July 14, 2017
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Fessenden wins best performance at the Develop Awards!

Fessenden nabs Best Performance at the Develop Awards 2017.
Now available for PS4, Super Massive’s Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.
Competition was stiff:

Text of the press release:

Guildford, UK – 12 th July, 2017: BAFTA-winning independent British developer Supermassive Games picked up the award for “Best Performance” at the Develop Awards 2017.

Larry Fessenden’s performance in Until Dawn: Rush of Blood was voted top out of nine distinguished competitors including Doug Cockle in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine and John DiMaggio in LEGO Dimensions Adventure Time Level Pack.

Pete Samuels, Managing Director of Supermassive Games said “Working with talented actors to bring believable performances to the characters in our games is hugely important to us, so we were delighted to collect the Best Performance award for Larry’s portrayal of Dan T in Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. We love working with Larry, both as an actor and writer, and look forward to future collaborations.”

“It’s a thrill to be in the company of these other nominees, and I would never have imagined carrying the day,” Larry said. “I would like to thank Supermassive Games for giving me the opportunity to bring Dan T to life, and I’d like to thank the animators there for giving my performance a little extra jolt.”

About Supermassive Games:

Supermassive Games are a BAFTA-winning, independent game developer with a reputation for innovation in both storytelling and VR. The studio has released a number of successful titles and are best known for the critically acclaimed PS4 hit Until Dawn. Supermassive Games recently announced three new titles coming for 2017 – Bravo Team (PSVR), Hidden Agenda (PS4) and The Inpatient (PSVR).

About Larry Fessenden:

Larry Fessenden is an actor and producer and the director of the art-horror films No Telling, Habit, Wendigo and The Last Winter, as well as he TV films Skin and Bones and Beneath. He has operated the production shingle Glass Eye Pix since 1985 with the mission of supporting individual voices in the arts.

July 7, 2017
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AV Club: Larry Fessenden’s post-horror movies

As luck would have it, I was settling in for a Larry Fessenden double feature the same night that Twitter—or, at least, the small corner of the platform occupied by film writers and cinephiles—was working itself into a tizzy about an article in The Guardian postulating a new subgenre of “post-horror.” The basic thrust of the Guardian article is that recent films like It Comes At Night and A Ghost Story are changing the horror paradigm by adding talky drama elements to genre narratives, which is exactly what Larry Fessenden was doing in the ‘90s. His 1991 debut feature No Telling combines a Cassavetes-esque relationship drama about a marriage in decline with the bare-bones structure of the Frankenstein myth, as an obsessive medical researcher turns to neighborhood pets after he finds himself unable to procure the animals he’s convinced he needs to complete his research. The result is rather like a naturalistic take on Re-Animator cut together with scenes from A Woman Under The Influence, as strange as that may sound.

That particular film also touches on themes of animal rights and environmentalism, displaying a social consciousness that was developed more fully in Fessenden’s follow-up film, 1995’s Habit. Like this year’s Colossal, Habit uses an alcoholic protagonist as a metaphor to tie in with the film’s fantastic elements; in this case, it’s Lower East Side resident Sam (Fessenden), who’s been a complete drunken mess ever since his girlfriend broke up with him and his father died within a few months of each other. Meeting the enigmatic Anna (Meredith Snaider) at a Halloween party ignites an obsessive affair unlike anything Sam has ever experienced in his life, but as their nightly rendezvous grow more intense, Sam starts feeling, well, ill. Blending classical vampire imagery—Anna is allergic to garlic, and can’t come in to Sam’s apartment without an invitation—with the pervasive fear of AIDS that hung over every sexually active person in the ‘90s, Habit is not only a metaphorically rich horror-drama hybrid, but a time capsule of the last gasp of bohemia in downtown Manhattan.

Both of these films are available in Shout! Factory’s Larry Fessenden Collection boxed set, and No Telling is also currently streaming on Shudder.

Read the full article…

June 12, 2017
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FSR: In Praise of Shudder

As Fessenden embarks on the second annual Shudder Labs Outing in Upstate NewYork with GEPals Peter Phok, Jenn Wexler, Clay MacLeod Chapman, Shudder host Sam Zimmerman and a team of horror lovers, Film School Rejects posts and aptly timed article on the streaming service. What are you waiting for?

Streaming and live-streams, and scares—oh my!

Like any self-respecting content consumer, I subscribe to an embarrassing amount of podcasts. As a result, I’ve heard my fair share of gotta-keep-the-lights-on adverts, but I’ve never been bothered to use a promo code, let alone google or buy a product. That is until I heard Elijah Wood sing the praises of Shudder, a niche, subscription-based streaming service geared to horror nerds. I’ve never opened a search bar so fast.

Shudder has been able to provide more than just recycled titles and low-quality indie fare. They’ve made available films that were otherwise hard to come by through the regular channels; from Larry Fessenden’s Habit to classics from F.W. Murnau. Perusing Shudder feels like being let into a fallout vault, well-stocked with everything from old favorites to genre classics, to challenging new fare.

Read more

June 6, 2017
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From The Archives: MY SHEROES, MY SHEROES

In honor of Hollywood’s WONDER WOMAN woke bro moment, Glass Eye Pix dusts off an old classic, 

MY SHEROES, MY SHEROES
by David Leslie & Larry Fessenden. 1993/Glass Eye Pix

A marvelous mosaic of women’s ideas, images and music
tiled with a grout of humor and pathos, this is woman hear her roar…
Performance artist David “The Impact Addict” Leslie and filmmaker Larry Fessenden
are known for their visceral and pyrotechnical pokes
into the world of hyper-myth and media. Their decades-long collaboration,
started in 1986, have been presented at venues throughout the world.
PLAY LOUD
Doesn’t feel like much has changed…
rock on, sisters.
Larry & David

 

May 8, 2017
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Jack & Larry Fessenden on Horror Happens Radio talk STRAY BULLETS

May 1, 2017
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GEP pals Evan Katz and Macon Blair premiere SMALL CRIMES on Netflix

SMALL CRIMES was directed by Evan Katz and is available now on Netflix. It stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gary Cole, Pat Healy, Macon Blair, Robert Forster, Molly Parker  and features “an all-knowing strip club owner played by cult-movie legend Larry Fessenden.” 

“…Adapted from a 2008 novel by Needham’s Dave Zeltserman, “Small Crimes” is the cinematic equivalent of an amusing novel that distracts you during a cross-country flight. It’s the perfect movie to premiere on Netflix, not quite distinguished enough to warrant a trip to the multiplex but ideal couch company on a rainy afternoon. Such modest virtues should not be underestimated.”

Full review

Watch the TRAILER

April 21, 2017
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Psychopaths LIVE talk at Tribeca

Tune in LIVE as Ashley Bell, Larry Fessenden, and Mickey Keating tell us about their new horror flick,
Psychopaths, 
premiering at Tribeca 2017.

March 27, 2017
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Tribeca Shortlist interviews team LIKE ME

From ‘Taxi Driver’ to Twitter, Tribeca Shortlist talks influences and inspirations with
Robert Mockler, Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson and Fessenden.

Read full interview…

March 23, 2017
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DIG TWO GRAVES by Hunter Adams Opens Friday 24 March in Theaters and Streaming

“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.”
NY Times

“Strong performances and atmosphere elevate an intriguing suspense tale”
Variety

“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.”
— Horrornews.net

 

March 23, 2017
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Fessenden celebrates 54th year with Death Reel 2017