Pat’s 2018 live show FEAR & FILM, fresh from the wonderful Horror-on-Sea festival, has announced its next date.

You can catch the full show at THREE WISE MONKEYS in Colchester on Thursday 12th April. Tickets are limited, but they’re on sale RIGHT NOW so grab one from the link below.

The show is an interactive romp through fear, horror, screenwriting and loads more. Prepare to meet the Scissors Man, and to find out why Pat still has a deep-seated fear of Ronnie Corbett.

Grab your tickets!

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We’ve been looking at testing out live streaming for years, actually. One of our most treasured schemes way back in the day would have involved live streaming the entirety of principal photography for one of our movies, with four cameras set up in different areas that you could skip between. Always thought that would be fascinating. That was in 2009 or so, when the technology was in its infancy; the idea presented massive of technical challenges, but we were paired up with another brilliant company who had the tech and needed to test it. Unfortunately, that other company folded and the idea fell apart.

Nowadays, of course, live streaming is much less of a novelty and also presents much less of a technical challenge. So, with that in mind, our first tiny toe-dip into the live streaming waters will take place next Tuesday (6th Feb 2018) at 2.30pm GMT. It will consist of me (Pat) answering any questions that people can chuck at me about horror, screenwriting, filmmaking or the live shows. Or, alternatively, if not a single human being connects to the feed it will consist of me rapping in a Batman costume. Either way, expect loads of technical glitches and nothing slick whatsoever. It’s a bloody test.

Anyway, it’s going to happen whether you like it or not. I’ll be here, anyway. Be lovely if you felt like joining me.

EDIT: Well, there were some technical issues which led to a jump to Facebook, but it happened anyway 🙂

For one night only, this special Halloween 2017 edit of The House on the Witchpit is available to rent.

So rent it TODAY or lose it forever!!

Rent from Amazon in the UK/US by clicking the image below.

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Or from Vimeo worldwide by clicking the one below here:

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We’re not telling you any more than that. It’s our little 3am panic attack. Our horror movie about horror movies. Our ever-changing oddity.

Happy Halloween.

 

Witchpit for One Night Only

Posted: October 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

On Tuesday 31st October 2017, Jinx Media’s notorious The House on the Witchpit will be available to rent (in a previously unseen version) on VOD for one night only. That version will then never be seen again
Links will be posted here on the day.

Next month, we at Jinx Media are shooting some short clips related to horror promotion. Some of these elements will be used as “films within films” in an already-shot feature film currently going through post-production. Some elements will be used as stand-alone promotional clips for other projects.
We’re looking for the perfect iconic female horror presence to appear in these clips. Our ideal cast member will be able to assume a number of horror identities throughout the day, (so we can fake a small back-catalogue of non-existent movies), exude kick-ass confidence and be able to deliver a killer line.

NOTE: Some of the promo clips will be shot using 360 degree virtual reality. Cool, huh?

We’re shooting on August 10th in Essex (less than an hour outside central London by train).

Interested? Fire a mail to intothepit@jinx.co.uk

If you haven’t yet checked out Jinx Media’s new podcast HorrorMaker, what the hell are you waiting for? We’re up to Episode 3, which just dropped this morning.

The podcast features indie horror filmmakers in discussion with Jinx Media’s own Pat Higgins. This episode features the amazing MJ Dixon, CEO of Mycho Pictures, telling the story of how he built an entire shared horror universe.

Click the images below to check out the podcast, and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes!

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Get the artwork for your indie horror movie onto a playing card in a very special deck!

Jinx Media is involved in a fledgling promotional project called The Deck. The idea runs like this: a promotional deck of playing cards is produced to promote INDEPENDENT UK HORROR MOVIES, ideally ones that are complete and available to the public. Each of the 52 cards will have face artwork promoting a different movie. Litho printed, retail quality.

For example, we’ve bagged the Queen of Clubs for our poster for our film The Devil’s Music. If you wish for your movie to feature on a card, it’ll cost either £75 (number cards) or £95 (court cards). For that cash, you’ll get your movie poster on a card and 30 packs of the final produced deck of cards (featuring, obviously, 51 other independent horrors along with yours). You can do with these decks of cards as you choose, of course, either selling the decks or giving them away as promotional items. Of course, everyone who nabs a card will ALSO have decks of these cards, promoting YOUR movie along with theirs, meaning that 1500 or so decks will be produced with your artwork on one of the playing cards.

In an age when print ads are dying, and digital ads are fleeting, this kind of placement could put your movie artwork into the hands of fans, in a context where they’ll see the image again and again.

After all, wouldn’t YOU rather play cards with cool artwork from a bunch of indie horror movies? I suspect that others would too.

We’re really excited about this project. If you’re interested in being a card in the deck, just email your enquiry through to cards@jinx.co.uk and we’ll take it from there.

Couple of disclaimers: there is no intention to produce The Deck with multiple images of the same movies. A different movie for each card. First come first served with specific card requests. We won’t take anyone’s money until all 52 cards have been allocated; if there isn’t sufficient interest, we won’t go ahead with production and you won’t have lost anything. But that would be a massive shame and make us really sad, because it’s going to be awesome.

Email through to bag your card, and spread the word to other filmmakers or producers who you think might be interested!