Monday, March 19, 2012

Monsters in the Woods Screening March 31st

There's going to be a screening of Monsters in the Woods in Redlands, Ca on March 31st.

We're given out screeners of Trap (the movie that inspired Monsters in the Woods) to the 1st 25 people through the door.

Click here for more info.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

SSA Public Relations NEWS RELEASE

Osiris Entertainment Unleashes Monsters in the Woods Overseas For Immediate Release:

Leading independent film and DVD distributor, Osiris Entertainment, has acquired international broadcast rights for for Monsters in the Woods, the shock- horror film that parodies the pitfalls facing filmmakers trying to make it in Hollywood, it was announced today by Evan Crooke, Founder and CEO of Osiris Entertainment.
Monsters in the Woods tells the story of low budget filmmaker, Jayson, who has made the movie of his dreams. But to his dismay, it can’t sell in Hollywood. In order to salvage the film Jayson is told to add sex scenes and more violence. Out of money and clinging to his last chance to get the movie sold, Jayson approaches his psychotic producer Bravo and orders him to assemble a cast and crew and immediately begin a re-shoot of the film
With a precarious promise of a share of the profits, the crew and a ragged group of ‘B’ actors head to the back woods of the Great Bear Mountains to begin filming. Tragedy strikes immediately when Jayson is accidentally killed by his inept crew. Amidst all the chaos, Bravo strangely convinces the cast to finish the movie. They reluctantly agree, but soon after, are attacked by an unrelenting swarm of deadly ‘devil dogs’ from Hell. Bravo and members of the cast briefly escape the danger as they are rescued by two ‘angels’ sent from Heaven to battle the monsters. Unknown to them all, Bravo has made a pact with the Devil to provide twelve souls (theirs) in order to get the movie made. Mayhem ensues as the survivors attempt to kill the ‘demons’ and close the entrance to Hell before the whole Earth is consumed by evil!
Monsters in the Woods features memorable performances from Glenn Plummer as the unfortunate Jayson (Sons of Anarchy, ER) and Blaine Cade as the desperate Bravo (Edges of Darkness, Rise of the Undead). They are supported by horror genre regulars, Lee Perkins (The Living Corpse), Linda Bella (Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust) and Gladys Otero (Z: A Zombie Musical).

About Osiris Entertainment:
Based in Chatsworth, California, Osiris Entertainment was created in 2008 by Evan Crooke, a noted filmmaker with a mission to provide a distribution company that meets the business and creative requirements of the independent film and music community and serves the global broadcast and DVD marketplace with the highest quality film entertainment in all popular genres.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I Voted 7 on My Own Movie...Does that Make Me a Bad Guy?

We'll get back to that in a sec...

Two funny things happened on Wednesday (the day after Monsters in the Woods was released on DVD).

1. It popped up on over 200 torrent sites.
2. Several hours later it started to get a ton on hate on the IMDB message Board. Most of the bile seemed to be centered around that fact that the movie was rated 7.5 by users prior to it's release.

I checked out a few of the THEFT links and think I figured it out. Pirate sites give a quick synopsis of the movie, maybe the poster and the IMDB rating. So most of these folks see the 7.5 and go about stealing the movie without so much as checking out a trailer. Then are mad if they don't like it.

Then they complain that the cast and crew must of bumped these ratings.
To this I fucking shit Sherlock! The movie has been listed on IMDB for about a year (prior to it's release). The only people that could have possibly seen it are cast, crew, distributors and a few critical reviewers. Some of these folk worked on the movie for over a year. And you're telling me it's not cool for them to cast a vote on their flick? Sure, I'm the first to admit the movie doesn't deserve a Casablanca 10 and I have tried to dissuade cast, crew and friends from that kind of hyperbolic voting.  I voted a 7 by the by. ***unusually high and low scores outside of the median are not taken into account in the final # anyway. As time goes on and more fair and unbiased votes (somewhere between 2-6 would be my guess) are given, all the 1's and 10's will not even be taken into account.

In this day and age, do you think there are many (or any even) new indie flicks on IMDB that don't get votes cast from cast and or crew? If you answered no, then you are truly naive and deserve to have your illegal downloading time wasted.

As anyone actually every purchased a 16 dollar movie based on the IMDB rating? If so, wow! That's not too bright. Especially since it's pretty easy to find more info about flicks.
There's plenty of trailers, actual critic reviews  and video clips from the Monsters in the Woods. Most of which can be linked to right from IMDB. Check out the movie here and join in the discourse.

So am I in fact a jerk or douche for casting a vote on my flick?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Check Scam Beware!

So this is not really movie related... well kinda, since it was attempted on me and I make movies.

Anyway, so here it is.
I received a check in the mail for 3,950 dollars. It looks legit. A letter accompanies the check saying that I've won some sweepstakes. I'm to call the number to activate the check. The guy on the phone says to deposit the check and call back.

I called the bank that the check was drafted on to see if it was indeed legit. They knew all the info and said it was in fact a scam. After you deposit a check it can take weeks for it to actually bounce. In the meantime the scammers will try and get you to wire money to cover some processing fees.

If you get a similar letter and or check, report it and then rip them up. The company mentioned on the check was
MPR SUPPLY COMPANY, turns out MPR is totally legit and they've been bombarded with calls over the last month due to this scam. They have nothing do to with it. They are just another victim.

Anyway, here's Jason Brown's # 905.781.7233
If you get a chance give him a call and hassle him... it'll be fun.

Turns out this is a pretty common scam. So the names and business may change, but the grift stays the same. Look out!