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FANGORIA — 2011: THE YEAR IN HORROR—SAM’S TOP TEN FILMS #6 THE INNKEEPERS
TI WEST ON WHY WE SHOULD PAY TO SEE "THE INNKEEPERS" AND INDEPENDENT FILM
noted in Fangoria
Glass Eye Pix wishes you a Happy New Year with the release of
“one of the best haunted house films released within the past decade.”
On Demand December 30
December 16 — Fessenden wraps on latest film by Joe Swanberg (pictured)
shot in Malibu, CA; featuring Jane Adams, Sophia Takal, Lindsay Burge, Kent Osborne and Ti West
from Alex Fitch of Electric Sheep
AINT IT COOL NEWS: TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE
The Real Haunts of The Yankee Pendler
Displayed on 'Innkeepers' Viral Website
Thursday, December 15, 2011
newsbreak on Bloody Disgusting | visit the site
12/8/11 — The Best Horror Movies of 2011 #1 THE INNKEEPERS
"Ti West does not fuck around. Not only is The Innkeepers the scariest movie of the year, but it’s also one of the funniest. It features the finest female performance of the year (if you weren’t already taking Sara Paxton seriously, this will make you), a script that absolutely nails what it’s like spending long hours with a close co-worker at a dead-end job, and an unfailing understanding of how to build nerve-wracking tension without overdosing on violence. It’s a brilliant, inspired film that proves better than anything else on this list that fantastic horror is indeed not dead."
Great smart list for any horror fan; fun to be #1. Also on there, YOU'RE NEXT...
read more at Horror's Not Dead
December 7 — THE COMEDY wraps color correct: director Rick Alverson and producer Brent Kunkle
In the room with Alverson, cinematographer Mark Schwartzbard and color timer Sam Daley at the controls.
... I'm betting you'll share my appreciation for the episode "Skin and Bones," directed by horror auteur Larry Fessenden (Habit), which I'd rank alongside the final chapter of Trilogy of Terror as one of the scariest things ever made for television. None of the others can match it...
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NEWS
Dec 1 — Other Glass eye pals making a splash at Sundance this year:
The horror anthology found-footage movie VHS will unspool,
with contributions from Glenn McQuaid, Ti West, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett among others...
and Glass Eye Alumn Ira Sachs will be presenting his autobiagraphically inspired
KEEP THE LIGHTS ON which was made with support from Glass Eye Pix.
30 November — Glass Eye Pix at Sundance: THE COMEDY
11/13 — STAKE LAND wins Audience Award at the Trieste Science+Fiction Film Festival
... Godfather Romero hands Mickle and Damici the prize
More love for TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE:
"BRITISH AND PROUD vividly spikes its way into your mind with
"Every story has a full voice cast and, so far, the two that particularly stand out for me
Bloody-Disgusting: HYPOTHERMIA Super Cool Creature Revealed
“Mr. Farina and Mr. Maggio bring you close to a character ...
He’s such a suggestive figure that you’re seduced even before the plot kicks in.
Mr. Maggio’s strengths here are his people ... a sense of intimacy and textured place”
Manohla Dargis, New york Times
metrodome aquires The InnKeepers for UK
11.1.11 — Tales from Beyond the Pale marches on...
|'Tales from Beyond the Pale' Removes the Camera, Keeps the Talent"|
A peak behind the scenes of MAN ON THE LEDGE with
|"This is some good, good stuff folks...different, fun to listen to, thought provoking and in the right frame of mind and setting, can be pretty freaky. I love the introductions from host Larry Fessenden, and the little ad breaks in between each story. This was something I really, really liked..."
Arrow in the Head
...Busy time for Glass Eye Pix...
“TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE most definitely delivers.”
“THE MUST LIST: Eerie-fy your ears with this CD box set of
Radio Horror returns: Tom Ashbrook hosts
"looks backward into nostalgia while offering glimpses
"top tier talent... phenomenal sound design
"If you're looking for some spooky aural accompaniment
"Some episodes re-create pop-culture archetypes...
|Interview with Larry Fessenden
In this special Halloween-themed podcast, Alex Fitch talks to three directors who have made films about man’s relationship with the land.
10/28/11 — CRAZY DAY FOR GLASS EYE PIX:
TALES FROM BEHIND THE PALE on NPR
HYPOTHERMIA mix is finished
THE INNKEEPERS premiers trailer and screens at Walter Reade in NYC
Fessenden performs in Barry Gifford's HOTEL ROOM trilogy
THE INNKEEPERS trailer is now on-line
At the HYPO Mix... McKenney determined to get it right....
With sound designer Graham Reznick and composer Sean Eden
10/28/11 — A full hour on NPR with Ron Perlman, Glenn McQuaid, Fessenden and Angus Scrimm with our host Tom Ashbrook.
Click below to listen to the show...
FRIDAY, 28 October — TODAY AT 11:00 AM !!
Join Larry Fessenden, Glenn McQuaid, Ron Perlman and Angus Scrimm in the studio...
