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... to all a good night ...
BEST OF 2010...
2010: THE YEAR IN HORROR—SAM’S TOP 10 MOVIES
Also, you’ve severely missed out if you haven’t even dipped a toe into the ocean of quality that is TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE. More than just creating fun throwbacks, the team at Glass Eye Pix and the filmmakers they’ve assembled are very much crafting great little spookfests that remind us why we love horror storytelling in general.
Horror in Review: 10 Best Surprises of 2010
Ear Candy from Glass Eye
It’s hard to imagine that, in a time of 3-D televisions, computer graphics, and flying cars (they’re coming, you just wait) we’d get new audio plays harkening back to the classic radio dramas of the golden age. The brain child of Glass Eye Pix (The Last Winter, I Sell the Dead) chief Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid, Tales from Beyond the Pale draws its influence from the radio dramas of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Boris Karloff. And it’s more than just a fun bit of kitsch, featuring an impressive vocal cast that has included Vincent D’Onofrio, Ron Perlman, James Le Gros and Kevin Corrigan. The multi-faceted Fessenden (also a producer, actor, director and writer) hosts the episodes himself and has garnered talented genre directors such as Paul Solet, JT Petty and Simon Rumley. The project’s success certainly proves the old adage that sometimes simple is best.
Jim Mickle's sophomore film is a 70s style road trip through a grim apocalypse, a land where the men don't talk much because they're too busy cutting down the undead. The living may not be much but it beats a death that never ends.
Mickle's a director with the good sense to know when to back off and when to go for the throat and he is well matched once again with his star and writing partner Nick Damici. — Todd Brown:
SATAN HATES YOU
22 December: Cult Maestro LARRY FESSENDEN Chats It Up With Tess Davidson!
Glenn McQuaid's TRAWLER now available at
TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE.com
"Satan Hates You is a clever collision of flamboyant gore and social commentary
that never goes too far with anything save mordant wit"
- John Anderson, VARIETY
OPENS FRIDAY DEC 17 at RERUN GASTROPUB THEATER in NEW YORK CITY
14 DECEMBER: BIG NEWS DAY at GLASS EYE PIX
TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE’S “GRANDFATHER” CLAUSE — Fangoria
Graham Reznick's audio play THE GRANDFATHER premiers at TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE
starring ANGUS SCRIMM and MATT HUFFMAN
who also appear in James Felix McKenney's SATAN HATES YOU
reviewed today in VARIETY and opening FRIDAY at RERUN GASTROPUB THEATER in DUMBO, NY
and speaking of gasrto — world renowned chef MARIO BATALI will appear
on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON Tonight!! TUESDAY at 12:35 AM to promote Joe Maggio's BITTER FEAST (OUT ON DVD 1/4/11)
And check out the new teaser for Nick Parada's film BRO' featuring Fessenden
Dec 10: Fessenden prattles on in video interview by Damian Calvo for MUBI's Cinema 21
|Dec 9 — Our Pal Brian Spears gets
into the Holiday Spirit with
this spectacular Zombie Santa.
Check out the photos at FANGORIA.
And speaking of Fango, run down and pick up a copy at your local newsstand!
BLACK SWAN issue features articles on
BITTER FEAST, STAKE LAND
Tales from Beyond the Pale
releases Paul Solet's audio play
DEC 1: At Glass Eye Pix we love
Grouping things together helps settle a restless mind
and celebrate a shared perspective.
We have presided over ....
9 genre films by 5 directors: Drive in fare for the discerning fan.
25 Christmas-themed spooky shorts by 25 artists and filmmakers.
Beck Underwood's on-line-advent-calendar-film-festival.
Start the tradition all over again Today, DEC 1!
3 designs: Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day
Larry Fessenden's TRILOGY of HORROR
3 movies that explore the classic horror tropes: Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman.
NO TELLING, HABIT and WENDIGO
TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE
10 stories by 10 genre writers of page and screen.
a foray into audio drama
STAKE LAND WEBISODES
7 shorts, 5 directors, coming soon ...
Glenn McQuaid blogs about ANTHOLOGIES at FearNet
11/28 — TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE continues
with a new episode each week and a blog on FearNet
Tuesday 16 November
Jeff Buhler's THIS ORACLE MOON starring Ron Perlman and Doug Jones
now available for download at
TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE.com
Fessenden blogs at FearNet.com
“Glass Eye Pix generalissimo Larry Fessenden and cohort Glenn McQuaid share this burgeoning affection
for creepy old-time radio gems, and are overseeing their own original take with the TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE web series.
With features like THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and the upcoming STAKE LAND,
Glass Eye is building a serious rep in the film world for quality artistic productions, and thus expectations
were pretty darn high as Fango plugged its earphones into its new single-sensory venture...
D’Onofrio manages to make audio drama feel fresh again with every subtle inflection.
He’s ably supported by Fessenden’s reappearance as part of the tale, reprising his FEAST role of private eye Bill Coley...
If these first two installments are any indication, listeners can expect wildly different approaches
and unpredictable flavors housed between Fessenden’s host bumpers as TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE continues its first season...”
“Man on the Ledge”:
“British and Proud”:
INTERVIEW with the TALES directors in The Vegas Outsider
|JOE MAGGIO||SIMON RUMLEY|
WORD IS OUT!
BITTER FEAST arrives on DVD and VOD 1/4/10
•Feature-length commentary with writer-director Joe Maggio along with producers Larry Fessenden,
Peter Phok, Brent Kunkle, and sound designer Graham Reznick.
• Making Bitter Feast (making of)
• Joe Maggio Interviews Mario Batali
• Deleted Scene & Alternate Ending
• Feast Portraits
Tuesday 9 November:
TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE launches Episode 3
SARAH LANGAN's IS THIS SEAT TAKEN?
