Thursday, February 18, 2010

Box of Shadows Sneak Peek

Some of the first images from BOX OF SHADOWS, the movie I cowrote with director Mauro Borrelli, are online now. I've been working at the production office for the last several weeks and it's very exciting to see the post production special effects come to life. Check out what the box has in store for you...

Creepy, eh? I'm not supposed to divulge too many details about the film at this time, but let's just say you don't want the guy above showing up at your house in the middle of the night. Or the middle of the day, for that matter.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New England and New Orleans, Perfect Venues for Horror

It's nice to see some seeds you planted a long time ago finally sprout and come to life. This weekend a short film I wrote and helped produce back in January is showing at two horror themed festivals. Sucker will premier at the New Orleans Vampire Film Festival on Friday, October 23, and play again at the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival on Saturday, October 24.

Both events look great. The Vampire Film Festival is exactly what its name implies: films about vampires, along with vampire parties and lots of other vampire stuff in the perfect city for that kind of thing; and the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival is perfectly situated in Providence, the New England gothic home town of legendary horror author H.P. Lovecraft.

I wish I could attend both festivals, but there was no way to make it work logistically and financially. So I'm driving down to Providence from Boston on Friday to see the festival kick off with other people's films, and then returning again on Saturday with friends to see my own. I'm thrilled that a free ticket to Sucker is included with the H.P. Lovecraft walking tour of Providence.

So if you happen to be near either of those cities this weekend and want to check out a cool little horror short and a lot of other fun stuff, please do so. If you have friends in the area, tell them to get Halloween started early with some horror movie mayhem. And if you've already seen the film, let me know what you thought!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Don't Forget the Music in Your Horror Movie

It's an old cliche that music makes a horror movie scary, but I found this out first hand recently during the scoring of a short film I wrote and help produce. After watching Sucker with an effective yet minimal score, and feeling there was something missing, we had a pro do some additional sound work, and wow, what a difference a proper soundtrack can make. Empty spaces suddenly become contoured with mood, emotions felt heightened, and a general sense of dread began to permeate everything.

Ominous Music Heard Throughout U.S. Sends Nation Into Panic