GLASS EYE PIX Sizzle Reel 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 THE LAST WINTER WENDIGO HABIT No Telling / The Frankenstein Complex
October 20, 2014
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LATE PHASES at the Woodstock Film Fest: Glass Eye celebrates!

The screening of Andrian Bogliano’s LATE PHASES was a howling good time for Glass Eye Pals Brent Kunkle (producer), Nick Damici (star) and his entourage. Connor Paulo, Jim Mickle, Linda Moran, James Felix McKenney and Lisa Wisely, makeup men Brian Spears and Peter Gerner and members of the cast and crew were in attendance. Stay tuned for more screenings of the werewolf “masterpiece” (Tony Timpone).

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October 17, 2014
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Freaky Friday: Glass Eye Pix Around-The-Web Roundup

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Fandor’s Filmwax Radio waxes poetic with Fessenden (Listen here)

“Regardless we spoke for well over an hour in an unlit room. As the conversation continued the light grew darker. The conversation went all over the place but one thing was clear: this was a serious filmmaker who likes to have a lot of fun. Oscillating between acting (All the Light in the Sky, Wendy and Lucy), directing (Habit, Beneath) and producing (The Comedy, Night Moves), Fessenden emphasized that his favorite films were those that had a slow approach, films that took their time.”

 

WENDIGO named one of Tribeca Film Institute’s “10 Horror Movies You Need To See” (Check the list out here)

“Though horror has always been a big go-to for filmmakers starting out with low budget fare, The Blair Witch Project took that craze to its zenith. With a whole lot of horrors suddenly flooding the market (and honestly, many of them should never been made) one we’re happy found its way out of the weeds was Larry Fessenden‘s spooky spiritual thriller. Playing off a mythical Algonquain legend, the godfather of contemporary low budget horror makes a thrilling work that’s definitely much scarier than anything done in Blair Witch.

Best Time To Watch: Before you head off for a camping trip or anything that involves a lot of wilderness.”

411Mania Suggests Fessenden for SWAMP THING Film (Read here)

“This is another one that you might cry foul on, because there has of course been a Swamp Thing film made. … With the property’s use of both horror and ecology, you could get someone like Larry Fessenden (WendigoThe Last Winter) involved and do some wondrous things.”

 

BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD competes for Best Behind-The-Scenes-of-Filmmaking Doc on IMDB (Vote here!)

 

LATE PHASES playing Toronto After Dark Festival and Woodstock Film Festival this Sunday (Get your tix here and here)

Brent Kunke and Fessenden in attendance at Woodstock!

 

And TALES on VINYL Is Coming! (Pre-order here)

Keep it tuned to GlassEyePix.com to see what else we’re getting into this Shocktober! 

 

October 16, 2014
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LATE PHASES Coming to Woodstock, Lincoln Center and More

Glass Eye Pix’s new werewolf film, directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano, will be coming to theaters and TV sets November 21st!

Ahead of that it’ll play Woodstock Film Festival October 16th and 18th, with Fessenden and Brent Kunkle in attendance.

It will also be playing Lincoln Center November 1st, with a Q&A with Nick Damici. Get tix and more details here.

October 13, 2014
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Tales From Beyond The Pale Vinyl Pre-Order Starts Today!

Pre-Order starts today for Larry Fessenden’s “The Hole Digger” and Glenn McQuaid’s “Trawler” ON VINYL!

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The TALES come in a gatefold sleeve. The first 100 copies will be colored (red/black mix for The Hole Digger and clear/blue mix for Trawler). All 500 copies in this limited edition will be numbered in gold foil.

Note: the actual gatefold cover will have the full artwork for each (Hole Digger on the front cover, Trawler on the back).

Visit Deep Focus Records to reserve yours!

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October 13, 2014
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Comic Con 2014 Recap!

Glass Eye Pix returned to the Javits Center this weekend for another year of Comic Con madness! Check out pics from the Con here, along with photos from the Super Week NYC premiere of ABCs OF DEATH 2!

October 10, 2014
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Birth of the Living Dead/Night of the Living Dead Double-Feature in Brooklyn! 10/11/14

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Tomorrow night (Saturday Oct 11), Glass Eye Pix presents a double-feature of BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

9:30PM Birth of the Living Dead
11PM Night of the Living Dead

Director Rob Kuhns, Producer Esther Cassidy, and Executive Producer Larry Fessenden will introduce!

Free to attend!

Get more details at Videology

October 7, 2014
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Fessenden Chats with Crave Online on his “Monster Agenda”

Director Larry Fessenden chats with Crave Online about ‘N is for Nexus’ and delves into philosophies on horror, monsters and audiences.

