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Indie Spotlight Review: Nobody Can Cool
by Heather Wixson
Nobody Can Cool is the rather impressive directorial debut from up-and-coming filmmaking duo Dpyx, Marcy Boyle and Rachel Holzman, who crafted a blisteringly taut and thoughtful indie crime thriller with a palpable sense of tension from start to finish. A gritty and engaging tale of deceit, violence and desperation, Nobody Can Cool is anchored by a breakout performance by Nick Principe (best known from his work in the Laid to Rest series, Madison County and
This contest is open to B-Movie fans worldwide. The winner of the contest will win a private double-bill screening and get a drive-in setup in the backyard of their choice!
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From the Press Release
In the 1950s and 1960s, drive-ins began to spread like wildfire, increasing to more than 4,000 locations. The new sites may have begun as a venue to watch films, but interestingly, the main films that were shown were mostly considered to be B films. Patrons enjoyed them regardless and remained enthralled with what they saw – so much so that the drive-in became a part of American culture where people came together to socialize with each other. It was an experience all of its own making and is considered an important part of Americana.
Today there are fewer than 400 drive-ins currently in operation across the United States.
Those unfamiliar with the story should have a look at the trailer for Nightbeasts below. In the clip, a father and son find something large and looming in darkness on a camping trip. A native legend talks of seven foot
As well, Nightbeasts is available to horror fans through a streaming platform at the Midnight Black Festival of Darkness website. The streaming video is priced at under $2 and if you cannot make the festival, then you can watch it there, instantly. For those unfamiliar with the film,
Nightbeasts will be one of the highlights of the festival and this is the first feature film from director Wes Sullivan. The story involves a father son hunting trip that goes very wrong. In the woods lies an ancient Native legend that is big,
The film's plot summary is here:
"Nightbeasts is a film about a divorced father, Charles Thomas, who decides to take his son, Tim on a weekend hunting trip in the mountains. It is his hope that such a trip will allow him to bond once again with his estranged son. This was something that his own father often did when Charles himself was a child. Charles owns a cabin in these mountains that was passed
This year the fest is screening 30 feature films, some of which are making their U.S. and even world debuts. The opening night film is the U.S. premiere of the German hit man comedy Snowman’s Land, directed by Tomasz Thomson,while closing the fest is the controversial and violent A Serbian Film by Srdjan Spasojevic, which you have to be over-18 to get into.
Don’t worry, there’s plenty of homebrewed films as well, such as Dead Hooker in a Trunk by Jen Soska & Sylvia Soska; Nude Nuns With Big Guns by Joseph Guzman; 1,001 Ways to Enjoy the
A full synopsis for Nightbeasts here:
"Charles Thomas is a man desperately in need of a second act. Once upon a time, he had a successful lighting company that manufactured low voltage neon. Unfortunately, the company went out of business because of its inability to compete in a new global marketplace. Bankruptcy follows and a drinking problem hounds Charles soon thereafter. More upsets
DC: Can you give us an overview of the plot of Cut and your character’s involvement?
Zach : It’s basically about five people who are spending a weekend in a country estate and they simply come under attack by forces they don’t understand, for reasons they can’t comprehend; and...it’s just basically a "five people in a house in the middle of nowhere" scary horror thriller. I mean, we’ve seen this film before, but I don’t
Release Date: 2010.
Director/writer: Wes Sullivan.
Release Date: 2010.
Director: Wes Sullivan.
Writer: Wes Sullivan.
Cast: Zach Galligan, Audra Wise, Robert Miano, Sonny Skyhawk, Lloyd Kaufman, and Billy Daydodge.
The full interview with Wes Sullivan can be found here:
And have a look at
A synopsis for Nightbeasts here:
"Charles Thomas is a man desperately in need of a second act. Once upon a time, he had a successful lighting company that manufactured low voltage neon. Unfortunately, the company went out of business because of its inability to compete in a new global marketplace. Bankruptcy follows and a drinking problem hounds Charles soon thereafter. More upsets occur when
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