November 22, 2014
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Gamertag Gaming on UNTIL DAWN, coming 2015

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This is officially on our top horror picks for 2015! From what we have experienced, Until Dawn forces you into emotional and moral hell and we love it! We’ve all seen the movies now it’s time to experience it for real. This gameplay pushes gaming to another level of interaction. Playstation continues to raise the bar for 2015.

Supermassive games wrote the story in collaboration with horror auteurs Larry Fessenden and Graham Reznick (Stake Land, Habit, The Last Winter) who’ve been bringing great independent horror movies to the big and small screen for decades. That story challenges you to unravel the terrifying mysteries of Blackwood Pines. Look out for clues whilst your emotions are torn limb from limb but remember, things aren’t always as they seem!

Read the whole article here

November 20, 2014
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Glass Eye pals weigh in on state of Horror in MovieMaker Mag

Fessenden, JT Petty, Travis Stevens and more discuss the biz of genre filmmaking in the Fall 2014 issue of MovieMaker Magazine, on newsstands Nov 25th.

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From MovieMaker.com:

“A decade ago, the primary focus of independent horror moviemakers was making a good horror movie, knowing that if they did their job well, they were virtually guaranteed to find an audience and make their money back (and then some). Horror was the Teflon genre—or so it seemed.

“In the last decade it’s gotten cheaper to make movies, and harder to make money off of them,” says J.T. Petty, writer-director of horror features The Burrowers (2008) and Hellbenders (2012). “The ‘guarantee’ most people took for granted was the DVD market, and that’s all but gone.” Today, the business of independent horror moviemaking has changed dramatically, and while making a good movie is still paramount, the moviemaker of 2014 must wear other hats just as well in order to survive: branding expert, distributor, producer, publicist, sales agent. “And,” as Eduardo Sanchez, director of 1999’s game-changing The Blair Witch Project and the upcoming Exists, says, “most of us didn’t get into this to become distributors.”

According to Larry Fessenden, director of Wendigo (2001) and producer of Stake Land (2010), “Executives often say, ‘Do you have anything in the Blumhouse model?’ The thing to understand is: Blum’s films have name actors (Ethan Hawke, Patrick Wilson) who work at scale, the films are made relatively cheaply, and there is a distribution scheme that gets the movies onto 3,000 screens on opening weekend. This is not the same as making an independent haunted house movie on the Canon 5D and hoping it makes a lot of money. You can’t guarantee your investors that your $15,000 movie will earn $200 million at the box office.”

“Horror used to have that whiff of danger and discovery,” says Fessenden. “That is why the remakes don’t excite the fans, because there is no discovery there, just studios cashing in. Blum’s films are original stories, even as he franchises them, and that alone makes his approach more compelling than the studio approach.”

Stevens is philosophical, though optimistic. “Your perspective shifts a bit. Maybe there isn’t more money coming in, but what are the upsides? Our film played around the world in festivals, which gave us opportunities to meet more filmmakers, financiers and distributors. It played globally in cinemas and was easily available in retail outlets. This meant we were building an international audience and international distributors see value in that. It allowed us to secure more money on our other projects. Your definition of ‘profit’ expands a bit, working in this space.”

Check out the full article at MovieMaker.com.

November 19, 2014
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Fangoria Exclusive: DARLING News and Photos

Fango’s got an exclusive on Glass Eye Pix’s newest film, DARLING, written & directed by Mickey Keating and starring Lauren Ashley Carter, produced by Fessenden, Jenn Wexler, Sean Fowler, Keating and Carter, in association with Illium Pictures.

Get all the details, and check out exclusive and behind-the-scenes pics, at Fangoria.com.

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November 18, 2014
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LATE PHASES Premieres This Friday!

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Glass Eye Pix’s new werewolf movie, LATE PHASES, directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano and starring Nick Damici, premieres theatrically, On Demand and on streaming services THIS FRIDAY, November 21st.

“(Late Phases) has delivered a true love letter to ’80s monster-movie buffs and all those hankering for a good old-fashioned werewolf picture.” – Tony Timpone

“Nick Damici is the Charles Bronson of blind, senior-citizen werewolf hunters.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A return to the heyday of hairy, blood-splattered werewolf cinema” – Geeks of Doom

“Do not miss Late Phases or your eyeballs will never forgive you” – Bloody Disgusting

“It’s elevated the werewolf film to a whole other level.” - Hammer To Nail

 

THEATRICAL PREMIERE

November 21-27 New York IFC Center
December 5 Minneapolis, MN Mall of America
December 12 Los Angeles Cinefamily
January 2 & 3 Phoenix, AZ FilmBar
January 2-4 Columbus, OH Gateway Film Center

Coming Friday to Sony, Blockbuster On Demand, Xbox, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

 

Synopsis:
Crescent Bay is not the best place to live out one’s golden years. Once an idyllic retirement community, the secluded neighborhood has been beset by mysterious and deadly attacks. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici, Stake Land) moves in, the residents immediately take offense to his abrasive personality. But his take-no-prisoners attitude is just what he needs to survive as it becomes clear that the increasingly violent and patterned attacks are being caused by beasts that are neither animal nor man, and the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is harboring something truly sinister in its midst…

 

November 16, 2014
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Angus Scrimm Honored at 13TH ANNUAL NYC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

On Friday night, the great Angus Scrimm was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and saluted by Fessenden and James Felix McKenney, at the 13th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival, taking place at Tribeca Cinemas.

