Friday, October 25, 2013
It's free. It's easy. It's totally cool.
Here's the trailer:
Go on over to International Movie Trailer Festival and give him a vote.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
First, there's an interview with the anonymous source who tipped me off (indirectly) about the whole Spiderbaby plagiarism affair over at Dave Pace's An Ideal For Living blog.
Just two days later there was an episode of The Wolf Pack Podcast that utterly chilled my blood when I listened to it. Not only does host William Pattison AKA Eric Morse misidentify the "anonymous source" as Britney-Jade Colangelo, but he and his cronies tear into her and every other "woman in horror" (and women in general). There's one section where host Dr. Blood posits that women don't have it in them to direct horror films (I'm surprised he didn't equate it to menstrual trauma).
If you can make it past the bad audio and the egoist rants, you can hear all of the misinformation, offensive statements (and one of the hosts continuously yawning) yourself:
Here are some highlights:
EM: The Soskas are not horror directors: Horror directors know about tension, they know about character, they know how to use gore correctly, they know how to put in a scare. The Soskas do not scare. They don't have it in them."
DB: Well, they're women. That's the thing. Women don't know how to do it. I haven't seen a horror movie made by a woman apart from... uh, no. No, I was going to say, um, that Near Dark director, the one that did The Hurt Locker as well. I can't remember her soddin' name. [Kathryn Bigelow - MW]
EM: I can name one female director that I can honestly say made a very damn good horror film. That's Mary Lambert and Pet Semetary.
DB: I thought you were going to say that one. But then, to follow it up she did Pet Semetary 2, which wasn't very good.
EM: Yeah, that was a piece of crap.
DB: All these women directors, I think they've got one good film in them eventually, or somewhere in their careers. But, they're not consistent. And, if they do pull of something that's fucking scary, it's because they've been in the right place and the right time with a good fucking script behind them which was usually written by a man.
DB: Now, what will happen to Jen and Silvia [Soska] is they'll meet boyfriends, get knocked up, get married, probably not in that order, and disappear. They'll just disappear off the face of the earth. It's happened to so many women, you know. whether they're actresses or directors or cameramen or whatever you want to call it. Whatever roles they've had in the horror industry or the film industry. As soon as they get hitched, they settle down, they get a real normal job, they can't be bothered with this. I mean, look at Barbara Crampton. She disappeared for like 30 years and just decided to come back recently to get some convention money.
Audio ClipsRather than making folks sit through the entire two hours, here are some clips of the show.
Eric breaking the story of who "the source" was:
Eric talking about his famous friends:
Eric discussing his fantasy of the Soska sisters' comeuppance:
This is amusing as well:
Update 11/10/13:I was curious why, suddenly, the Wolf Pack podcast was giving me a 404 on this post so I did a little digging and found this over on one of "Author William Pattison (Author Eric Morse)"'s three* Facebook pages:
Ok, people, I just had to delete an episode of my podcast because a low life piece of shit named Mike White and a but of scumball troll and cyberbullys were attacking Dr Blood on the fact that we did a show about Chris Alexander using multiple profiles to troll reviewers who gave Fangoria produced films bad reviews. Also in that show we scooped who sold out Lianne Spiderbaby so she could get her job. The creepiest and most disurbing (sic) thing is that Mike White not only posted a link to the episode he transcribed portions of the show and did sound bits. Excuse me? A person has to be really lonely and pathetic to put in that much work on one little podcast. But here is the amusing thing, these jackasses attacked Dr Blood brutally but I haven't heard a thing except a couple of compliments on scooping the Spiderbaby thing. These cowardly bitches haven't said a single word to me. They are too afraid that I'll rip them apart publically (sic). So, here is what I got to say to Mike White. You are a creepy lower life scumball piece of shit. You go after the weaker guy because you are a coward. I've taken down Wil Keiper and Horror Yearbook. I've taken down Foo and Horror Movie Fans. I'm the person that Bloody-Disgusting remembers and hates because I showed them for the scumballs they are. I've showed two excuses for actresses as scumball users. I've taken of the two love children of the horror socials and Women of Horror and showed them to be egotistical, self-absorbed, shallow, bitches. I've taken down two conventions. And I've shown that the managing editor of Fangoria is a cyberbully and troll. So, you are a tiny maggot to me. So, go fuck off loser.
