Just landed on You Tube: GoodBadFlicks in-depth exploration of Jim Mickle’s Stake Land.
From the SundanceTV Website:
You may have seen Larry Fessenden (I Sell the Dead, Wendy and Lucy, Habit) and James Le Gros (Living in Oblivion, Girls) on the red carpet of the Independent Spirit Awards, among other places. Where you won’t see them is on HAP AND LEONARD where you’ll hear them instead. (They guest star in the radio play to which Uncle Chester is listening in Episode 102.) Learn more about Fessenden’s and Le Gros’ longtime collaboration below.
Listen to the radio clip:
Larry Fessenden is a jack of all trades within the horror genre. An actor, director, writer, producer, the filmmaker is not only one of the best auteurs in the last 20 years, but is also responsible for producing some of the most up and coming genre directors’ films. Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL/THE INNKEEPERS, Jim Mickle’s STAKE LAND, Adrián García Bogliano’s LATE PHASES, and the list goes on and on. Fessenden himself has been one of the most influential filmmakers in independent genre films around, having helmed such revered films as NO TELLING, HABIT, WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER and 2013’s BENEATH. Playing such a huge part in filmmaking in all aspects of the word, Fessenden and his company, Glass Eye Pix is celebrating 30 years of auteur-driven films, with an upcoming Scream Factory boxset featuring four of Fessenden’s films, a series of screenings of Larry’s films, and now, a mini-documentary series revolving around the various films Glass Eye Pix was responsible for.
Icons of Fright alumni Adam Barnick is directing each episode of the series, and fright fanatics, we’re happy to say, we’ve got the first episode of the series for you to check out. Watch the video below and by all means, visit http://glasseyepix.com/ for more info!!
The Anatomy of Fear: Conversations with Cult Horror and Science-Fiction Filmmakers is now out! Includes interviews with Fessenden and Glass Eye Pals Jim Mickle, JT Petty and lots of luminaries and unsung heroes of the genre.
GEP pal Jim Mickle will show a sneak preview of his new film, COLD IN JULY, in NYC at IFC Center tonight, 8pm. He and Don Johnson will be on hand for a Q&A, moderated by Fessenden. Tickets here.
How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Shortly after Dane kills the home intruder, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence. Twists and turns continue to pile up as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end.
Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled “badasses” portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir, this pulpy, southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of action films; one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds. Cold in July is hard to shake as an east Texas summer.
If you didn’t check out Beck Underwood’s Creepy Christmas Film Festival when it first unspooled in 2008, why not treat yourself to a sustained Holiday high with this virtual advent calendar?
Unwrap one short a day from a different filmmaker (including Underwood, Larry Fessenden, James McKenney, Ti West, Graham Reznick, Jim Mickle, Sarah Driver, David Leslie, Mary Harron, Glenn McQuaid, and many many others…) every day till Christmas.
Or if you feel like gorging, watch them all at once. Drop us a Continue Reading »