GLASS EYE PIX Sizzle Reel 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 LATE PHASES 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 THE LAST WINTER WENDIGO HABIT No Telling / The Frankenstein Complex
April 22, 2014
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Entertainment Weekly: ‘Tales’ trailer invites you to have a screaming good time

From Clark Collis at Entertainment Weekly:

“In the mood for some scare-ification? Then we heartily, bloodily, and spookily recommend you check out the Tales From Beyond The Pale Season 2 box set, which is released today. A series of horror-themed audio plays, TFBTP is the brainchild of terror auteurs Larry Fessenden (Beneath) and Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead) who, according to press release-legend, conceived the idea during “a fog-drenched car ride with nothing beyond the windshield but a horizon-less void.”

Season 2 was recorded live in New York and features the vocal talents of Vincent D’Onofrio, Mark Margolis, James Le Gros, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Fessenden’s Jug Face costar Sean Young, among others. Besides Fessenden and McQuaid, story scribes include Simon Barrett (the mighty You’re Next) and British horror novelist Kim Newman. In addition to the tales themselves, the box set also boasts a DVD chronicling the history of the project and the staging of the shows.

The release of the season 2 box set comes ahead of this weekend’s Stanley Film Festival at the Colorado Hotel, the locale that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining and where the TFBTP team will unleash two tales created just for the event.

But enough of my blather. They say a scream is worth a thousand words — well, at least I do — so please do check out the screech-suffused Tales From Beyond The Pale season 2 trailer below.”


Get your copy of the TALES S2 box set on Amazon or the TALES online store.

April 22, 2014
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Remember your Momma

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April 18, 2014
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Tom Murrin Festival Kicks Off 17th of April at La MaMa

Fessenden joins long-time collaborator David “The Impact Addict” Leslie and friends as they kick off the Tom Murrin Festival. Check out the schedule here and come help celebrate the beloved Alien Comic with a multitude of wacky performances by luminaries and acolytes of the downtown scene.

April 15, 2014
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TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: The Stanley Edition – Cast Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STANLEY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES JOE DANTE TO RECEIVE “MASTER OF HORROR” AWARD PRESENTED BY MICK GARRIS, FULL CAST FOR TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: THE STANLEY EDITION, PANELS, AND ADDED SCREENINGS

April 14, 2014 (Denver, CO) - The Stanley Film Festival (SFF), presented by Chiller and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced their full lineup of panels, added screenings, Dean’s Cup short films, and the full cast of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: The Stanley Edition (presented by Glass Eye Pix). Celebrating the best in independent horror cinema, SFF will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels and fully immersive experiences – set at the Stanley Hotel. The haunted landmark opened in 1909 and was the inspiration for Stephen King’s Overlook Hotel in The Shining.

Adding to the 4-day celebration of horror, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: The Stanley Edition has been created specifically for SFF 2014. TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is an ongoing series of audio dramas penned by luminaries from the world of contemporary horror. The Stanley Edition will proudly feature SFF attendees Martin Starr (Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead), Jocelyn DeBoer (Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead), AJ Bowen (The Sacrament), Ana Asensio and noted director and writer Larry Fessenden and additional special guests. The performance will be held at the Historic Park Theatre in downtown Estes Park on Saturday, April 26 at 4:45pm.

Rounding out the weekend is a series of panels. SpectreVision cofounders Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh Waller will present a panel about their film production and music management company and their future plans. Additional panels include Who Watches This Stuff?: Buying, Selling, Distributing and Exhibiting Horror Films Today as well as a panel focusing on the New Wave of horror featuring Ti West, Travis Stevens, Glenn McQuaid and Larry Fessenden.

Check out the full press release here.

April 11, 2014
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Horror Movie Podcast Show – Fessenden Retrospective

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From HMPod.com:

“One of the busiest dudes working in the horror genre, Larry Fessenden is an actor, writer, director & producer. On this special episode of The Horror Movie Show, hosts Jerry & Mark wax rhapsodic about several of Larry’s movies.

Three movies in which Larry acts — Jug FaceYou’re Next & We Are What We Are — madeHMPod‘s Top 10 list for 2013. A brief review of each movie begins this retrospective.

As producer & director, Larry’s new flick Beneath is a good, old-fashioned creature feature about a gigantic hungry fish in a very small pond, feasting upon the disloyal bodies of naughty teenagers. Larry’s production studio, Glass Eye Pix, has made at least one movie that is not horror, but will make some viewers squirm regardless. The Comedy is the sort of movie that divides an audience into those who love it & those who loathe it.

I Sell the Dead, starring Larry & loveable Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the RingsLost), is a blackly comic tale of body-snatching ghouls who are in way over their heads, so to speak.

Two more movies directed & written by Larry wrap up this episode. The Last Winter (2006) is a tale of nature’s revenge on shortsighted humanity, with Ron Perlman playing the sort of swine he plays so well. Wendigo (2001) stars Jake Weber & Patricia Clarkson as nice people caught up in a small-town cretin’s anger.

Expect to see HMPod‘s interview with Larry, exclusive to this site & Eli Roth‘s The Crypt, coming soon.”

Listen to the podcast here!

April 7, 2014
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HABIT an Inspiration for SUMMER OF BLOOD

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From indiewire

“What films have inspired you?

There are four movies that inspired “Summer of Blood.” Robert Bierman’s “Vampire’s Kiss,” Mary Harron’s “American Psycho,” Larry Fessenden’s “Habit,” and Rick Alverson’s “The Comedy.” For the record, my favorite horror comedy of all time is “American Werewolf in London.: I loved watching horror films as a teenager in the 80s. In the 90s, during college, I discovered and loved the films of Woody Allen.”

