Anne, married to a small-town minister, feels her life has been shrinking over the past 30 years. Encountering The Master brings her a new sense of power and an appetite to live bolder. However, the change comes with a heavy body count.
*For the first time that I can remember, Larry Fessenden plays the straight man…. witnessing an overweight, neatly combed Fessenden is like seeing a tear in the space time continuum. This film is a bloody, tense yet humorous throwback to gothic horror films of yore. The chemistry between Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden is crystal clear, making for a fun, gory throwback of a film. — Tracy Allen
*Jakob’s Wife features two of my favorite genre actors: Larry Fessenden and Barbara Crampton. Their wonderful performances and great on-screen chemistry take the modestly budgeted Jakob’s Wife to the next level. — Kenn Hoekstra
*Jakob’s Wife provides the balance that any horror comedy should. It manages to take body horror seriously while still delivering a progressive and empowered societal statement. — Jason Burke
Highlights of our 2021 slate and Fessenden collaborations include:
GEP productions FOXHOLE by Jack Fessenden (available May 2022);
Larry Fessenden’s FEVER, part of the Covid-themed anthology film ISOLATION;
Rigo Garay’s short SIZE UP;
From Tales From Beyond the Pale: new episodes “Game Night” and “Masque of The Red Death”
as well as the 350 page volume “McQuaid/Fessenden 9 TALES”;
Fessenden’s 9 song album “MAD 4EVER” under the name Still Rusty.
Fessenden also featured in several films including
JAKOB’S WIFE, DASHCAM, THE SPINE OF NIGHT, and SIZE UP.
And there were recent Fessenden-directed music videos for
Still Rusty, Life in a Blender and Birdthrower (were some of those 2020? Don’t remember);
and also a Glass Eye Pix minidoc on filmworker Rigo Garay
with much appreciation for all our collaborators and fans
and wishing everyone good luck and Godspeed in the New Year!
hope you stay engaged and sane in 2022
Season’s Greetings from your pals at Glass Eye Pix
2021: The Year Tyler Interviewed Larry Fessenden
Independent genre film legend, Larry Fessenden, is here today on the show. We talk about his love for Universal Monster movies, his first big hit in the industry and all the films that followed. We also talk about his favorite part of the filmmaking process and the time he hopped on a zoom call with me when he was in the wrong one, but thank god that happened because it eventually got me this interview.
Take a listen HERE
2015, Fessenden and GEP pal Ted Geoghegan at South By Southwest
for WE ARE STILL HERE.
Fessenden appears on Geoghegan’s new film BROOKLYN 45,
Wyrd War proudly presents composer/songwriter Sean Spillane’s haunting and hypnotic original motion picture soundtrack for the independent American folk horror film JUG FACE (2013) on vinyl for the first time!
Director Chad Crawford Kinkle’s JUG FACE intelligently transcends the popular tropes of backwoods rural-based horror as it follows a teen’s desperate attempts to escape the macabre traditions of her Appalachian community that worships an unseen chthonic force that inhabits an earthen pit. Mastered for vinyl by Timothy Stollenwerk and highlighting original artwork from the film by Zach and Hannah Passero, JUG FACE is pressed to stunning “Appalachian Gold” vinyl in a limited edition of 400. The pit wants what the pit wants! Buy HERE
Shudder Sets Supernatural Thriller ‘Brooklyn 45’ As Latest Original
DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: AMC Network’s genre-focused streaming service Shudder has commissioned its latest original movie, Brooklyn 45, written and directed by Ted Geoghegan (We Are Still Here, Mohawk). The streamer will launch the pic exclusively in 2022.
The film, which began principal photography on December 2, is set on a freezing evening in December 1945, as five military veterans gather together in the ornate parlour of a Brooklyn brownstone. Best friends since childhood, they have reunited to support their troubled host – but when his invitation for cocktails turns into an impromptu séance, the metaphoric ghosts of their past become all-too-literal.
Geoghegan penned the screenplay with assistance from his late father, a disabled Air Force Veteran-turned-history teacher.
“Since losing my dad, I’ve been obsessed with bringing the powerful, timely script we collaborated on to the screen. A story of the ghosts, rage, and toxicity that follow all human conflict, the heart of Brooklyn 45 beats just as poignantly today as it did when the film was set, 76 long years ago,” said the filmmaker.
Brooklyn 45 stars Anne Ramsay (A League of Their Own), Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes), Jeremy Holm (The Ranger), Larry Fessenden (We Are Still Here), Ron E. Rains (Peter Rosenthal of The Onion’s Film Standar) and Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie’s Halloween).
The film is produced by Shudder, Hangar 18 Media, and The Line Film Company. Seth Caplan is producing alongside Pasha Patriki and Michael Paszt of Hangar 18 Media, and Sarah Sharp of The Line Film Company. James Fler and Andrew T. Hunt of Raven Banner Entertainment serve as executive producers on the picture.
“Shudder is delighted to partner with the Divide/Conquer, Raven Banner, and Hangar 18 teams to bring Ted’s vision from script to screen,” said Emily Gotto, VP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Shudder. “Brooklyn 45 is set to terrify Shudder audiences and beyond in 2022.”