GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE NEEDS $50K FOR SANDY RECOVERY

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UPDATE: GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE HAS SET UP A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO HELP RAISE THE $50K NEEDED FOR THIS YEAR’S PARADE!

Source: DNAInfo New York

Organizers of the 40th annual Village Halloween parade say they must raise at least $50,000 to make up for the financial hit they took when Hurricane Sandy forced the parade to be canceled at the last minute last year — or else scale back the number of puppets and bands at this year’s festivities.

Started by Greenwich Village mask maker and puppeteer Ralph Lee in 1974, the Parade began as a walk from house to house in his neighborhood for his children and their friends. After the second year of this local promenade, Theater for the New City stepped in and produced the event on a larger scale as part of their City in the Streets program. That year the Parade went through many more streets in

Greenwich Village and attracted larger participation because of the involvement of the Theater. After the third year, the Parade formed itself into a not-for-profit organization, discontinued its association with Theater for the New City and produced the Parade on its own.

Today the Parade is the largest celebration of its kind in the world and has been picked by Festivals International as “The Best Event in the World” for October 31.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR MORE ON THE 40TH ANNUAL GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE!

ALEXANDRA BRECKENRIDGE TALKS ABOUT HER CHARACTER IN UPCOMING INDIE HORROR ‘DARK’

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American Horror Story’s Alexandra Breckenridge (everyone’s favorite young red-headed maid from the first season) talks a bit about her role in the upcoming film DARK, produced by horror legend Joe Dante, directed by Nick Basile, and written by GUT writer/director Elias. If you’ll recall from previous posts here on Backwoods Horror, DARK is currently raising funds on the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter, and they’re getting very, very close to their goal, but they still need your help!

Synopsis:

Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30-something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah’s Brooklyn loft but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate’s paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her. With no one to help her and escape out of reach, Kate is forced to confront her deepest fears as she fights to survive through the night.

CONTINUE READING FOR A MESSAGE FROM ALEXANDRA BREKENRIDGE, WRITER ELIAS, AND MORE NEWS ON THE INDIE HORROR ‘DARK’!

LEAD ACTRESS WHITNEY ABLE DISCUSSES THE FILM ‘DARK’ IN NEW VIDEO!

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Source: Dread Central

SYNOPSIS:

Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30-something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah’s Brooklyn loft but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate’s paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her. With no one to help her and escape out of reach, Kate is forced to confront her deepest fears as she fights to survive through the night.

HELP THE NEW JOE DANTE PRODUCED THRILLER ‘DARK’ BECOME A REALITY VIA KICKSTARTER

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On August 14th, 2003, New York City went… DARK

Produced by legendary horror director/producer Joe Dante and written by GUT writer/director Elias, DARK (currently raising funds on the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter) is a new feature thriller directed by Nick Basile, who has produced and directed a series of independent films including Festival Award winners Slasher FlickBeyond Dreams and The Man Who Knew Belle Starr. Basile most recently directed the feature documentary American Carny: True Tales from the Circus Sideshow (in wide release throughout the US and Canada) which the Film Institute of Lincoln Center named among its prestigious Top 10 Documentaries of the Year.

“I’ve always been attracted to projects by young filmmakers who are trying to do something within their means,” says Dante, “DARK has been conceived in this manner and has the opportunity to be a very suspenseful and commercial picture.”

SYNOPSIS:

Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30-something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah’s Brooklyn loft but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate’s paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her. With no one to help her and escape out of reach, Kate is forced to confront her deepest fears as she fights to survive through the night.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DARK AND HOW YOU CAN HELP IN THE CREATION OF THIS INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM!

WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN?!

Posted on 6th May 2012 by aaron in Personal,Uncategorized - Tags: , , ,

Howdy ho there boils ‘n ghouls. I realize it’s been a little while now since I’ve updated Backwoods Horror. What’s my excuse? I’ve been BUSY! Well, that’s part of it, anyway. One reason I haven’t been updating much is that, sadly, the state of the genre has been sickening (and not in a good way). Every horror film that seems to come out these days is either a shitty remake or a shitty original. The heart just doesn’t seem to be there any more when it comes to making a damn good horror movie. Either big studios are pumping out remakes that crap on the originals for some quick cash, or smaller/indie studios and directors are doing rush job gore fests for the same reason. It’s not about quality anymore. That sort of thing is disheartening when you’re a big fan of the genre, and over time I began to wonder why I was putting so much effort into this site when every day I was slapped in the face by another disappointment.

Then there was the move. That’s right boils ‘n ghouls, I’ve moved out of the shack down South and into the big city…New York City. Manhattan, for the detail obsessed out there. Why? Because NYC is where it’s at, that’s why. What does this mean for Backwoods Horror? Good question (quit asking so many damn questions!). Well, first of all, you can take the horror fiend out of the backwoods, but you can’t take the backwoods out of the horror fiend. Backwoods Horror is still going to have that touch of crazy, that’s never going away, but now that I’m in NYC, I’ll finally have access to things I never had access to before. Now, when independent horror flicks get a limited release (those limited releases often hitting NYC), I’ll be able to check ’em out and let you, my readers, know if they’re worth a damn before spending your hard earned buckaroos. And that’s just the tip of the horror iceberg. I can’t wait to dive in and see what terrors lurk beneath.

The long and short of it, folks, is that I’m back.

You’ve been warned.

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