SHORT FILM SATURDAY: EXIT (2012)

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At a country manor in Edwardian England, a parlour trick becomes a bewitching – and one of the guests gets his dark desire. 

Written and directed by Daniel Zimbler.

Based on the short story by Harry Farjeon.

Starring Julian Glover, Ed Coleman, Christopher Brandon, Helena Johnson, Keith Hill, Maggie Robson and Edward McNamee.

Filmed in the UK

12 minutes, 54 seconds.

No Jason, no Freddy, no gore and no jump scares; just fine acting, writing and direction and a most unnerving tale. Enjoy and, as always, tell me what you think.

WRITTEN IN BLOOD SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH-NOVEMBER, 2015-DANIELLE PANABAKER

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In 2009 Danielle Panabaker was on the run from Jason Voorhees in the remake of Friday the 13th. In 2010 she was pursued by maniacal townfolk in the remake of George A. Romero’s The Crazies. Later, she took a break at the asylum in John Carpenter’s The Ward (also 2010) before fending off razor-toothed fish in Piranha 3DD in 2012. You might say that all that running and fending off has prepared her for her role as Caitlin Snow in the hit TV series  The Flash, a show about a guy (Grant Gustin) with super-speed who runs around the world at least a hundred times each morning before us mere mortals even have our first sip of coffee. Well, maybe not a hundred times but at least ninety.

Born September 19, 1987 in Augusta, Georgia, Danielle started acting at summer camp before joining community theater at the age of 10. Aside from the previously mentioned films Danielle’s other excursions into the thriller-horror genre have been the films Mr. Brooks (2007), Girls Against Boys (2012) and Time Lapse (2014); as well as the TV series Medium (2010) and Flight of the Living Dead (2015).

Danielle’s non-genre credits include Yours, Mine and Ours (2005), Home of the Giants (2009) and This Isn’t Funny (2015). Her TV appearances include the series Malcolm in the Middle (2003), C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation (2003), Summerland (2005), Family Guy (2010), Mad Men (2013) and Arrow (2014-2015).

Let us stop and take the time to salute the November Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month: the lovely Miss Danielle Panabaker!

The Lowdown on Danielle

Graduated from a California high school at age 14, was then accepted into the Scholar’s Program at a local Community College.

Her favorite actors are Paul Newman, Ed Harris, William Fichtner, Hugh Grant and Ryan Gosling.

She has a Yorkshire Terrier named Peanut.

Received her Bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA in June of 2007, at the age of 19.

Actress Kay Panabaker, from the show Summerland (2004), is her younger sister.

A Panabaker for Your Thoughts

“It’s wonderful. If anything, this business has brought my family together because we can sit at the dinner table and say, “Oh, my gosh, wait till you hear this crazy story. And my whole family always comes to sets with me, so it’s something we can share as opposed to tearing us apart.”

“You can always learn something [in bad acting classes], maybe it’s a technique you don’t like; maybe it’s a style. But you learn different things.”

“I really did graduate at 14, and I go to college in the Los Angeles area near where I live.”

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: THE BARN

Synopsis: It’s Halloween 1989, best friends Sam and Josh are trying to enjoy what’s left of their final Devil’s Night before graduating high school. But trouble arises when the two pals and a group of friends take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening the evil inside. Now it’s up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the creatures that lurk within “The Barn”.

The fact that that it not only looks like an old school 80’s horror movie but that the first Jason Voorhees, Ari Lehman, is a cast member and that it’s advertised as ‘coming soon to videocassette’ lets us all know that The Barn knows exactly what it wants to be. When the trailer for The Barn finished I was ready to rent a copy at my local Blockbuster Video! I don’t even have a membership and the last Blockbuster in Bakersfield closed a long time ago! In addition to Mr. Lehman The Barn also stars Mitchell Musolino, Will Stout, Lexi Dripps, and Cortland Woodard and it is written and directed by Justin M. Seaman. The Barn is set for a 2016 release. Until then check out their indiegogo campaign and enjoy the trailer and poster below.

The Barn 2014 poster

ALT-POSTR-SPOTLIGHT: FRIDAY THE 13TH

While most of the posters in this set represent the classic original there is one from the remake and maybe another from one of the films in the original franchise. I will give you a hint as to how many alt-posters are in this set: it’s between 12 and 14.

ALT-POSTR-SPOTLIGHT: FRIDAY THE 13TH

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Dan Mumford

Dan Mumford

 

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Jason Edmiston

Jason Edmiston

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Jeff Zornow

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Matt Guillen

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Francesco Francavilla

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TO CHANGE OR NOT TO CHANGE: A POLL

Short and sweet: I’ve been thinking about changing the look of my blog. It’s been the same for about 2 years now and I’m getting itchy about changing it. That is where you come in. Should I change the theme entirely? Should I keep the same theme and make a few cosmetic changes? Should I leave it just the way it is?

I’ll run this for one week. Give me your input, please. Peace out…I mean-take care…and stay scared.

THE SEMI-DAILY HORROR MOVIE QUOTE OF THE DAY-APRIL 15th, 2014

From Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood and featuring Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees:

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THE SEMI-DAILY HORROR MOVIE QUOTE OF THE DAY-MAY 23, 2013

From SEVEN and featuring Richard Portnow as Dr. Beardsley and Michael Reid Mackay as Victor (Sin of Sloth)

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