October 15, 2019
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Indiewire: Directors Pick Favorite Horror Movies; Kusama picks HABIT

Read Full List at indiewire

SEE “HABIT” AT BAM ON NOVEMBER 5

October 14, 2019
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BORLEY RECTORY out on all-region Blu-ray TODAY!!


Just in time for Halloween,
GEP Pal Ashley Thorpe (Tales From Beyond the Pale, THE HAIRY HANDS)
releases the deluxe edition of THE BORLEY RECTORY, made in association with Glass Eye Pix.

This hand-crafted spookfest is sure to delight. Pick up your copy today!!

“Haunted by the story for 40 years and a film subsequently 6 years in the making, ‘Borley Rectory’ was a labour of love, so there was never a chance of me handing it over to anyone who I didn’t believe would do it justice. The Nucleus release of ‘Borley Rectory’ is everything I could have hoped for and more. Not only does it feature a pristine transfer of the film, it also boasts an incredibly in-depth, highly entertaining and informative feature-length ‘making of’ covering not just the colourful production of the film, but the journey that led me there. Nucleus also allowed and encouraged me to dig deeper into both the legend and the obsessions that led to the film being made. The disc is literally groaning with extras; ghost related featurettes, in-depth interviews with Borley experts, insights from Stephen Volk, Reece Shearsmith and Jonathan Rigby, and an exclusive interview with the publishers of the children’s book that started this journey way back in 1979. Borley Rectory was the Mount Everest of hauntings. This Blu-ray is the Everest of releases.”
– Ashley Thorpe, Director of BORLEY RECTORY

October 11, 2019
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Weekends with GEP: DEPRAVED

’Tis the Season to snuggle up with Fessenden’s Frankenstein, Now Streaming and still in Theaters somewhere

13 New Halloween Movies to Creep you out this Halloween
—Entertainment Weekly

One of the 10 best horror movies of 2019
—Insider

Horror Countdown #24 DEPRAVED
—MLMillerwrites

October 11, 2019
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Glass Eye Pix presents: RETURN OF THE GHOUL LOG for Shudder

For 2019, Shudder reached out to Glass Eye Pix’s Fessenden who, in addition to his work as a director, writer, actor and producer, is also a co-creator of the critically-acclaimed Tales from Beyond the Pale, a long-running series of horror audio dramas that has recently launched as a weekly podcast. Fessenden’s Return of the Ghoul Log includes animations created by the director and Beck Underwood (Creepy Christmas Film Festival 2008 & 2018) with occasional digital enhancements by Glass Eye Pix’s James Siewert. Edit and mix are by Fessenden.

Screen Anarchy has the story

Nightmarish Conjurings

Watch the Return of the Ghoul Log here

October 11, 2019
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Screen Anarchy: Chad Crawford Kinkle’s DEMENTER is “upsetting, dark… ambiguous”


Chad Crawford Kinkle’s follow up to 2013’s JUG FACE
starring Katie Grossing and featuring Fessenden, premiered at the Nashville Film Festival.

“I’ve never seen anything like Dementer.
It’s such an original and unique story that delivers something eerie and remarkable.”
PopHorror

“upsetting, dark, and just ambiguous enough to leave you guessing”
Screen Anarchy

October 11, 2019
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Happy Coming Out Day: GEP flick MARKIE IN MILWAUKEE coming to NewFest, NYC Oct 27 & 28


Dir. Matt Kliegman, USA, 2019, 92 mins

In this remarkable documentary, transgender TSA agent and former minister Markie Wenzel struggles with being ostracized within her conservative community as she debates whether to de-transition. On the eve of her confirmation surgery, Markie professes that she heard the voice of God, who convinced her not to go forward with it. In the aftermath of this decision, Markie reintegrates into her family and fundamentalist church, while reconciling the mutability of gender and the explicit and implicit transphobia of those she loves.

Shot over 10 years, director Matt Kliegman provides space for Markie to tell her own story while beautifully stitching together an endearing and often challenging portrait of gender fluidity, transphobia, and self-acceptance in the American Midwest.

October 10, 2019
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Tales From Beyond the Pale Podcast round-up!

 Exclusive Comments: Glass Eye Pix Launches “Tales From Beyond The Pale”
As Weekly Podcast –Rue Morgue

Larry Fessenden’s Tales From Beyond The Pale
is coming to haunt your earbuds weekly –
 AV Club

Glass Eye Pix’s ‘Tales From Beyond The Pale’
Podcast Launches This Month – Horror Geek Life 

October 10, 2019
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TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: THE PODCAST Episode one: “Reappraisal”


Episode 1: Reappraisal
Written and Directed by Glenn McQuaid.

A man trying to sell his home and uproot his family is visited by a mysterious buyer.
Starring Larry Fessenden, Clay McCLeod Chapman, Sam Zimmerman, Janet Scanlon
poster by Brian Level

for more tales, box sets and swag, visit
www.talesfrombeyondtheplae.com

October 9, 2019
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TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: THE PODCAST launches October 10

TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE to launch as a Podcast
Glenn McQuaid and Larry Fessenden’s Award Winning Audio Plays
will drop weekly starting OCTOBER 10 2019

THE PALE MEN: Glenn McQuaid and Larry Fessenden

THE TALES PODCAST will launch with a brand new audio drama entitled REAPPRAISAL,
written and directed by Glenn McQuaid and featuring Larry Fessenden as a mysterious stranger
determined to buy a property from an unstable seller played by TALES regular
Clay MacLeod Chapman (author of the acclaimed new novel “The Remaking”).
REAPPRAISAL was performed live in Oregon’s Timberline Lodge
as part of the 2016 Overlook Film Festival.

TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, THE PODCAST
will offer up a different episode weekly each Thursday, mixing premieres and new content
with Tales plucked from archives comprised of over 40 half-hour recordings
by a diverse swath of genre writers and directors.

Read the press release here

October 8, 2019
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10th Anniversary Screenings Announced for Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL

From Daily Dead: One of the best reviewed horror films of all time, Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL will return to the big screen this October to mark its 10th anniversary. Becoming an instant cult classic upon its release in 2009, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL will receive a nationwide re-release in 27 markets ten years later, beginning October 8th at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown Los Angeles, with a special in-person appearance by Ti West. 

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL will play single-showing engagements at Alamo Drafthouse cinemas and independent theaters in 27 major markets.
 
Cities include:
October 8 – Alamo DTLA/Los Angeles – 35mm; Ti in attendance
October 15 – Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn – 35mm
October 15 – Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake/Denver, CO
October 15 – Alamo Drafthouse Tempe/Tempe, AZ
October 16 – Alamo Drafthouse Westminster/Westminster, CO (Denver market)
October 18 – Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock/Lubbock, TX
October 22 – Alamo Drafthouse New Mission/San Francisco, CA – 35mm; Ti West in attendance
October 22 – Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh/Raleigh, NC
October 22 – Alamo Drafthouse Denton/Denton, TX (Dallas/Ft. Worth market)
October 23 – Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands/Dallas, TX
October 24 – Frida Cinema/Santa Ana, CA
October 26 – Alamo Drafthouse Omaha/Omaha, NE – 35mm
October 26 – Olympia Film Society @ The Capitol Theatre/Olympia, WA
October 28 – Alamo Drafthouse Cedars/Dallas, TX
October 28  – Alamo Drafthouse Woodbridge/Woodbridge, VA (Wash. DC market)
October 28 – Alamo Drafthouse North Richland Hills/North Richland Hills, TX
October 29 – Alamo Drafthouse Park North/San Antonio, TX
October 29 – Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi/Corpus Christi, TX
October 29 – Alamo Drafthouse Laredo/Laredo, TX
October 30 – Philadelphia Film Center/Philadelphia, PA – 35mm
October 30 – Alamo Drafthouse Littleton/Denver, CO
October 30 – Alamo Drafthouse Loudoun/Ashburn, VA (Wash. DC market)
October 30 – Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo/El Paso, TX
October 30 – Alamo Drafthouse Richardson/Richardson, TX (Dallas/Ft. Worth market)
October 30 – Alamo Drafthouse Woodbury/Woodbury, MN (Minneapolis/St. Paul market)
October 31 – Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane/Austin, TX
October 31 – Alamo Drafthouse Charlottesville/Charlottesville, NC
 
Upon its initial release in October 2009, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL was hailed by critics everywhere. The New York Times‘ Manohla Dargis said West “has come up with a period pastiche that mimics the low-res vibe and look of early-1980s horror. And he’s done it with more shiver than splat. … Mr. West doesn’t just rise to the horrific occasion, he also revels in its simplicity, squeezing chills by turning on the lights, squeaking the floorboards and, in a heart-thumping scene, sending his heroine up the unavoidable stairs. … After years of vivisectionist splatter, here is a horror movie with real shivers.”
 
A creaky Victorian mansion, a graveyard, a lunar eclipse and a pretty college girl: filmmaker West brought back all the elements of classic ’80s horror – with a modern twist – in THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL. West (The Innkeepers, In a Valley of Violence) set his tale in the early 1980s and created an old-school atmosphere of dread and “satanic panic” that rivaled the best of that classic era of shockers.
 
The film has a classic, deceptively simple set-up. Samantha (Jocelin Donahue, Dead Awake, Hes Just Not That Into You), a pretty college sophomore, needs to come up with extra cash to pay the rent in her new apartment. She accepts a babysitting job from Mr. Ulman (Tom Noonan, Manhunter, The Pledge), a tall, creepy man who lives in a gloomy old house near a cemetery in the woods. Samantha soon learns that Ulman and his wife (Mary Woronov, The Devils Rejects, Eating Raoul) don’t even have a child, but Ulman explains that he simply needs Samantha to keep an eye on his elderly mother-in-law while he and his wife go out to celebrate the lunar eclipse. Also in the cast is the then-rising indie It Girl, Greta Gerwig.
 
Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times that West is “an admirer of classic horror films and understands that if there’s anything scarier than haunted house, it’s a possibly haunted house.” The Los Angeles Times‘ Roger Abele said West “shrewdly uses our entire sense memory of horror movie experiences to bring his seen-it-all audience to a jittery state of unnerving, shoe-dropping anticipation.”

Check if The House Of The Devil is unspooling in your town HERE