GLASS EYE PIX Sizzle Reel The Larry Fessenden Collection Until Dawn Darling ABCs of Death 2: N is for NEXUS LATE PHASES How Jesus Took America Hostage — “American Jesus” the Movie 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 7, 2016
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ASX profiles Glass Eye Pix

Maestro of macabre media Larry Fessenden talks upcoming horror projects
By: Justin Stokes AXS Contributor Feb 7, 2016

Those looking for a good scare have, since the cultural inception of the horror film, had a tough time doing so. There’s so much content ground out with little highlight of the plot and an over-emphasis of the blood spilled that horror films have always been a little brother to more serious genres of cinema. Even in an age of streaming content through Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and niche services that cater to those looking to quench an adrenaline thirst only have a small supply of things that mass audiences would consider well made.

Among those scarce, scary few taking it upon themselves to make something that tells a story within the horror community, Glass Eye Pix has been in business for three decades. And the twisted brain behind the glass eye is familiar face Larry Fessenden, whose had a bloody hand in some of indie-horrors most dreadful darlings.

AXS recently had the chance to chat with Fessenden over the phone to discuss the myriad of projects he’s involved with, and just what it means to make a horror project that audiences consider “quality.”

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February 4, 2016
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Ti West’s In A Valley of Violence to premiere at SXSW

The New York Times highlights Ti West in announcement of the 89 features unspooling at SXSW this year. Fessenden appears in Ethan Hawke and John Travolta starrer, produced by GEP pals Peter Phok and Jacob Jafke for Blumhouse Productions. Also starring Jumpy, pictured!

 

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February 3, 2016
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New 30th Anniversary mini-Doc: Peter Phok, Producer

Our 30th Anniversary Hootenanny continues with this series of Legacy Docs celebrating the community and collaborators that have kept us honest all these years…

Glass Eye Pix 30th Anniversary Mini-Doc: Producer Peter Phok, has been producing for GEP since 2005, playing essential roles on THE ROOST, TRIGGER MAN, I CAN SEE YOU, I SELL THE DEAD, BLOOD RED EARTH, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, STAKE LAND, BITTER FEAST, HYPOTHERMIA, THE INNKEEPERS and BENEATH. He speaks about his time working at Fessenden’s Independent production company. Edit by Chris Skotchdopole.

January 28, 2016
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Entertainment Weekly Debuts First Images from Fessenden’s Wendigo Book SUDDEN STORM

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From Entertainment Weekly:

The Wendigo has some way to go before it joins the likes of Dracula and Frankenstein in the Monster Hall of Fame. But horror director Larry Fessenden clearly feels there is plenty of terror to be mined from this terrifying creature, which derives from Native American mythology and has been depicted in a variety of ways over the years. The filmmaker has directed two movies directly inspired by the beast (2001’s Wendigo and 2006’s The Last Winter) as well as an episode of the NBC horror anthology show Fear Itself starring Doug Jones as a man who develops a taste for human flesh — a recurring theme in tales about the creature.

Fessenden’s latest project to concern the legend is a collection of essays and other materials called Sudden Storm: A Wendigo Reader, which the filmmaker has curated and will be published by Fiddleblack on Feb. 16 (the book is now available to preorder from the publisher’s website). Deliberately broad in scope, the chapters range from one penned by President Theodore Roosevelt, in which he recounts a “goblin story” he was once told by an old hunter, to a consideration of the creature’s appearances on the small screen by horror expert Samuel Zimmerman. Sudden Storm also boast illustrations from Gary PullinIsabel Samaris, and renowned poster artist Graham Humphries. “We discuss it in terms of folkloria, in terms of crypto-zoology, but then we talk about it in movies and TV,” reveals Fessenden. “There’s a lot to chew on, if I can use the expression.”

Above, you can exclusively see artist Hugo Silva’s depiction of the Wendigo — which decorates the cover of Sudden Storm — while, below, you can see Isabel Samaras’ illustration of the creature.

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January 25, 2016
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SOUTHBOUND Trailer and Clip released

Witness the new SOUTHBOUND trailer and preview at DesDehollywood

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The film, co- directed by Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath, and Radio Silence,
stars Kate Beahan, Dana Gould, and Larry Fessenden.

SOUTHBOUND will be released in theaters on February 9.

January 25, 2016
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Entertainment Weekly posts first clip from Keating’s CARNAGE PARK

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Shots are fired in exclusive clip from Sundance action-thriller Carnage Park

There are some who believe Mickey Keating to be one of our most talented up-and-coming directors. He is certainly among the most prolific. Last year saw the release of his third film, the monster movie Pod, and he is set to debut his fourth, the early Polanski-homaging haunted house tale Darling, later in 2016. But that’s not all. Keating, who is still just 25, has already finished his next project, the action-thriller Carnage Parkwhich is receiving its world premiere at the Sundance Festival on Tuesday. Set in the late ’70s, the film concerns two bank-robbers and their hostage who find themselves in the sights of a psychotic ex-military sniper.

