Archive for the ‘Pre-production’ Category

Be sure to check out the new hour-long interview with Pat over at IAmDoFilmmaker, in which Pat discusses his career so far and spills the beans about various stories (from being a walking cliche through to how to build relationships with distributors)

It’s a really good listen, packed with detail and stuff that you probably haven’t already heard.

 

Latest newsflashes!

First up, we’re delighted to announce that the Director’s Cut of our award-winning movie The Devil’s Music has signed for distribution in the UK with the wonderful folks over at Cine Du Monde and will be hitting DVD early in 2013. This new cut features some never-before-seen footage (no, not even seen on the previous stuffed-to-the-gills US release) and the disc will be full of brand new exclusive extras.

 

 

In case you’ve forgotten how awesome the movie is, this is the one that won Best Independent Feature at the Festival of Fantastic Films and has been variously described as “Absolutely Terrific” , “Brilliant… A gem to be experienced” , “a wickedly thrilling treat” and “A master class in engrossing story-telling”.

More details on the new disc as we get them through.

Next up.. We’ve got the actual date for the first of the new live shows confirmed!

As we mentioned, the new show will be called “Werewolves, Cheerleaders & Chainsaws: Filming Horror with No Bloody Money” and the first date will be:

Saturday January 19th 2013: Horror-On-Sea Festival

 

We’re still planning the various bits and bobs, (which we’re keeping hush-hush for the moment) but it should be a really fun show. The festival itself is shaping up to be pretty goddamn awesome too, with Alex Chandon’s Inbred hitting the screen as well as our own mighty Nazi Zombie Death Tales and a whole host of other gruesome goodies. Make sure you make a note in your calendar for the festival, and show some support and love for the newest horror treat in the festival calendar.

What else? What else?

Well, how about some absolutely brilliant Death Tales merchandise? Check these suckers out!!

 

These wonderful garments are beautifully designed and look absolutely fantastic. Go and treat yourself (or stock up for your indie-horror loving friends for Christmas) and support independent filmmaking as well as looking cooler than everyone else you meet that day. I promise you, you won’t regret the purchase! CLICK HERE TO GO SHOPPING!

What else? What else?

Well, we’re moving forwards as mentioned on our shoot for House on the Witchpit, which will be Jinx Media’s big project for 2013. Since the funding collapsed on this flick (through no fault of our own, I hasten to add, or indeed the lovely people we were dealing with; this industry is going through horribly difficult times at the moment and companies go bust left, right and centre) we’ve been a little bit in limbo with it, but it’s revving up and moving forwards for next year. We should be announcing some investment opportunities very shortly (we’re looking at various options at the moment) but if you’re interested in potentially getting involved in the project in some capacity a bit further down the line, don’t be afraid to visit the official Jinx Media Facebook page , ‘like’ us and post something on our wall.

 

 

Cast, crew, whatever. It’s always lovely to network with likeminded souls, and the project is shaping up to be awesome. It’s the first time that we’ve ever shot a movie where the main intention was to scare the living shit out of people (rather than broadly entertain/make ’em laugh/intrigue them) and we can’t wait to get started.

What else? What else?

Well, I wrote the words ‘The End’ on the screenplay for Chainsaw Fairytale last night.

But maybe that’s a story for another time…

 

It’s been a while! First of all, if you’d like more regular updates and info you’d probably best follow my Twitter account, where you’ll be able to find out all sorts of fairly useless information.

Second of all, if you haven’t seen Bordello Death Tales yet, you can buy that sucker from Amazon, HMV or wherever. It’s all over the place. HERE, for example. Or you could try and win a copy somewhere like HERE. Oh, and don’t forget to sign up on the official Death Tales Facebook page OVER HERE

Third, we proudly announced last month that filming has started on Battlefield Death Tales; all the madness of Bordello Death Tales but significantly more war. All three directors (myself, Jim Eaves and Al Ronald) are back, and you can check out the very first images from the shoot over at HORRORTALK. It’s been a blast so far, and there are many more brilliant images to come from the Battlefield shoot. Keep your eyes peeled for an exclusive monster-tastic image in one of the big genre mags next months.

What else, what else? Well, as of this morning something cool happened with one of our older titles, but I can’t tell you about that just yet. Soon, though. Soon.

As I type these words, I’m actually laid up with a stinking cold which has completely taken my voice away. It’s a very weird sensation. Funny how you get used to being able to communicate so effortlessly; I keep forgetting that I can’t talk, and then I’m all surprised when I open my mouth and nothing emerges but a strained squeak. It’s pretty bloody horrible, (especially as I was hoping to record some DVD supplemental stuff this evening, and now can’t).

Pretty sure I haven’t even mentioned Chainsaw Fairytale on this blog yet, have I?

Maybe that’s a story for another day.

And they lived happily ever after.

It’s time to talk about our beloved The House on the Witchpit and the cool teaser artwork that we’ve released this week. It’s designed by the brilliant Paul Cousins and it looks a little something like this:

House on the Witchpit

We haven’t released all that much in the way of cast and crew details, but we did give a few plot details to friends like MJ Simpson and HorrorTalk, so you can read a bit more about it here and here.

There are two more things I can’t tell you yet.

Not long now, though.