Monday, February 27, 2012

Win a Copy of Monsters in the Woods from Fangoria

Click here for a chance to win.
It's just a link to Fangoria's site. I swear. I wouldn't lie. Not about that.

Monsters in the Woods Video Interviews: Blaine Cade (Bravo Roberts/Production Designer)

Blaine Cade gives one of the more popular performances in Monsters in the Woods as "Bravo Roberts" a part semi-based on our actual producer. He also did the production design, building an entire cave set on his own property.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

…and Yet Another Exciting Saturday in the Life

One movie out and another two in the pipes. Things are looking good. I did a phone interview with Dread Central yesterday for their Indie-Horror Month. Look for that around the 7th of March.

630am – Up and Adam. Slept in a bit so that I wouldn’t be to tired and lame at my little shindig. I’m having a few close friends over to celebrate the release of Monsters in the Woods.

630 – 9am – don’t get up, don’t get coffee, don’t do shit but go over my latest script fresh. I find I do some of my best work in that magic hour when I first wake before my anaylitcal mind kicks in and inhibits creativity. I’ll go back over this work later, once that anyalitical brain has kicked in. Got a little bogged down in the my 3rd act…need to go back over it.

9am – 10am – coffee, breakfast and internet corrispondence/social networking.

11am – late morning fun time. (pre-prep ingredients for gumbo) and organize house for the festivities.

11am – Noon – upload latest MITW internet clip_Blaine’s interview. It’s pretty freaking funny. While I’m waiting on that upload, I’ll do a little more work on that script. (gonna be sending it out to some name actors on Monday)

Noon – 5pm – cook Gumbo, Rice, Sour Cream and Chive mash potatoes and get the house in order for the celebration.

5pm - ? Drink, eat and watch the movie a couple of times as new folk arrive and old folk leave.

That’s how I plan to do it today.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monsters in the Woods Video Interviews (The Outtakes)

A candid behind the scenes look at the behind the scenes of Monsters in the Woods.

Marvel at my wonderful hair!

Yes, it really was as fun as it looks.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Support Indie Horror - Track Down Monsters in the Woods

Monsters in the Woods begins a limited DVD release Feb. 21st.

It's a rough time for indies. With the current fractured market place it can be extremely hard for an indie to reach its audience. Monsters in the Woods is a movie deserving of an audience. So take the time to track and down and check it out.

For now its available through:
DVD Planet
CD Universe
Family Video (rental too)
Deep Discount

It will depend on how well the movie sells through these outlets that will determine whether or not it gets an increased availability and release. If you're on the fence, dive in and check it out. There's no one trying to get rich off this flick. We just want the opportunity to have our movie seen by as many folks as possible.

Check out some reviews here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Win Your Free Copy of Monsters in the Woods

Dread Central is giving away five free copies of my little opus.
click here to enter.

Fangoria is doing the same.

Check out some reviews here.


Distributor's Newish Plan for Micro-Budget Movies

Osiris Entertainment is distributing my latest flick, Monsters in the Woods. It is a prime example of a new distribution strategy being employed by such distributors who are putting out smaller movies. Distributing these movies is full of risk. When you sell movies to a retailer like Wal-Mart, for example, they order say 5000 units. And you go, “great! We just sold 5000 units!” Yeah, not so fast. See if Wal-Mart doesn’t sell those units they ship back the unsold ones and the distributor eats that cost. So now they’re putting out these movies in a more careful manner, which strongly resembles a limited theatrical release.

They start with a limited VOD. The movie will go out to Comcast, ATT, Verizon FIOS ect. Then about a month later they make the DVD available though online outlets like Amazon and CD Universe. At the same time they may sell to a few regional DVD retail/rental outlets. For example, Monsters in the Woods is going out to a chain of FAMILY VIDEOs in the Midwest. The distributor than sits back and watches the numbers for a month or two before deciding if the larger retail outlets are worth the risk. If they are the movie goes wider and makes them a ton of money. If not, they make a few smaller sales  (domestic and foreign) and let the movie wither and die.

I can see the logic in the method, but it’s very frustrating as a filmmaker to not be able to point to a single universal release date. It makes your release feel less legitimate. All I can do is continue to promote my movie and hope that the positive press for it translates into some sells.

Friday, February 3, 2012

New Reviews of Monsters in the Woods

Aint it Cool News
I know it's not that big a deal but this one has me excited. I've been reading this site for over 10 years. I visit at least once a day. It's really neat to see my movie mentioned. Then add in that it's a positive review and I'm ecstatic.

28 Days Later Analysis
Michael Allen has been reviewing my flicks since Edges of Darkness. He always gives an honest well read opinion. It's the 1st site I usually send screeners to.

Beyond Hollywood
called MITW "one of the strongest straight-to-video efforts in recent memory."

Cool Awesome Movies
This guys HATED Edges of Darkness. He checked out Monsters in the Woods and found it more to his liking. Not a glowing review, but one of my favorites. I also did a really in depth interview with him. It's my favorite interview so far.

The Independent Critic
The guy reviews everything from Studio Tentpoles to obscure micros... So it's cool to see him give out some praise for this little monsters movie.

Video Views
One of the only reviews the distributor landed us. And I'm glad they did.

The Movies Made Me
Cool site. Good review. Still would like to see what Chad thinks.

says MITW can be summed up in two words "cave vagina." Enough said!

Igor's Lab
An infectiously fun review.

More Horror
My all time favorite review. This dude just gets it! And he wrote a really fun and well-written review about it. Did a cool interview with him too.

I quite liked this guy's take on the movie.

Jo Blo
Reads like a pretty positive review. The guy even said he liked the movie, but scored it 1.5 outta 5. Weird.

Horror Cult Films UK
He likes us. He really likes us. Great review. Did a fairly lengthy interview for this site as well.

Dread Central (Doctor Gash)
So this guy hated the movie, gave it a one out of five something-or-others. But, he stated his opinions intelligently and backed them up with specific examples. He just wasn't having it. You can't fault him for that. It's a good (albeit really negative) review and I appreciate him investing the time to write it (which is why I'm sharing it here).
****another writer over at Dread Central also as the movie. Hopefully she'll dig it more.

Yeah, so all in all, we're off to a good start and the dvd release hasn't even got here.