I find this to be incredibly strange. I "messed with the lion" and didn't get the claws. Instead, I got a lamb who would remove an episode of his show rather than defend it. Morse continues to miss the point that I was offended by his episode not because of any "Chris Alexander controversy" but because of the sloppy journalism and "creepy and disturbing" attitudes about women.
"[W]e scooped who sold out Lianne Spiderbaby so she could get her job" boasts Morse who apparently still doesn't realize -- or care -- that the person identified on his show was not the right one.
Morse also seems shocked that I would transcribe portions of his show and cut out some sound clips. This took me a matter of minutes to do. It's not like transcribing and audio editing are something foreign to me. So, really, he shouldn't flatter himself to think that it took much time or dedication to do such a thing.
I'm curious, too, why Morse would address me on a page I don't read. That's not really a good way to go about ripping me apart "pubically". Morse may claim to have "taken down" quite a few people and events but the only thing I can see that he's taken down is an episode of his podcast.
*Eric Morse / William Pattinson's three Facebook pages:
Author Eric Morse
Again, remember how angry he was about Chris Alexander using a pen name.
Update 11/13/13:In another odd move, the Wolf Pack posted a podcast which directly addresses me (by name, this time) where Derek "The Sleepy One" Young went on for nearly 45 minutes about this blog post. Again, there's been some concern about how long it took me to jot down a few lines and make a few sound clips. Let's just say that it was a lot less than 45 minutes (maybe ~5).
If it's not pulled, you can hear it here:
The podcast feels like a drunken voicemail left at 3AM.
I'm kind of honored that The Wolf Pack would take such time and make such an effort to dedicate an entire episode to a 1000 word blog post. I was going to list some highlights of the show but I don't want that to be misconstrued as me spending unwarranted time on this rather hilarious episode.
Update 11/14/2013Just to be a completest, here's yet another of these Wolf Pack podcasts that seem to be addressing me directly. Obsess much?
Geesh. When is this going to end? The fellas at the Wolf Pack podcast pulled yet another episode. This was the one I was linking to via my 11/14/2013 update. It was called -- oddly enough -- "A Drunken 45 Minute Email." No, you read that right.
Fortunately, I saved the episode so you can hear it here:
And, as a favor to Derek Young, I did some editing to his rap song to add music back to the track:
Sure to be a hit!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
From the sexy pep squad of “Satan's Cheerleaders” to the dirty dancing of “Lambada, The Forbidden Dance,” to “Joysticks,” “Without Warning,” “Black Shampoo” and dozens of others, Greydon breaks down each of his films into easily understood categories: screenplay, financing, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution, allowing the reader a true behind the scenes look at the ins and outs of the low budget world.
His movies boast Oscar winners - Martin Landau, George Kennedy, Jack Palance - and stars in the making just beginning their careers - Andrew Dice Clay, David Caruso, Julia Duffy, Laura Harring and many others.
"On the Cheap" is required reading for anyone interested in film or the art of low budget filmmaking. Greydon tells an amazing story of his days on the fringes of Hollywood, struggling to make films in the most cut-throat business there is. Reading his autobiography is like being taken on a personal tour of the gritty, remorseless but always thrilling ground floor of the film industry.
Greydon Clark's "On the Cheap: My Life in Low Budget Filmmaking" is available via Amazon and on http://www.greydonclark.com.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Rahway, NJ – October 2, 2013 – CineKink has announced a call for entries for its 2014 season. The “kinky film festival” is seeking films and videos, of any length and genre, that explore and celebrate a wide diversity of sexuality.
Dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television, CineKink is looking to blur boundaries and will consider offerings drawn from both Hollywood and beyond, with works ranging from documentary to drama, camp comedy to artsy experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit – and everything in between.
Cutting across orientations, topics covered at CineKink have included, but are by no means limited to, BDSM, leather and fetish, swinging, non-monogamy and polyamory, roleplay, gender bending, sex work and sex geekery.
Submission categories include:
- * shorts (less than 40 minutes long; eligible for jury-determined awards)
- * features (longer than 40 minutes; eligible for audience choice awards)
- * adult cinema / porn excerpts (10-25 minute segments of longer works; eligible for 'Bring It!' showcase)
There is no restriction on production completion dates, as long as the work is completed at the time of submission. International submissions in most overseas formats are also accepted.
