PRINTS OF DARKNESS: THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL
Presented in 35mm
Hosted by Michael Gingold. Conversation to follow between Gingold and Killer Tapes and
Shattered Screens author Caetlin Benson-Allott.
NYC’s IFC Center celebrates Glass Eye Pix’s 30th Anniversary with Glass Eye Pix: 30th Anniversary Tribute, a series of special screenings throughout October and into November. Screenings include GEP horror classics like NO TELLING and THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, as well as some of GEP’s non-horror films like WENDY AND LUCY and THE COMEDY.
Glass Eye Pix’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL made it onto a Filmspotting Podcast Top 5 list last week! Coupled with their review of IT FOLLOWS, host Adam Kempenaar and guest Michael Phillips (movie critic for the Chicago Tribune) ranked their Top 5 21st Century Horror Movies.
THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL made it to Adam Kempenaar’s list on #3. To quote, “What scares me the most when I watch HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, it’s not knowing when you should truly be afraid.”
Check it! The Montana Mancave Massacre’s got a blog post up all about Fessenden and the films he’s directed, produced and acted in.
Some snippets from the post…
“When I was making my list of films to include…films either directed by or starring Larry Fessenden were taking up a lot of real estate. It was damned nigh impossible to choose between them, so I decided to lump them all together. So here’s you’re gift for the 6th day of Christmas: the majesty that is Larry Fessenden.”
“As the founder of Glass Eye Pix, his philosophy of filmmaking is that you don’t need a massive budget or big star to make a great film. Since 1985, Glass Eye Pix has been producing great indie flicks by auteur directors, especially young horror directors. In short, Larry Fessenden is doing God’s Work.”
“This man is essential to modern horror.”
“Wendigo is a micro-budget masterpiece…This is a labor of love, and it shows.”
“The Last Winter is, as far as I know, the first environmental horror movie. It tackles the question (as does Wendigo, to a lesser extent) how does nature fight back when humans violate its balance?”
“And on one last note, if you’re still unconvinced of Larry Fessenden’s awesomeness, he also produces a web-based horror-themed radio drama series named Tales From Beyond the Pale. If any of you are into Arch Oboler’s Lights Out or the old Rod Serling radio plays, Fessenden is the man bring that stuff back. Each episode boasts a celebrity cast and a name author. Sir Lawrence, you just put everyone else to shame.”
Posters for the Glass Eye Pix productions The House of the Devil, Automatons and Stake Land adorn the walls of the mysterious Screening Room in the recently unveiled trailer for the forthcoming horror video game UNTIL DAWN from Sony PlayStation 4. What other inside jokes await the careful observer…? Only time will tell. Until Dawn will be released in 2015, and was scripted by Fessenden and Graham Reznick.
“Jeff Grace got his start providing various music services for Howard Shore including music preparation, producing, and editing. In 2005 his debut feature film score The Roost (2005) established an enduring relationship with indie-darling director Ti West which continues to this day. It’s a score of uncompromising creativity harnessing the unique sound qualities of chamber strings and a superlative example of “less-is-more” precision scoring…”