No less than three Glass Eye Pix films featured in the list:
Modern Horror: A Handy Guide to the
Best 21st-Century Horror Movies You Probably Haven't Seen
By April Snellings
THE INNKEEPERS at TORONTO AFTER DARK in Toronto — Thursday 27 October
Walter Reade in New York City — Friday 28 October
Ti West interview in Toronto's AV Club
Guerrilla Geek says BUY Tales From Beyond The Pale
“The series has three major things going for it: The Writing, The Acting, and The Sound Design...
... with each episode the talent behind the microphone is fantastic.”
— Guerrilla Geek
October 23 — WINNER!!
BEST MUSICAL SCORE for THE INNKEEPERS !
This Halloween ... treat yourself to something special ... Tales From Beyond The Pale CDs, Posters, Patches and T-Shirts
Available at the TALES STORE, amazon, itunes and audible.com.
And check out the TALES promo videos at the Glass Eye you tube channel new ones releasing all this week!!
10/20/11 — INDIEWIRE's Video of the Day: Kevin Corrigan Behind the Scenes of “Tales From Beyond the Pale”
10/17/11 — FANGORIA: Exclusive Video: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones et al tell "Tales"
Fessenden stars with Rob Sheridan and Megan McQuillan in '"TRICKS"
SATAN HATES YOU OUT ON DVD TODAY
Tuesday 17 October at Dixon Place, 9PM
Oct 16 — Glass Eye Pix has a blast at COMIC CON NYC 2011
Tales from Beyond the Pale, Satan Hates You, Creepy Christmas, Posters! Comics!
Lots of awesome Merch flew off the shelves. Lots of friends showed up to hang in booth #2733
The Glass Eye Pix Booth had all the goods... Everything is still on sale on-line.
In the Glass Eye Pix booth: Huckster Ted Geoghegan, Glenn McQuaid, Peter Phok, Graham Reznick, James Felix McKenney, Ti West, Fessenden
Fessenden and the Glass Eye boys hanging with Roger Corman. Fessenden and arch rival Lloyd Kaufman of Troma.
MAGNET RELEASING knows how to bring in the crowds: ad girl rounds up the fans for Ti West poster signing event.
Next up from Glass Eye Pix: Ti West's THE INNKEEPERS!!
GLASS EYE PIX will be at Comic Con NYC!!
Bring sacks of cash! on sale: TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE box set!!
SATAN HATES YOU DVDs advanced copies!!
Signed posters! Comics!
11 October 2011
TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE
5 CD BOX SET available now on amazon.com.
also available now: patches! T-SHIRTS! Posters!
“This is a hugely entertaining series of stories that I had a really fun time with”
Tales from Beyond the Pale
coming to itunes, amazon, audible.com
Fessenden Interview from Frightfest surfaces
trailer for Don Coscarelli's new flick now oline!
featuring Glass Eye Pals Angus Scrimm and Doug Jones
and a host of other lunatix!!
THE INNKEEPERS at Fantastic Fest
Friday, September 23 is FRIGHT NIGHT at 12th Annual Woodstock Film Festival
“The Innkeepers” was produced by Glass Eye Pix, a NY city company helmed by West Shokan resident Larry Fessenden
The film tells of the last two employees of the old haunted The Yankee Pedlar Hotel, which is to close its doors in the near future.
"Year after year Woodstock proves to be one of the most exciting destinations for independent film," says Ti West. "Thrilled to be back!"
"Woodstock is a very special film festival for us at Glass Eye Pix," producer Peter Phok explains. "We've been blessed to have a film at WFF almost every year since 2001 – and our tradition continues. Looking forward to sharing “The Innkeepers” our latest with the wonderful audiences of the Hudson Valley community!!" press release
Magnet Goes for Ti West’s “The Innkeepers”
The Dark Sky / Glass Eye Pix production will be released on
VOD platforms on December 30, 2011,
with a theatrical release set for early February, 2012
September 16 update ...
starring Denis Farina, & opening this Fall
associate producer Larry Fessenden
Variety reviews Wingard's YOU'RE NEXT
There may be no great originality on display in "You're Next," the latest indie horror opus from Adam Wingard ("A Horrible Way to Die," "Pop Skull"), but there's certainly plenty of energy. Once brief preliminaries are over, this tale of a wealthy family under siege at the requisite isolated country home offers genre fans what they came for in terms of high-body-count mayhem. No doubt smelling blood -- of which there is plenty -- as well as B.O. potential, distribs were tightly circling this chiller at Toronto, with prospects of wider play than the helmer has previously scored very likely.
Featured in the flick are Glass Eye pals Larry Fessenden, Ti West, Amy Seimetz, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Kate Lyn Sheil
Tales from Beyond the Pale
Digital Download, individual CDs, and 5 CD Box Set
Coming this October 11
press release: 6/9/11
SEPT 2 — Cover for SATAN HATES YOU released!!
