I'm always happy to post something that could help an independent film out. These people bust their asses to get word around about their films and I respect that. So here's a project still in the works looking for some funding help. Here's some info and movie stills from the film!
"My name is Fran Jimenez, I'm a recent graduate film producer in ESCAC (School of Cinema and Audiovisual of Catalonia). I just produced my first horror film in Mallorca: “Verano Rojo” ( Red Summer) written and directed by the ESCAC graduate, Carles Jofre.
Verano Rojo’s filming was completely self-funded, but now we are in the postproduction and we need financial support. We have started a crowdfunding campaign through the Verkami platform to finance it. The page will be active for 40 days since 11th March.
This is the link to access to the page crowdfunding, here you will find all the information about our project: Verkami link "Verano Rojo" "
I am writing this email to inform you about our project and ask for help in spreading our Crowdfunding campaign. Your support would greatly help to publicize this humble project to the widest possible public.
Please, find attached a small press release with movie information and more details about the campaign, in addition to the teaser-trailer, promotional pictures and teaser-poster.
Teaser Trailer Verano Rojo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzp0e6E7HMY
You can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/veranorojo) and Twitter (twitter.com/verano_rojo)
Director/Writer: Jordan Galland
Starring: Louisa Krause, Whitney Able, Deborah Rush, William Sadler, Zachary Booth, Lou Talyor Pucci, Wass Stevens, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Geneva Carr, Dan Fogler, and Carol Kane.
I have honestly never seen a film like this before. It documents the affects of an individuals life after being posessed by a demonic force. Clearly going full on Regan MacNeil would cause a lot of trouble in every day life...not everyone can catch a posession right away and chain you to a bed. In Ava's(Louisa Krause) case, she is pressed with multiple charges and given 3 options on how to take care of them by her lawyer. She chooses a program created for people like her that end up under Satan's finger. The alcoholics anonymous type group for people who've experienced demonic posession is run by Tony(Wass Stevens). His whole premise is to bring out the demons that have posessed them and have them remove it themselves. Ava's demonic spirit is plaguing her with nightmarish visions and trying to regain control of her body so she has to work through therapy to try to shut it out for good. Part of her program is also to make amends with all the people she terrorized while she was under the influence. How intense would that be to come out of a demonic coma and try to pick up the pieces of your life. Just watching the scenes where she's going through her trashed apartment finding random objects and trying to collect her memories, it's actually a bit unnerving.
It's enjoyable to watch Ava follow the little trail of bread crumbs to figure out what happened and why it happened. Towards the beginning of the movie you definitely start to feel like it wasnt just the average evil spirit taking her body for a joy ride, but something more. Along her way to discover the truth of the situation she meets another girl dealing with posession in her therapy group, Hazel(Annabelle Dexter-Jones)who wants to break the rules of their group and try out some black magic. It's fun to take a behind the scenes of look of a posession victim, I think it was a really clever idea for a film. It may not be a completely new concept but I still give Jordan an A for great use of the idea. I would definitely add this movie to my collection! The humor they injected was on spot, but I wish there would have been more of it. Comedy and horror go together like bread and butter, I can never get enough of it!
The ending wraps up and you get the gist of what's going on but it still feels a little too subtle. Some movies run really smoothly and you're totally feeling them, then they try to use a typical cheesy scare at the end and it just cheapens the film. That's what lost me was the ending. All and all it was a decent film and I really loved the idea of it because I haven't seen anyone else try it yet. I would definitely check out future projects that Mr. Galland comes out with.
Here's a little more about Jordan Galland straight from the press kit:
Jordan Galland(Writer/Director/Producer) AVA'S POSSESSIONS is Jordan Galland's third feature film as a writer/director. His first feature, ROSENCRANTZ &GUILDENSTERN ARE UNDEAD, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2009 and was released theatrically by Indican Pictures.His second film, ALTER EGOS, premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival in 2012 and was released by Kevin Smith’s Smodcast label through Phase 4 Films in one of Phase 4’s highest-grossing releases of the year. He has also directed commercials and music videos. As a musician and songwriter, Galland has released several albums of his own and has collaborated on projects with Mark Ronson,Daniel Merriweather, Cibo Matto and Sean Lennon, and contributed music to films and TV shows like Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture and The Niestat Brothers’ HBO Original Series, as well an original score for the award winning Supporting Character
Trailer below. Enjoy!
So today is Joss Whedon's 49th birthday! I thought I'd show a little love considering he is one of my hero's!