"Basically, as long as it involves consenting adults, just about anything that celebrates sex as a right of self expression is fair game," says Lisa Vandever, CineKink co-founder and director. "Far be it from us to define ‘kink’ – if you think your work might make sense in this context, please send it to us for consideration."
Scheduled for its 11th annual appearance in February 2014, the specially-curated CineKink NYC, the organization's flagship festival, will feature a short film competition, audience choice awards, an adult entertainment showcase/contest, a gala kick-off event, and a sexy closing-night party. A national tour will follow the New York festivities, drawing from its programming to showcase award-winners and audience favorites in cities across the country, adding visibility nationwide and year-round. The 2013 CineKink Festival Tour is currently underway, with screenings scheduled in such cities as Portland, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Berlin, and more.
Discounted, early-bird entries must be postmarked by October 11th, while the regular deadline is November 15th. The final festival deadline is December 6th.
For more information and details on entry submissions, visit http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/call-for-entries
Now in its tenth season, CineKink is an annual film festival and national screening tour that celebrates and explores the wide diversity of sexuality. Presented by CineKink, an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television, works showcased by the festival range from documentary to drama, spicy to explicit – and everything in between!
For more information, visit http://cinekink.com.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
September 10, 2013 - Port Huron, Mich. - Academy Award-winning actress, Ellen Burstyn will appear at this year's Blue Water Film Festival as the event's recipient of the Golden Mitten Award. The award recognizes "an individual from Michigan that has made a significant mark in the arts and entertainment field," said BWFF executive director Jeremy Stemen. "We are thrilled and incredibly honored have Ms. Burstyn appear at the festival this year." The presentation will take place at McMorran Place Theatre at 9:30 p.m. during the Blue Water Film Awards ceremony on Saturday, September 27, 2013.Burstyn originally hails from Detroit and began her career in theatre during the late 1950s and over the next decade it included several films and television series.
Burstyn's performance in the acclaimed 1971 ensemble drama The Last Picture Show brought her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, after which she moved from supporting to leading film and stage roles. Burstyn received a second Academy Award nomination for her lead performance in The Exorcist (1973), and won the Academy Award for Best Actress the following year for her work in Martin Scorsese's, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
In 1975, she won the Tony Award for her lead performance in the Broadway production of Same Time, Next Year, and received a Golden Globe Award and a fourth Academy Award nomination for her performance in the 1978 film version of the play.
Burstyn has worked consistently in film, television and theatre since, receiving multiple awards and nominations along the way, including seven additional Golden Globe Award nominations, five Emmy Award nominations (one win), and two more Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for her performances in the films Resurrection (1980) and Requiem for a Dream (2000).
Ellen Burstyn was the first woman elected president of Actors Equity Association (1982-85), and served as the Artistic Director of the famed Actors Studio where she studied with the late Lee Strasberg.
Academically, Ms. Burstyn holds four honorary doctorates, one in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, a Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College, a doctorate from The New School for Social Research, and a doctorate from Pace University where she teaches in The Actors Studio M.F.A. program
Burstyn has been a significant presence on television, film and the stage for over 50 years. The Blue Water Film Festival is pleased to present its award of prestige, the Golden Mitten to such a worthy candidate.
Tickets to all Blue Water Film Festival events may be purchased at www.bluewaterfilmfestival.com
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Port Huron, MI, August 27, 2013 - The Blue Water Film Festival (BWFF) has announced the Official Selections of the 2013 festival.
Independent films are submitted to the festival each year from all over the State of Michigan and the Province of Ontario. Each fall they are screened in the City of Port Huron at McMorran Place Theatre over a full weekend of events; culminating in the Blue Water Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening.
The Blue Water Film Festival accepts short films, full-length features, documentaries and animated films to their annual festival.
