Mickey Keating’s PSYCHOPATHS world premiere
at the Tribeca Film Festival!
CINÉPOLIS CHELSEA 4
April 20th, 2017
Director Michael O’Shea waxes poetic in Filmmaker Magazine about horror, and his special brand of vampire film…
From the article:
O’Shea: Yeah, when I was 12 or 13, I worshipped horror movies. The first R-rated movie I saw was very meaningful to me. It was in the theater — The Island, playing with Jaws 2. The Island was the R-rated movie, and there was a lot of gore, and I loved it. In my teenage years, I was watching tons of David Cronenberg. I mean, I’m wearing a Videodrome shirt. Videodrome was one of my favorite films when I was a teenager and still to this day. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer was a film I saw when I was 16 or 17. It was hugely influential on me and on this film. When I was in my early 20s or late teens, I was reading about Larry Fessenden’s Habit and about this idea of taking vampires and putting them into a realistic setting. I remember thinking, “I want to do that, that sounds amazing.” It was so awesome to have Larry in the movie.
Directed by Michael O’Shea and produced by GEP pal Susan Leber.
With Special makeup effects by Glass Eye Pals Spears and Gerner.
Featuring the requisite appearance by Fessenden.
“Stellar performances … a great movie that explores what it means
to lose oneself in the ideas that power the horror genre”
-Gizmodo/Io9 – Evan Narcisse
“Ruffin’s incredible performance…excellent feature debut”
-Screen Anarchy – Shelagh Rowan- Legg
“tantalizing debut…sinking its teeth in all the right places
-Consequence of Sound – Michael Roffman
“a beautifully restrained coming of age tale …
a darkly affecting tale about the high and sometimes bloody cost
of self awareness and sociopathic conviction”
– Film School Rejects – Rob Hunter
“4 star…stunning debut”
-Scream Magazine – Kieran Fisher
“refreshing and moving vampire tale.. a striking cinematic experience
…deeply engaging and tragic love story…Ruffin and Levine are such a joy to watch”
– Bloody Disgusting- Ari Drew
“James Siewert’s 13-minute short film “The Past Inside the Present” is like a Laurie Lipton drawing come to life. The stunning black-and-white imagery of humans connected to recording devices via old wiring from their brains to an old Betamax is the sort of thing Lipton would dream up for one of her insanely intricate pencil drawings. This is not to suggest Siewert’s film is derivative. On the contrary, Siewert’s vision aims more for an emotional connection between the characters (even in what appears to be the absence of emotion) whereas Lipton often revels in the absurd and grotesque.”
From ‘Taxi Driver’ to Twitter, Tribeca Shortlist talks influences and inspirations with
Robert Mockler, Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson and Fessenden.
“that rare chiller conjuring eeriness and dread… it bears a haunting ambience as agreeable as it is ephemeral.
Mr. Adams is clearly skilled with story structure, cinematography and his actors.”
“Strong performances and atmosphere elevate an intriguing suspense tale”
“A stylish, haunting thriller…dark, original and chilling…
Ted Levine gives one of the most memorable performances of his career.”
— Chicago Sun-Times
“An inky dose of the supernatural.”
— New Orleans Film Society
“Part moody Stephen King-style thriller, part brooding family drama.”
— Culture Crypt
“A haunting and darkly beautiful tale of revenge.”