Director Onur Tukel’s new movie “Summer of Blood” is showing at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

Check out the full interview at indiewire.com

April 5, 2014
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AMERICAN JESUS in Orlando, FL

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April 3, 2014
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LATE PHASES to Play Stanley Film Festival

The Stanley Film Festival full line-up has been announced! In addition to Glass Eye Pix’s special Stanley Edition of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE LIVE, GEP’s LATE PHASES, directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano, will be playing the fest. Check out the program below.

From the official press release:

The Stanley Film Festival (SFF) produced by the Denver Film Society (DFS) and presented by Chiller, announced today its full line-up and schedule. As previously announced, Doc of the Dead will open SFF. The festival, taking place April 24-27, will close with the mockumentary from Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), What We Do In The Shadows, about a house of vampires trying to get back in touch with modern society. Throughout the four-day celebration of the best in horror cinema, SFF will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels, special events and awards presentations at the historic haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.

The Stanley Film Festival is honored to welcome the founders of SpectreVision, Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh Waller to accept the Visionary Award for their contribution to independent film. Founded in 2010, SpectreVision is a film production and music management company created to tell heartfelt, character-driven stories tackling real, emotional and social issues that test the boundaries of the horror genre. The Visionary Award presentation will be followed by a screening of SpectreVision’s executive produced film, Open Windows, an otherworldly new thriller which stars Wood.

“The Stanley Film Festival is about showcasing horror films that not only scare and entertain, but seek to elevate the genre,” said Denver Film Society Festival Director Britta Erickson. “SpectreVision has broken onto the scene in a fantastic fashion an is leading the industry by producing films that feed the horror audience the type of genre fare they crave. We are thrilled to honor them with our second annual Visionary Award.”

The 2014 Stanley Film Festival film selection was curated by SFF Programming Director Landon Zakheim, DFS Programmer Matthew Campbell and SFF Programming Consultant Michael Lerman.

“This has been a tremendous year for horror cinema. We’re especially honored to showcase some the world’s finest new features, time honored staples of the genre presented by special guests and a truly innovative slate of short films,” said Zakheim.

Individual tickets and the full program are now available at www.stanleyfilmfest.com.

FEATURE PRESENTATIONS:

Late Phases – USA/2014 – (Director: Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Featuring Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Tina Louise, Rutanya Alda) -When a no-nonsense war vet moves into a secluded retirement community that’s fallen victim to a series of violent beast attacks, he vows to stop the creature once and for all. Stanley Film Festival alum Adrien Garcia Bogliano (Here Comes The Devil) returns with his English-Language debut.

Check out the full program line-up here.

To keep up to date with the Stanley Film Festival visit www.stanleyfilmfest.com

March 30, 2014
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AMERICAN JESUS available on-demand at Vutopia APRIL 1

Director Aram Garriga’s documentary AMERICAN JESUS will run on
Time Warner Cable’s on-demand service VUTOPIA starting April 1st

The film will be released on all platforms May 13.

“Barcelona-native Aram Garriga makes a pilgrimage across America, conversing and consorting with Christ-loving bikers, street ministers, surfers, cowboys, and cage-fighters, exploring the wide spectrum of convictions, idiosyncrasies, and subcultures that populate this–to-many–parallel universe. It’s his outsider’s perspective that elevates him to a latter-day Alexis de Tocqueville as he studies America’s inclinations, character, prejudices and passions through its own preoccupation with, and entrapment within, the shimmering maze of materialistic determinism.

“Garriga’s gorgeously shot tableaux neither disparages nor mocks as it explores the paradoxical relationship between faith, politics, and the individual needs at odds with those of the collective’s in a world utterly foreign to the uninitiated. There is something to love and something to hate for both the secular and religious subset alike, and it’s perhaps that ingenious balance that makes this film one of the most important, honest, thought-provoking portraits of American society to date. Challenging and illuminating, this is bold, vanguard filmmaking at its finest.”

— Nicole McControversy

March 28, 2014
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BENEATH interview at Movies.com

From Movies.com: 

Larry Fessenden has been one of the most important figures in indie horror over the last decade. Not only does he lend his acting talent to movies like You’re NextJug Face and Session 9, but his company Glass Eye Pix produced The House of the DevilThe InnkeepersBitter FeastStake Land, and many, many more. He’s basically been a bit of a godsend to many young filmmakers looking to make the kinds of horror movies Hollywood doesn’t.

Fessenden is also a director in his own right, and his latest film hit Blu-ray and DVD this week. It’s called Beneath, and it’s about a group of friends who find themselves trapped on a lake by a giant, man-eating fish. And if that premise sounds delightfully old school to you, you’ll be happy to know the production is as well. Beneath is not a Syfy movie with a bunch of people fighting bad CGI. The toothy fish at the center here is a practical creation, and it’s an impressive one.

Also, Beneath is particularly noteworthy as a low-budget horror production because the majority of the movie takes place on the water, which isn’t exactly the easiest place to make a movie even when you’ve got millions and millions of dollars. That’s why, when we were able to chat with Fessenden on the phone earlier this week, we wanted to know all about why he took on such a difficult task, and what’s his overall impression on the horror industry today now that he’s been a part of it for so long.”

Check out the full interview on Movies.com

BENEATH is out now on Bluray and DVD!