TUESDAY 2 NOVEMBER:
Tales from Beyond the Pale launches Episode 2
SIMON RUMLEY's BRITISH AND PROUD
Happy Halloween from Glass Eye Pix
“while this movie’s bloodsucking undead do deliver the goods,
it’s the living—and their struggles to stay that way—
that provide the true beating heart of this quietly powerful film.”
WEDNESDAY 27 October 8:30 PM
New York City Premiere of STAKE LAND
at the Walter Reade Theater
Vincent D’Onofrio, others embrace horror radio with ‘Tales from Beyond the Pale’
TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE
debuts Tuesday October 26
25 Years of GLASS EYE PIX
October 22 —November 4, 2010
ReRun Gastopub Theater in Dumbo, Brooklyn NY
Come enjoy good beer, good food, great movies and special trailers and shorts
from the scary Glass Eye Archives. Filmmakers may be present...
The Wall Street Journal
The Village Voice
The New York Times
The L Magazine
New York Magazine
New York Press
Event details here
|FRI, Oct 22
7pm - I SELL THE DEAD
9:30pm - I SELL THE DEAD
midnight - I SELL THE DEAD
|SAT, Oct 23
Noon only - HABIT
SUN, Oct 24
|MON, Oct 25
7pm - THE ROOST
10pm - THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL
|TUE, Oct 26
10pm - RED EARTH / WENDIGO
|WED, Oct 27
7pm - TRIGGER MAN
10pm - THE VIEWER (IN 3-D!)
& I CAN SEE YOU
|THU, Oct 28
7pm - HABIT
10pm - HABIT
|FRI, Oct 29
7pm – NO TELLING
9:30pm – THE LAST WINTER
|SAT, Oct 30
Noon only - NO TELLING
|SUN, Oct 31 (Halloween!)
7pm - THE ROOST
10pm - THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL
|MON, Nov 1
7pm – NO TELLING
10pm - HABIT
|TUE, Nov 2
7pm - WENDIGO
10pm - THE LAST WINTER
|WED, Nov 3
10pm - SATAN HATES YOU
|THU, Nov 4
7pm only - AUTOMATONS
NOW PLAYING THROUGH THURSDAY 21 OCT
FANGORIA publishes its BITTER FEAST set visit on the occasion of the New York opening: PART 1 | PART 2
read the review
October 15: Fessenden's essay on Night of the Living Dead appears in
Joe "Phantom of the Movies" Kane's new book on the making of a classic.
And below, Fessenden touts the classic again in TOTAL FILM'S
HORROR ICONS' TOP 10 HORROR FILMS.
P.S. I never include JAWS in these lists because
I don't think of it as a horror movie (just the BEST movie ever...) —LF
Joshua Leonard, James Le Gros, Amy Seimetz,
Larry Fessenden, John Speredakos and Mario Batali in
OPENS FRIDAY at ReRun Gastopub Theater in Dumbo, Brooklyn NY
FRI, October 15 — 7:00PM, 9:30PM, 11:55PM
SAT, October 16 — 7:00PM, 10PM
SUN, October 17 — Noon
MON—THURS, October 18 — 21 7:00PM, 10PM
"ONE OF THE BEST OF THE FEST"
- HUFFINGTON POST
"CRITIC'S PICK: Zesty fun for its actors... a sly parody... a creepy little chamber-piece... wonderfully wicked...
Joe Maggio is a name that can be placed alongside Fessenden protégé Ti West as one to watch out for."
- L.A. WEEKLY
"A MUST SEE ... Razor sharp acerbic wit... perfectly crafted... meticulous... explosive"
- CULVER CITY OBSERVER
"BITTER FEAST is a good meal. If you want a fun, scary thrill, go check it out."
"Totally satisfying and engaging... a special, worthwhile film... absolutely gripping."
"a plea for simple, basic humanity...
a low-budget, well-paced, impressively performed and quietly engaging indie horror flick
that's got two strong leads and a welcome sense of dark gallows humor."
"fantastic sequences sprinkled with intensity...
enthralling and definitely engaging... an enjoyable snack."
"gore for the gourmet. First-rate performances by James Le Gros and Joshua Leonard...
Helmer Maggio reveals a fluency in the horror-genre vocabulary while also translating it to his own twisted ends....
blends celebrity psychology, media criticism and basic cuisine... while also fusing Emeril Legasse and Norman Bates...
a hybrid of intellectual and visceral horror.... It's also funny...
Tech credits are tops, notably Jeff Grace's score and its recurrent themes,
and the beautiful work of d.p. Michael McDonough ("Winter's Bone")."
Read Full Reviews
and coming up... a glass eye pix retrospective...
Oct 9 — Just Desserts to Release ‘Lost in Love’ on Halloween 2010
Oct 8 — 'Tis the season...
upcoming SHOCKTOBER SCREENINGS of GLASS EYE PIX projects
BITTER FEAST opens in New York October 15
Glass Eye Pix retrospective 14 films/14 days: October 22 — November 4
at ReRun Gastopub Theater in Dumbo, Brooklyn NY
STAKE LAND to screen at Lincoln Center October 27!
October 6 TONIGHT!! SATAN HATES YOU IN BOSTON
Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville MA 02144 — 8 pm/$5
...and GLASS EYE PIX will be in Colorado at the
BITTER FEAST and SATAN HATES YOU play SATURDAY October 16!!
4 October — Weekend at Woodstock Film Festival wraps.
Good time had by all: BITTER FEAST and STAKE LAND screen.
new Glass Eye intern Eric Pennycoff , old Glass Eye intern Mike Dragon,
Brent Kunkle, Joe Maggio, Seth Anderson and Fessenden clowning
STAKE LAND Q&A Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Connor Paolo,
Michael Cerveris, Fessenden, Sean Nelson
Fangoria has the story
Rue Morgue Magazine hits stands, Psycho turns 50, and TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE gets a profile
27 Sept — SATAN HATES YOU wins BEST FEATURE
at the Coney Island Film Festival
STAKE LAND at Fantastic Fest
11:40 PM Sat, Sep 25
6:20 PM Mon, Sep 27
Sept 23 — Voltaire has another Macabre Movie in the works
... Macabre artist-musician-filmmaker Voltaire is always busy, especially when Halloween draws near... but this year, Gotham's mad jack-of-all-trades has even more on his plate than usual. Among his many projects, one of the most interesting is a series of amazing stop-motion horror shorts, which have been a hit on the indie film festival circuit for a couple of years now. One of his new animations – an opening sequence for Larry Fessenden's highly anticipated horror radio series Tales From Beyond the Pale – is already being expanded into a much larger film.
