GLASS EYE PIX Sizzle Reel The Larry Fessenden Collection DEPRAVED BENEATH THE LAST WINTER WENDIGO HABIT No Telling / The Frankenstein Complex ABCs of Death 2: N is for NEXUS Skin And Bones Until Dawn Until Dawn: Rush of Blood FOXHOLE The Ranger LIKE ME PSYCHOPATHS MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND Stake Land II STRAY BULLETS Darling 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 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 Glass Eye Pix Comix SUDDEN STORM: A Wendigo Reader, paperbound book curated by Larry Fessenden Satan Hates You Trigger Man Automatons THE ROOST Impact Addict Videos
August 4, 2020
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Cutting Room #161: Michael Haneke – Cinematic Truths and Reality Lies

July 30, 2020
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TBT: Michelle Williams and Fessenden

TBT: 2007, Michelle Williams and Fessenden wraps night shoot
in Portland for Kelly Reichardt’s WENDY AND LUCY.

July 27, 2020
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New York Times: 10 Streaming Movies to Keep Your Summer Interesting

Stream it on Amazon Prime.

Ana Asensio writes, directs and stars in this harrowing but rewarding drama as a young, struggling, undocumented Spanish immigrant in New York City who is offered an opportunity to dig out of her considerable financial hole with one night’s work — an offer that sounds too good to be true, and proves to be exactly that. Asensio is a powerful performer (she creates empathy from frame one, and holds it), and the real deal as a filmmaker, creating palpable, almost unbearable tension and dread throughout the film’s long, scary night.

 

July 24, 2020
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GQ: Kelly Reichardt on Making Quiet Art and the Failure of American Individualism

GQ has a talk with GEP pal and collaborator Kelly Reichardt about isolation,
male friendship, and her “chaotic” Miami childhood.

This weekend, watch her newest film FIRST COW. Be sure to revisit OLD JOY,
MEEKS CUTOFF, CERTAIN WOMEN and Glass Eye classics WENDY AND LUCY
and RIVER OF GRASS. Streaming on the Criterion Channel. 

Read Full Interview HERE

July 23, 2020
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Bloody Disgusting on Fessenden’s “Beneath”

From Bloody Disgusting: Betrayal Swims to the Surface in Larry Fessenden’s Creature Feature ‘Beneath’ [Formative Fears]

Published July 22, 2020 By 

Formative Fears is a column that explores how horror scared us from an early age, or how the genre contextualizes youthful phobias and trauma. From memories of things that went bump in the night, to adolescent anxieties made real through the use of monsters and mayhem, this series expresses what it felt like to be a frightened child – and what still scares us well into adulthood.

Water, water everywhere, nor any friend to help.

Over the course of our lives, we form numerous relationships. Some flourish into more long-lasting bonds, whereas others are fleeting. As much as we try to hold on to those dear and important people, there’s really no telling if they’ll still be there tomorrow. In Larry Fessenden’s creature feature Beneath, Johnny and his friends are about to have the rudest awakening of their short-lived lives. They may have been tight-knit throughout high school, but when the unthinkable happens one day out on the lake, the connection between the six is severed in the most horrifying way possible.

Fessenden aims for a more sinister update of Lifeboat with this movie — and he succeeds. He breaks the moral compass and undermines the idea of loyalty. Rules known from a young age and practiced well until death are ditched as the characters’ situation becomes dire. The actions of Johnny and his peers are shameful under scrutiny, but the circumstances are unique. They succumb to paranoia and trivial disputes that cloud their judgment. Although there is a series of irrational choices that wear thin for viewers, those lapses in thinking are earned through process. This isn’t a matter of characters deliberately making bad decisions to further the plot; they’re so scared they just can’t think straight.

What hits the hardest about Beneath is its unapologetic cynicism. There are no heroes here. The story is a display of human nature at its most loathsome. The camaraderie is non-existent, and the overarching theme of distrust goes against everything we know and cherish in both the real world and fiction. The movie acknowledges conventions while dismantling them. Fessenden and writers Tony Daniel and Brian D. Smith tapped into something very dark in Beneath, something provocative even for a genre known for twisting reality and challenging ethics. As for the characters, their relationships were undone not because of a carnivorous fish but because they failed one another during times of trouble. It’s a harsh lesson about growing up that Johnny and the others will never have the opportunity to learn from.

The movie is outwardly memorable because of its creative practical effects and unpredictable behavior. The characters are detestable and the outcome is grim. Even so, Beneath is a shrewd morality experiment that asks its audience a difficult question — what would they do if they were in the same boat — on top of showing what happens when baser instincts supersede compassion.

read Article Here

July 21, 2020
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Cutting Room #160: When Akira Kurosawa Met Abbas Kiarostami

July 16, 2020
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Bloody Disgusting: Fessenden joins horror anthology “ISOLATION”

July 14, 2020
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Cutting Room #159: Khalik Allah and the Streets of Harlem at Night.

July 10, 2020
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Kelly Reichardt’s FIRST COW now available on Digital!

FIRST COW, the latest film from Glass Eye collaborator Kelly Reichardt
(RIVER OF GRASS, WENDY & LUCY) is now available on digital today!

Vulture has the scoop

July 9, 2020
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TBT: GEP at the 25th Annual Spirit Awards

TBT: 2010, A red carpet pic of Fessenden, Ti West, Peter Phok
and Jim Mickle at the 25th Annual Spirit Awards.