a new trailer cometh!

Hey, so there’s a Ludlow review over at the mighty fine Horror Digest. Check it out and become a reader of André’s bitchin’ blog…if you dare. I mean, if you’re not one already.

There. Now that that’s out of the way, I figured I’d mention that I’m currently editing a new fake trailer…well, it’s a real trailer for a fake film, at least…called In Satan’s Closet. The title comes from this list of 50 horror movie titles I made up (you may notice that a good number of these titles were used in Season One of Ghostella’s Haunted Tomb).

What I like about making these trailers is that they don’t have to make any sense because they’re trailers. I’m not out to tell a story, I’m out simply to have a bunch of weird shit happen. Generally, a story presents itself as I go along, but mostly it’s just me shooting a bunch of crazy crap, then putting it all together somehow. It’s a process that thrills me to no end, and I love that I know people who are willing to go along with my ridiculousness and make it happen by doing silly stuff and (usually) getting bloody.

I started In Satan’s Closet months ago- shot some tidbits, then let it lie. I finally picked it up again and finished it this past weekend and I’m really excited to put it all together. It’s a tale of Satan worship and demonic possession, and the “film” was shot in the 1970s during the height of the possession craze. I looooooove movies about possession- I talked about my love some once upon a time in my AMC column- and making one (or, more accurately, pieces of one) was obscene amounts of fun.

As I said, I’m in the editing stages now, and I can’t wait for it to be finished (although as I was typing this, I thought of another character/scene I want to add, so…). There’s a fairly large cast, including Shannon Lark, Heidi Martinuzzi, Lena Headey, Brea Grant, Thomas Dekker, Jade & Nikita Ramsey, Nicole Pacent, and more more more. Some of these people were exposed to my shenanigans for the very first time, but everyone was amazing and the results are positively scintillating. Or at least I hope they will be. Oh, and “shenanigans” is not a euphemism.

Not gonna lie, though- I might be most excited about using music from Fabio Frizzi’s score for City of the Living Dead aka The Gates of Hell aka Paura nella città dei morti viventi in this. It’s fucking BOSS. I’m also very excited about my use of Futura bold for the title font. For me, it’s the little things, you know?

Anyway, here are a couple of screencaps which I hope will wet your whistle…if you know what I mean.

LUDLOW, reviewed

I’ve been sending Ludlow to reviewers and festivals here and there, and the results are slowly trickling in. It’s strange to put my work out there like this, but…you know. If I don’t do it, then no one will ever see the film and that would be a bit of a waste, to say the least. Criticism doesn’t really bother me- hell, anyone who’s gone to art school or tried to enter the comics field is probably well-versed in rejection and scathing critiques. I certainly am. Not gonna lie, though- I was glad to see that the first real review of the film, over at Theron Neel’s Slammed & Damned, is a positive one.

It would’ve been easy for her to misstep with material this dark and ambiguous, but her stunning visual sense and imaginative approach keep the movie moving forward steadily.

Umm, yeah, I can live with that. Not to mention that his summary of Ludlow is a sight better than mine. I was also glad to see well-deserved shout-outs to Elissa Dowling, composer James Barry, and of course Shannon Lark. This movie was a labor of love for all of us- or, at least, a labor- so it’s nice to get some kudos for all the hard work.Read the rest of the review right here.

I swear, I won’t be posting like this every time I get a review, should I get any more. It’s just…well, it’s the first time and all, and this is my blog, dammit. Besides, what the hell else am I gonna write about? Lunch?

I had spaghetti. See how boring that is?

enough about me; what do YOU think about me?

The fine, fine folks over at Strange Kids Club were kind enough to conduct an interview with yours truly (that’s me), wherein I talk about horror blogging, strange things I did as a kid, final girls, and much more. If you want to read it, clicking this link will help.

Honestly, I think I’m most excited that it brought my picture of The Ju-On Five in front of the public eye once more. I’d totally forgotten about it! NEVER AGAIN SHALL I FORGET.