Your Netflix subscription just got cooler. ABCs of Death 2 is now available for streaming, so be sure to check out at least the first segment “A Is For Amateur” where Eric Jacobus puts on his best Bruce Campbell face and dies hilariously. Then watch the rest of it, because ALL of the shorts are damn good. Damn right.
Stream ABCs of Death 2 here: http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70295077
The brand new ABCs of Death 2 has just released, and Eric Jacobus stars in the very first segment out of the gate “A Is For…”, directed by E. L. Katz. Channeling his inner Bruce Campbell, Eric demonstrates the real-world problems of being a hitman for hire. Fans of Eric’s physical comedy won’t want to miss it. You can some some footage from the segment in the featurette below, or go rent ABCs of Death 2 on Youtube here or on Amazon here.
While Pet Sematary‘s presentation might feel a tad Lifetime-y now, it still serves up a great tale on the human inability to accept the end of life, hitting all the right beats with regular thrills, superb gore moments, and eerie atmospherics that make for an exemplary horror film. As a bonus, it would be utterly impossible to repeat the film’s finale in today’s uber-sensitive culture. It’s no wonder a package like this would make over 5x its initial $11M budget. Stream on Netflix here.
I’ll be posting short reviews for the sake of search-ability, focusing on genre and how they live up the Action Kickback Model. I’ll review genre films in general; action, horror, sci-fi, etc. The main points I want to address with the reviews are:
Story – Do we care what’s happening?
Genre Promise – Does the film deliver on the genre promise? Does the sci-fi film use science as a device? Does the action film have action that serves the narrative? Etc.
Marketability – How well did it sell?
My hypothesis is that films that excel in story and genre promise tend to do the best on the market. There are exceptions, like the great films that failed due to poor advertising campaigns or being released on the same weekend as other major films, or good films that were saved by one-off advertising gimmicks that (probably) couldn’t be repeated, but my hypothesis is a general, high-level one that I hope will serve as a guide for anyone looking to make genre films, action or not.
Dogs of Chinatown will be showing at the Phantasmagoria Film Festival on Sunday August 16, 2009. Tickets are £4.50 per film, £8 per Friday ticket, £20 per Saturday or Sunday ticket, and £35 per Weekend Ticket.
Office: Arts Centre
Location: Devizes Road
Swindon, United Kingdom
DOGS Of CHINATOWN Official Trailer from All Aces Media on Vimeo.
Dennis Ruel made some painful cuts to his “Patient Zero,” some of which were really good fight scenes. Be sure to check them out at the following link:
Thanks to our good friend Raoul, Contour will be showing at the Phantasmagoria Film Festival in the UK.
Friday July 11, 2008 @ 1:30 PM
“PhantasmaGoria is the South West’s premier genre film festival showing an eclectic array of horror, fantasy, exploitation and martial arts movies.” The festival takes place at the Swindon Arts Centre July 11-13. More info at http://www.phantasma-goria.co.uk.
In 2005 Cecil B. Feeder finished his zombie-horror version of the San Francisco street parking scene starring Dennis Ruel and featuring Ray Carbonel, Troy Carbonel, Donovan McKendrick, and Lydia White. “The Gone With the Wind of kung fu zombie movies, this is the tale of a bloody uprising against the zombie parking police of San Francisco. Starring Dennis Ruel, Gino Kang, Ruth Pescara and man local celebrities, it is a story of one man’s fight, and a symbol of the people’s uprising against a goulish government.”
Meter Maid Me Massacre will premiere at SF Indie’s Another Hole in the Head film festival (www.sfindie.com) on 6/11 7:15PM, 6:15 5PM, and 6/17 5PM. Check it out on the big screen or watch it right here. -Warning: not safe for work-
The director also has a quicktime version on his site.