DVD out October 18 from DangerAfterDark
Fangoria | ShockTillYouDrop
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Free NYC Outdoor Movie Series: Stake Land
Tompkins Square Park, LES
30 August — THE INNKEEPERS takes home 4 Awards from Fright Fest!!
#2 Best Film
The Innkeepers (Ti West)
Ti West (The Innkeepers)
Polly McIntosh (The Woman)/Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers)
The bride (The Innkeepers)
"Like a ghost from the past stepping into our frenetic age, West's film stands before us inviting comparisons to cinema’s most potent ghost stories and refusing to disappear in their long shadows. This one is a keeper: classic, in every sense."
"If your expecting a splatterfest, this is not that kind of movie, it’s a very subtle drawn out experience, that I believe will be appreciated more in decades to come than it is now."
FRIGHT FEST, FRIDAY 26 AUGUST
Fessenden with host Jamie Graham
The Empire Theater, Ti West, Andrew van den Hauten
Lucky McKee, van den Hauten, Joe Lynch and Adam Green
Next up was a real treat - the Total Film interview with director, producer and actor Larry Fessenden. We were treated to a montage of his hard to find titles, including Wendigo and The Last Winter, and the amazing Fear Itself episode Skin & Bones, with Doug Jones in all his emaciated glory. The New Yorker was a wonderful interviewee, regaling us with his amusing Guillermo del Toro impression as he recalled his failed attempt to direct The Orphanage remake. The in depth chat saw Fessenden reveal how he would use a cassette recorder to tape the audio of horror films, leading to his focus on sound as a vital tool in terror. He laughed as he recalled being a sensitive child with a comfortable upbringing who would see danger and ways to die in everything. Fantastic anecdotes included telling his own child every day could be the end of the world, and his stint filming wedding videos and shooting them using sinister, threatening camera angles. A passionate man with a genuine love of the power of horror as commentary, he calls the arrogance of humanity despicable, and compares Dick Cheney to Dr Strangelove.
Fessenden was then joined by the freshest minds in US horror, with an engaging panel consisting of Adam Green, Ti West, Joe Lynch, Lucky Mckee and Andrew van den Houten talking about the state of the American horror scene. Cue plenty of hilarious accounts of studio meetings and remakes, and Total Film's own nightmare interview with Michael Bay, who had the gall to say the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre "doesn't hold up well". Green held court, and thanked the crowd for keeping original horror alive, which was a nice touch.
Chiller on Syfy track
Cabler aims to greenlight scripted series by 2012
Chiller is looking to turn up the heat.
The NBCUniversal-owned horror cabler is beefing up production with the goal of greenlighting a scripted series by 2012 ...
... Horror hyphenate Larry Fessenden will direct and produce (through his shingle Glass Eye Pix)
the original telepic "Beneath" for the net, with an airdate in 2012.
Ti West, Fessenden and Guillermo del Toro
are among the "Masters" who answer the question
in Jason Zinoman's New York Times article.
IFC: ADAPT THIS: "Guerillas" by Brahm Revel
|The gals at the newly rennovated Slash and Dine pay special tribute to two Glass Eye Pix flix, STAKE LAND and I SELL THE DEAD|
Adam Wingard's YOU'RE NEXT to play at the Toronto Film Festival
Premiering at the "Midnight Madness" portion of the Toronto International Film Festival premieres is You're Next!, a fresh spin on the home invasion subgenre that reteams A Horrible Way to Die director Adam Wingard with writer Simon Barrett (Dead Birds, Red Sands).
Sharni Vinson (Bait), Nick Tucci (Undocumented, Choose), Wendy Glenn (11-11-11), AJ Bowen (House of the Devil, Hatchet II, The Signal), Joe Swanberg, Margaret Laney, Amy Seimetz, Ti West (director of The Innkeepers, House of the Devil, The Roost), Calvin Reeder (director of The Oregonian), Larry Fessenden (Glass Eye Pix producer, director of The Last Winter, Habit), Kate Lyn Sheil (Silver Bullets), and Rob Moran also star.
The wait is over!
James Felix McKenney's SATAN HATES YOU
is coming to home video
this October 10 in the UK and October 18 in the USA!
TLA Releasing will be putting out the Glass Eye Pix / Monsterpants Movie on their Danger After Dark label.
If you have a look at their past releases, you'll see we're in good company:
The DVD is already available for pre-order at Amazon UK
Press Release | Bloody Disgusting | Dread Central
THE INNKEEPERS takes the bronze medal for best film from Europe or the U.S.
8/4 — Paul Brill, 'Sunny Guy' — Video of the Day
Beck Underwood's video featured on Spinner.com
STAKE LAND reviews across the web...
Aug 3, DAY 2 #1 horror title on Amazon.com
AUG 2, DAY 1: #2 horror title on Amazon.com
AUG 2: Jim Mickle's STAKE LAND out on DVD and BluRay with tons of extras!
FANGORIA has an exclusive clip featuring makeup maestro Brian Spears
BIG SHINY ROBOT — INTERVIEW: ‘Stake Land’ Co-Creators Nick Damici and Jim Mickle
INDIEWIRE — “Stake Land” is a Slower, Subtler, Somber “Zombieland” with Vampires
TWITCH — INTERVIEW: STAKE LAND DIRECTOR JIM MICKLE'S TOP 13 TALES OF THE APOCALYPSE
July 28 — Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights
It will hit VOD and select theaters this October.