Fessenden and his production company Glass Eye Pix (whose projects include House of the Devil and Stake Land), approached Voltaire to create the animated opening for their cool retro-horror radio show...
more at Midnight Spook Frolic
"weird and wild... a truly subversive work of art." -- SHOCK CINEMA
Telluride Horror Show
October 15-17, Screening TBA
more dates coming soon
Stake Land wins Midnight Madness People”s Choice Award
at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival
17 September 2010 — STAKE LAND world premiere
at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
"blows away lots of the ostensibly more ambitious films also playing at the Toronto Film Festival simply through the purity of its ambitions and the rough, redneck energy of its filmmaking. This is a film that is totally comfortable with being a b-list, genre flick, a straight-up shot of exploitation moonshine with no chaser and as such it is the best movie it could possibly be. Just think of Jim Mickle as an American Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) and you'll have an idea of what you're in for."
"highly satisfying low-budget horror-thriller from helmer/co-writer Jim Mickle. Making strong use of Western iconography and conventions... Highly cinematic, pitch-perfect yarn... Taking on a larger canvas than that of "Mulberry Street," Mickel rises to the challenge, confirming his reputation as an emerging horror auteur."
"Jim Mickle's Stake Land shows us an America perhaps in the not-too-distant future wherein vampires have begun to dominate, and society has essentially been splintered into small bands of survivors, with two clear cut camps: religious fundamentalists and the sane. In these days of Tea Party hysteria, this is all too uncomfortably familiar. More a road movie than a vamp flick, Stake Land reveals that, in an age of fanaticism and intolerance, vampires are the least of our worries.
Jeff Grace contributes a compelling score that draws as much from symphonic work as it does from early Americana and Smithsonian Folkways recordings. Mickle spoke of how the score moved backward in time, almost as if the characters were heading back into pioneer days, evoking old ghosts and decaying dreams. In fact, the film felt very much like we were witnessing a societal de-evolution, a return to primal needs and fears, where survival is not a right, but a privilege, and the score at times reinforces this idea, and at times juxtaposes it, all to great effect. The score acts almost like another narrative device, in the same way that the camera, the narration, and the plot all have us floating down the river at the same pace. The way that all these elements seamlessly mesh and play off each other is nothing short of cinematic excellence, and really showcases the power and importance of the "director".
Stake Land is one more addition to the super solid Glass Eye Pix/Scareflix stable, and everyone involved has every right to be very, very proud of what we saw last night."
"The best Midnight Madness film of the year, and the first that could be considered truly great.
Stake Land is a fantastically scary and heartbreaking film that never betrays its low-budget roots."
"it's so damn good...
Damici, Paolo, Kunkle, Curl, Phok, Reznick, McGillis | Damici, Cerveris, Curl | executive producer Greg Newman and producer Peter Phok
Liz Vastola (costumes) with Cerveris | Damici | producer Adam Folk, actress Vonia Arslanian, Danielle Harris, Fessenden and Paolo
Kunkle and Grace | special guests TWITCH editor Todd Brown, RUE MORGUE editor Dave Alexander, Gary Pullin, Fessenden, Trevor Tuminski
Danielle Harris | CAST: Connor Poalo, Michael Cerveris, Danielle Harris, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis, Sean Nelson | with Mickle
Our Host, the awesome Colin Geddes, with Mickle | Midnight Madness | Q&A
MIDNIGHT MADNESS BLOG
Midnight Producers Part 6: Larry Fessenden - STAKE LAND
Five Questions With STAKE LAND Director Jim Mickle
Stake Land Q&A
@thesubstream ♥'s Midnight Madness #9 - STAKE LAND
The Ugly Truth about Vampires
STAKE LAND A Must See of 2010
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Toronto,
Glass Eye Pix on a secret mission to get
THE TELEPORT off the ground.
Peter Phok and Graham Reznick with special guest.
14 Sept — Glass Eye Pix in Toronto for the 2010 Film Festival
THE MAN: Colin Geddes who makes Midnight Madness happen. On the street with Amy Seimetz and Peter Phok;
Graham Reznick and Fantasia programmer Mitch Davis; Davis, Seimetz, AJ Bowen, lurking in the back, director Adam Wingard.
the director of A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE, Adam Wingard with stars Joe Swanberg and AJ Bowen.
9/11 — STAKE LAND in the news and around the web:
Five Question with STAKE LAND director Jim Mickle
Entertainment Weekly welcomes back Kelly McGillis
Dread Central picks up the story
Sept 6 — Toronto Film Fest Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes
sites STAKE LAND as the one to watch in THE GLOBE AND MAIL
But of the several horror movies included this year, the one Geddes has pegged to emerge as a sleeper hit is Stake Land,
a vampire movie set in a postapocalyptic world in which an older hunter protects a young boy.
“No one’s got any expectations for it,” Geddes says. “There’s no big stars, it’s a second-time director,
but I think it’s really going to surprise people. It’s a road movie with vampires but it’s also just a really chilling postapocalpytic view.”
CRUNCH TIME: Final Day of the mix at DigIt Audio. Tom Efinger at the controls; Graham Reznick (sound design) Jim Mickle (director) and Brent Kunkle (producer) look on.
