As we enter ‘Spooktober’, from the kooky to the down-right creepy here are some of the frightful Films & TV Shows to look out for on streaming services this month in the run up to Halloween!
We were honoured to speak with legendary horror film composer Harry Manfredini about his career in music and film; from creating the iconic score for Friday the 13th and it’s sequels to working on the recent video game.
“……one day in his kitchen, he said to me… I am going to make the scariest film ever, its called Friday the 13th, and you are going to score it…. And the rest I guess is history!”
‘After witnessing a murder in the Colorado Wilderness, travel photographer Kyle Williamson seeks out local law enforcement only to find that the small mountain town is not what it seems’
2016 was an incredible year for short form filmmaking. Many filmmakers offered unique, complex, homage filled and clever projects that took the viewers at film festivals on journeys into the dark corners of horror. It was truly astonishing to witness so many levels of filmmaking from diverse storytelling to crafted cinematography to heart racing scores to old school practical FX to themes and troupes molded into twisted new visions. Take some time and witness this filmmaking magic and visit film festivals to see the next generation of filmmakers who take the challenge of short form filmmaking and turn them into some of the best moments of your year! Thanks to INDIE MAC USER for posting this list of my ten favorites!
Sixx Tape and The Line Film Co. release the trailer to director Jill Gevargizian’s short film The Stylist starring Najarra Townsend (Contracted) and Jennifer Plas.
This horror-drama follows Claire (Townsend), a hairstylist who is desperate for a departure from her disappointing reality – but how far is she willing to go?
The Runner is a political drama film by Austin Stark that is set in the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill.
The film stars Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas), Sarah Paulson (12 Years a Slave), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Peter Fonda (Easy Rider), Wendell Pierce (The Wire) and Bryan Batt (Mad Men), “The Runner” is a political drama film by Austin Stark that is set in the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill. Continue reading
From writer/director Stephen Belber comes the gripping and intense real-life drama Match; starring Patrick Stewart, Matthew Lillard and Carla Gugino.
We see a day in the life of Tobi Powell (Stewart) a seasoned professor of dance at Juilliard; except this is to be no ordinary day as he encounters Lisa (Gugino) & Mark Davis (Hillard) who claim to be researching for a dissertation turn out to have a hidden agenda with potentially huge implications.
This new thriller from writer/director Ken Sanzel follows the story of two illegal gun fighters (the type of fight where they use live rounds and wear bullet proof vests for spectator sport).
The film stars Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto and Ryan Kwanten.
Horror Month – June 2015
Continuing our Friday the 13th week! We interview the actor who played the first ever portrayal of the iconic Jason Voorhees in the original film!! He has gone on to many other film roles as well as a successful music career.
“Sean [Cunningham] called me up and asked, “Can you swim?” and when I replied that I could, he said, “Great! You got the part”
Horror Month – June 2015
We spoke with actor Erik Preston; known for his role as Young Michael Myers in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and has gone on to numerous other film roles including Danielle Harris’s 2012 film Among Friends.
“I was raised on horror films and have been watching them long before I can even remember”