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Interview With Larry Fessenden, Producer Of 'Birth Of The Living Dead'

  • FEARnet
Interview With Larry Fessenden, Producer Of 'Birth Of The Living Dead'
Director, writer, producer, and actor Larry Fessenden has slogged his way to becoming a prominent force in the horror genre over the course of more than two decades. His first film to really start turning heads was the provocative thriller No Telling (1991). He secured his place on the horror film map by writing, directing, and starring in the gritty vampire nightmare Habit (1995), which was followed by Wendigo (2001) and The Last Winter (2006).

His acting roles have ranged from brief glimpses in films like Martin Scorsese's Bringing Out The Dead (1999), Brad Anderson's Session 9 (2001), Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers (2005), and Neil Jordan’s The Brave One (2007), to leading roles in Glenn McQuaid's I Sell The Dead (2008) and Chad Crawford Kinkle's Jug Face (2013). Fessenden can also be spotted in this year's You’re Next, directed by Adam Wingard, Hellbenders, directed by J.T. Petty, and We Are What We Are,
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MonsterPants' Chapter Four Available Now; Chapter Seven Is Next on the Horizon

We first heard about "Chapter Four," the first installment of a ten-part dark science fiction thriller web series from James Felix McKenney, last June; and now that it's available for download, we have a look at the trailer and word of the next segment: "Chapter Seven."

From the Press Release:

In the tradition of the critically acclaimed feature film Automatons comes MonsterPants' latest retro science fiction project, "Chapter Four."

The first episode in a proposed ten-part micro-budget web serial, "Chapter Four" stars musician, filmmaker, artist, and author Aurelio Voltaire, actress Mizuo Peck (Night at the Museum 1 & 2), actor Matt Huffman (Satan Hates You), and artist and television personality The Sucklord (Bravo TV's "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist"). The project's writer and director is genre-bending Diy filmmaker James Felix McKenney (Hypothermia, Satan Hates You), who is co-producing the series with Lisa Wisely of The Work Room. Eric Branco (Hypothermia,
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MonsterPants Announces New Ten-Part Online Serial to Begin with Chapter Four

Word on a new project from MonsterPants, the New York-based, do-it-yourself non-studio behind such films as Satan Hates You and Hypothermia, landed in our inbox this week; and it's so unique and intriguing we just had to share!

From the Press Release:

MonsterPants is proud to announce its latest film project, "Chapter Four," the first episode in a ten-part online serial written and directed by Diy auteur James Felix McKenney (Automatons, Hypothermia). For now, the name of the entire serial is to remain a mystery. Each episode of this dark science fiction thriller will carry its own title, simply that of the number of the chapter.

McKenney explains, "I want to capture that pre-Internet, broadcast television feeling of discovery, where you would be flipping through television channels and stumble across a movie or a TV series in mid-story and get sucked in. During those times you couldn't go back and see what you missed,
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An Exclusive Clawful Still from Hypothermia

With Glass Eye Pix's new monster movie Hypothermia hitting DVD today, we managed to dig our claws into two new stills, one exclusive, for you cats. Check it out inside, and just try to tell us you don't want to pinch that flipper!

From the Press Release

A family returns to their favorite winter getaway for some peaceful ice fishing, little suspecting that they are about to become bait for a hideous underwater creature in Hypothermia, a bloody and bone-chilling shocker coming to DVD from genre specialists Dark Sky Films on October 2, 2012, with an Srp of $24.98.

Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker; "The Walking Dead," Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither) is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family at the same peaceful lake they've been visiting for years. Unfortunately for the Pelletiers, the obnoxious big-city father-son duo of Steve and Stevie Cote has picked the
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Exclusive Clip from Hypothermia Found Under the Ice

As we swim our way to the release of Glass Eye Pix's new monster movie, Hypothermia, we've managed to pick up an exclusive clip you won't find anywhere else. Check it out right here free of the cold weather and freezing waters.

From the Press Release

A family returns to their favorite winter getaway for some peaceful ice fishing, little suspecting that they are about to become bait for a hideous underwater creature in Hypothermia, a bloody and bone-chilling shocker coming to DVD from genre specialists Dark Sky Films on October 2, 2012, with an Srp of $24.98.

Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker; "The Walking Dead," Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither) is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family at the same peaceful lake they've been visiting for years. Unfortunately for the Pelletiers, the obnoxious big-city father-son duo of Steve and Stevie Cote has picked the same
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New Hypothermia Trailer Released

  • DailyDead
Dark Sky Films will release Hypothermia on October 2nd and we have a new trailer for you to watch. The film was directed by James Felix McKenney and stars Michael Rooker, Blanche Baker and Greg Finley.

A family returns to their favorite winter getaway for some peaceful ice fishing little suspecting that they are about to become bait for a hideous underwater creature in Hypothermia, a bloody and bone-chilling shocker coming to DVD from genre specialists Dark Sky Films and Mpi Media Group on October 2, 2012, with an Srp of $24.98.

Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker, The Walking Dead, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither) is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family at the same peaceful lake they’ve been visiting for years. Unfortunately for the Pelletiers, the obnoxious big-city father-son duo of Steve and Stevie Cote has picked the same weekend to spend at the remote frozen spot.
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The Hypothermia Trailer Arrives to Freeze You in Your Tracks

Monster movies. We love them. You love them. Here's the trailer for a new one. A long awaited new one. October 2nd cannot get here fast enough as this flick looks truly killer! Check it out right here and start counting the days!

From the Press Release

A family returns to their favorite winter getaway for some peaceful ice fishing, little suspecting that they are about to become bait for a hideous underwater creature in Hypothermia, a bloody and bone-chilling shocker coming to DVD from genre specialists Dark Sky Films on October 2, 2012, with an Srp of $24.98.

Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker; "The Walking Dead," Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither) is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family at the same peaceful lake they've been visiting for years. Unfortunately for the Pelletiers, the obnoxious big-city father-son duo of Steve and Stevie Cote has picked the
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Indie Chiller ‘Hypothermia’ Starring Michael Rooker Hits DVD October 2nd

By Michael Juvinall, MoreHorror.com

The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker stars in a chilling shocker from the makers of The Innkeepers, coming to Dark Sky Films DVD on October 2, 2012.

This creature feature directed by James Felix McKenney (Cannibalistic) and starring Rooker, Blanche Baker, and Greg Finley promises a new spin on the classic monster movie.

From the Press Release

A family returns to their favorite winter getaway for some peaceful ice fishing little suspecting that they are about to become bait for a hideous underwater creature in Hypothermia, a bloody and bone-chilling shocker coming to DVD from genre specialists Dark Sky Films and Mpi Media Group on October 2, 2012.

Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker, The Walking Dead, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither) is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family at the same peaceful lake they’ve been visiting for years. Unfortunately for the Pelletiers,
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New Artwork for Hypothermia

  • DailyDead
Dark Sky Films recently announced an October 2nd release date for Hypothermia, starring Michael Rooker. If you keep up with independent horror, you’ll know the work of Tom Hodge from his posters for The Innkeepers and Hobo with a Shotgun, among others. He created new artwork that will be used as a reversible sleeve for the Hypothermia DVD and we have it for you to check out:

A family returns to their favorite winter getaway for some peaceful ice fishing little suspecting that they are about to become bait for a hideous underwater creature in Hypothermia, a bloody and bone-chilling shocker coming to DVD from genre specialists Dark Sky Films on October 2, 2012, with an Srp of $24.98.

Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker, The Walking Dead, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither) is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family at the same peaceful lake they’ve been visiting for years.
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Incredible New Hypothermia Alternative Art

Around these parts we're suckers for good poster art, and this newly released alternative artwork for Hypothermia is nothing short of badass. Hell, we'd see this flick just for the poster alone. Remember those days?

From the Press Release

A family returns to their favorite winter getaway for some peaceful ice fishing, little suspecting that they are about to become bait for a hideous underwater creature in Hypothermia, a bloody and bone-chilling shocker coming to DVD from genre specialists Dark Sky Films on October 2, 2012, with an Srp of $24.98.

Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker; "The Walking Dead," Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither) is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family at the same peaceful lake they've been visiting for years. Unfortunately for the Pelletiers, the obnoxious big-city father-son duo of Steve and Stevie Cote has picked the same weekend to spend at the remote frozen spot.
See full article at Dread Central »

Dark Sky Films Unthawing Creature Feature Hypothermia October 2nd!

Announced quite a few years ago and per IMDb has been completed since 2010, James Felix McKenney’s winter set creature feature Hypothermia is coming to DVD courtesy of Dark Sky Films & Glass Eye Pix (the production companies behind recent genre hits like The Innkeepers, Stake Land & House of the Devil).

Starring Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead“) – “A family returns to their favorite winter getaway for some peaceful ice fishing little suspecting that they are about to become bait for a hideous underwater creature in Hypothermia, a bloody and bone-chilling shocker” coming to DVD from genre specialists Dark Sky Films on October 2, 2012.

Dark Sky Films Announces The Highly Anticipated Release Of

Hypothermia

The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker Stars in a Truly Chilling Shocker From the Makers of The Innkeepers,

Coming to Dark Sky Films DVD on October 2, 2012 Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker, The Walking Dead, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer,
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Hypothermia: DVD Release Details and Cover Art

Dark Sky Films has announced an early October release for Hypothermia, starring Michael Rooker:

A family returns to their favorite winter getaway for some peaceful ice fishing little suspecting that they are about to become bait for a hideous underwater creature in Hypothermia, a bloody and bone-chilling shocker coming to DVD from genre specialists Dark Sky Films on October 2, 2012, with an Srp of $24.98.

Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker, The Walking Dead, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither) is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family at the same peaceful lake they’ve been visiting for years. Unfortunately for the Pelletiers, the obnoxious big-city father-son duo of Steve and Stevie Cote has picked the same weekend to spend at the remote frozen spot.

The fishermen quickly notice that the fish below the thick ice aren’t biting, and Ray thinks the Cotes’ state-of-the-art gear, including a loud ice drill,
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Dark Sky Bringing Hypothermia Home in October

Even though we're currently in the dead of summer, we cannot help but feel a little chill run down our spines knowing that the Halloween season is right around the corner. Dark Sky Films just announced they have another reason to get you shuddering this October.

From the Press Release

A family returns to their favorite winter getaway for some peaceful ice fishing, little suspecting that they are about to become bait for a hideous underwater creature in Hypothermia, a bloody and bone-chilling shocker coming to DVD from genre specialists Dark Sky Films on October 2, 2012, with an Srp of $24.98.

Ray Pelletier (Michael Rooker; "The Walking Dead," Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither) is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family at the same peaceful lake they've been visiting for years. Unfortunately for the Pelletiers, the obnoxious big-city father-son duo of Steve and Stevie Cote
See full article at Dread Central »

The MonsterPants Are On Cult Radio A-Go-Go

Just before Halloween last year we told you guys about MonsterPants Toys and Apparel, the brainchild of writer/director/artist James Felix McKenney, and now comes word on the MonsterPants Internet radio show. Read on for details!

From the Press Release:

Things get nerdy as writer-director James Felix McKenney (Automatons, Satan Hates You) chats with filmmakers and other creative types about their processes and the movies that have influenced their work. Every weekly installment will feature in-depth interviews, cult film recommendations, and the occasional special guest rant.

The show kicks off this Saturday, February 18th, with an extensive conversation with Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. Subjects include zombie movies, the World War Z motion picture, and Brooks' secret obsession with Sasquatch cinema.

"The MonsterPants Are On!" airs every Saturday at 3:00 pm Eastern/12:00 noon Pacific at cultradioagogo.com. For more info visit the official MonsterPants website.
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Introducing MonsterPants Toys and Apparel

MonsterPants, the New York-based, do-it-yourself non-studio that brought us such films as Automatons, Satan Hates You, and the upcoming Hypothermia from Glass Eye Pix and Dark Sky Films, is going beyond movies and comics with a new line of handmade limited-run toys and apparel by writer/director/artist James Felix McKenney. Get your credit cards out, kids, because this stuff is very cool!