Carnage Park is my total love letter to Peckinpah, and Deliverance, and ’70s survival movies,” he says. “It’s set in 1978 and it’s a crime story [which] turns into a fight for survival. It’s hard to categorize in a way, because it’s an energetic crime movie that goes horribly horribly awry. I think it’s going to be something different for people.”

Read full article and watch the clip at Entertainment Weekly

 

January 25, 2016
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Variety Review: Reichardt’s CERTAIN WOMEN “marvelous”

“…Separating the spare narratives of several disparate Montana women — a morally stressed lawyer, a nest-building mother, a lonely ranch hand — waiting indefinitely for their worlds to fall into place, it’s a peculiarly riveting examination of the lives lived when even their owners aren’t looking. Crafted with Reichardt’s customary calico-textured beauty and expertly performed by such hand-picked ensemble players as Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Laura Dern, this unapologetically open-ended slow burn probably won’t convert many viewers to Reichardt’s softly-softly sensibility, but it’s among her richest, most refined works.”

read full review at Variety

January 21, 2016
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Fessenden projects in PARK CITY this year

Fessenden has projects as producer, executive producer, actor and editor at the Sundance Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival, taking place in Park city Utah this year and starting today. Good luck to all the collaborators!

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CERTAIN WOMEN (dr. Kelly Reichardt) World Premiere of the film executive produced by Fessenden and Todd Haynes, starring Laura Dern, James Le Gros, Jared harris and Michelle Williams. Entertainment Weekly calls it “one of the top 12 must-see films of this year’s festival.”

RIVER OF GRASS (dr. Kelly Reichardt) New digital restoration of Reichardt’s debut feature, starring Lisa Bowman and co-starring, edited, and produced by Fessenden, will unspool at Sundance this year after premiering at the festival in 1994. Reichardt reminisces about her first visit to the festival in an article also featuring GEP pal Ira Sachs (THE DELTA).

CARNAGE PARK (dr. Mickey Keating) Horror dynamo and former Glass Eye Pix intern Mickey Keating (DARLING) makes his Sundance debut with his 4th film (look out Tarantino), featuring an appearance by Fessenden along with Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, Graham Skipper and others.

THE PAST INSIDE THE PRESENT (dr. James Siewert) An animated short by frequent GEP collaborator James Siewert (cinematographer, LIKE ME) comprised of thousands of hand-drawn images, three years in the making. Plays Slamdance. Produced by Fessenden and Chris Skotchdolpole for Glass Eye Pix.

January 21, 2016
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LIKE ME Wraps Principal Photography – Check Out the First Photo

The GEP and Dogfish Pictures collaboration LIKE ME, directed by Rob Mockler, officially wraps principal photography. Indiewire has the story and the first official still from the film.

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Stare Into the Face of a Disturbing Future in ‘Like Me’ First Look Photo
By Mike Lown

Back in March 2013, Indiewire named the indie thriller “Like Me” as its Project of The Month. Almost three years later, we can now share a first look at the end result, which recently completed principal photography. 

The film is a collaboration between production companies Glass Eye Pix (“House of the Devil,” “Wendy and Lucy”) and Dogfish Pictures (“Compliance,” “Prince Avalanche,” and “Like Crazy”), who funded the project as part of their Dogfish Accelerator program. “Like Me” is the directorial debut of screenwriter and filmmaker Rob Mockler. The plot takes on our society’s ever-increasing addiction to technology. Addison Timlin (“Fallen”) plays Kiya, a discontented loner who documents her own crime spree through social media, which provokes a disturbing Internet following. 

Discussing the film’s production in an office statement, Mockler said, “It was a truly magical experience working with such a dedicated and collaborative cast and crew. Addison crafted an incredibly nuanced performance and brought Kiya to life with an unnerving realism. She never failed to surprise me.”

Filming commenced on December 1, 2015 all around New York, starting in Brooklyn before heading to Rockaway Beach and Woodstock. Check out the first look photo above.

The news of LIKE ME’s principal photography wrap is making the rounds today, with stories popping up on Fangoria and Bloody-Disgusting.

January 15, 2016
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New 30th Anniversary mini-Doc: Graham Reznick, long-time GEP collaborator

Our 30th Anniversary Hootenanny continues with this series of Legacy Docs celebrating the community and collaborators that have kept us honest all these years…

Glass Eye Pix 30th Anniversary Mini-Doc: Writer, Director and Sound Designer Graham Reznick discusses his first encounter with Glass Eye Pix and the many projects he has collaborated on, from Ti West’s THE ROOST, to Larry Fessenden’s THE LAST WINTER, to his own films I CAN SEE YOU, THE VIEWER and THE CAREGIVER. He speaks about independent film and the extended Glass Eye family. Edit by Eric Pennycoff.