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Thursday, October 29, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
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CONTACT: David C. Hayes
Fall is this independent boogeyman’s season
With a cinematic and literary body count that rivals Freddie Krueger, performer, author and filmmaker, David C. Hayes will be bringing his unique dark and twisted vision to the Halloween season with multiple appearances in October and November:
He will be appearing at various locales including New Horizons books in Traverse City, MI all the way to the massive Days of the Dead convention on November 22nd in Chicago, IL. At each stop folks clamor for Hayes’ work like Cannibal Fat Camp and Keeping Molly. With nearly 20 years in the horror genre, he has a large body of work.
David C. Hayes is an award-winning author, performer and filmmaker whose films, including Bloody Bloody Bible Camp, Back Woods, Blood Moon Rising, Machined, Reborn, Sportkill, A Man Called Nereus, Dark Places and The Frankenstein Syndrome, are among more than 70 productions available worldwide. He also appears in the eagerly anticipated horror film Dead Quiet, filmed in Pontiac last year and set for release in 2016. He is the author of several novels, collections and graphic novels including The Midnight Creature Feature Picture Show, Great American Slasher, Greasepaint, Cherub, Pegged, Scorn and Muddled Mind: The Complete Works of Ed Wood, Jr. On stage, he directed It's a Bird, It's a Plane It's Superman in the show's Midwest debut in 2015. As a playwright, David's full-length and one-act plays have been produced from coast to coast with a run Off-Broadway for the comedy Swamp Ho and sell-out performances for Dial P for Peanuts (winning a 2011 Ethingtony for Best Show). He is a voting member of The Dramatist's Guild and the Horror Writers Association.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
I usually don't review these kind of movies but The Scorpions have been tightly knitted into the fabric of 80's Heavy Metal the era in which Horror & Metal was booming and life was just fun. In high school I always remember kids digging horror & wearing Scorpions T-Shirts and it was always an event going to see them in concert along with lots of other bands but were talking about one band here The Scorps! I really enjoyed watching this film it is a very in depth documentary of the band from their early beginnings to today. The interviews with the band are mostly in German and the film is subtitled but it still does not take away from the great story that is the Scorpions, There is also lots of great footage, It is inspiring to see how people make it to the big time & what they did to get there. The smartest thing I think the Scorpions did as told in this film was if a record was released in a specific country they made sure they played there thats a group who is always interested in the fans & that is what makes this band great, I urge anyone who digs metal & wants to be inspired to pick up this DVD.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
This is a fantastic Box set I was very surprised with Sergio Martino's Film It was an amazing Giallo film he of course was responsible for Torso one of my Favorite Giallo films. Also included is an amazing booklet about these two films, Of course most horror fans know Fulci's Black cat but never has it looked this Good Arrow has done a fantastic job and the price is right. They are also releasing some amazing titles which have never even seen a DVD release let alone a Blu Ray release.
I highly suggest getting this and adding it to your collection.
Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.-IMDB So I was right 10 stories, Id rather there had been less and the stories were a little more fleshed out but you can't complain when your entertained & that this movie does well. The film also puts across a good Halloween vibe which I like, there is something for everyone here go out & pick this one up.
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Monday, October 19, 2015
Lets just start of with saying if your a fan of the 80's classic Blood Beach don't waste your time here.
The Sand was filmed in One location...Yes on a beach But only about 25 yards of the same beach.
I think the directors were going for an Adam Green Frozen type of film. The Sand Starts off with a Night scene of a huge beach party. We cut to Morning where there is two people in a life guard station & a car parked in front of it with 4 people inside & about 10 feet away from that is a Big Black dude stuffed in a Trash can with a penis drawn on his face who is to big to get out. The point of the film is for someone to figure out who to get help without being eaten by the sand. Everyone from the night before is gone. Here we go (Spoiler Alert) One guy from the car tries first and is eaten, a girl out on a table topless also eaten, Then we got an hour of yelling back & fourth "What are we gonna do "What are we gonna do". Finally a guy takes two surf boards and fails miserably trying to walk across the boards. Later a Beach Patrol shows up & guess what he is eaten by the sand.
Finally the last two survivors Make it to the Beach patrol truck, throw gas on the beach and burn it, the end. P.S. I forgot the creature makes its way to the water & is heading to a populated beach oh no please dont make another one. Gore was good for cgi but the movie is not that good. I don't know if they were trying to pay homage to Blood beach or were hoping people forgot about that film. This film explains nothing as to where this monster came from It basically just hatched one night on the beach? Don't waste your time with this one.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
1- Who are you biggest influences as a filmmkaer & what drives you?
i don't have any influences. I've actually been asking myself what drives me.
it's definitely not money. I've always been involved in creative pursuits,
like writing, music, and of course, filming. I know that most people hate what
I make, so i am not driven by a need to gain acceptance or praise. I do what i
do but i don't know why.
2- The world is changing & it seems there is not a lot of outlets anymore for
physical media how do you feel about that?