BITTER FEAST: Friday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m and Saturday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
STAKE LAND: Special Screening Saturday the 2nd at 10 p.m.
also playing at the festival this year, Brent Kunkle's s8mm short HORROR AT GEN ATTY
and the Jacob Jaffke produced short OFF SEASON
Fessenden on the panel —
tickets and info: Woodstock Film Festival
August 26: Graham Reznick in the news
Solon's Andrew O'Hehir celebrates I CAN SEE YOU
in his review of THE LAST EXORCISM
""The Last Exorcism" undermines itself because it's just a cheapo horror movie with a gimmicky framing device. It isn't trying to convince anybody that OMG This Totally Happened -- those innocent days are behind us -- rather, it's pretending to be pretending that it's real. So some good acting and decent scares get entombed within too many dull postmodern iterations. That's definitely not a crime, but it bugs me that this particular indie-horror formula gets cranked out to a large audience, over and over again, while something genuinely terrifying and original, like Graham Reznick's "I Can See You," comes and goes unnoticed. "
Also Reznick on the radio along with James Cameron
discussing 3D at MovieGeeksUnlimited
Original Airdate: August 25
Friday, 21 August — Fessenden wraps two days on WORST FRIENDS
featuring Deanna Russo
a low budget indie directed by newcomer Ralph Arend (below, right)
pictured with star and co-writer (story) Richard Tanne.
17 August — Los Angeles: Angus Scrimm Reads the titular role for Graham Reznick's “THE GRANDFATHER”
as the Glass Eye Pix Audio Series TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE goes into production.
17 August — Jim Mickle’s STAKE LAND to premiere at
THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Our pals at TWITCH have several posts on Mickle and the rest of the line-up.
And keep an eye out for Fessenden in another Midnight Madness selection,
Brad Anderson's VANISHING ON 7th STREET
FEARnet — Interview: Graham Reznick of The House of the Devil, I Can See You, and The Viewer
HorrorSquad — Exclusive: Director Graham Reznick on ‘The Viewer' and ‘The Teleport'
13 August — D.P. Gordon Arkenberg and director Graham Reznick shoot actor Nick Lauer as THE VIEWER for Reznick's 3D short.
Graham Reznick on MAKING OF.COM: Three Dimensions of Independence
SCREENS TONIGHT! Read the L.A. Weekly Blurb!
Join Graham Reznick in Los Angeles for a Special Screening of
I CAN SEE YOU and THE VIEWER (in new "POLARIZED" 3D)
Friday the 13th of August, 8pm, at the Downtown Independent.
Horror Squad has the skinny
Not in L.A. ? Rent or buy the DVD from Kino International...
7/5 — ON SHELVES NOW!! New issue of Fango Features three pages on
James McKenney's SATAN HATES YOU as told by Scream Queen Debbie Rochon
Glenn McQuaid's I SELL THE DEAD wins Audience award
at the FANTASPOA FANTASTIC FILM FEST in Brazil!
August 2 — Recent titles still rolling out across the globe.
seen here in its
Wed. Aug. 4 11:30 AM
ON RUE MORGUE RADIO: Fessenden discusses TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE
McQuaid interview from July 16 also available for download.
28 JULY, VARIETY REPORTS:
Horror thesps invited to a 'Gathering'
By DAVE MCNARY
Treasure Entertainment, in association with Highland Myst Entertainment, is aiming to bring together a host of high-profile horror actors in "The Gathering," led by Doug Bradley, Udo Kier and William Sadler.
Jon Keeyes ("American Nightmare") has been tapped to direct from Carl Kirshner's script, set up as a horror anthology containing half a dozen stories.
Thesps signed to appear include Bill Moseley, Clint Howard, David Naughton, Billy Drago, Larry Fessenden, Debbie Rochon, Adrienne King, Brian O'Halloran, Lin Shaye, Ellen Sandweiss, Brinke Stevens and Kiowa Gordon from the "Twilight" pics. link
21 July — Now in Stores!! Fessenden and McKenney (the Glass Eye Pix old timers) realize childhood dream of
appearing in FAMOUS MONSTERS of FILMLAND in its return to print — issue #251: 8 page article on Dark Sky includes coverage of
Glass Eye Pix productions BITTER FEAST, STAKE LAND, HYPOTHERMIA, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and THE INNKEEPERS
SATAN HATES YOU at the Egyptian: Los Angeles Premiere !!
Q& A featuring Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Turquoise, Taylor Grant, John Anthony Blake, Dan Ferranti, Max Brooks and Laree Lov
McKenney Wooping it up with his West Coast Cast: Max Brooks, Reggie Banister and Angus Scrimm and John Anthony Blake
18 July: Michael Rooker talks about HYPOTHERMIA in Fangoria:
HYPOTHERMIA was produced by Glass Eye Pix (THE LAST WINTER, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, I SELL THE DEAD), which is headed by indie horror filmmaker Larry Fessenden. “Larry is just a regular guy. And the Glass Eye folks are HARD workers. It was a nice, fun little movie. Reminded me of when I did HENRY.”
“At a time when the Tea Party and Religious Right groups have
a stranglehold on “morality” and government, Satan Hates You
is just about the most timely horror film out there... full of piss and vinegar...
Normally the appearance of so many famous horror icons is a red flag for me,
but in this case, McKenney made some great casting decisions
that served the story rather than trivialize the actors...
another great entry into the genre by Monsterpants and Glass Eye Pix.
There’s something in the water there in NYC, and I’d love to have a pitcher of it.”
—All Things Horror
SATAN HATES YOU West Coast Tour continues...
Just announced - a special screening of SATAN HATES YOU
Monday, July 19th at 7:30 PM — The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA
for American Cinemateque members, cast, crew and friends of Glass Eye Pix.
There will be a Q&A with members of the cast & crew after the screening.
If you would like to attend, send direct email to:
SATAN HATES YOU
WEST COAST PREMIERE!
