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
October 6, 2015
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WE ARE STILL HERE on DVD and Blu-Ray Today

WE ARE STILL HERE, directed by Ted Geoghegan and starring Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Fessenden, Lisa Marie, and Monte Markham, hits DVD and Blu-Ray shelves today.


Available online and in stores, with the DVD available at Walmart and Target, the Blu-ray at Best Buy, or both at FYE stores!

October 5, 2015
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Fessenden Screens WENDIGO in Denver Tonight – 10/5/15

Denver-area GEP fans, Fessenden presents WENDIGO tonight at the Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton. For tickets and more information, visit the Event Page.

A modern classic, it takes a child’s eye view of adult violence and isolation with lyrical, sometimes frightening, results. Fessenden will be here with the film and advance copies of his upcoming box set, courtesy Shout! Factory.


October 3, 2015
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Spectrefest 2015 HABIT Screening and Conversation with Fessenden Tomorrow – 10/4/15

Tomorrow night Fessenden will be in conversation with Cinefamily featuring a screening of his 1995 feature HABIT as part of Spectrefest. Tickets can be purchased from the Spectrefest site.


Join us for a night with filmmaker Larry Fessenden and a screening of his film, Habit.

Sam (Fessenden) is a spiraling alcoholic New Yorker. Still recovering from the shock of his father’s sudden death and in the midst of a break-up, Sam is looking forward to the freedom of single life: to be able to drink what he wants, when he wants. He is, in his own words, “committing suicide on the installment plan.” Sam has friends, but they are increasingly distant on account of his self destructive alcoholism. That’s when he meets Anna (Meredith Snaider) at a Halloween party, a mysterious and alluring woman who may or may not be a vampire. Sam and Anna embark on a fairly unorthodox union; Sam never sees her in daylight, and she is prone to biting during their aggressive sexual encounters. For Sam’s noncommittal self, this relationship seems ideal, but then he starts to fall dangerously ill, and Sam wonders if Anna’s love might come at a hidden cost.

This seminal work rocked the New York film scene upon its release in 1995, bringing a grounded realism to a supernatural tale in ways that invoked Cassavetes as much as Poe. In the 20 years that have followed, Fessenden has become a force in genre film with Glass Eye Pix, fostering numerous young talents such as Ti West and Kelly Reichardt, as well as going on to direct Wendigo and The Last Winter. Following the screening, Fessenden will join SpectreVision partner Daniel Noah for an in-depth discussion of his life and work.

Dir. Larry Fessenden, 1995, 112 min.

Watch the Cinefamily original trailer!

TRAILER: Fessenden + Habit from Cinefamily on Vimeo.

October 2, 2015
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GEP Celebrates 30 Years with Screenings and Special Events

Celebrating 30 Years

••••• with screenings and special events •••••

October 4th, 7pmCinefamily, LA
October 8th, 9pmIFC center, NYC

October 5th, 7:30pmAlamo DraftHouse Denver
October 19th, 8pmArcLight, LA

November 2ndEast Village

out on Blu-ray October 20, 2015.
First time on Blu Ray! New transfers!
No Telling, Habit,
Wendigo, The Last Winter
loads of extras from the archives!
from Shout Factory! and IFC Midnight

Come join us October 8-11
booth #1865 


Release party October 20th at Posteritati
Just in time for Halloween…


Season 3 

November 3rd, 9pm Lincoln Center, NYC

October 18th, 8pm ArcLight, LA

November 3rd, 7pm Lincoln Center, NYC

October 2, 2015
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DARLING – The Fantastic Fest Reviews Are In

Fantastic Fest just wrapped up, and the reviews have been pouring in for the Mickey Keating-directed GEP Psychothriller DARLING. Starring Lauren Ashley Carter and featuring Fessenden (who also starred in the Fantastic Fest flicks THE MIND’S EYE and SOUTHBOUND), the movie centers on Carter as a young woman tasked with looking after a mysterious old home.



Here’s what the reviews are saying:

A shocking, hallucinatory and masterful film, DARLING doesn’t just happen in front of you, it pulls you into the story of a woman who takes on the job of looking after a mansion-like home that may or may not be haunted, and throws you into her complete descent into absolute madness.

Jerry Smith, Icons of Fright 

Shot entirely in black and white, the film is simply gorgeous to look at. The empty streets of New York City and  lonely hallways of the house look even more desolate without color. It was a bold decision, but it pays off in spades.

Trace Thurman, Bloody-Disgusting

On only his third film, Keating has already established an instantly recognizable style. Call them Keating Beats: Whether it’s strobe-speed edit, a sound mix that will deliberately challenge the listener, or simply the decision to shoot in stark black and white, they constantly throw the audience off guard.

Richard Whittaker, The Austin Chronicle

Also, it is not often that the sound design of a film stands out from all of the other elements, but in this film the complexity of the sound design sets itself apart from other films. The balance between what is real and what is not real, a strong score and jarring metal song to shake loose the audience expectations, is not an easy one. The sound in Darling totally nails the many levels or reality in DARLING.