I had laughed at the idea of people downloading or streaming. I treasured my
physical media and couldn't imagine how someone would be content with a stream
or a burned copy.. The trends of today show me that i am not generalize-able to
the masses. I have a curse in which I can only succeed if i fail at the same
time. My movies had become big in a certain national chain of stores, but when
a douchebag district manager entered a store and saw employees going bananas
over the new shipment of my craziness, he took a few flicks into the office and
took a look. He was so outraged that he threatened the guy who decides which
movies get accepted by the chain - he said that if my movies weren't recalled
then he would go up the corporate ladder. That sucked. But my movies slowly
got in afterward, but 600 or so stores closed. It would have been nice to ride
that cash cow for a bit before the collapse. Anyway, yes, it seems that DVD
sections in stores are getting smaller, but their selection always sucked. I'm
not as affected by the changes in consumer behavior because my fans seek me out
and they actually support me. I hope that there will always be physical media,
at least for my own viewing pleasure. I buy most of my movies from indie
merchants because the big stores don't carry what i want.
3- What do you have to say about today's Indie Horror Distributors & What
would you recommend to somebody just starting out?
I have kept away from most of the shady distros, except for one. But I knew
that they were thieves ahead of time, I basically looked at them as making free
promotional copies, ha ha. You see, I have a huge amount of movies, so while I
got massively ripped off by a company in Arizona, they helped my movies to reach
people outside of my circle. But I wonder why no one has ever kiled the guy who
runs that distro. Maybe one day. At least a beating. Maybe that's why he's in
Arizona. He's fucking with peoples' livelihood. As for people starting out,
stay away from distributors who require written warning before you want to
examine the bookkeeping. They need time to cook the books. My main distributor
is honorable in that sense. I can log in at any time and see all numbers. I
think that it's better to tell the fledgling producer that all companies have
pros and cons. Just don't get conned. Don't sit on your ass. If you get a
deal, you have to work. The distributor is just there to get you accepted by
merchants. The rest is up to you.
4- Your movies are quite unique they definitely Have a Bill Zebub Flavor to
them was this by design?
If I had bigger budgets then there would be more eyes on the projects. In the
script-writing phase I would be told that my dialogue doesn't drive the plot
forward, or any of the oteher hundred things that separate it from a
mainstream movie. During the editing phase, the movie would surely be much
different than if i were the one cutting it. What i am trying to say is that
my movies are the way that they are because I am the only one who makes
decisions. If I worked in a group then there would be limitations placed on
my ways. Corrections would be made. I'm not against that. It's just that i
make at least five movies a year. i don't have any idle time to wait for a
group to form. Maybe I will put together something in the future, but I just
don't like the business part of making movies.
5- Whats next for you?
I am almost done with "Dickshark" which is my most absurd movie. AS with most
of my movies, it is difficult to summarize. Suffice it to say that it is
strange, with huge amounts of nudity for no reason.
6- You seem to have a cult following , what do you think it takes for an indie
filmmaker to develop a following?
Work. Constant work. I know that Americans like to take shortcuts and to expend
as little effort as possible, but the only reason that i have any kind of name
or success is because i devoted my waking life to it.
7- Please say something to the fans
There are no legs in a truth table.
8-Who is your Favorite Micro budget film director & why?
I don't think in those terms. I don't have a favorite song, color, or sexual
position. I have different moods, so what is enjoyed during one mood will be
hated in another. I know a lot of indie people but i don't really watch their
movies. It's not because I think that i am better. I just don't have the time.
When i can give myself a couple of hours, i choose what i watch very carefully
because it's my reward. Another reason why I don't watch much indie stuff is
because it's imitative. It's people making audition movies for Hollywood. At
least that is what it seems like to me. It's like a d.j. playing requests
instead of personally selecting the music, for fear of rejection. But another
reason why i don't watch movies of peers is because I don't want to see how
other people are doing things. Like i said earlier, i have no influences, and
part of that is because I refuse to have any.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
INSECTULA as a reviewer of Indie Horror for many years, I must say this is a serious breath of fresh air, while so many trendi clicks are going on in the genre and so many filmmkaers are getting way more credit they deserve, Finally comes something that not many with few exceptions manage to pull off and pull off well & that is a good old Monster Creature Feature!
First I wanna post a synopsis:
A giant alien mosquito-type insect is drawn to earth from the CO2 pollution in search of blood. Del, a government agent, loses loved ones to the creature and is on a personal vendetta while the Dr. Kempler is captivated by it and attempts to help the creature cleanse the earth.
First off this film comes from first time director of a full length feature Michael Peterson
who also did all the visual F/X The Monsters in this film are amazing everything about this film is amazing and rather go to a shiester distributor who will take 3/4 of your money In Every case he was smart enough to self Distribute from his own studio.
Insectula Starts off with Government agent Del at the beach with his loved one, while she's going for a nice little swim BOOM a Meteor or is it crashes in the water. We later see Her body torn to pieces and the Vendetta begins. As the film Progresses we are introduced to Dr kempler Who at first seems to try & help Del but all the time you can sense he is Mad, although the film is a little campy at times it is done perfect and hits the nail on the head, The Monsters are amazing the story is great with a terrific Twist ending leaving you hoping for a follow-up, This director has a ton of talent & i really would love to see more from this guy.
I highly recommend this film if you love Creature features & some Great Gore and just a good fun Horror Sci Fi Then absolutely buy this film.
I think after viewing the trailer you'll know what I mean.