2 weeks before the U.S. election,
Glass Eye Pix producers Brent Kunkle and Peter Phok with Fessenden | photo: Nelson Bakerman
COMMUNITY OF FEAR
With Ti West’s The House of the Devil hitting theaters, Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix has become one of the most active independent production companies around.
By Lauren Wissot, Fall 2009
… The company has produced or co-produced around 30 titles going back to the mid ’80s, but let’s just take a look at some of the most recent. Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucywas released in the spring on DVD by Oscilloscope following a healthy theatrical run. Glenn McQuaid’s period horror film I Sell the Dead was released in August by IFC following a Slamdance premiere where it won the Cinematography prize and an acting prize for Fessenden. This fall brings the Magnolia Pictures release of West’s The House of the Devil, a period 1970s-styled shocker that plays as a cross between Rosemary’s Baby and When a Stranger Calls. (West has been in the Glass Eye Pix fold for almost a decade, having directed The Roost and Trigger Man for the company. The high-six-figure budget of The House of the Devil was financed by home-video distributor MPI, with whom Glass Eye Pix subsequently signed a three-picture deal.) James Felix McKenny’s Satan Hates You is heading out on the festival circuit while Glass Eye Pix preps his next film, Hypothermia. Jim Mickle’s Stake Land is currently in production through the MPI deal while James LeGros and Joshua Leonard star in Bitter Feast, a thriller that marks director Joe Maggio’s first foray into genre filmmaking. And these are just from 2009.
Pre-dating even Glass Eye Pix, Be Mee TV was a weekly TV show
aired on Public Access Tuesdays at 11PM in the Fall of 1981.
featuring Harry Crosby, Janet Donofrio, Paul Ochs and Larry Fessenden.
Original live music performed by Just Desserts. Shot on location in the East Village,
Avenue A and St Marks Street and in the fields of New Hampshire.
Writer Brendan Mee, Directors Larry Fessenden,
Brendan Mee, camera Alex Wolfe.
Please drop in to this unique 4-day conversation (Thursday—Sunday, Oct 15-18)
about Zombies and Tech and the Future of Humanity by
scientists, psychologists, educators and lovers of the undead.
A fascinating hybrid of serious conversation and the language of horror.
Featuring an episodic mini-zombie film by Fessenden
and collaborator Steve Schlozman (The Zombie Autopsies).
Presented by the Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society
Department of Psychology | Arizona State University
Where to Watch:
Tales From Beyond The Pale is BACK after a summer hiatus
with classic Content and new surprises!
Look for weekly posting through your favorite podcast provider.
And join us in Celebrating our
10 Year Anniversary, October 26
details to follow…
for now please enjoy an “oldie but goodie”
never before presented on the podcast:
It was the summer that everything changed, that summer in Cape Cod
when they first found the hole dug down in the dunes in front of the house.
writer / director: Larry Fessenden
Featuring: James Le Gros and Owen Campbell, Tobias Campbell,
Kevin Corrigan, Heather Robb and Joel Garland.
Music by Dave Eggar
Released November 30, 2010 • Poster by Gary Pullin
for more TALES physical media, info and Swag, visit
From Fansided: Creativity drives the efforts at Glass Eye Pix, and the cumulative result has been a quality over quantity approach that rewards adventurous genre fans. These are films to be pondered and processed, not consumed and forgotten. In honor of their contribution to horror, I felt it appropriate to highlight some of my favorite efforts from Glass Eye Pix:
- Like Me (2017) – Along with Ingrid Goes West, this is one of the most disturbing and visually dazzling depictions of the toxic cult of personality social media can inspire. A stunning feature debut from Robert Mockler.
- Darling (2015) – Mickey Keating‘s black-and-white tale of isolation and madness recalls such “woman alone” horrors as Repulsion and Carnival of Souls.
- The Innkeepers (2011) – Ti West’s haunted-hotel follow-up to The House of the Devil blends comedy and chills to great effect. Pat Healy and Sara Paxton play our extremely likable protagonists.
- Stake Land (2010) – A hybrid of horror and post-apocalyptic action, Jim Mickle and Nick Damici create a fresh spin on the vampire mythos.
- No Telling (1991) – A bone-chilling modern rendition of Frankenstein, shifting the focus from a decaying castle to an isolated farm, where an ambitious scientist experiments on the livestock. An unsettling effort from Fessenden, which is even more topical and relevant today.
In celebration of America’s newest Holiday, “Indigenous People’s Day,”
Glass Eye Pix is proud to offer a ONE DAY ONLY screening of the little-seen BLOOD RED EARTH
JT Petty’s short prequel to his highly under-rated period creature-feature THE BURROWERS.
Now streaming at the secret Glass Eye Pix Vimeo page.