Deidre Crimmins, All Things Horror

Carter puts in a devestatingly memorable performance, but the real star of the film is Mickey Keating’s stark, stylish direction.

Daniel Lackey, The Nightmare Gallery


To round out the festivities, Writer/Director Mickey Keating boxed THE MIND’S EYE Director Joe Begos in the ring, and DARLING was picked up for worldwide distribution rights by Screen Media Films.

October 1, 2015
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Beyond the Cabin: What Influenced Until Dawn


Patrice St-Pierre Plamondon chronicles the various references in UNTIL DAWN in this insightful article, giving Fessenden mastermind status with her closing entries:

Now, I’m not saying that Larry Fessenden used SONY to plug every single movie he’s written/produced/starred in…

I’m saying… ah hell, he’s used SONY to plug every movie he’s written/produce/starred in

enjoy the article here

September 29, 2015
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Screen Media Films Picks Up DARLING

Screen Media Films has picked up worldwide acquisition rights for the Mickey Keating-directed GEP flick, DARLING. From the Indiewire News Release:


After a weekend of negotiations following its Fantastic Fest premiere on Friday night, Screen Media Films has landed worldwide acquisition rights to Mickey Keating’s “Darling,” starring Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden and Brian Morvant.

“Darling” stars Carter as a young woman who goes crazy after taking a caretaker job at an ancient home in New York.

“Very few movies can make me incredibly uncomfortable while fascinating me,” said Seth Needle, Director of Worldwide Acquisitions, Screen Media Films. “Mickey Keating’s terrific film does just that, while paying homage to some of my absolute favorite genre films. I couldn’t be happier to be involved with distributing this one.”

“‘Darling’ is a love letter to those chilling, old-school horror films that get under your skin and stay there,” added Keating. “I’m thrilled and honored to be teaming up with Screen Media to cause some serious nightmares for audiences around the globe.”

The deal was negotiated by Needle at Screen Media, with Bill Straus of newly formed Bridge Independent on behalf of the filmmakers. Screen Media Films will release the film in theaters in early 2016.

September 25, 2015
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A.V. Club on DARLING

One of the first reviews of DARLING, directed by Mickey Keating, just hit. Katie Rife wrote about the experiences of day one at Fantastic Fest, and included this about GEP’s newest psycho-thriller:


Darling (B+), the fourth feature from Pod’s Mickey Keating. Lauren Ashley Carter (Pod, Jug Face) turns in a mesmerizing performance as Darling, an anonymous woman in an indeterminate year who takes a care-taking job in an elegant New York townhouse. On her way out the door, the owner tells Darling that there have been rumors about the house and its former caretaker, who committed suicide. But, she assures her, “nothing like that could ever happen again.” Shot in gorgeous black and white, this pseudo-Satanic riff on Repulsion and The Shining uses minimal locations and minimal characters; Sean Young and Larry Fessenden provide genre cred in small roles, but Carter is alone on screen for most of the movie. Her breakdown (or maybe it’s a possession?) is underscored by jarring sound effects and flashy editing tricks that, applied incorrectly, could seem pretentious. But here, they work, because they actually makes sense in the context of the story. Deeply unsettling, with flashes of extreme violence, Darling is a ghost story with no ghost, just Carter’s intense eyes, expressive face, and an ominous white door at the end of a hallway.

September 24, 2015
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Fessenden Featured in 3 of EW’s 16 Must-See Fantastic Fest Flicks

EW’s made a comprehensive list of the 16 must-see movies at this year’s Fantastic Fest. Of those sixteen movies, the ever-busy Fessenden has a featured role in three different films.

Check out EW’s full list of recommendations.

Here are the Fessenden-featured picks:



Horror hits the desert highway in this connected collection of terror tales from directors David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath, Roxanne Benjamin, and the filmmaking collective Radio Silence.

The Mind’s Eye
The Mind's Eye
Writer-director Joe Begos made a gory splash with his debut film, alien-monster movie ‘Almost Human,’ and now returns with this much-anticipated tale of a drifter with telekinetic abilities. The cast boasts a host of familiar faces from recent indie-horror outings including Graham Skipper (‘Almost Human’), Jeremy Gardner (‘The Battery’), Matt Mercer (‘Contracted: Phase II’), Noah Segan (‘Starry Eyes,’ ‘Some Kind of Hate’), Brian Morvant (‘Pod’), and Lauren Ashley Carter (‘Jug Face’).



‘Jug Face’ actress Lauren Ashley Carter is an always watchable big screen presence. And that’s a good thing as she appears in two of this year’s films: ‘The Mind’s Eye’ and director Mickey Keating’s ‘Darling,’ about a woman who slowly goes insane after taking a job as the caretaker for an ancient New York home.
September 24, 2015
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UNTIL DAWN Gets the Honest Trailer Treatment

We’re not above a good skewering! UNTIL DAWN got the Honest Trailer treatment, check it out for the (mildly spoiler-y) rundown of what the PS4 game’s all about.

“Where there are no bad decisions, only really bad decisions!”