AT SAN FRANCISCO'S ROXIE CINEMA
ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD FILM FESTIVAL
7/10/2010 17:00 - Roxie Cinema - SOLD OUT
7/13/2010 17:00 - Roxie Cinema - BUY NOW
July 4 — interview at GeekTyrant with Glass Eye Comrade Jeremiah Kipp
(A.D. on AUTOMATONS and I SELL THE DEAD; Producer and A.D. on SATAN HATES YOU)
— — — — — —— — — — — — — — — — — — — — FESTIVAL UPDATE — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
SAN FRANCISCO - July 10 & 13
Another Hole in the Head
SF Independent Horror Festival
PORT TALBOT, WALES - August 3rd
ATLANTA, GA - August 14
Atlanta Horror Film Festival
26 June — Last Day on BRO: with the moto-x's (left) and with real bros Robert Parada (producer) and Nick Parada (director) and actor Harrris Maynard
25 June — On the set of BRO again: with star Will Chavez and with Mike Wade
Fessenden joins the cast of Nick Parada's BRO, now shooting in North Hollywood.
with Danny Trejo and moto-x homies "Scummy" Morrison and Beau Manley. BRO is on facebook.
June 21 — LAFF Festival Wrap up:
Costume designer Liz Vastola and producer Peter Phok; Maggio and Fessenden cozy up to Doug Jones, LAFF head programmer: Joshua Leonard at the Q&A.
Join us tonight, 10 PM at the Downtown Independent for a second screening of Joe Maggio's BITTER FEAST
“ONE OF THE BEST OF THE FEST”
“CRITIC'S PICK: Zesty fun for its actors... a sly parody... a creepy little chamber-piece... wonderfully wicked...
Joe Maggio is a name that can be placed alongside Fessenden protégé Ti West as one to watch out for.”
“A MUST SEE ... Razor sharp acerbic wit... perfectly crafted... meticulous... explosive”
—CULVER CITY OBSERVER
“BITTER FEAST is a good meal. If you want a fun, scary thrill, go check it out.”
“Totally satisfying and engaging... a special, worthwhile film... absolutely gripping.”
“a plea for simple, basic humanity...
a low-budget, well-paced, impressively performed and quietly engaging indie horror flick
that's got two strong leads and a welcome sense of dark gallows humor.”
“fantastic sequences sprinkled with intensity...
enthralling and definitely engaging... an enjoyable snack.”
Interview with star James Le Gros at Movie|Line.com
JUNE 18: BITTER FEAST WORLD PREMIERE at the 2010 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL
Producers Brent Kunkle and Peter Phok. Kunkle, director Joe Maggio and Phok on the "red carpet"
Star Amy Seimetz arrives. Fessenden with Seimetz and special guests Pat Healy and Ti West of THE INNKEEPERS
More special guests: VIRGIL BLISS star Clint Jordan and BITTER FEAST editor Seth Anderson; the great Angus Scrimm with Joe Maggio
Q & A with Maggio and Fessenden, Seimetz, Kunkle, Phok and Anderson.
Dark Sky Films presents a Glass Eye Pix production Bitter Feast
Premiering tonight at the Los Angeles Film Feastival
Read interviews with writer director Joe Maggio at Movie Maker | Backstage | Bloody-Disgusting | Horrorsquad
Visit the official site bitterfeastthefilm.com.
|Exclusive: Mario Batali tucks into a ‘Bitter Feast’|
6/16/10 - Aero screening of WENDIGO attended by John Pyper-Ferguson (and a few others) who appeared in SKIN AND BONES, another Fessenden WENDIGO picture.
June 16—Fessenden prattles on in various rambling interviews about
BITTER FEAST, THE INNKEEPERS, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, NO TELLING and downtown Los Angeles
Bloody-Disgusting | Cinematical | FearNet | Variety
14 June: internet abuzz with Bitter Feast chatter... Trailer and Photos released
ShockTillYouDrop | Fangoria | BloodyDisgusting | FearNet | 28dayslateranalysis | cinematical | SHOWTIMES and TICKES at LAFF
Fearnet.com | Dread Central | Rue Morgue | Colonel's Crypt | ShockTillYouDrop
9 June — LOOSE LIPS DEPT. Story leaks to Fangoria's Michael Gingold at the SATAN HATES YOU after-party...
Brent Kunkle sets up, director McKenney with cinematographer Eric Branco, producer Lisa Wisely and star Christine Spencer
stars Don Wood, Matt Huffmann and Ben Forster arrive, MOTLEY CREW: Nick Damici, Brahm Revel, Aram Garriga from Sitges and distributor Ray Privett arriving;
STAKE LAND TEAM: director Jim Mickle, producer Adam Folk and star Nick Damici. BELOW: McKenney greets his adoring fans
Fessenden haunts the after party...
8 JUNE at 8PM SHARP
FREE SCREENING OF JAMES FELIX McKENNEY'S
at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 2nd Avenue, NYC
GLASS EYE PIX coming to Los Angeles June 16
Glass Eye Pix producers Fessenden, Peter Phok and Brent Kunkle,
June 18 at 9:45 PM | June 20 10:00 PM | Downtown independent
Revenge is a dish best served to order—raw and bloody—in this pitch-black thriller that will forever change the way you look at a frying pan. When a snarky online review spurs the cancellation of his TV cooking show and the loss of his restaurant, a pompous chef kidnaps the blogger he holds responsible (Sometimes leaving a nasty comment just isn’t enough) and serves up a buffet of brutal lessons in critical etiquette. Writer-director Joe Maggio provides plenty of meat and potatoes gore for fans of the genre, while applying liberal dollops of dark wit for those with a more refined palate.
Fessenden and Dominic Monaghan in Glenn McQuaid's film
I SELL THE DEAD on TV!
Sun. May 30 6:40 PM TMC
Check local listings!!