From the Press Release:

"I love toys as much as I do movies and comic books," says McKenney, a life-long toy fan and collector. "They take up more room in my home than everything else I own. After all these years of collecting, I decided to try my hand at making some figures of my own."

The series of hand-made plastic resin figures are all designed, sculpted, cast, painted, and packaged by McKenney. "I'm not going to even attempt to recreate the polish of factory-made commercial or designer toys,
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Home Invasion: DVD & Blu-Ray Releases for this Week

It’s Tuesday! That means it’s time for another Home Invasion post. Home Invasion is a list of DVD & Blu-Ray releases for the week. All descriptions are from Amazon.com unless otherwise noted. We have included buttons for you to order that product which not only makes it easy on you but also helps us pay the bills around here.

Batman: Year One (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

Batman: Year One is an animated adaptation of the four issue story arc Batman: Year One. The premiere was at Comic-Con on July 22 and the official release date is October 18, 2011. The film was directed by Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu. It is the 12th film released under the DC Universe Animated Original Movies banner. (from Wikipedia.org)

Buy the Blu-Ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy @ Amazon.com Beware

Shady Grove has many dark secrets among them is the sadistic legend of Shane,
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Satan Hates You! Are You Surprised?

Satan hates You” arrives to DVD on October 18, 2011. Featuring a cavalcade of genre icons including Larry Fessenden (“I Sell the Dead”), Debbie Rochon (“Toxic Avenger V: The Toxic Twins”), and Michael Berryman (“The Hills Have Eyes”), “Satan Hates You,” reunites popular “Phantasm” actors Angus Scrimm and Reggie Bannister (“Bubba Ho-Tep”) together again on the big screen. Written-directed by James Felix McKenney (“Automatons”, “Hypothermia”), who also produced with Lisa Wisely, Fessenden, and Jerimiah Kipp, “Satan Hates You” pays loving and psychotic homage to “Christian Scare” flicks.
See full article at Best-Horror-Movies.com »

“Satan Hates You” (Film Review)

  • Fangoria
Among current independent auteurs, James Felix McKenney has built one of the most eclectic filmographies in the genre, drawing from a variety of inspirations. After starting out with the zombie opus Canniballistic!, he moved into haunted-place territory with The Off Season, then homaged ’50s sci-fi cheapies with Automatons. His latest, Satan Hates You (starting a one-week New York City run today at the reRun Gastropub Theater), is modeled on the Christian scare films of the ’60s and ’70s.
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Pauley Perrette is 'The Girl from Mars'

  • Comicmix
Fans of NCIS actress Pauley Perrette will welcome the opportunity to see more of her in the forthcoming film The Girl from Mars.

The Girl from Mars tells the story of a lonely geek whose life is transformed when he meets the girl of his dreams (Perrette) who claims to be a visitor from another planet.

The film is written and directed by Diy auteur James Felix McKenney, whose previous features include the retro sci-fi flick, Automatons and the upcoming Hypothermia from Dark Sky films starring Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead).

McKenney will be sharing producing chores with Lisa Wisely and Chase Tyler of Brooklyn, NY based The Work Room Productions.

The Director of Photography will be Eric Branco, who lensed both McKenney's Hypothermia and Satan Hates You for New York-based production company Glass Eye Pix.

Says the director about working with Perrette, "We've wanted to do something with Pauley
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Pauley Perrette: NCIS’ Abby To Become The Girl From Mars

I know there has to be some geeks out there who are fans of Pauley Perrette, who plays Abby Sciuto on the CBS television series, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service. She’s the Goth girl/forensic specialist who was once described by another character on the show as “a paradox wrapped in an oxymoron smothered in contradictions in terms. Sleeps in a coffin. Really, the happiest goth you’ll ever meet.”

Outside of NCIS, Perrette does a couple other dashes of geek cred, having lent her voice in one episode of the animated series, Batman Beyond and more recently playing Ramona, a virtual alter ego in a documentary hybrid film based on Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Singularity is Near.

Now, Perrette will be taking a lead role in The Work Room Productions‘ next film, The Girl From Mars. Check out their release below for all the details.

The Work Room Productions
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