July 28 — the cast assembles after a reading of
Barry Gifford's HOTEL ROOM, directed by Greg Skura at the Roger Smith Hotel.
Luke Leonard, Fessenden, Eric Hunt, John Harmon, Keely Kate Williams
Joey Lepage, Rob Sheridan, Jennifer Skura, Heidi Jackson
7 • 28 • 11
Ti West’s THE INNKEEPERS just added to the lineup
along with Jim Mickle’s STAKE LAND
at Glass Eye Pix's favorite North American Horror Fest
2011 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL
Ti West’s THE INNKEEPERS in Philadelphia this coming weekend.
The Innkeepers (Dark Sky Films), directed by Ti West, plays Sat., July 16, 10 p.m.,
$10, Ritz at the Bourse, 400 Ranstead St., 267-765-9800 at
THE DANGER AFTER DARK Film Festival
FANGORIA CHAINSAW AWARDS ANNOUNCED!!
GLASS EYE PIX WELL REPRESENTED
FESSENDEN INDUCTED INTO “HALL OF FAME”
BEST LIMITED-RELEASE/DIRECT-TO-VIDEO FILM
Write-ins: I SELL THE DEAD
James LeGros, BITTER FEAST
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Joshua Leonard, BITTER FEAST
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Write-ins: Brenda Cooney, I SELL THE DEAD
Glenn McQuaid, I SELL THE DEAD
Jeff Grace, I SELL THE DEAD
BEST MAKEUP/CREATURE FX
TIE: Robert Hall, THE CRAZIES; Brian Spears, Peter Gerner, I SELL THE DEAD
FANGORIA HALL OF FAME
This year, we induct legendary author Richard Matheson and indie filmmaker/mogul Larry Fessenden.
Congratulations to them and the rest of the winners!
SATURDAY July 9 in Upstate NY
Featuring Larry Fessenden, Tom Laverack and Mark Ellison
Opening the show will be
Playing such new songs as "Fly Mr. Dragon" and "I'm Gonna Quit Avoiding the People I Love"
Donato at 10, Desserts at 11
Market Market is a wonderfully music-friendly venue with great food. Kitchen closes at 10.
It's located at 1 Madeline Lane on Rt. 32 in Rosendale. 856-658-3164
IN GOOD COMPANY:
FREE MOVIES IN TOMPSKINS SQUARE PARK all summer long
June 30 — Raging Bull
July 7 — Coming to America
July 14 — The Warriors
July 21 — Star Trek
July 28 — Arthur
Aug. 4, — Pope of Greenwich Village
Aug. 11 — Kickass
Aug. 18 — Rosemary’s Baby
Aug. 25 — The Godfather
Sept. 1 — Stake Land
(with musical act JUST DESSERTS)
6 July 2011
Coming August 2: Jim Mickle's STAKE LAND on DVD and Blu-ray! Chock full of extras!
TWO-DISC DVD AND BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
TWO FEATURE-LENGTH CAST AND CREW COMMENTARIES:
July 1 — Fessenden being honored by UK’s TOTAL FILM
at this year’s FRIGHTFEST August 26:
from the press release:
Total Film Magazine will be presenting LARRY FASSENDEN IN CONVERSATION WITH JAMIE GRAHAM, plus AMERICAN HORROR: A PANEL DISCUSSION where Larry Fessenden will be joined on stage by Ti West, Lucky McKee, Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Andrew van den Houten to discuss the US scare scene. This is your chance to get the inside track on where American horror is right now.
30 July — Dan Mirvish’s “Between Us” starring Julia Stiles concludes with a New York location day.
(below, left) Brent Kunke produces the day with producer Mike Ryan.
(above, right) Fessenden on set with Mirvish (right) and fellow Slamdance Founder Paul Rachman.
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
Jeff Grace: Scoring the End of the World
“...I purchased the soundtrack just the other day and uploaded it to my portable listening device. Putting on the headphones, the world around me seemed to stop. The music encapsulated me to the point where I had to stop to catch my breath. After listening, I wanted to treat people better. I wanted to fight evil. I wanted to appreciate my loved ones, and rid the world of all the real world vampires that would do them harm.”
read full post at ALL THINGS HORROR
THE INNKEEPERS At the Los Angeles Film Festival
“Ti West's The Innkeepers found the perfect balance between spine tingles and belly laughs. This is the best comic horror in ages and more than anything, the film is just plain fun.”
Q&A with host Doug Jones (right)
JULY 17 — STAKE LAND TAKES THE U.K. BY STORM!! OPENS TODAY
“…suspense, soul and even Malick-esque visual poetry at work.”
— Daily Telegraph
“…taut, low-budget, high-octane shocker…”
“….a sleek and stylish sheen to the action…”
— Glasgow Evening Times
“…low-key but impressively realized apocalyptic horror.”
