November 30, 2018
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Weekends with GEP: Creepy Christmas

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November 30, 2018
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Creepy Christmas Roundup: Exclusive photos!

New interviews and exclusive photos busting out across the web with one day to go before
The Creepy Christmas Film Fest 2018 launches.

PASTE MAGAZINE: “Ten years ago, the joyful tidings of the holiday season were rent asunder by the arrival of an altogether more macabre December celebration: The Creepy Christmas Film Fest. The brainchild of filmmaker Beck Underwood and actor-director Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix studio, which has brought us the likes of The House of the Devil and Stake Land, it consisted of a digital advent calendar that once a day offered internet denizens a slew of new, original horror shorts.”

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RUE MORGUE: “The festive fiends at Glass Eye Pix want you to have a scary Christmas all December long, so they’re launching a daily short-film showcase tomorrow, and they gave us some exclusive photos and words on the festival!”

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November 29, 2018
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Creepy Christmas trailer is here! An Entertainment Weekly exclusive!

The Creepy Christmas Film Fest to unleash 25 original horror shorts — watch the trailer

In 2008, filmmaker Beck Underwood and New York-based production company Glass Eye Pix created a digital advent calendar that offered genre fans a new Christmas-themed horror short every day, from Dec. 1 to Christmas Day. Titled The Creepy Christmas Film Festival, the calendar’s lineup included contributions from directors Mary Harron (American Psycho), Sara Driver (Permanent Vacation), Jim Mickle (Hap and Leonard), and Ti West (House of the Devil).

A decade on, Underwood and Glass Eye Pix are back to distribute more mayhem with a second Creepy Christmas Fest. Contributing directors this time around include Glass Eye Pix CEO Larry Fessenden (Habit), Jenn Wexler (The Ranger), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), Graham Reznick (Shudder’s Deadwax), and Mickey Keating (Psychopaths).

“I hadn’t really thought about doing another fest,” Underwood tells EW. “It does seem the landscape of short content is much more cluttered than it was 10 years ago. Then one day I was talking with one of the newer Glass Eye collaborators, filmmaker Ben Duff, who was waxing poetic about how much he loved the original fest. So, almost on a whim, I said, ‘Let’s do it again and would you like to help curate?’ So off we went.

“We invited some of the alumni and a lot of new faces as well. I was quite touched when Mickey Keating replied to the invite with ‘I’ve been waiting to get this email since the first Creepy Christmas.’ When people agreed to participate we reached into our scruffy Santa hat and then pulled a card with a holiday-themed word. These words, like ‘gingerbread,’ ‘mistletoe,’ ‘Santa Claus,’ ‘elf,’ etc. became their prompt. There are not a lot of rules with Creepy Christmas and we don’t really produce or editorialize, we pretty much take them as they come in. I do ask they keep them between 30 seconds and six minutes, but even that rule is violated!

“The spirit of Creepy Christmas seems to shine most in some of the hodgepodge ways people end up making their movies, roping in family members and sometimes even jumping into a medium they always wanted to try, but you know, film business… For instance, Larry Fessenden, known for his dramatic, live-action movies, gets to play with his action figures and dip back into his original love of stop-motion, creating really wacky animated romps.”

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November 28, 2018
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Creepy Christmas Roundup!

SCREEN ANARCHY: “The holiday season is now in full swing and those fine folks with The Creepy Christmas Fest are back with another digital advent calendar. For the first twenty-five days of December a new digital Christmas-themed horror short will be unleashed daily. It is the perfect advent calendar for the horror film fan in your life!” 

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GHASTLY GRINNING: “Christmas. Although it’s a far cry from the general feeling evoked by Halloween, it seems to be the holiday mined the most for horror. Perhaps it’s because of all of the strange, global mythos on the holiday, it’s pagan roots, or the fact that elves, dolls, and even Santa himself are all just a little bit creepy. Whatever the case may be, you won’t find us complaining because it’s created some truly fantastic moments in film.”

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November 26, 2018
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Creepy Christmas Film Fest 2018 featured in Rue Morgue!

From Rue Morgue: Described as a “digital advent calendar,” the Creepy Christmas Fest saw its first incarnation 10 years ago, spearheaded by filmmaker/animator Beck Underwood. It’s now back with a new round of haunting shorts (both live-action and animated), debuting daily starting this Saturday, December 1 and continuing through Christmas morning. The filmmakers include Glass Eye veterans such as company CEO Larry Fessenden (HABIT, WENDIGO, upcoming DEPRAVED), Jenn Wexler (THE RANGER), Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD), Graham Reznick (I CAN SEE YOU, Shudder’s “Deadwax”), Mickey Keating (PSYCHOPATHS), Joe Maggio (BITTER FEAST), James McKenney (SATAN HATES YOU) and JT Petty (THE BURROWERS, HELLBENDERS), plus many others; see the full list at the festival’s official website

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November 20, 2018
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Get your Creepy Christmas Calendar in time for the holidays!

Glass Eye Pix invites you to count down 25 Days till Christmas with this creepy Advent Calendar. What better way to celebrate the Holiday season than with a daily peek behind the doors and windows, nooks and crannies of this mysterious doll village assembled by artist and stop-motion animator Beck Underwood? See vintage dolls and Santas, stuffed critters and misfit toys, all to delight and tease in this merry celebration of Christmas mischief. 

Order before SATURDAY and get it by December 1!

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August 1, 2018
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COUNTING DOWN: Four months till the Creepy Christmas Film Festival!

Beck Underwood’s beloved holiday fest returns December 1st,
but it’s Creepy all year long on her Instagram page.

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November 28, 2017
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Get your Creepy Christmas Calendar in time for the holidays!

Glass Eye Pix invites you to count down 25 Days till Christmas with this creepy Advent Calendar. What better way to celebrate the Holiday season than with a daily peek behind the doors and windows, nooks and crannies of this mysterious doll village assembled by artist and stop-motion animator Beck Underwood? See vintage dolls and Santas, stuffed critters and misfit toys, all to delight and tease in this merry celebration of Christmas mischief. Buy Now!

December 1, 2016
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It’s not too late to order your Creepy Christmas Calendar!

Glass Eye Pix invites you to count down 25 Days till Christmas with this creepy Advent Calendar. What better way to celebrate the Holiday season than with a daily peek behind the doors and windows, nooks and crannies of this mysterious doll village assembled by artist and stop-motion animator Beck Underwood? See vintage dolls and Santas, stuffed critters and misfit toys, all to delight and tease in this merry celebration of Christmas mischief. Buy Now!opening-page_take-a-peek-ov

And check out Beck Underwood’s Creepy Christmas Film Festival: 25 Films in 25 Days
with films by Sara Driver, Beck Underwood, Jim Mickle, Ti West, Brahm Revel,
Graham Reznick, Glenn McQuaid, James McKenney, Fessenden, and many others!

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November 18, 2015
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New 30th Anniversary mini doc: THE ART OF BECK UNDERWOOD

Our 30th Anniversary Hootenanny continues with this series of Legacy Docs celebrating the community and collaborators that have kept us honest all these years…

Adam Barnick put together this portrait of GEP’s longest-running collaborator BECK UNDERWOOD, responsible for logos (HABIT, NO TELLING, WENDIGO), art departments (HOLLOW VENUS, I SELL THE DEAD, BITTER FEAST, STAKE LAND), script writing (NO TELLING, HABIT), GEP advent calendars, the CREEPY CHRISTMAS FILM FESTIVAL, the brand new TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE teaser… and some mayhem of her own… check it!