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Short Film Debut: Paper Rock, Scissors

14 November 2011 12:34 PM, PST | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I’m not usually one to pimp my own work on here (I’ll leave that to my Twitter and Facebook feeds). However, this is a little different. A little over a month ago, I got to act in a fun little horror/comedy short. Directed by Heather Wixson from Dread Central and written by Bryan Ryan (The Guest), it was a long but very fun day of shooting. Finally, late last night, Paper Rock, Scissors went live. The film stars Corbett Tuck (Insidious) and yours truly.  For all the official details on the short, click here.

For more information, check out The Official Paper Rock, Scissors Facebook Page! – Aaron Pruner »

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Short Film Debut: Paper Rock, Scissors

13 November 2011 10:28 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

One of the things we pride ourselves on here at Dread Central is that many of our staff members have spread their wings and tried their hands at other things besides giving you the best news and review coverage we can. That being said, it's with great pleasure that we debut the first (and supposedly only) directorial effort from our own Heather Wixson, her short film Paper Rock, Scissors.

Starring Aaron Pruner ("Vr Troopers") and Corbett Tuck (Insidious), Paper Rock, Scissors was directed by Wixson and written by Bryan Ryan (The Guest, Tresspasser). The short film was shot and edited by Brian Smith with original music by Dwayne Cathey and special make-up effects by Kelsey Boutte.

"I'm incredibly proud of everyone's work on Paper Rock, Scissors, and I can't think of a better short film debut for me than this," said Wixson. "Growing up, I had two loves - horror »

- Uncle Creepy

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2011 Nevada City Film Festival: Official Lineup

17 August 2011 2:49 PM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

The 11th annual Nevada City Film Festival, running Aug. 18-21, is four nights crammed full with short films, several feature-length documentaries, one dramatic feature, stand-up comedy performances and more surprises, all nestled within the rolling hills of Northern California.

The fest opens with the feature documentary Someplace With a Mountain, directed by Steve Goodall and narrated by Chevy Chase. The film tells the story of the embattled people of the Puluwat atoll who are besieged by the Pacific Ocean itself. Rising waters due to global warming are making their land slowly disappear beneath the waves.

Other feature docs include music-based films We Are Wizards, directed by Josh Koury, about the oddball phenomenon of rock bands that only craft songs about the world of Harry Potter; and Everyday Sunshine, directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler, which profiles the legendary ska punk band Fishbone that continues to bring their enthusiastic music to the masses. »

- Mike Everleth

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Indie Horror Month: Dread Central Interviews Actress and Producer Alyshia Ochse

30 March 2011 4:49 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Actress and producer Alyshia Ochse may not be a name you immediately recognize, but we here at Dread Central feel like that’s going to change very soon. The up-and-comer recently appeared in the brand new pilot episode of Deon Taylor’s revamped “Nite Tales” series as well as horror short The Guest (which she also produced) that bowed online earlier this month.

In honor of Indie Horror Month, we caught up with Ochse to talk about how this Midwestern actress got her start in the industry, what inspired her to get into producing films and her experiences working in the horror genre and why she’s found it a welcoming experience for her career.

Ochse always knew she was destined to work in the entertainment industry. “I wanted to be an actress ever since I could talk. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to be anything other than an actor really. »

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Watch Bryan Ryan's Short Film The Guest Now!

6 March 2011 12:20 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Dread Central has dubbed March, 2011 "Indie Horror Month", and one such filmmaker that we've been keeping an eye on is Bryan Ryan. No doubt you will be, too, after checking out his short film "The Guest", which has debuted online and we, of course, have right here!

"The Guest" was an official selection at several festivals last year, was shot by the amazing Will Barratt (Hatchet 1&2, Frozen), and features the talented Alyshia Ochse and Robert Seay. The film's co-stars include Andre Bolourchi, Brandi Price, Jessica Whitaker, and Suzanne Quast. The producers are Mel House, Bryan Ryan, Robert Victor Galluzzo, Courtney Daniels, Katie Floyd, and Heather Wixson with editing duties handled by Brian Smith.


A lonely woman and a mysterious intruder get more than they bargained for when a quiet evening proves to be deadlier than either of them could have imagined.

For more on writer/director Bryan Ryan and »

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