— The Scotsman
“…the action packs a wallop…”
— Northern Echo
— Glasgow Herald
“…a lot more bite than the Twilight series…”
— Birmingham Post
THIS WEEK IN LOS ANGELES
Ti West's THE INNKEEPERS
at the L.A. Film Festival, Sunday and Wednesday — SOLD OUT!
hosted by LIT POST, MPI & GLASS EYE PIX
on Monday, June 20
The Moriarty of Gore
Robots, Demons, and Ice Fishing for Monsters:
An Interview with James Felix McKenney
NYTimes: In Defense of the Slow and the Boring
... protests against the deep-dish and the highbrow — to use old-fashioned populist epithets of a kind you used to hear a lot in movies themselves — mask another agenda, which is a defense of the corporate status quo. For some reason it needs to be asserted, over and over again, that the primary purpose of movies is to provide entertainment, that the reason everyone goes to the movies is to have fun. Any suggestion to the contrary, and any film that dares, however modestly, to depart from the orthodoxies of escapist ideology, is met with dismissal and ridicule.
THE CHURCH OF KURT RUSSEL
24 May — NOW AVAILABLE on SCREAMWORKS RECORDS!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The New Division of Moviescore Media Will Be Devoted Exclusively to Music From Horror Films
(May 9, 2011- New York, NY) – Moviescore Media (www.moviescoremedia.com) is proud to announce the launch of Screamworks Records, a new division dedicated to releasing horror film music. The first release from the label will be Stake Land, composed by Jeff Grace
. . .
“In the world of film music, some of the most clever, inventive and outright exciting scores are written for horror films. Screamworks Records is our answer to that, and our aim is to reach both soundtrack aficionados and horror movie buffs with our new brand. Stake Land is a perfect choice for our first release: an acclaimed film and a great score by one of the most talented genre composers out there,” said MovieScore Media’s producer, Mikael Carlsson.
In her review of Stake Land Alissa Simon of Variety described, “Also standing out among the strong craft credits is Jeff Grace's evocative score, which incorporates spirituals and traditional folk tunes.”
. . .
The first release on the new Screamworks Record label is anything but a typical horror score. “What's disappointing is that too many people come along and make the most basic decisions and opt for quick meaningless exploitation and that's what gives horror movies a bad name,” said the film’s director/co-writer Jim Mickle. “But there's actually an incredibly loyal audience who loves every form of the genre, and who appreciate a different approach to the tools of horror filmmaking. Often times that just means looking back outside the genre for inspiration.”
Dark Sky Films presents Stake Land. Stake Land – Original Soundtrack from Screamworks Records will be available digitally and in stores on May 24, 2011. Also available from Moviescore Media are Jeff Grace’s scores for The Last Winter, I Sell the Dead, The House of the Devil, I Can See You (with Graham Reznick), Trigger Man and The Roost...
Fessenden cameos in
Laurent Rejto-directed BLONDIE video, Mother
R.I.P Don Krim, president of Kino, distributor of
TRIGGER MAN, LIBERTY KID, OLD JOY, I CAN SEE YOU
and just a coupla world classics. Thanks Don for your support and your love of cinema.
Jim Mickle's STAKE LAND out on video August 2!
On Blu Ray, DVD and 2 Disc special edition!!
AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE CANNES TEASER
FOR JAMES FELIX MCKENNEY'S HYPOTHERMIA
From our pals at TWITCH:
... Glass Eye Pix created a sales teaser for the film to be presented to distributors
at the Cannes Marche Du Film and we've been lucky enough to get our hands on it....
Low budget horror filmmaking 101: An interview with James Felix McKenney Part 1
Low Budget Horror Filmmaking 101: An Interview With Writer-Director James Felix Mckenney, Part 2
Monday 9 May at 7 PM EST:
Fessenden and Tom Laverack of Just Desserts on the radio
New album LOST IN LOVE now available from Sojourn Records
final STAKE LAND character portraits released
MISTER by Larry Fessenden
SISTER by JT Petty
4/30/11 — “It’s a kitchen movie”
NOW ON VIDEO ON DEMAND, extended in NYC
and opening in these cities...
Music Box Theater
3733 N. Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Sunset 5 Theater
8000 Sundet Blvd.
West Hollywood, 90046
Cinema 21 Theater
616 NW 21st Ave
Portland Oregon 97209
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA
... The cool thing about having Larry Fessenden as a producer is that he’s also a director,
What I found with “Stake Land” is that everyone says, “So what’s next?” and then I tell them and they say, “So it’s a straightforward genre thing?” And I say, “It’s not. It feels like one, but it’s not.” You’ll see their face sink. So many people will pass on it. They’ll say, “I wish it was more straightforward genre.” Then they’ll say, “But ‘Stake Land’ moved me. I cried.” How can you say that and then turn around and admit openly that all you want is straightforward genre?”
and now for something completely different dept....
New album from Just Desserts, now available on i-tunes.
monday 25 April
New York Times critics’ pick
"The American Horror Film of the Year"
—Todd Brown, TWITCH FILM
"The Mayhem is beautifully composed. The Performances are terrific"
—Bruce Diones, THE NEW YORKER
"Harrowing! Puts vampires back where they belong — in your nightmares, and at your throat!"