18 May 3:00AM — THE INKEEPERS wraps!
(above) Cinematographer Eliot Rockett; star Sara Paxton recording ghosts (on Glass Eye Pix Sennheiser mic from 1985); director Ti West; (below) West with co-star Pat Healy
Glass Eye Pix saving the planet
with "no bottled water" policy
16 May ... Speaking of Oil spills, THE LAST WINTER still on TV and NETFLIX view instantly.
14 May — BITTER FEAST In The News: Bloody Disgusting | Fangoria | Dread Central
11 May — First photos from Ti West's THE INNKEEPERS released.
Sara Paxton and Pat Healy are amature Ghostbusters.
more photos at Fangoria.com
10 May — SHOCK CINEMA:
SATAN HATES YOU "A truly subversive work of Art"
Joe Maggio's BITTER FEAST to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival June 17—24
BITTER FEAST stars James Le Gros, Joshua Leonard, Amy Seimetz (pictured), Larry Fessenden, John Speredakos and Mario Batali
Tuesday, 27 April — Day 1 of Ti West's THE INNKEEPERS
George Riddle, Sara Paxton and Pat Healy are among the players in West's new film.
Read the announcement in The Hollywood Reporter
Kelly McGillis joins the cast!!
Larry Fessenden - The New Master of Horror
Larry Mutha-fuckin' Fessenden, that's who.
Mr. Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix has been enabling new Horror-talent since the mid-80's
and now they're finally beginning to get their head above water and garner buzz.
To that end, let's count some of Mr. Fessenden's recent accomplishments off, shall we?
Writer/Director: The Last Winter.
Producer/Actor: Satan Hates You
Producer: House of the Devil
Producer: Trigger man
Producer/Actor: I Sell the Dead
Read full post at CHUD.COM
Hey Shawn, you aint seen nothin' yet... stay tuned for Bitter Feast, Stake Land, Hypothermia, The Innkeepers and a few others too soon to mention —LF
Trailer to Ilya Chaiken's new web series THE UNLOVABLES is now on-line!
Featuring Eleanor Hutchins, Kevin Corrigan, Steve Cuiffo,
Jayce Bartok, Larry Fessenden and a cast of many...
April 14 — FANGORIA REPORTS on James Felix McKenney's HYPOTHERMIA
Also in Bloody-Disgusting: Blood-Soaked Snow in First Hi-Res Look at 'Hypothermia'
8 APRIL 2010 — INDIE DIRECTOR/PRODUCER LARRY FESSENDEN
New York, NY - The TromaDance Film Festival Committee is honored to announce that esteemed indie director/producer Larry Fessenden will join the "Sell Your Own Damn Movie!" panel discussion on April 17 during the TromaDance Film Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The panel discussion will be held at the ShowRoom (708 Cookman Ave) at 6:15 PM.
James Felix McKenney launches ditribution company Channel Midnight with website and Fango article.
Ti West's THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL nominated for 2
TOM NOONAN, Best Supporting Actor
JEFF GRACE, Best score
Plus 4 Nominations for Glass Eye associate JT Petty's
* (A couple of movies, like I SELL THE DEAD and ANTICHRIST, will wait till next year when they’ve had wider U.S. disc exposure.)
April Fool's: OUT OF THE BLUE DEPT:
Several in-depth interviews from a STAKE LAND set visit last November materialize at Bloody Disgusting
I SELL THE DEAD actor Angus Scrimm interviewed for DREAD CENTRAL
30 March — Glenn McQuaid's I SELL THE DEAD now available on DVD and Blu-Ray
and available for rent from NetFlix
"This is just plain fucking fun...
if you like fun horror, you’re probably gonna develop a serious crush on this flick.
For one – it has Merry, Hellboy and the scary fucking TALL MAN in it.
With crazy folks like Larry Fessenden ta boot. Definitely worth checking out"
— AINT IT COOL NEWS
I SELL THE DEAD producer and actor Larry Fessenden interviewed for DREAD CENTRAL
25 march — I SELL THE DEAD director Glenn McQuaid interviewed for DREAD CENTRAL
22 March — Fessenden appreciation materializes on British Blog...
As driven as Roger Corman; as authentic as John Cassavetes; as subversive, bold and transgressive as Stuart Gordon. In the early 1990s rush of independent film revelry, while the world was rightly fawning over the collective visions of a new band(e) of vibrant, cine-smart filmmakers -- among their number Allison Anders, Whit Stillman, Richard Linklater and, of course, Quentin Tarantino -- one name was lost in furore over the free ideals, cultured formalism and rampant creative frivolity of this post-Soderbergh Sundance set. The name was Larry Fessenden.
It would be disingenuous to ever imagine that he would *really* be included on such a striking role-call. Yet looking back at the down-and-dirty-pictures epoch with eyes that are two decades older, it’s strange that Fessenden’s dramatically bold, genuinely unkempt mindset wasn’t at least latched upon with the same fervour that champions of the indie movement afforded less-resilient talents like Nick Gomez or Alexandre Rockwell.
Three pictures in particular, a trio that would become Fessenden’s Trilogy Of Terror, sum up his slightly feverish outlook on the world. It’s a world stuck between twin pillars: ennui at the emotional upheavals of simply living in contemporary society; and a basic fear of it. The world is a deeply unsettling place and those who inhabit it make it so.read full post
(FINALLY) COMING TO DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday 30 March
Pre-order yours today!
• Includes commentaries by director Glenn McQuaid and Dominic Monaghan and Larry Fessenden
• 1 hour "making of" featuring interviews with cast and crew
• 12 minute "special effects behind-the-scenes"
• the official trailer of the film
• and the 40 page graphic novel of the film illustrated by Brahm Revel
Glass Eye Pix comrade Brahm Revel interviewed in this week's Multiversity Comics
Out of college I got hired by an independent filmmaker named Larry Fessenden to do an 86-page adaptation of the movie he was directing, “The Wendigo”. It got published and can probably still be found floating around ebay or 25¢ bins. The Wendigo comic led to other work with Fessenden including storyboards and other film related illustrations, but it also led to a few other comic projects. We made a free comic for the ’04 elections called “What are you voting for?” and I did another adaptation for Fessenden’s most recent film, “The Last Winter.”
