December 8, 2014
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Larry Fessenden, “Patron Saint of Horror”

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Check it! The Montana Mancave Massacre’s got a blog post up all about Fessenden and the films he’s directed, produced and acted in.

Some snippets from the post…

“When I was making my list of films to include…films either directed by or starring Larry Fessenden were taking up a lot of real estate. It was damned nigh impossible to choose between them, so I decided to lump them all together. So here’s you’re gift for the 6th day of Christmas: the majesty that is Larry Fessenden.”

“As the founder of Glass Eye Pix, his philosophy of filmmaking is that you don’t need a massive budget or big star to make a great film. Since 1985, Glass Eye Pix has been producing great indie flicks by auteur directors, especially young horror directors. In short, Larry Fessenden is doing God’s Work.”

“This man is essential to modern horror.”

“Habit is a story of newfound love in a particularly difficult time in one man’s life…it’s a hell of a great vampire film. And it’s one of the rare instances in which Fessenden plays the lead character. And he’s great. He’s got a slovenly charm about him that makes you understand why the vampire character is fascinated by him. Watching Habit, it’s difficult to understand why he didn’t become a more prominent actor. Dude’s got the goods.”

“Wendigo is a micro-budget masterpiece…This is a labor of love, and it shows.”

“The Last Winter is, as far as I know, the first environmental horror movie. It tackles the question (as does Wendigo, to a lesser extent) how does nature fight back when humans violate its balance?”

“And on one last note, if you’re still unconvinced of Larry Fessenden’s awesomeness, he also produces a web-based horror-themed radio drama series named Tales From Beyond the Pale. If any of you are into Arch Oboler’s Lights Out or the old Rod Serling radio plays, Fessenden is the man bring that stuff back. Each episode boasts a celebrity cast and a name author. Sir Lawrence, you just put everyone else to shame.”

Check out the original post right here!

 

 

May 15, 2013
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Fessenden Picks a Way to Die in ‘ABCs of Death 2’

 
From deadline.com:
Magnet Releasing is plotting more ABCs of Death following its 2012 high concept horror anthology. The sequel’s directors unveiled today at Cannes will include Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton, Goya winning director Alex De La Iglesias (The Last Circus), and documentarian Rodney Ascher (Room 237), who lead a new lineup of international directors depicting assorted horrible ways to die. Also tapped to direct segments: Filipino filmmaker Erik Matti, whose On The Job debuts this week in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight sidebar, founder of Nigerian “Nollywood” cinema Lancelot   Continue Reading »