—Rex Reed, NEW YORK OBSERVER
"an ambitious hybrid, grafting the ethereal, landscape-driven, light-infused beauty and naïf narration associated with Terrence Malick
onto a tale in which struggle against supernatural forces is just one challenge of coming of age—a trope that ...
hasn’t had such a sense of balance between the fantastic and the organic since the heyday of Joss Whedon ...
thick with a distinct mood—the sadness and exhilaration of having nothing left to lose
—and the characters, in their desperation and drive, feel real.
Fessenden may be producing the best brains-before-blood horror in North America today.
—Karina Longworth, THE VILLAGE VOICE
PICK OF THE WEEK
"so well done, and has such respect for the genre, its fans and its traditions,
that it far outstrips the recent competition, whether big budget or small. Decent scares and genuinely gruesome special effects,
a gritty and ominous drive-in aesthetic (provided by cinematographer Ryan Samul and production designer Daniel Kersting)
and a deceptively casual portrait of an almost-believable America in terminal decline -- what more do you want?
Horror fans will celebrate "Stake Land," and future horror-film directors should go to school on it. "
—Andrew O'Hair, SALON
"Stake Land belongs to a promising subset of contemporary horror films —
including several by its co-producer Larry Fessenden, who directs socially conscious horror,
and its production company Dark Sky Films, which was responsible for
the superb retro-'80s thriller The House Of The Devil—
that seem determined to press the genre beyond mere slice-and-dice."
— Scott Tobias, NPR
AT THE IFC Center, 6th Avenue & 3rd Street
Tracing One Film From Inspiration to Release in The Wall Street Journal
Joe Maggio’s THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY will have it’s world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival
Friday April 22, followed by screening April 23, 26, 29th.
Associate producer, Larry Fessenden
2 new STAKELAND webisodes now on-line
JEBEDIAH by Larry Fessenden
WILLIE by Danielle Harris
more to follow...
19 April: Stake Land in THE VILLAGE VOICE | Kelly McGillis talks with Michael Musto on Coming Out, Shame, Religion, and Vampires
Friday, April 15 — New York Times Arts and Leisure article on Glass Eye Pix
April 14 — trailer is live. see it here in HD
webisodes begin roll-out
BELLE by Graham Reznick
MARTIN by Glenn McQuaid
more to follow..
April 11 — and so it begins... the official poster is out...
stay tuned as our April 22 release catches on...
Britain's BIG movie Magazine features STAKE LAND spread.
Now on News Stands !
Our Most Disturbing Viral Yet Belongs To ‘Stake Land’
April 10 — Uprising Has Begun
April 8 4AM — Fessenden wraps as production winds down on JT Petty's HELLBENDERS
pictured with the most excellent stars Clancy Brown, Clifton Collins, Jr. and director Petty
April 1—3 Adrift in America: The Films of Kelly Reichardt
31 March — Dixon Place FEAR MONGERS event
Host Clay McLeod Chapman, Sarah Langan, 3-time Bram Stoker Award winning novelist, Fessenden,
John Amplas, star of George Romero’s Martin, and Sam Zimmerman, contributing editor at Fangoria Magazine.
Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett,
who’s previous collaboration A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE
played to fine reviews at Toronto last Fall, team up to make
A lead from STEP UP 3D, AJ Bowen, Larry Fessenden and more
make an already exciting home invasion film a bit more intriguing.
Also featuring Glass Eye pals Ti West, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, Kate Lyn Sheil...
HABIT selected by Guillermo del Toro to play among 19 vampire films
at this year's international Film Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico
Sharing the cover with the awesome Mr. Carpenter:
Glass Eye Pix FX artist Brian Spears gets a profile
in Fango #303, now on stands
Sunday 20 March
Fessenden in the bathroom of the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, Mass,
showing off his Chlotrudis "Career So Far" Award (a sort of wooden cat popsicle). A very good time was had by all.
Note that the wall above the urinal is adorned with a poster for the Glass Eye Pix classic The Roost.
Long live The Brattle!
DIXON PLACE PRESENTS Fear-Mongers: Fireside Chats about Horror Films
John Amplas, star of George Romero’s Martin, Day of the Dead, and Creepshow
March 17 — Fessenden as Detective Elrod prepares for a take
in JT Petty's HELLBENDERS, now in production
HABIT to play in a celebration of Vampire films during the film festival in Guadalajara, Mexico
selected for the festival by Guillermo del Toro, a long-time supporter of the film
Indie Horror Month: Adam Barnick's Top 5 Lesser Known Indie Horror Flicks
1. HABIT (1997)
Blending the realism of a Cassavetes film with the visual panache and in-camera effects of early genre filmmaking, Habit is terrific visual storytelling and a grimy 16mm portrait of an early 90’s New York City that got spit-and-polished into conformity in the 2000s. It’s a horror film that’s deeply personal, deeply sad, scary as hell at times, and an indie triumph. Fessenden won the IFP West’s ‘Someone to Watch’ award for new artists for this film, even though he’d been toiling in the independent and underground scenes in New York (including directing the disturbing, underrated animal rights horror film No Telling in 1993) since the mid-80’s. Larry’s name is certainly well-known to proper genre fans by now, but you’re missing out if you don’t hunt down this perfect, slimy little tale of loneliness and addiction, and the creepy truth that you can never really know or understand someone else’s demons; no matter if they belong to your best friend or your lover.
