Saturday, 18 June: Fessenden, Ti West and Tommy Nohilly
tread the red carpet at the BAM screening of In a Valley of Violence
Saturday, 18 June: Fessenden, Ti West and Tommy Nohilly
Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive festival poster for GEP Pal Ti West’s, er… Western… starring Hawke, Travolta, James Ransone, Taissa Farmiga, Karen Gillan, and featuring Fessenden among a fantastic cast of supporting players. Pic was produced by long-time Glass Eye collaborators Peter Phok and Jacob Jaffke for Blumhouse.
Attn NYC Fans! Catch two 12:30am showings of HOUSE OF THE DEVIL from director Ti West tonight 10/30 and tomorrow night 10/31.
“West playfully subverts the horror film genre by insidiously setting up the mood and letting it eerily and slowly play out before slamming home with a fiendish finale.”
For tickets and more info, head over to IFC Center.
Attention NYC Fans, IFC Center continues the Glass Eye Pix 30th Anniversary tribute with two midnight screenings (tonight 10/23 and tomorrow 10/24) of THE ROOST, the debut film from Ti West.
For more info and tickets, head over to IFC Center.
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!!
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.
This Saturday, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL will screen at midnight at School of Visual Arts as part of their alumni program. Director Ti West and Producer Peter Phok will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening.
As part of After School Special: The 2015 School of Visual Arts Alumni Film & Animation Festival, we are pleased to present a special midnight screening of the cult horror hit The House of The Devil (2009), shown on 35mm film, accompanied by a Q&A with director Ti West (BFA 2003 Film and Video) and producer Peter Phok (BFA 2003 Film and Video). The Q&A will be moderated by current SVA student Amanda DiMartino (BFA 2017 Film).
Synopsis: College student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret. Starring Jocelin Donahue, Greta Gerwig, and Tom Noonan.
The film will be preceded by the world cinematic premiere of The Hate My Day Jobs’ music video Double Vision (2015), by creative director Daniel Giachetti (BFA 2002 Advertising) and alumni from the BFA Illustration and BFA Photography departments.
The House of The Devil is rated R. Parents are strongly cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 17, and children under the age of 12 will not be admitted.
To RSVP please click here or on the ticket icon above.
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.”
Directed by: Adrián García Bogliano
Written by: Eric Stolze
There are no teenagers in peril in Late Phases, a horror film that’s as much about the fears of growing old and feeble as it is about werewolves. Nick Damici stars as Ambrose, a blind Vietnam veteran who moves into a retirement community and is almost immediately attacked by a werewolf. Ambrose is not your typical horror film protagonist, and that’s what makes him so fascinating to watch: His age and disability, so rarely seen within the genre, give the audience so much more to invest in. Because Ambrose knows exactly what attacked him and when the creature is coming back, the story itself is simple; the thrill is in watching him prepare for the next full moon, all while convincing his son Will (Ethan Embry) that there’s still a lot of fight left in him.
Directed by: Ti West
Written by: Ti West
It’s easy to feel weary of found footage horror: The success of the Paranormal Activity series ushered in a surplus of copycat films, most of which were — much like the majority of Paranormal Activity sequels — disappointing. But there are still a few worthwhile found footage tricks emerging, as evidenced by several entries on this list, starting with Ti West’s Jonestown Massacre-inspired The Sacrament. Vice reporter Sam (AJ Bowen) and his cameraman Jake (Joe Swanberg) follow Patrick (Kentucker Audley) to utopian community Eden Parish, where Patrick’s sister Caroline (Amy Seimetz) has fallen under the sway of a Jim Jones-esque religious leader who simply goes by Father (Gene Jones). The story largely proceeds how you’d expect it to, but the found footage format gives The Sacrament an urgency that makes the devolution into violence almost unbearably stressful to watch.