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November 4, 2014
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Stuart Gordon on his favorite ABCs OF DEATH 2 segments

Stuart Gordon lists Fessenden’s “N is for Nexus” as one of his top ABCs OF DEATH 2 segments. From TheTalkhouse.com:

“N is for Nexus” directed by Larry Fessenden
This story, set on Halloween in New York City, builds up quite a head of steam in its short running time. Mr. Fessenden again proves himself to be one of our best working horror directors by delivering the most suspenseful and effectively disturbing episode in this series.”

Check out the full article here.

October 31, 2014
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Tales From Beyond The Pale: The Stanley Edition is NOW LIVE

Did you miss TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE Live from The Stanley Film Festival? Well what better day to listen to it than on Halloween!

To celebrate our favorite holiday, we’re now offering this chilling tale for free at the Tales From Beyond The Pale Listening Room

Written by Fessenden, McQuaid, and Chapman, these tales of terror are inspired by Colorado’s Stanley Hotel and its surroundings, which also served as the muse for Stephen King’s THE SHINING. Featuring the voice talents of Fessenden, Martin Starr, AJ Bowen, Ana Asensio, Jocelyn DeBoer, Martha Harmon Pardee and Sam Zimmerman.

Listen now

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October 25, 2014
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TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE LIVE: LOS ANGELES – Poster Revealed!!!

Glass Eye Pix heads to SpectreFest at Cinefamily in LA this Wednesday, Oct 29, for a live show of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, with three new stories from Fessenden, McQuaid and Chapman!

Get a look at the special edition poster art by Trevor Denham below.

Doors open at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Cinefamily website.

Cast announcements coming soon!

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October 24, 2014
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CRAVE ONLINE: Fessenden’s Favorite Movie Deaths

From CraveOnline.com:

Larry Fessenden defends his pick for the best death in movie history. Plus: Watch a supercut of all the ‘ABCs of Death 2′ directors’ favorite kills!

“When I got this assignment, I thought of the scene in (the original) THE STEPFATHER where the daughter’s shrink is killed by the Stepfather by a 2×4. It struck me because the shrink is in over his head, he doesn’t understand the insanity he’s going up against. He thought he was helping a troubled girl. Because his death has that tragic dimension, it is more poignant.

There is the death in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN where the Nazi slowly kills Private Mellish with a knife to the chest while Mellish says “don’t, don’t.” Very intimate and scary. It’s the same Nazi that the Americans had freed earlier, in a sanctimonious move to “do the right thing”. And so the horrific death mocks the generosity and kindness of their earlier actions.

How about Jennifer Jason Leigh pulled apart between two trucks by Rutger Hauer in THE HITCHER? She is an innocent swept up in the mad rivalry between the Hitcher and the kid. She’s nothing but collateral damage.

How about everyone in the car at the end of THE MIST? I know some people hate that ending, but I loved it because it is so futile.

All death is tragic, but when kindness, idealism, innocence or heroism dies too, it is even more resonant.

- Larry Fessenden (“N is for Nexus”)”

Check out the full post at Crave Online, and get a look at the ABCs OF DEATH 2 directors’ favorite movie deaths of all time below.

October 17, 2014
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Freaky Friday: Glass Eye Pix Around-The-Web Roundup

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Fandor’s Filmwax Radio waxes poetic with Fessenden (Listen here)

“Regardless we spoke for well over an hour in an unlit room. As the conversation continued the light grew darker. The conversation went all over the place but one thing was clear: this was a serious filmmaker who likes to have a lot of fun. Oscillating between acting (All the Light in the Sky, Wendy and Lucy), directing (Habit, Beneath) and producing (The Comedy, Night Moves), Fessenden emphasized that his favorite films were those that had a slow approach, films that took their time.”

 

WENDIGO named one of Tribeca Film Institute’s “10 Horror Movies You Need To See” (Check the list out here)

“Though horror has always been a big go-to for filmmakers starting out with low budget fare, The Blair Witch Project took that craze to its zenith. With a whole lot of horrors suddenly flooding the market (and honestly, many of them should never been made) one we’re happy found its way out of the weeds was Larry Fessenden‘s spooky spiritual thriller. Playing off a mythical Algonquain legend, the godfather of contemporary low budget horror makes a thrilling work that’s definitely much scarier than anything done in Blair Witch.

Best Time To Watch: Before you head off for a camping trip or anything that involves a lot of wilderness.”

411Mania Suggests Fessenden for SWAMP THING Film (Read here)

“This is another one that you might cry foul on, because there has of course been a Swamp Thing film made. … With the property’s use of both horror and ecology, you could get someone like Larry Fessenden (WendigoThe Last Winter) involved and do some wondrous things.”

 

BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD competes for Best Behind-The-Scenes-of-Filmmaking Doc on IMDB (Vote here!)

 

LATE PHASES playing Toronto After Dark Festival and Woodstock Film Festival this Sunday (Get your tix here and here)

Brent Kunke and Fessenden in attendance at Woodstock!

 

And TALES on VINYL Is Coming! (Pre-order here)

Keep it tuned to GlassEyePix.com to see what else we’re getting into this Shocktober!