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Boys, Bears & Scares
Ghost, Babes & Horror is FINALLY up on the worldwide spider-WEB for all you ghouls who can't get enough horror puns. Ghost, Roxy and Ebony head into the woods to investigate a so called legend. They quickly learn the legends are true.
It's as campy as can be without actually pitching a tent... (Did I just say that?)
This little film was a blast to make, everyone involved was f-ing SPOOKTACULAR! We had no extra money to pay people, the entire budget went to food and well, alcohol (obviously)! So thank you from the bottom of my bloody black heart to all involved! XXX
Hope you enjoy it half as much as we did making it.
This Post is a little late, I saw American Mary just before Halloween but its a crazy time of the year for me and I'm only now recovering. If they had AA meetings for the month of October I'd be first in line... Just saying.
So, I gotta say, What better way to watch a Twisted Twins production then sitting with Jen & Sylvia Soska (The Twisted Twins) to watch their new feature movie American Mary at the films Canadian premiere.
Toronto After Dark was the perfect event to showcase the film, the fans are always out for a good time and all share a love for horror and gore.
For the few of you who don't know, all two of you, American Mary is the twins follow up film to their instant cult classic Dead Hooker In A Trunk, but they are completely different from each other, in a kick ass way. Jen & Sylvia have out done themselves this time and really showed us just how talented they are by not sticking to just one style. In my opinion, these girls can (and will) create gold with just about any movie they direct.
Ok, I'll get to the movie already. American Mary was just simply FANGtastic. It had a lot of heart and took us into a world not yet traveled in movie making. It's a breath of fresh air watching an original film that isn't a re-make.
American Mary takes us into an underground society of body modification and introduces us to some interestingly wicked ass characters. Most films are lucky to have one stand out character but this film has at least five that could have a spinoff of their own. I have just one word to describe the bizarro characters the girls created, "absolutely f-ing awesome and lovable..." Ok that was a little more than one word.
I will say this movie is not for everyone, it can get a little intense and blow a big fat gore-load at your face. There's a couple things that can make me turn into a chicken shit Casper when watching movies (I can't say exactly what without spoiling bits of the movie) and it was impossible to hide it, even sitting beside Jen Soska didn't help. I believe I buried my face in her armpit a couple times (she smells great if you're wondering) Jens response "Don't be such a pussy Ghost!"
I find it hilarious reading about people walking out of the movie, those peops clearly didn't have a tough lovin Soska arm to hide in.
Aside from the few brief moments I pussy'd away from, American Mary had an artsy beauty to it I haven't really seen before. It was also a touching story, I'm sure most can relate to the struggles the lead character (played by Katharine Isabelle) has to face even if most of us don't quite use her solutions to fix the problem, in a way it's a reminder that sometimes we have no choice but to take the dirt road... Wait that sounds dirty, fuck it, you know what I mean!
If you get the chance to see American Mary on the big screen then drop what your doing and go, it's unlike anything you've seen before. I know I can't wait to see what Jen & Sylvia do next!
The quickest way to get me talking about your project is to send me a kind "a new fan" letter like Shannon Stever did.
"I randomly came across some of your youtube videos while perusing online (that is... using the internet as an excuse to be distracted) and... I ... absolutely adore you (in the... least creepy way I could possibly express that)."
Shannon is an indie film maker and I do love me some indie films. It's not easy to put together a film of any kind but doing it on a dime is even tougher. Check out his short film Pet The Devil. If you ever thought your kitten might just be evil, you won't feel so crazy after this.
"As an avid horror fan-- and dabbler in independent film-- you are the embodiment of everything I find awesome. "
Thanks dude, I look forward to your next spooky film!
I'm so excited to finally see a movie about the Chupacabra myth. I only wish I hadn't missed the deadline to help these indie filmmakers out by donating a lil' somethin somethin. I do love me some found footage independent movies, I know a lot of people bitch about them but I just can't get enough... Of the good ones... Ok I'll admit I also love the bad ones... This one looks promising.
I'm so excited to share this trailer with you. Ghost, Babes & Horror is a new movie by yours cruelly (and Christopher Miniaci), we worked extremely hard on this project with no budget. We had just one week to write, cast and crew this independent film, four days to shoot it and one month to edit. Several amazing people donated their time and efforts to make this wet nightmare come true. Most of us worked full time jobs and spent every free second we had to make this movie as good as we could. I'm thrilled to share this with you and I hope you'll pass it around like a hot potato... Or something like that...
I've been neglecting updates and realised I should be punished. Punish me DAMN IT!
I've been slaving away making a movie... I know, it's crazy! I'm working on the BEST of the WORST found footage film EVER! The craziest part is I had one week to write the script, cast the film and find crew willing to give up 4 days for free. Yes you heard me, I only had FOUR days to shoot the movie providing me with exactly one month for editing.
