Sunday, August 4, 2013

People, Projects, and....Stuff.

Ahhhh....There's those few directors, that, when they announce a new project, make indie film enthusiasts like myself get excited. James Balsamo is one of those guys. He's a fan of goofy, low-fi horror flicks that makes goofy, low-fi horror flicks for other fans of goofy, low-fi horror flicks, and that, friends, is a very good thing!
"here fishy-fishy..."
"Hack Job", "I Spill Your Guts" and the aptly titled "Cool As Hell" have primed the horror/action/comedy pump, so to speak, for Balsamo's new joint "Catch of the Day".

Judging from the very Lovecraftian fish monster on the poster art, this looks like more cheesy goodness from Acid Bath Productions (home of the coolest logo ever!). Featuring the always smiling Mr. Balsamo in the lead (this guy seems to be having the time of his life on camera in all of his films), "Catch of the Day" will feature a shit-ton of cameos culled from the indie film and music elite. The list, which is just as eclectic as James' previous efforts, will include: Tuesday Knight, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, Debbie Rochon (fuck yes!), Johnny Legend, Jennifer Banko, Irwin Keyes, Carmine Capobianco and lead singer of Suffocation Frank Mullen. Can't wait to review this little slice of fishy-ness! The flick is already available for pre-order online through the Acid Bath Productions site at

that's one lucky monitor!

            My favorite Canadian, the amazing Jessica Cameron, is currently shopping her directorial debut, "Truth or Dare" on the festival circuit, so add that to the list of stuff I'm dying to review as well.
"see what happens when you run with scissors, you little fuckers?"
Featuring the co-writing talents of Jonathan Higgins, and an awesome duo of actresses, Devanny Pinn and Heather Dorff (as well as the aforementioned Ms. Cameron and a slew of others), "Truth or Dare" looks like a gory good time! If you can take anything away from the photos popping up on social media, it's that screening rooms of some of your favorite conventions will soon be splattered with the red stuff! Horror nerds rejoice!!


            The extremely busy and talented Jessica has also been recently added to the cast of noted director Pearry Teo's new flick "Bedlam Stories". Lots of poster art has been posted on the film's Facebook page (go give it a "like") and it looks creepy as shit! Teo's previous efforts have been exercises in dark, moody, dread and this, featuring a story set in a mental institution, looks to be ratcheting up the scares! I, personally, am pretty fucking excited to see what this mad genius has cooked up for this outing. A great cast and a talented director should translate into nasty, violent fun!


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