“I wanted to tell a story about all the little things that lead to a convergence that could be deadly, tragic and sad, all the things that I associate with horror. Not as much visceral horror as a sense of melancholy. So I wanted to put a lot of things in place, the idea of time and how the smallest prompt or delay can affect where you end up in a given day. So I had the girlfriend urging him on and then he forgets something so he goes back. Those precious 15 seconds made all the difference in this. The woman who’s driving the cab driver to move faster through the lights, he’s getting frustrated but he’s distracted. It’s just fun to try to have all those elements and build that piece.

My agenda always is to connect the audience somewhat to the characters, even if you have to do it quickly. That’s just my approach to horror so that the horror, the violence or the incident that occurs has some depth. That’s just because that’s the horror I’m speaking of, the feeling of loss that you end up with. When there’s a death, it’s not just oh, it was so gory. It’s that this changed my reality. That person is no longer with me and now I’ll have to deal with all the hauntings, the thoughts, the memories and so on. So I’m always interested in that more sweet spot of horror. I wanted to get pretty quickly to a relationship, they’re nagging at each other and then you get into the more visceral editing. I was excited to be able to work with fast cuts because in a feature I often like to slow things down, to make the audience watch a little more carefully. Here I was in a way liberated to edit quickly and see how much information you could get out of an image that lasts for a second and a half. It was fun.

Look at us having this conversation. We’re talking about horror but in fact it leads ultimately to questions of philosophical depth and that’s why I love the genre. You can take any kind of horror movie, and even if the filmmakers themselves weren’t actively engaged in those ideas, they’re in the DNA of the genre because you’re dealing with good, not even evil. I hate that term, but you’re dealing with adversity, fear which is the most potent emotion, let’s be honest, and that motivates all other emotions. And then whether you do the right thing in a crisis is of course one of the main questions in life.”

Check out the full interview here.

October 7, 2014
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Glass Eye Pal Neal Jonas premieres short film ELISE Thursday Oct 9 at 8PM

elise-invite In addition to the premiere of ELISE, the program for the night will feature some creepy classics, starting off with a projection of Jan Svankmajer’s short film HOUSE OF USHER on 16mm. After ELISE will be a reception with seasonal drinks and a projection of Carl Dreyer’s VAMPYR on 16mm.

October 3, 2014
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ABC’S OF DEATH 2 — on VOD NOW

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F is for Fessenden

There’s one question about Larry Fessenden directing a segment for a Fantastic Fest-related anthology: What took so long?

“I tickled around with VHS right in the beginning,” he said, “but the timing didn’t work. The funny thing about that is that I took it too seriously, and the schedule’s changed.”

“N is for Nexus” proves that VHS‘ loss was ABCs gain. The homage to time-sensitive thriller Run Lola Run returns Fessenden to the concrete and brownstone New York of his early, seminal work, as an ill-fated couple try to meet up on Halloween. It was also a return to his early, zero-budget, guerrilla filmmaking style: “We didn’t really control the streets, so I was constantly going back, saying, ‘Well, I need this one other shot. Well, I’ll just ride my bike really fast through the intersection, and hope I get it.’”

The finished product is a lesson in efficiency as elegance, edited to the microsecond, as he brings the separated lovers, trick or treaters, a cab driver, and a businesswoman together along a tragic trajectory. Fessenden said, “I’m obsessed with chance,” which he called “my basis of horror. There’s also the violent horror, and the psychological thing of people slowly going mad. But there’s this other element, which is about timing and those little things that would affect the convergence, and lead to a terrible, unfortunate mishap. It’s the punchline you know is coming, but you’re not quite sure in which way it will come.”

Fessenden’s segment may be the most loaded with references, from the universal (both Frankenstein’s monster and his bride), and in-jokes for his fans (including a glimpse of the You’re Next masks, and a super-brief cameo by fellow indie horror master JT Petty). There’s a director’s cut that’s around six minutes but, he said, “It’s no better. In fact, it’s not as good, because it was just about torquing the screws.”

There’s only one edit that he almost regrets having to make: “Glen McQuaid, my friend the filmmaker, dressed as a nun, running through a shot. But it actually, believe it or not, slowed things down.”

Article in the Austin Chronicle

October 2, 2014
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ABCs of DEATH 2 premieres on V.O.D. Tonight!

The Anthology film featuring shorts by 26 directors premiers tonight , October 2 on V.O.D.

Screening info at Magnolia Pictures

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“Standouts among the pack include Larry Fessenden’s “N is for Nexus,” 
which finds a calamity befall a group of people at an intersection…”
—Dread Central