MARCH/APRIL film comment features peculiar article on Larry Fessenden's “guilty pleasures”
Cover features Glass Eye Pix pal Kelly Reichardt's MEEK’S CUTOFF. On newstands NOW.
“West's direction is elegant, floating the camera through the hotel as an entity itself and crafting
(along with wonderful work from Jeff Grace and Graham Reznick on score and sound as usual)
some really solid tension out of what's essentially a classical spook story ...
continues to confirm not only West's talent but the general quality of Glass Eye Pix and their eye for damn good work.”— Fangoria
“draws you in, holds your attention, and then ultimately scares the shit out of you at the last second ...
West succeeds in creating a true horror comedy - one that makes you laugh out loud and jump out of your seat ...” — Dread Central
“West shows a clear understanding of filmmaking not just in how he juggles the different kinds of suspense, but in how he casts two great people
in roles that are written so well that I’m genuinely invested in these characters by the time they’re in harm’s way ... Top notch work.” — Aint it Cool News
3.12.11 — WORLD PREMIERE TONIGHT AT SXSW
SXSW 2011: Horror mixes with wit in Ti West's 'The Innkeepers'
— L.A. Times
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film to honor Fessenden
Sunday March 20 in Cambridge Mass
Glass Eye Pix First!
STAKE LAND on the cover of this month's Rue Morgue Magazine
Outstanding layout by Gary Pullin,
Glass Eye favorite and artist responsible for
TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE
... plus a nice review of Joe Maggio's BITTER FEAST:
“Delightfully disturbing, BITTER FEAST is another well-made, low-budget Glass Eye Pix movie”
March 4 — THE INKEEPERS poster
by HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN'S Thomas "The Dude Designs" Hodge
revealed at Aint It Cool News
March 3 — Shout out in Dread Central's Horror at the Oscars 2011 roundup...
|... But a special silver skull goes out to The Kids Are All Right’s Jeffrey Levy-Hinte who produced one of the greatest horror films of the past decade, Larry Fessenden’s Wendigo. I hope one day to see Larry grace the stage of the Oscars to get one of his own. I know he can do it, and I hope it is for a genre film...|
Making the Cut: A Celebration of Genre Films at the Spirit Awards
... The somewhat tricky nature of Spirit Award paperwork led to a similar nomination oddity in 1997 and 1998, though it was no less prescient when Larry Fessenden picked up the Swatch Someone to Watch Award a year before the Spirit Awards would nominate him again for Best Director - the catch is they were for both for the same film "Habit." Still, there's no argument here about acknowledging Fessenden, who has gone on to become one of the most prominent and important promoters of independent genre films, both as a director himself on films like 2006's Ron Perlman frightfest "The Last Winter," but as the chief of Glass Eye Pix, which has produced such films recently as "Bitter Feast" and "The House of the Devil," introducing the world to filmmakers like Ti West and Joe Maggio ... read more
GLASS EYE PIX flicks I SELL THE DEAD and BITTER FEAST pick up 5 Fangoria Chainsaw Award Nominations!
OPENING TODAY: Brad Anderson's VANISHING ON 7TH STREET
“There’s little blood here and almost no graphic violence. The movie, in fact, is clearly in the new tradition of subtle indie horrors like Larry Fessenden’s “Wendigo” and “The Last Winter” — a link bolstered by Fessenden showing up here, in a bit part.” — New Jersey Star-Ledger
“While good villains are really essential to genre pictures, Anderson and cinematographer Uta Briesewitz effectively compensate with the malevolent creeping darkness, masterfully setting the eerie mood and tone. Vanishing features a number of smart touches, including the Roanoke references and the appearance of cult horror actor-director Larry Fessenden as an ill-fated bike messenger...
... disciplined, mostly cool excursion into apocalyptic horror, Vanishing on 7th Street smartly works within its constraints. If not another Night of the Comet, it should certainly hold considerable cult appeal when it opens Friday (Feb. 18) at the Village East.” — The EpochTimes
“all the nasty, tiny jolts throughout the movie do prick the skin nicely.”
TRIVIA: Fessenden appeared in Anderson's previous films SESSION 9 and HAPPY ACCIDENTS.
• Fessenden met WENDIGO director of photography Terry Stacey on the set of HAPPY ACCIDENTS.
• Fessenden's VANISHING scene was a pickup shot filmed in Brooklyn NY at WENDIGO crew-member-done-good Scott Levy's Eastern Effects.
