Thursday, August 3, 2017

Upcoming Films!--Puppet Killer Trailer Released-Coming 2018

Hi Anthony,
It is with great pleasure that I share with you the trailer release for the upcoming indie film, Puppet Killer.
This film was directed by one of my favorite women in film, Lisa Ovies(right)
, and I just know horror fans are going to love it!

The cast is exceptional and features some amazing talent including War For The Planet of the Apes own Aleks Paunovic among many more .
Jessica Cameron

Puppet Killer Trailer Released The much anticipated trailer for Lisa Ovies' film Puppet Killer comes on the heels of some amazing additions to the team. 

Joining Lisa is producer Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare)-(above ,right), composer Stephen Gallagher (The Lovely Bones, The Hobbit Trilogy) and Darren Leader of Steel Panther. The film features a powerful ensemble cast including Aleks Paunovic (War For the Planet of The Apes, Van Helsing, iZombie), Richard Harmon (The 100, Bates Motel), Lee Majdoub (Supernatural), Lisa Durupt (Murder She Baked), Kyle Cassie (Deadpool) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (El Gigante, Barbarous Mexico). 

The plot of the film centers around a group of high school students who are stalked by a psychotic killer obsessed with horror movie icons during Christmas vacation. 

Watch the trailer here: 

Daren Leader, known for his work with the hugely popular band Steel Panther, is working on several exclusive songs for the film. 

“I jumped at the chance to work with Lisa. She is incredibly talented and she just knows how to make a killer movie! Puppet Killer is a great homage to the movies I grew up on and it is an honor to be a part of it. “ 

Also joining the post production team is the award nominated composer, Stephen Gallagher. Stephen Gallagher is most known for his work on The Hobbit franchise, Lovely Bones, and District 9. “Lisa and her team have created a fantastically compelling film. I am extremely excited to be collaborating with her in creating the soundtrack to Puppet Killer. It will be great! better be....Simon threatened to hunt me down if it was not up to his own high standards…” 

Director Lisa Ovies is rightfully excited and here is what she had to say about the film. "I can’t wait to share this film with the world. We were excited about it before as our cast is so amazing and the film was such a passion project, but the calibre of people that have jumped on board to finish it is unbelievable. Working with Stephen on the score and with Darren to write original songs is insane. They are so crazy talented and having their marks on our film is fucking awesome. And obviously bringing the passion and energy of Jessica has been a true gift. The entire team has worked so hard to get here and I could not be happier to be working with them all to get this film out to the world" Puppet Killer is expected to hit the film festival circuit early 2018. You can keep up with the film on it’s social media pages, listed below. Facebook: Twitter: @Inofilms

The Pickup--August 1st Edition-Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Perform Together For The Last Time

This is a new addition here at Behind The Scenes.
I am happy to welcome to the site THE PICKUP
This is my third episode here with the show.
This weeks edition of the show is August 1st Episode:

Here is some information on the show:


Launched in early 2015, The Pickup, a syndicated country video news series produced by The Hot Seat, highlights today's stars and classic country artists making news today. New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. The Pickup, hosted and produced by Adam Wurtzel, can be seen on the websites of broadcasters across the country including over 160 stations, as well as online media blogs, RFD-TV, the U.K.'s SKY Television and the Heartland Network.


Thank you to Ryan Grubb with Webster Public Relations for allowing me to share the show on my blog.

Thank you for checking out the show and for reading this
Anthony Nadeau

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Upcoming Films: Star Wars VIII-The Last Jedi-Behind The Scenes & Trailer December 2017 Release

After the past two entries into the Star Wars Universe I cannot say that I am overly excited to see this new one. However that being said my inner child has hopes that this one will be better, we shall see.
This will be the last time we see Carrie Fisher as she passed away last year, in the Behind The Scenes video we get to see her in some scenes and a small interview with her and other members of the cast.
Here is the Behind The Scenes video & Trailer follows:

Thank you for reading this 
Anthony Nadeau

Horrorshow: 6th Anniverscary July 28, 2017--Midnight HollyWood 3 Cinema-Pitt Meadows BC

First off let me start by saying congratulations and a celebratory handshake , you and I are both celebrating 6 years of our efforts I with my blog and you with Horrorshow.
- Thanks Anthony. Yeah, 6 years... where does the time go? Seems like only yesterday we were meeting for the first time to do one of these interviews. Congratulations to you as well for doing what you love for 6 years! Blog work is a lot of thankless writing and I hope you know that there are folks out there that read and appreciate what you do.  6 Years is definitely a mile stone and I'm happy to be able to be here and still be doing what I love to do. - 
Some of the history as well if you care to share.
- Well, the history of Horrorshow really stems back to my life long love for film, in all of it glorious forms, and specifically my love for monsters and the macabre. Coming from a very strict Christian valued home, I started to gravitate towards anything that was creepy or supernatural as a way to break out from the strict restrictions that were put on what I was allowed to watch at home. Oddly enough, my love of monsters was actually spawned from watching films with my mom. She loved to watch old movies, and I would often watch them with her, stuff that wouldn't be considered "horror" or anything of the sort, but had monsters and fantastical beasts none the less. Films like "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad", "Clash of the Titans" and other Ray Harryhausen films, with their amazing creature effects. Classics like my beloved 1930's "King Kong" which I still hold as the greatest achievement in cinema history to this day, and a slew of others that really start to set me on the path to seeking out oddities and creatures that could never exist in this world. Those early films left a heavy impression on me, I then found the Universal monsters, which I was allowed to watch for some reason, probably because they were soo old, and had no blood, or gore, nudity or violence. Then I made my way to the video stores and found that my friends parents didn't much care what we rented as long as we stayed quiet and didn't disturb them in the evenings. That opened the flood gates for me. I did a LOT of sleep overs after I figured that out. - 
Please explain to the readers your initial reason to starting "Horrorshow"  and then expanding it to "Cult Classics" as well as an alternative to the non-horror crowd.
- I pitched the idea of Horrorshow to the owners of the Hollywood 3 Cinema after I had worked there for a few months as the projectionist, back when being a projectionist was still a job and the theater hadn't switched to full digital projection and automation systems like they run now. I asked if they would be interested in me promoting and hosting a late night horror feature. I would provide the films, promote and run the events. All they needed to do was allow me access to the space. They had just opened and were trying to get their name out there, it was basically free promotion for the theater, it ran after their usual operations hours so they didn't lose any business and they could gain an extra profit from the concession, so they decided to let me do it. I sold out that first showing, and really impressed them and they've been letting me do my thing for going on 6 years now. -

