On this episode of JED TALKS, I talk to the indie film legend LARRY FESSENDEN about his career. We chat about his breadth of work, his production company and his new movie (on SHUDDER) DEPRAVED! A lovely chat with a lovely bloke – he even said that HOST was his favourite film of 2020!
Players anticipate the management of eight young grown-ups who should create on account of Blackwood Mountain if their lives are jeopardized. The sport highlights a butterfly effect frame where players need to settle on conclusions that may alter the story. Each playable character can survive or kick the bucket, determined by the choices made. Players investigate the ground from a third-individual perspective and detect intimations that can help unravel the key.
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The Trouble With Dad
(2021, Dir. Glenn McQuaid, 18 mins)Produced by Jenn Wexler. Cinematography by Gordon Arkenberg. Starring Peter B. Rogan, Bridget Dolan and Clay McLeod Chapman.
An elderly man looks for his dog, Charlie, while his daughter tries to move him out of the house.
Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD, V/H/S) directs THE TROUBLE WITH DAD for a Chiller TV anthology film, written by McQuaid and frequent co-writer Clay McLeod Chapman (who also acts in the film). Cinematography by regular Graham Reznick D.P. Gordon Arkenberg who also shot Fessenden’s BENEATH, and produced for Glass Eye Pix by Jenn Wexler. Chris Skotchdopole was AD on the picture.
McQuaid wanted to depict the horror of encroaching Alzheimer’s in an aging man living alone and increasingly mistrusting his own understanding of reality and his opportunistic family members. McQuaid pays tribute to his own father’s struggle with the debilitating condition. The tale concludes with a spectacular set piece ripped from the pulpy EC COMICS that have influenced so much of McQuaid’s work, designed by Shiloh Kidd, art director on BENEATH.
Jake Weber looks back on Fessenden’s WENDIGO: “Well, the experience with this one is similar to the experience that I had on a film called Wendigo. Which is a Larry Fessenden movie, which is one of my favorite films I’ve ever done. A very small budget horror film that was shot many, many moons ago. But for your audience, if they don’t know, it’s really worth checking out. It stars Patricia Clarkson and then me and this kid and then a couple of other ancillary characters. But again, a very small crew, low budget, and small cast. The movie turned out terrifically, and so that was a similar experience.”
THE BEACH HOUSE starring Noah Le Gros (DEPRAVED), Liana Liberato, Maryann Nagel
and Jake Weber is now available on VOD, Digital HD, DVD & Blu-Ray.