The 2013 Official Selections of the Blue Water Film Festival (in alphabetical order)
Bone Yard - Scott Galeski (Wyandotte)
Broadcasts from Voyager Prime - Matthew Winne (Ferndale)
Dayplanner of the Dead - John Wisniewski (Farmington)
Dog Tag - Mark Finnell (Ferndale)
Downriver - Tinisha Brugnone (Warren)
Fifty Lakes One Island - George Desort (Riverside, IL; filmed in Michigan)
Grammar Goombas - Allan I. Ross (Lansing)
Haunted Sweet Dreams Inn - Cruce Grammatico (Dryden)
Moo: A Documentary - Reid Petro (Kalamazoo)
Resistant - Mike Madigan (Troy), Matthew Peach (Livonia) and Chris Lepley (Royal Oak)
Static - Denn Pietro (Taylor)
The Date - Chris Raby (Los Angeles, CA; filmed in Michigan)
The Water Brothers: Carpageddon - Alex and Tyler Mifflin (Toronto, Canada)
The Whistle - Jonathan D'Ambrosio (Clarkston)
Torontopia - Sam Kay (Toronto, Canada)
Trail - Phillip Lupo (Garden City)
Vanishing Act - Joshua Courtade (Comstock Park)
Whiskey Tango - Scott Galeski (Wyandotte)
Who the *&@# is Uncle Joe? - Allen Maldonado (Plymouth)
Kelly Kennedy, Chairperson of Film Selection for the Blue Water Film Festival states, ?The 20 Official Selections featured at our fifth annual festival truly show the talent, ingenuity and passion the independent filmmaking industry in Michigan and the Province of Ontario continues to possess. Each year we are honored, thrilled and very proud to present a compelling program that provides these gifted filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their phenomenal work while at the same time exposing the Blue Water Area to a unique and diverse catalog of films?.
The Official Selections of the Blue Water Film Festival will screen on Saturday, September 28th, 2013.
Visit http://bluewaterfilmfestival.com/ for more information.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Get your tickets via Eventbrite and be sure to be there by 11:30 on Saturday to hear Rob St. Mary and I on the "Evolution of the Zombie Film" panel.
Here's the tenative schedule for everything Zombie Con:
|Day 1: SATURDAY, AUG 17, 2013 - Doors Open at 10AM|
|EXHIBITION||THE GALLERY OF THE DEAD||10AM to Close|
|MOVIE 1||Carnival of Souls||10AM-11:30AM|
|PANEL DISCUSSION 1||The Evolution of the Zombie Film||11:30AM-12:30PM|
|MOVIE 2||Birth of the Living dead||12:30PM-2PM|
|PANEL DISCUSSION 2||Why Do We Love Zombies W/Psychologist Kim W.||2PM-3PM|
|MOVIE 3||Undertaker (Presented By Synapse Films)||3PM-4:30PM|
|EXHIBITION||ZOMBIE BELLY DANCERS||4PM-5PM|
|EXHIBITION||MS. Z-CON PIN UP GIRL CONTEST||5PM-7PM|
|MOVIE 4||Battle of the Damned||7PM-9PM|
|EVENT||AFTER PARTY||9PM Until The Dawn Of The Dead...|
|Day 2: SUNDAY, AUG 18, 2013 - Doors Open at 10AM|
|EXHIBITION||THE GALLERY OF THE DEAD||10AM to Close|
|MOVIE 1||Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse (Short Film Precedes)||10AM-11:30AM|
|EXHIBITION||MIMESIS LIVE: ZOMBIE ROLE PLAYING (Interactive Haunted Attraction)||12PM-3PM|
|MOVIE 2||Fangoria's Germ Z||11:30AM-1PM|
|PANEL DISCUSSION 3||With DAWN OF THE DEAD Stars DAVID EMGE, SCOTT REINIGER & COURTNEY GAINS (Time TBA)||(Time TBA)|
|MOVIE 3||Short Film - Ian Bensman's Mission Zero||1PM-1:30PM|
|MOVIE 4||Synapse's Reel Zombies||1:30PM-3PM|
|MOVIE 5||Short Film - Matt Cantu's The Zombie Factor||3PM-4PM|
|MOVIE 6||Portrait of a Zombie (From Ireland)||4PM-5:30PM|
|EXHIBITION||ZOMBIE CRAWL With MS. ZCON And The Mimesis Zombies||5PM|
AND MORE SPECIAL SURPRISES TO BE ANNOUNCED.
I've finally gotten my head out of my butt a bit and am getting back into "editor mode" when it comes to this upcoming issue.
I've extended the final deadline for articles to the end of August. If you've got something you want to write about, please send it my way via my impossiblefunky @ gmail address. No facebook messages, please. I'm trying to keep everything in the same inbox.
Thanks for your patience!
Thursday, August 01, 2013
I've been interviewed a few times about the whole situation. Here are a few links of interest:
Continue to keep up with the latest insanity via The Mortuary.