What's everyone's favorite Joss Whedon show, movie, and/or episode from one of his shows? We all know mine is "Buffy the vampire slayer", and my favorite episode is most definitely , "Lover's Walk." <3 Spike <3
L Spike: What do you know? It's your fault, the both of you! She belongs with me. I'm nothing without her.
Buffy: That I'll have to agree with. You're pathetic, you know that? You're not even a loser anymore, you're a shell of a loser.
Spike: Yeah. You're one to talk.
Spike: The last time I looked in on you two, you were fighting to the death. Now you're back making googly-eyes at each other like nothing happened. Makes me want to heave.
Buffy: I don't know what you're talking about.
Spike: Oh, yeah. You're just friends.
Angel: That's right.
Spike: You're not friends. You'll never be friends. You'll be in love till it kills you both. You'll fight, and you'll shag, and you'll hate each other till it makes you quiver, but you'll never be friends. Love isn't brains, children, it's blood...blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it.
Has anyone seen "Much ado about nothing" yet? What do you think of it?
I'm starting my own little photography project. I will be doing my own takes on horror movie deaths/gore moments. I've done it before but I'm really wanting to get a whole collection of brand spanking new ones. Since this is a horror related project I'll post the pictures here as well as facebook. The only type of photography I enjoy doing is my own little weird projects so I'm just going to stick to those for now. If you would like to participate send me a text or message on facebook.
Feel free to add me.
Here's an example of the first one of this series.
5 X-mas Movies To Feed Your Inner Holiday Demons!
There's something genuinely creepy about Christmas based horror movies. I hate Christmas and the cold with a burning passion, but there's something about blood splattered in the snow that just revs my engine! Around X-mas we get an abundance of happy-go-lucky Santa tales, stories about love, and stories about families coming together to face the Holidays and rise above it all holding hands. Well, I don't give a fuck about any of that! I'll have some horror with my X-mas movies, thank you! That's the only reason I'll watch an X-mas movie. So here's a small collection of cheery happy Winter tales. Enjoy!
5.)Tales From The Crypt-And All Through The House(Season 1,Episode 2):
This was by far the most memorable "Tales from the crypt" for me. A lot of other scenes stuck out to me, but episode forever burnt itself into my mind. When I think about that wonderful tale telling crypt keeper I automatically play this episode back in my head. I know this technically isn't a movie, but I'm including cause I'm awesome! It's a classic! Written by Fred Dekker and directed by Robert Zemeckis this episode is full of complete insanity. Starring Mary Ellen Trainor as a beautiful lady who decides to finally off her husband and in the process gets attacked by a crazed maniac disguised as Santa. She is stuck trying to dispose of her husbands body and protect her young daughter from the creeper. Larry Drake playing the Santa killer is absolutely perfect! When I look at him I think "pedo rapist murderer"...and I watched this when I was younger so it was definitely a little unnerving. So go buy all the seasons of Tales from the crypt and pop that shit in for some family fun!
4.)Dead Of Winter/Lost Signal(Alternate title)(2007):
They changed the title to "Lost Signal" since I last saw the movie. Anyways this is a movie I REALLY appreciate! Directed by Brian McNamara the story is centered on a couple(Al Santos and Sandra McCoy) that are very much in love and out celebrating at a friends party. Problem is one of the guys at the party slips LSD in their drinks without them knowing. This is said to be based on a true story and I f'n believe it. They end up wrecking their vehicle and are stranded in the middle of nowhere in the freezing cold snow. They are not only fighting against the weather but are having hallucinations that might possibly be actual danger. I won't ruin this flick because it's way too awesome! Give it a watch!
3.)The Mothman Prophecies(2002):
This is a really fun movie to watch all by yourself in a quiet house. It's based on a mythological creature called "The Mothman". I love researching mythical creatures! There's nothing scarier than something that might exist and also sneak up on you at any given time ending in results such as this. Directed by Mark Pellington and starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney this is a flick you'll want to go straight to purchasing.
Written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. Nazi zombies and gore, that's all I need to say. There's not a big story behind this one. I couldn't pay attention to the first half of the movie but when the gore starts flowing it's an all out FUCKYOURFACEFEST! WOOO! And I just love nazi zombies!
Oh BLACK CHRISTMAS! This is hands down one of my favorite fucking movies! A sorority house gets repeatedly prank called by some major weirdo babbling nonsense and hilarious vulgarities. As the sorority sisters come up missing one by one the police attempt to trace where the calls are coming from and oh yes it gets good! Directed by Bob Clark and starring Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, and John Saxon.
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"It was a matter of life after death. Now that he's dead, I have a life"-Mrs. White (Clue 1985)
"How does it feel to be the weak one,the victim..Flesh for the beast"!