 8, 2015
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FANGORIA Reports TALES at Stanley “Captivating, Shocking”


Fangoria checked out the latest TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, which just premiered live at the 2015 Stanley Film Fest. Stanley Edition: Parlor Tricks included “Cold Reading” by Glenn McQuaid and April Snellings, and “No Signal” by Fessenden. Performing live in front of an audience at the eerie Stanley, the radio-style plays included acting from Barbara Crampton, Leon Vitali, Martha Harmon Pardee, Clay Macleod Chapman, Roxanne Benjamin and Shock Till You Drop Managing Editor Sam Zimmerman.

As Ken W. Hanley wrote for Fangoria:

As an entire experience, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE LIVE definitely lived up to the hype, providing a one-of-a-kind stage performance that was as gripping as it was disturbing. By relying on the audience to use their imagination to fill in the visual gaps, the show executed the audio and vocal elements expertly, and the writing went to unexpected places in order to frighten and entertain. And from the incredible crowd response, there seemed to be more than a few TALES converts, and even more crossing their shivering fingers for more live TALES at Stanley in the future.

For those who were unable to attend, fret not; the live Stanley performance will be available in the third season of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE later this year, and you can catch up with previous episodes at their official site here.

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May 4, 2015
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Dark Sky Bringing ‘We Are Still Here’ to Theaters, VOD

On June 5th, 2015, director Ted Geoghegan’s WE ARE STILL HERE will hit limited theaters and VOD, released by Dark Sky!

As Bloody-Disgusting reports, WE ARE STILL HERE “stars everyone’s favorite Barbara Crampton Re-Animator, You’re Next), as well as Andrew Sensenig (Upstream Color), Lisa Marie (Ed Wood), and Larry Fessenden (I Sell the Dead).” Check out the trailer and poster below!


 

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May 4, 2015
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Stanley Film Fest Photo Recap

GEP’s weekend at the Stanley Film Festival– in pics!

May 2, 2015
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Tales in Estes Park “truly memorable”

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At the Historic Park Theatre in downtown Estes Park amid gloomy rainy weather, “Tale from Beyond the Pale: Parlor Tricks” was presented early Friday evening.

This audio drama in two parts complete with foleys performing manual sounds to combine with electronic music and effects, was an inventive journey back to the days of radio plays. The first part, “Cold Reading” was set in 1925 and the conclusion, “No Signal,” nearly 100 years later (present day). Snappy dialogue, a chilling premise, and talented actors led by Larry Fessenden of Glass Eye Pix made for a truly memorable experience.

While the audience was invited to sit back and close their eyes to experience the audio play, it was more interesting to watch the foleys perform with various ingredients and props. Noises created by watermelon flesh, cabbage heads, and inflated balloons were extremely effective.

(photo & text by Barb Boyer Buck for the Trail-Gazette)