The hypnotic, mind-melting trailer for Joe Begos’ new film The Mind’s Eye has finally arrived! The cast consists of a few familiar faces such as Graham Skipper, Noah Segan, Matt Mercer, Jeremy Gardner, Brian Morvant, Josh Ethier, Sam Zimmerman and Glass Eye pals Lauren Ashley Carter, John Speredakos and GEP madman Larry Fessenden!
The Mind’s Eye, penned and directed by Joe Begos, lands distribution with RLJ Entertainment.
Gravitate towards theaters and catch it on VOD later on this year.
The film boasts something of an indie-horror all-star cast, one which also includes Noah Segan (Some Kind of Hate), Matt Mercer (the Contracted films), Jeremy Gardner (The Battery), Brian Morvant (Darling, Pod), actor-editor Josh Ethier (Almost Human), actor-director Larry Fessenden (Feast), and John Speredakos (House of the Devil) as the aforementioned madman.
Fantastic Fest just wrapped up, and the reviews have been pouring in for the Mickey Keating-directed GEP Psychothriller DARLING. Starring Lauren Ashley Carter and featuring Fessenden (who also starred in the Fantastic Fest flicks THE MIND’S EYE and SOUTHBOUND), the movie centers on Carter as a young woman tasked with looking after a mysterious old home.
Here’s what the reviews are saying:
A shocking, hallucinatory and masterful film, DARLING doesn’t just happen in front of you, it pulls you into the story of a woman who takes on the job of looking after a mansion-like home that may or may not be haunted, and throws you into her complete descent into absolute madness.
Shot entirely in black and white, the film is simply gorgeous to look at. The empty streets of New York City and lonely hallways of the house look even more desolate without color. It was a bold decision, but it pays off in spades.
On only his third film, Keating has already established an instantly recognizable style. Call them Keating Beats: Whether it’s strobe-speed edit, a sound mix that will deliberately challenge the listener, or simply the decision to shoot in stark black and white, they constantly throw the audience off guard.
Also, it is not often that the sound design of a film stands out from all of the other elements, but in this film the complexity of the sound design sets itself apart from other films. The balance between what is real and what is not real, a strong score and jarring metal song to shake loose the audience expectations, is not an easy one. The sound in Darling totally nails the many levels or reality in DARLING.
Carter puts in a devestatingly memorable performance, but the real star of the film is Mickey Keating’s stark, stylish direction.
To round out the festivities, Writer/Director Mickey Keating boxed THE MIND’S EYE Director Joe Begos in the ring, and DARLING was picked up for worldwide distribution rights by Screen Media Films.
EW’s made a comprehensive list of the 16 must-see movies at this year’s Fantastic Fest. Of those sixteen movies, the ever-busy Fessenden has a featured role in three different films.
Here are the Fessenden-featured picks:
Glass Eye Pix pals team up with Joe Begos for his sophomore effort “The Minds Eye”
After making a name for himself with the creature feature Almost Human, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, filmmaker Joe Begos is now filming his second feature that will blow your mind (literally).
The Mind’s Eye is a violent telekinetic revenge thriller set in snowy 1990 New England, says Deadline. It follows a drifter with telekinetic abilities who targets a doctor who is creating a synthetic telekinetic power serum.
The film went into production this week in Rhode Island and is financed by Channel 83 Films and Site B Productions. The Mind’s Eye stars Graham Skipper (from Begos’ feature directorial debut Almost Human), Lauren Ashley Carter (Pod), John Speredakos, Noah Segan (LooperContracted I+II) Larry Fessenden, and Jeremy Gardner. Begos, Josh Ethier, Graham Skipper, and Zak Zeman (A Horrible Way to Die, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, Late Phases) produce.