JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN: THE HOUSE THAT CRIED BLOOD

We here at Backwoods Horror just received news from star Damian Maffei that New York City-based genre production company, Sideshow Pictures, has announced their second annual Halloween short film, THE HOUSE THAT CRIED BLOOD.

The film was written and directed by Frank Sabatella (BLOOD NIGHT: THE LEGEND OF MARY HATCHET & the tongue in cheek HALLOWEEN short NIGHT OF THE PUMPKIN) and produced by Frank Mosca of Harrington Talents.

This is the awesome email we received from Damian. Check it out and look for a formal press release soon!

I just finished a movie called THE HOUSE THAT CRIED BLOOD.  Now, this is about a short film, BUT HOLD UP.  This is no regular short.  I don’t push regular shorts (or do them). It is a Halloween short of badass proportions.  I guarantee it.  

Due to premiere this month online (a press release will be sent out by them when all that’s solid)

Here are the essentials:

The newest Halloween short from Sideshow Pictures and director Frank Sabatella The House that Cried Blood follows four young adults, who, through a dare by their leader Lynch (Damian Maffei), venture into “Old Lady Death’s” house in search of her rotting corpse. What begins as regular Halloween tomfoolery turns into a night of terror as what awaits them within the walls of The House that Cried Blood… Is an evil none of them could ever fathom in their wildest dreams.

The approach taken in The House that Cried Blood is almost the exact opposite of that in Night of the Pumpkin. Whereas NotP delivers the goods through a tongue-in-cheek, wild retro-splatter ride, THTCB builds the tension and mounting fear through atmosphere, performances, and gen-yoo-ine thrills.  And blood and some guts, sure.

Currently finishing post, there is a kickstarter campaign going on, an attempt to raise 3,000 before Halloween. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/notp/help-us-build-the-house-that-cried-blood (Backwoods Horror Note: BE SURE TO CHECK THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN OUT! KEEP AMERICA STRONG, SUPPORT INDEPENDENT HORROR!)

THE HOUSE THAT CRIED BLOOD -Directed by Frank Sabatella (Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, Night of the Pumpkin) starring Damian Maffei (Christmas with the Dead, Closed for the Season) Andrea Boehlke (Survivor: Redemption Island) Ray Zupp, Ashlee Mundy. F/X handled by Emmy Nominated Jeremy Selenfriend (Boardwalk Empire, Blood Night, Men in Black 3) and Monster in my Closet FX. From Sideshow Pictures.

READ ON FOR MORE EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS FROM THE SET AND THE FILM, AND BE SURE TO CHECK BACK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AS IT DEVELOPS! THIS LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER EXCELLENT FILM TO ADD TO YOUR LIST OF HALLOWEEN ESSENTIALS!

HELP SUPPORT INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM ‘THE THREE’ WITH HALLOWEEN CONCERT/COSTUME PARTY

Scott Goldberg and the rest of the cast and crew (including composer/producer Mark Nadolski, Ed Demko, Hugo Fernandez, and actor Chris Margaritis) need you, the horror film fans of the world, to help make the feature length version of THE THREE a reality.

From the event facebook page:

You Are Invited: “Us and Floyd” Pink Floyd Tribute Band Halloween Show/Halloween Costume Party at the Glen Cove Moose Club at 22 Continental Place in Glen Cove, New York on Saturday, October 20h, 2012. There will be free food, candy, fundraising raffles and more! Invite your friends to this event and help spread the word. Us and Floyd (the band I lead sing and perform in) www.UsAndFloyd.com will be doing three full sets of live Pink Floyd music, jamming out the classic tunes of Pink Floyd.

We are fundraising for our feature length version of THE THREE and hope that you will join us on Saturday October 20th, 2012 in Glen Cove, New York at the Glen Cove Moose Club.

The filmmakers have also started a kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary $250,000  goal by October 31st, 2012.

Your contributions will go towards building the underground bunker set in the Wampum Mine Facility that serves as the centerpiece for the entire film. Your contributions will also go towards necessary production related costs such as camera and equipment rentals and post productions costs. Any level contribution is incredibly appreciated by the filmmakers and, as with other kickstarter campaigns, not only will you help contribute to an independent,  high quality, dark, and thought provoking film, but at certain levels, you will also receive benefits such as a copy of the completed film with a collector’s edition 11×17 poster signed by the cast and crew of the film. At higher levels you can get your name in the credits as a special thanks or producer, as well as two tickets to the NYC premiere of the film with access to the V.I.P. section and an invitation to the after party with cast and crew.

Independent horror cannot exist without you, the fans, making it all possible. So head on over to the official THE THREE site for more information and to help contribute to modern, intelligent, independent cinema!

HELP FUND DARK INDEPENDENT CINEMA BY CONTRIBUTING TO SCOTT GOLDBERG’S FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION OF ‘THE THREE’

About a week ago, we introduced you to a conceptual short horror film written and directed by Scott Goldberg titled THE THREE. Scott Goldberg, for those who haven’t heard of him, has made a name for himself within the indy horror community by writing, producing, and directing many award winning and festival favorite films. Much like what Sam Raimi did when he created WITHIN THE WOODS, Goldberg filmed the short film THE THREE  (filmed in the Wampum Mine storage facility where DAY OF THE DEAD was shot, and stars DAY OF THE DEAD Romero alumni Lori Cardille (DAY OF THE DEAD) and John Amplas (MARTIN)) as a concept film to raise the funding necessary for a feature length version of the film.

Now Scott Goldberg and the rest of the cast and crew (including composer/producer Mark Nadolski, Ed Demko, Hugo Fernandez, and actor Chris Margaritis) need you, the horror film fans of the world, to help make the feature length version of THE THREE a reality. The filmmakers have started a kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary $250,000 goal by October 31st, 2012.

For several years, the feature length version of THE THREE has been a dream for the filmmakers involved, and with your help they can make this dream a reality. In the video above, filmmakers Scott Goldberg and Mark Nadolski talk about the lack of originality in many modern horror films, as well as having what it takes (the right mindset and ideas) to make dark, original horror films.

Your contributions will go towards building the underground bunker set in the Wampum Mine Facility that serves as the centerpiece for the entire film. Your contributions will also go towards necessary production related costs such as camera and equipment rentals and post productions costs. Any level contribution is incredibly appreciated by the filmmakers and, as with other kickstarter campaigns, not only will you help contribute to an independent,  high quality, dark, and thought provoking film, but at certain levels, you will also receive benefits such as a copy of the completed film with a collector’s edition 11×17 poster signed by the cast and crew of the film. At higher levels you can get your name in the credits as a special thanks or producer, as well as two tickets to the NYC premiere of the film with access to the V.I.P. section and an invitation to the after party with cast and crew.

Independent horror cannot exist without you, the fans, making it all possible. So head on over to the official THE THREE site for more information and to help contribute to modern, intelligent, independent cinema!

FILMMAKER’S DISCLAIMER:

We appreciate Lori Cardille and John Amplas’s involvement in the short concept version of THE THREE. However, due to independently producing the feature length production of the film without studio backing, we unfortunately will not be able to cast them in the final film due to Union restrictions. We will, however, be working with up and coming talent and appreciate your contributions for the feature length production of THE THREE.