This has been the most exciting and challenging project I've ever attempted and I can't wait to share it with you ghouls. This film takes horror comedy to a whole new cheesy level and I hope you're gonna LOVE it! It's been a HUGE amount of work and I'm shocked I've managed to pull this off with almost no budget. It's amazing how people come together and are willing to almost kill themselves for art.
The movie stars yours cruelly, Ghost, Paula Nevin (as Roxy) & Erica Furness (as Ebony). It also has a few cameo appearances by Canada's Reality Television Star The Brian Doyle & A Home Shopping Network Personality John Beatty.
Thank you so much to everyone who has helped this WET NIGHTMARE of mine come true. I've learned so friggin much and had a blast doing it.
For now (until funds kick in) this will be the movies official website. You can also follow updates on Ghost, Babes & Horror's official Facebook page. Thanks for all your indie loving support, I couldn't have done this without you all!
Two inexplicably coherent zombies awake amidst a zombie attack, and decide to take a road trip to find the one's lost love, unaware they are being chased by the agents of a ruthless company with its own agenda.
DeadHeads, a FANG-FREAKING-TASTIC movie! This is the shit I live for, I love original horror comedy movies like DeadHeads. You can really feel the passion that went into making this film. I was lucky enough to attend the Toronto screening at Halloween and met one of the directors for a little one on one (check out the video below) and listening to him speak about his creation was a breath of fresh air (Hopefully his air wasn't zombie infected). These guys struggled to get this film off the ground and it DOESN'T show one bit while watching the film. This really is a MONSTER-piece that no Hollywood budget could compete with.
If you haven't seen this yet and you love zombies, comedy and love stories you just HAVE to watch DeadHeads.
Through a series of tragic events, a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.
I don't usually review short films, not because I don't like them but because I find it really difficult to say enough without any spoilers. I hate spoilers, I hate reading them and I try to never be on the spoiling end of it. No one likes a spoiled egg and I believe the same goes for a good horror film.
Anyhowlz, I just had to talk about this precious gem, a film directed by Richard Powell titled Familiar. Zach Green, the producer of the film sent me a sneak peak and I have to say I was hooked from the very start. The film is approximately 23 minutes long and I was entertained every second of it.
Can I just say, I'll never learn, I had just sat down with my microwave dinner and decided to watch as I enjoyed my meal. Ok the meal sucked like a vampire and I wasn't sure if I was gagging over the bad taste of processed food or if the blood and gore I was witnessing on screen was turning my stomach. I've watched a million and one horror films and yes it's true that gore films are not my favourite of the genre, but, I was finding it hard to believe this independent fright fest was suppressing my appetite.
Aside from my lack of interest in my pathetic meal, my attention and curiosity was growing like the plague over the outcome this brilliantly written monsterpiece had in store. I kept thinking I knew how it was going to end but I promise you I was not prepared for the shocking twist of events the movie was unveiling.
I was so impressed with the amazing story, the acting felt so natural and believable, the special FX made me want to vomit but made me very happy, but most of all, I was very impressed by the direction this twisted tale took.
Familiar is surprising, creepy, original and damn SPOOKTACULAR!
If you get the chance to see this eerie tale of a man going through some kind of mid life crisis, I fully encourage you to do so. Just don't make the mistake I did, eat your dinner well before the movie starts.
I had so much fun walking in The Toronto Zombie Walk... Aside from the walking part it was a blast. Everyone had amazing costumes and were a lot of fun to hangout with. This was my very first Zombie Walk and I don't know if I'll ever miss another one. If you've never been to one I highly recommend checking it out, you'll DIE of excitement!
Some people read tarot cards... I read horror movies!
The walking dead is all the rage but you have to admire zombies for their basic instincts. A zombie knows exactly what it wants.... IT WANTS YOU! Not just you but to sink it's contagious teeth into your juicy throat.... You should start wearing turtle necks!
PIRANHA 3DD is your horror movie connection and may just save your life. So why am I seeing your future in this horror film ? I know a trip to the beach surrounded by a bunch of half naked people sounds like a good idea, damn it sounds fangtastic but sometimes the party ain’t worth getting wet over! Unless you don’t mind losing a couple of toes, legs, fingers or friends! If this is the case, party on!
Dead Hooker In A Trunk is about to become your life story! I know you think your life sucks like a vampire right now, but no matter how bad it seems, just think, you could wake up to find a dead hooker in YOUR trunk.... Make sure you have an alibi!
Troll hunter is your horror movie reflection of the month because you never know what's out there! Sitting around your home rotting away like a corpse is going to get you no where! Get out there and discover the world even if you do get attacked by a big giant troll... At least you’ll go out with a bang!
Human Centipede 2 can teach you a lot about yourself. I know you’re not a people person, but you may want to work on that, have you ever see the Human Centipede? Well if you're not careful you could be a"part" of the trilogy...
Attack The Block is about a group of kids that team up and fight to save their neighbourhood against an alien invasion. You should follow in their footsteps and stand up for what you believe in, you should just stand up in general and stop being such a couch potato. It’s time to put the chips down and dust the cobwebs off!
