Tuesday, February 1, 2011

News You Can Use!


One of the best zombie films in recent years is the short Alice Jacobs is Dead. Starring John Lazar (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls) and Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing, The Fog), its not your typical zombie outbreak and survivalist film. Instead of focusing on a group of people dealing with an oncoming zombie horde, things are scaled back and a focus is instead placed at a much more human level. Namely, the enduring love that is shared between a man and his wife. The story is heartbreaking, touching and ultimately brutal. It's a refreshing zombie tale which makes you think that maybe this sub genre hasn't beaten a dead horse and it has new stories to tell.

After playing multiple film festivals over the past year (including the Crypticon horror convention in Seattle, presided over by yours truly), the film is now available both for rent via IndieFlix ($1.99) and for purchase via Amazon ($5.95). Both are priced for less than an extra value meal! How can you beat that? The film is a most worthy addition to your collection. Heck, it was even screened for George Romero himself. Here is what he had to say about it:

"Wonderfully macabre... a terrific contribution to the literature of the dead." - George A. Romero.

And if that's not convincing enough, Mr. Landis also had a viewing:

"A well made and somber look at how the world ends, not with a bang, but rather with a broken heart and a disembowelment." - John Landis

To rent or purchase the film at an incredibly cheap-o price, check out the links below.

IndieFlix: http://tiny.cc/d2stf
Amazon: http://tiny.cc/ars43

Alice Jacobs is Dead - Trailer from Strange Case on Vimeo.

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Women in Horror Recognition Month has officially kicked off. For all events, news and other goings ons, check out the following website:

http://womeninhorrormonth.com/

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If you haven't heard, the talented Soska sisters (the zany minds behind Dead Hooker in a Trunk) are working on a new feature called American Mary. They revealed the star of the film in a videotaped PSA in support of Women in Horror Recognition Month and a blood drive that they are sponsoring early this morning. But as of now, it has not been posted on their main site so I don't want to let the cat out of the bag. Let's just say that she is no stranger to genre film and that she's appeared in one of the best and most original werewolf films of the past decade.

Edit: I'm dumb. It was released noon PST not midnight. The actress is none other than Katherine 'Ginger Snaps' Isabelle. Here is the PSA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFKfZFlFmZc

For more information about American Mary, check out the film's production site: http://www.twistedtwinsproductions.net/

And for more information about their massive blood drive, clicky here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206502983010&ref=mf

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Speaking of werewolves and last but certainly not least, my good friend Geof Capodanno of The Man-Cave recently conducted a couple of interviews with Director Joops Fragale and Actress Jennifer Ward. Both were involved in the production of the fantastic short Simone. You can check out his interviews via the following links. Both are really great reads.

Interview w/ Director Joops Fragale: http://www.theman-cave.com/2011/01/man-cave-interview-simone-director.html

Interview w/ Actress Jennifer Ward: http://www.theman-cave.com/2011/01/man-cave-interview-simone-star-jennifer.html

Simone (Trailer) from Joops Fragale on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Mrs. Hall said...

alice jacobs is dead looks absolutely fantastic.

wow.

will get a hold of this and review. thanks for the heads up!