• Pickup shot photographed by BITTER FEAST cinematographer Michael McDonough
• One more! The scene is eeeeerily similar to Fessenden's cameo in Jim Mickle's MULBERRY STREET
... And while a year might be a long time to wait around to direct a remake, for Pellington, the script by Larry Fessenden (who was originally set to direct) and Guillermo del Toro, isn’t just good, it improves on the original. “I think the script’s better than original,” Pellington said. “I think the original is really good, but I didn’t have a big jones to do a remake of something. I love this script. I love this story. So that’s all I can interpret.”
It will be interesting to see how this one develops. In our interview with Fessenden last year, he said that production on the film halted because Warner Bros. “felt that they couldn’t cast the kind of A-List star they were looking for with my indie reputation.” We’re not sure Pellington is much of a step up in terms of getting a top shelf actress on board, particularly since reviews on his latest effort were not so enthusiastic. Guess we’ll have to wait and see...
STAKE LAND to be released in theaters APRIL 22 on IFC MIDNIGHT
Hard working indie star Joe Swanberg (who you can see in A Horrible Way to Die) is continuing to peruse his directing career with Silver Bullets, his new feature that will premiere this coming March at the SXSW Film Festival.
He'll be starring alongside Jane Adams, Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House of the Devil, The Roost), Larry Fessenden (Bitter Feast, I Sell the Dead), Kate Lyn Sheil, and Horrible Way to Die co-star Amy Seimetz in a film following an actress and her filmmaker boyfriend experience turbulence in their relationship when she accepts a role in a werewolf film. Her relationship with her new director blossoms while her boyfriend spirals into a dangerous depression.
Sundance 2011: The Orphanage remake script 'better than original'
Director Mark Pellington raves about del Toro's work
In further proof that Americans don't like subtitles, the next foreign-language flick being given the Holly-haul is J A Bayona's grief-laden Spanish chiller El Orfanato (The Orphanage).
Guillermo del Toro - producer on the original - will share script duties with Larry Fessenden (director of Habit and Wendigo), while Arlington Road's Mark Pellington is on board to direct.
TF caught up with Pellington at Sundance where he's promoting his dark drama I Melt With You - he's insistent his Orphanage will be something special.
"I'm not like 'Mr remake' but this is really exciting" he bubbled, "it's the remake that Larry Fessenden and Guillermo re- wrote and then Larry dropped out and he asked me to do it."
Regardless of how we feel about remakes, the involvement of both Fessenden and del Toro is making us take notice.
"It's the same story but I felt like the script is better," said Pellington "Guillermo said he improved the things he felt were missing in the original."
In bizarre casting news The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco is currently slated to play a character called Melinda Reed - presumably not the lead (Belén Rueda in the original) as 25-year-old Cuoco is a little young for the adoptive mother returning to the orphanage where she grew up.
We're getting chills - whether it's of terror or anticipation remains to be seen...
Beck Underwood's animated video
of the Elizabeth and the Catapult song PERFECTLY PERFECT hits the internet!!
11/13/11 — Ti West's 'The Innkeepers' to Play at South by Southwest 2011
FearNet • NYTimes
1/13/11 — no less than 3 Gass Eye Pix productions among the top 300 horror films ever made in Fangoria's list
#1. STAKE LAND
TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE season one concludes with the release of
Ashley Thorpe's THE DEMON HUNTSMAN,
directed by Glenn McQuaid.
and check out the brand new TALES website! Stay tuned for more updates
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VEGAS OUTSIDER INTERVIEWS FROM TALES DIRECTORS:
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January 4 — BITTER FEAST is now available on DVD and VOD
“ONE OF THE BEST OF THE FEST”
“CRITIC'S PICK: Zesty fun for its actors... a sly parody...
“Totally satisfying and engaging...
“a plea for simple, basic humanity...
“fantastic sequences sprinkled with intensity...
with special features:
Commenttary with writer/director Joe Maggio, producers Larry Fessenden , Peter Phok, Brent Kunkle and sound designer Graham Reznick
making BITTER FEAST • Joe Maggio interviews Mario Batali • Deleted Scenes & Alternate Ending • Teaser • Trailer • Feast Portraits
read the FANGORIA review • read Mario Batali's interview in the LA. TIMES • buy at amazon.com • reserve at NetFlix
GLASS EYE PIX is pleased to be bringing you some very cool movies this year, starting with Joe Maggio's BITTER FEAST, out on DVD 1/4/11.
The Award-winning STAKE LAND will hit the screens in March, and keep an eye out for news of the STAKE LAND webisodes...
Ti West will be releasing THE INNKEEPERS this year as well.
James Felix McKenney will be out with 2 flicks: the Award winning SATAN HATES YOU and the creature feature HYPOTHERMIA.
More from TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE this year — be there when we wrap up our season on 1/11/11
also in the works... JUST DESSERTS album Lost In Love out on Sojourn Records this winter.
And keep an eye out for Joe Maggio's THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAE, Ilya Chaiken's THE UNLOVABLES, and Rick Rogers' FALL,
all made in association with GLASS EYE PIX and all coming soon.
... and if you're looking for bargains, this just in..
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