Working for Fessenden was essential in my growth as an artist. It allowed me to learn my craft and still eek out a meager living while I did so.
March 16 — Fessenden cameos in pick-up shoot for upcoming Brad Anderson movie
VANISHING ON 7th STREET
BITTER FEAST D.P. Michael McDonough (pictured with Anderson) mans the camera for the one-day-shoot.
Monday 15 March: Joe Maggio's BITTER FEAST is complete
Glass Eye Pix team at DigIt Audio, wrapping up the mix:
producer Peter Phok, sound designer Graham Reznick, Fessenden,
director Maggio, mixer Tom Efinger and producer Brent Kunkle
TONIGHT!! 12 March 7PM Sharp: On-Line Concert from
Brought to you live from the MadHouse by Sojourn Records
Crash and Burn features Glass Eye Pix poet-in-residence Robert Leaver, co-author of THE LAST WINTER;
Sojourn Records is a budding indie label and website
co-founded with Mark Ambrosino by Tom Laverack, Fessenden's band-mate since 1987 of Just Desserts
“I SELL THE DEAD”
NOMINATED FOR BEST MOVIE OF 2009
VOTE by e-mail TODAY!!
9 March — Wish this guy ran the Academy Dept.
Oscar Correction 2010 from Film Punk includes these Glass Eye Pix nods:
Best Film: The House of the Devil
Best Director: Ti West, The House of the Devil
Best Cinematography: Eliot Rocket, The House of the Devil
Best Sound Mixing/Editing: Tom Efinger/Graham Reznick, The House of the Devil
Best Costume Design: Robin Fitzgerald, The House of the Devil
Best Original Screenplay: Glenn McQuaid, I Sell the Dead
Best Supporting Actor: Larry Fessenden, I Sell the Dead
March 8 — Nice to be part of this guy's Oscar Horror Montage rant:
"... Oh, and they showed absolute ignorance to the works of Stuart Gordon, Brad Anderson, Rob Zombie, and Larry Fessenden.
- - - - March issue of Rue Morgue magazine features a cornucopia of Glass Eye Pix products - - - -
March 6 — In an interview on movie blog BEYOND THE GREEN DOOR between filmmaker JEREMIAH KIPP (director THE POD, CONTACT; assistant director on AUTOMATONS, I SELL THE DEAD) and journalist LAUREN WISSOT (Filmmaker magazine article on Glass Eye Pix), Kipp offers this generous comment about Fessenden and horror movies.
LW: What attracts you to the horror genre? I remember asking the same thing of Larry Fessenden – who you’ve worked with – when I interviewed him for Filmmaker, and he responded that for him the genre itself is really secondary. For whatever reasons the stories he wants to tell end up taking that particular form.
JK: Larry Fessenden is one of the most important New York filmmakers working today, beyond even the scope of the horror genre. But what attracts him to this place, I think, is the way horror movies take something we are afraid of in real life and pushes it towards the metaphorical. Hansel and Gretel would be a tale of social realism documenting starvation, poverty and child abuse were it not for the imaginative leap it takes into the magical: a gingerbread house, a witch who cooks and eats little kids, and so on. Naturalism only gets us so far; horror delves further, and creates images for feelings we have a difficult time expressing literally. In “Contact”, two lovers kiss, their faces melt together, and suddenly we have an image fraught with possible meaning. Horror movies are like poetry in this way. If Larry were to remake his vampire film “Habit” now as a mid-life crisis movie, it might be incredibly powerful, since I think he is fed on by parasites, including myself, who pull his time away from what he should be doing, which is what he was born to do, which is to direct films.
Peter Phok, Angus Scrimm, Fessenden and Ti West during the L.A. visit
“It’s just great to be nominated”
March 5 — Fessenden goes home with the bronze after festive night at the 25th Annual Spirit Awards
VARIETY reports on the Piaget Producer Award Nominees
Glass Eye Pix and friends assembles in L.A.
MPI Cheif Greg Newman, director Ti West, HYPOTHERMIA star Michael Rooker, STAKE LAND director Jim Mickle, Danielle Harris (STAKE LAND, HATCHETT 2)
MPI Producer and event planner Derek Curl, Fessenden, Glass Eye Pix producer Peter Phok and MPI consultant Marie-Therese Guirgis
Greg Newman and Peter Phok; In the Limo with West, Rooker and Harris; Rooker and limo pilot BJ
Fessenden with host EDDIE IZZARD; with fellow Piaget Producer award nominees KARIN CHIEN (winner) and DIA SOKOL; hanging with 007.
2/26 — Hypothermia in the News: The Leader Herald and Dread Central
2/26 1:55 AM — HYPOTHERMIA WRAPS
Diretor James Felix McKenney and star Michael Rooker
25 February — Recent Glass Eye Pix projects still in the News:
The House of the Devil now on DVD and Blu-ray
The New Cult Canon on The Onion's A.V. Club
I SELL THE DEAD out on DVD and Blu-ray March 30
Packaged with the 40 page comic book by Braham Revel
Feb 16: Ti West's bastard child out on DVD
Featuring death scene by Fessenden
Feb 12 — GLASS EYE PIX OUT ON THE ICE AGAIN. Day 5 on the frozen lake for James Felix McKenney's HYPOTHERMIA
Feb 9 — Typos and Omissions department:
Shock til you drop gets it right | Hollywood Investigator
Feb 8, 5:30 AM: Day 1 of HYPOTHERMIA
FEB 2 — LEAKED!!!
Tuesday February 2
THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL out on BluRay, DVD, and DVD/VHS Bundle
In Stores Today!!
Jan 29—STORY BREAKS in Variety and Shocktilyoudrop:
Ti WEST PREPPING "THE INNKEEPERS"
Ti West will follow-up his critically acclaimed House Of The Devil with The Innkeepers, a spooky story about the last two staffers of a haunted hotel that's going out of business.