Strippers Vs. Werewolves seems like an odd grouping, just like you and your partner. I know opposites attract, but have you ever wondered where your spouse goes every full moon? Well, I’ll tell you, first he goes to the strip club and then he turns into a werewolf. Secrets aren’t great in a relationship. It’s time to send your partner to the pound, or at least put a leash on ‘em!
DOGHOUSE is a british zombie film you just HAVE to watch. It’s a gross and funny film about a bunch of dudes all in the “DOGHOUSE” with their partners. One of the boys is getting a divorce so his friends take him on a trip to a town where women out number men three to one. The only problem is all the girls have turned into zombies. You’ll be out numbered three to one too if you keep cheating on your partner. No, your partners won’t turn into zombies but one of them is a cannibal... Close enough, don’t ya think?
I know what you’re thinking, what does Scream 4 have to do with your future? Just like the killer (Ghostface) keeps coming back for more, your biggest problems will keep returning as well. Some things never die like the roaches and rats in your home... Does the term "for sale" mean anything to you?
Amityville lost tapes is the horror movie most suited to what the fates have in store for you. You’re about to find yourself running into some car trouble and may think it's a good idea to knock on the door of some strange house, but before you do, just watch the original Amityville and remember to run when your car can't!
TRUE BLOOD season four was just as SPOOKTACULAR as the first three. This show never lets you down, it’s exciting, always leaves you wanting more and ALWAYS leaves you hanging like a corpse on a noose. Be the noose not the corpse! What I mean by this is be the one to leave everyone hanging and wanting more of you, don’t be the stiff dangling from a dirty old rope rotting away. That’s way too boring and boring really is gross like a rotting corpse!
The Texas chainsaw massacre 3d is a perfect example of what may cross your path like a black cat. Taking a road trip is always a great idea, but stopping for a massage in this case is not too smart. Have you ever received a massage by a guy with a chainsaw... Keep driving!
The Ghost Show recently attended the Toronto After Darks opening gala of Monster Brawl and had a spooktacular time meeting some of the stars and chatting with fans.
After Dark Film Festival is an exciting week for any genre fan living close enough to the beautiful Underground Cinema. It's a great time and place to connect with other horror fans, watch unique films and meet the people behind the magic.
This was The festivals first year at The Underground, they had to find a new home due to The Bloor Cinemas recent renovations. I'm not sure if I'm alone when I say this but the Underground Cinema felt like the perfect place to be. Normally, I struggle with sound (at the Bloor) but this new location kept me going and for the first time I wasn't fighting to stay awake.
Monster Brawl is the perfect horror comedy film for any horror loving wrestle mania fan. Directed by Canada's very own Jesse Cook and starring Jimmy Hart, Robert Maillet, Dave Foley and RJ Skinner. Monster Brawl feels like you're actually watching wrestling on television only instead of men in tights we get the undead, women with fangs, witches, werewolves, zombies and Frankenstein.
So grab a bottle of Boo Brew and run out to your nearest horror film fest screening of Monster Brawl cuz you'll have one campy fangtastic ride you won't want to miss!
Happy Halloween Month Boils & Ghouls! Here's my first Halloween episode of The Ghost Show brought to you by http://www.horror-movies.ca/ and apparently I've been out done by my fashion victim! I discover a lost supermodel Sairah while shopping at The Amazing Party Store in Toronto and force her to change her ways for the DEADER!
If you like it please tell your friends, tell your enemies and spread this around like the plague!
I spent yesterday on set of The Marilyn Denis Show co-hosted by the amazing Elvira (my one and only diva of the dark), they were pre-taping the Halloween Spooktacular episode.
Stay tooned not only was the show jam packed with fangtastic surprises with a gore-geous set but yours cruelly makes a special (Ed) appearance. Oh, and can I just say Elvira had no shortage of the gut busting jokes, some of which were a little risky for day time television... & I like that! You really don't want to miss this!
The Halloween Spooktacular airs Halloween morning visit www.marilyn.ca for more details.
Here's a little quickie for you.... Oh wait that didn't sound too good! This is a short little interview I did with Tom Savini (Horror Actor/Director/Makeup Artist) at the Festival Of Fear in Toronto this past August.
Dudes! Season 2 of Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil is coming to SPACE October 30th but here's a little interview with the star Todd... I mean Alex House on The Ghost Show, cuz my names Ghost and this is my show!
I don't know where to start, interviewing The Soska Sisters was one of the funnest interviews ever ever! I had a blast learning how these girls made their first feature film Dead Hooker In A Trunk all on their own, getting tips on movie magic stunts, and hearing secrets about their soon to be released second feature American Mary.
Jen & Sylvia Soska are the most talented girls I've had the pleasure of breaking into The Toronto Underground Cinema to interview with. If you're interested in cult and horror film making you have to check this interview out, these hotties will inspire the hell out of you!