The story will follow six kids stranded on a rowboat who are attacked by a man-eating fish. The horror takes a page out of Hitchock’s book as, in order to survive, the kids one-by-one vote each other off the boat.
Check out a promo poster and a slew of behind-the-scenes images from Glass Eye Pictures’ indie Beneath, which genre veteran Larry Fessenden (Wendigo) is directing. Avery discovered the pics from the film starring Daniel Zovatto, Mark Margolis, Bonnie Dennison, Chris Conroy, Jonny Orsini, Griffin Newman and Mackenzie Rosman.
“The story will follow six kids stranded on a rowboat who are attacked by a man-eating fish. The horror takes a page out of Hitchock’s book as, in order to survive, the kids one-by-one vote each other off the boat.”
Production is currently under way in Connecticut. READ MORE
Mark Margolis (pictured; The Wrestler, “Breaking Bad”) will join Daniel Zovatto in Larry Fessenden’s Beneath, the latest production from Chiller. Bonnie Dennison (Stake Land, Third Watch), Chris Conroy (Sorority Row), Jonny Orsini (Imogene), Griffin Newman (Political Animals) and Mackenzie Rosman (7th Heaven) round out the cast.
Penned by Tony Daniel and Brian D. Smith, “The story will follow six kids stranded on a rowboat who are attacked by a man-eating fish. The horror takes a page out of Hitchock’s book as, in order to survive, the kids one-by-one vote each other off the boat.”
Margolis plays Mr. Parks, a hardened local authority on the lake’s murky history.
Shooting this month in Connecticut (go behind-the-scenes here and here), producer-writer-director-actor Fessenden gets back behind the camera for the creature feature, which he’ll produce through his Glass Eye Pix. Fessenden directed Habit, Wendigo and The Last Winter. He also produced The Innkeepers, House of the Devil, Stake Land and 30+ other films.
It was at the New York City Horror Film Festival back in 2005 that I first met director and producer Andrew van den Houten while sitting in the audience at Tribeca Cinema. He and his cohorts were in-house for the world premiere of his first independent venture into horror – Headspace. Unbeknownst at the time, it would firmly set the foundation for Houten’s film company Moderncine (which would later direct and/or produce Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door, Jack Ketchum’s Offspring, Ketchum & McKee’s The Woman, and Brian Keene’s Ghoul) building toward their present day reputation for art house caliber productions, creating gutter-violent and dark, taboo material for those who usually wouldn’t confront such content directly.
In Headspace, Houten’s rookie passion for horror puts forth a psychological yarn knotted with psionic nightmares and beasts that crossover from them. On paper, or from the mind of Troy McCombs who actually milked this plot from a dream – it sounds like a rich, cerebral thriller. With a veteran cast from Olivia Hussey to William Atherton to Udo Kier, and stage caliber talent like Christopher Denham, the original cut of Headspace – even with such a steroidal cast and crew – still manages to land on tails instead of heads. A good looking, well acted, New York City set horror film that just somehow falls flat for oddballs reasons. A bit like Houten’s other film, Offspring. Here’s why. READ MORE
Still one of my favorite releases this year, Leprous‘ Bilateral (review) is a prog rock/metal album that is destined to become one of the timeless classics of music. Now, the band has released a video for Restless that is just as weird and twisted as the album. I got a lot of Black Hole Sun vibes from this video in that everything was surreal and nothing could be figured out at first glance. Check it out after the jump and make sure to check out our exclusive interview with vocalist/synths Einar Solberg. READ MORE
Alex Borden (Christopher Denham) has everything going for him: good looks, charm and smarts. But soon after he meets Harry, a mysterious chess expert and a thoroughly bad influence, Alex’s mental powers inexplicably begin to grow and horrible visions haunt his dreams. It’s not long before people in town begin disappearing, forcing Alex to confront the dark urges and violent repressed memories invading his subconscious.