MPI Media Group's Dark Sky Films will finance and produce along with Larry Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix. Derek Curl, Fessenden and Peter Phok produce.
West said he intends for Innkeepers to be "a truly terrifying" follow-up to his last pic. Lensing is set to commence in Connecticut this spring.
THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL coming to DVD, BLU-RAY and VHS February 2.
DVD | BLU-RAY | VHS/DVD Bundle
One of the Best HORROR films of the DECADE
Here's the thing about Larry Fessenden. He's an intellectual horror filmmaker. He uses his films as a way to explore philosophical ideas like subjective perception (Habit) and the random cruelty of life (Wendigo). His movies are frequently atmospheric and involving, and while the gulf between the visceral and cerebral can be awkward, I find his films consistently exciting.
That admiration continues with The Last Winter, which is his biggest film yet, his most ambitious, and, at times, his best. This time, Fessenden has oil on the mind, and his way of adapting such a contemporary fear into the horror sphere is brilliant: since oil is composed of dead animal and plant matter, it's not much of a stretch to suggest that humanity's living on the ghosts of the ancient dead.
Rotten Tomatoes, DaMu
Congratulations to producer Jacob Jafke
(collaborater on Glass Eye Pix projects I Sell the Dead, The House of the Devil, Bitter Feast, Hypothermia)
for his BAFTA nomination (Best short film) and SUNDANCE FILM FEST screenings Jan 25 and 27
of Jonathan van Tuleken's short film OFF SEASON
and speaking of cold-weather flicks, this just in:
THE LAST WINTER (2007)
"...But this is more than the most relevant horror film ever made, it’s a genre defying film, and remarkably important for giving headlines and warnings that punch-in-the-gut feel they so desperately need..."
—Alex Boyd, DIGITAL POPCORN Jan 21 2010
Keeping Score: The Best Movie Music Of '09
Cinematical, Todd Gilchrist —#3 The House of the Devil
Jan 14 — Nice interview with Jocelin Donahue at Pretty Scary
1/12/10 – This Month's Rue Morgue Magazine #97 proclaims I SELL THE DEAD
----------- Best Indie Feature of 2009 -----------
And profiles Jim Mickle's STAKE LAND. Pick up your copy! On Stands Now!
Awesome promotional vhs soft pack for THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL
out on DVD and BluRay Feb 2
Jan 4 – Danielle Harris Reveals 'Stake Land' Webisodes!
Jan 4 — more awesome year-end love from all over the web for Glass Eye Pix people and projects:
The House of the Devil, I Sell the Dead, I Can See You, Ti West, Fessenden,
The Last Winter, Wendy and Lucy, Zombie Honeymoon, etc...
Read full article | Fessenden's post on THE ORPHANAGE
from 20 November
Odd post in the middle of a debate about 90's movies on Pop Syndicate:
That being said, the be all, and end all of psychological horror films for me was Larry Fessenden’s Habit (1996). I once watched it seven consecutive nights in a row. What Ice Station Zebra was for Howard Hughes, Habit is for me. Very nice NYC settings, great soundtrack that perfectly mixes original classical and pop songs, great cinema verite directing and acting. The problem is, it’s a very low key, slow burn about cultural vampirism and narcissism which tends to put people off. But it’s a brilliant movie that I really obsess over. Fessenden also made 1991’s No Telling, which is also a decent psychological horror film. full post
upcoming DVD Releases from Glass Eye Pix (including Ti West's maligned sequel to CABIN FEVER featuring Fessenden)
upcoming theatrical releases from Glass Eye pix and Dark Sky Films
Golden Hammer Award — Larry Fessenden
The Spirit Awards Piaget Producers Award Nomination — I Sell the Dead, The House of the Devil
Filmmaker Magazine — Glass Eye Pix
TOP 10 MOVIES of 2009
Time Out NY, Joshua Ropkopf — #8 The House of the Devil
Paper Magazine, Dennis Dermody — #8 The House of the Devil
BEST Indie HORROR Feature of 2009
Rue Morgue Magazine #97 — I Sell the Dead
TOP 10 horror MOVIES of 2009
Twitch, Todd Brown — The House of the Devil
Shock till you drop, Rob G — #7 I Sell the Dead, #3 The House of the Devil
Shock till you drop, Ryan Rotten — #5 The House of the Devil
Cinematical, Todd Gilchrist — #8 The House of the Devil
Movie Cynics, The Vocabulariast — #5 I Sell the Dead
Cinefantastique — #6 I Sell the Dead
All Things Horror — I Sell the Dead, The House of the Devil
CampBlood Blog — #10 I Sell the Dead, #4 The House of the Devil
Dread Central, Matt Fini — #3 The House of the Devil
Dread Central, Buz — #1 The House of the Devil
Dread Central, The Woman in Black — I Sell The Dead
TOP 20 horror MOVIES OF 2009
Horror 101 with Dr. A.C. — I Sell the Dead, The House of the Devil
Horror Squad — I Sell the Dead
Dread Central, Uncle Creepy — The House of the Devil
BEST Reviewed HORROR Movies of 2009
11th Annual Golden Tomato Awards — #4 The House of the Devil
Top 10 weird movies of the decade
366 weird movies — #8 I Can See You
Top 25 movies of the decade
Hammer to Nail — #11 The House of the Devil, #14 Wendy and Lucy
7 Masterpieces of the '00s you've Likely Never Seen
Movie | Line — Zombie Honeymoon
ten writers and directors to watch, 2000 – 2009
AMCTV, Maitland McDonagh — Ti West
The Ten Most Chilling Wintry Fright Flicks
AMCTV, Maitland McDonagh — The Last Winter, Wendigo (runner up)
Best HORROR films of the DECADE
Rotten Tomatoes, DaMu — #24 The Last Winter
The Best Movie Music Of '09
Cinematical, Todd Gilchrist —#3 The House of the Devil
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