About 3 or 4 years into my shows, I decided to switch things up and start alternating between Horror films and Cult Classic films. The reason for this was mainly because I loved films so much in all there forms, that I wanted to be able to share other films that were very important to me, but didn't quite fit into the "horror" genre.  I did my first cult night and people absolutely loved it. I was able to share classic films that I never thought I would be able to see on the big screen & I effectively doubled my viewing audience, as Horror obviously isn't for everybody. -

You have shown many classic tales of horror and cult oddities , does it surprise after 6 years there is still an audience for your events? 

- Not at all, in fact I'm always humbled when I see new faces walking in to the theater that late at night to come see a movie that means so much to me. I get to chat with the people and we get to share our love for these films. To me film is one of the most important forms of art that are available. It takes everything,  photography, videography, lighting, composure, writing, acting, music, composition, set design, costumes, every creative "Arts" outlet that there is all have to work together to create the beauty that is film. I never think that this will die. People will always connect to film, and hopefully they'll keep coming out to watch these classics from years past, as long as I keep showing them. -
Your first event was your personal horror film The Evil Dead and this 6  year Anniverscary is The Mist being shown in Black & White, explain the reasoning for this one?

- Yes, Evil Dead was my very first Horrorshow event. My original goal when I started this was to be able to seen all of the Evil Dead trilogy on the big screen. Once I accomplished this I just kept going, ha ha. It's no secret that I usually select films to screen based on my personal taste, and sometimes when I can't decide I will let the fans vote for the next film on our facebook page. For this month's feature, I decided to play on of my favourite modern films, which is Frank Darabont's loving adaptation of Stephen King's short story "THE MIST". This film has everything I look for in a great horror film. It pits man against man and shows the archetypal break down of society and humanity when you take away modern comforts that society provides, it shows the true animal nature that humans try so hard to pretend that we are above.  Add to that amazing creature design by horror comic icon Bernie Wrightson & overtones of Lovecraft and a ending that is so shocking that I can't believe a large film studio let is happen on screen and you've got an instant classic in my eyes. The reason why I decided to screen it in black & white is simple. Originally, Frank Darabont requested 2 things from the studio when he pitched this film. One was that they couldn't change the ending, and the other was that he could shoot it in black & white. No studio would touch the project, except for Dimension films, the agreed to all of Darabonts requests, but they wouldn't budge on the film being in black & white. He could direct it how he wanted, have full control over final edit and they wouldn't touch the ending, but it had to be in colour. He figured that was a fair compromise and decided to make the film. On the special collectors edition of the film, it includes the black & white edition, so I decided to play that version of the film, to let people see the film the way the director originally wanted his work to be seen on the big screen. -

What future plans do you have for the current events you host?

- For Horrorshow, I plan to keep sharing my favourite films on the silver screen for as long as the cinema that I host at allows me to keep going, so far its been 6 years and we've never had an issues, so I see it going for as long as long as I still have the energy to watch movies at midnight! Beyond that I always keep myself busy with my various other projects. As you & some of your readers may know, I'm an active member in the local music scene, and perform and tour regularly with my two bands: The Bone Daddies & The Still Spirits, respectively. I also own and operate a silkscreen business, Skeletone Printing, which I do on the side to print my own band, as well as many others, T-shirts, patches, hoodies and various other items for their merch tables. I host a weekly ska/punk/rockabilly radio show Thursday nights on CJSF, 90.1fm, we air from 10pm-midnight, and I focus on the local music scene as well as punk rock from abroad. If you ever want to know what's happening in the lower mainland for music, I'm the guy you should be listening to. I also do acting whenever I can, and have currently been touring with the Evil Dead: The Musical crew for the past 5 years. We'll be touring this October and will be performing in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver & Victoria. Check out Last Chance Productions for show times, tickets and show dates!


Thanks Jon

Thank you for reading this
Anthony Nadeau

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Movie Review: Bad Frank(Available July 7, 2017)October Coast

Frank Pierce (Kevin Interdonato) leads a seemingly normal life, but when a disturbing past re emerges and something precious is taken from him, his mask of sanity loosens and unearths the urge to be violent once again.

From the word go this film has you by the jugular and does not let go. Sometimes it's brutal and other times it is calm and has some real defining moments that is rarely seen in a film like this.

We first meet Frank Pierce(Kevin Interdonato) and his wife Gina(Amanda Clayton) are starting their day she is making breakfast and he is out hammering some boards. Suddenly he injures himself -on purpose...this is our lead in of the film.
From that moment on we watch as the film unfolds in front of us, Frank is not well it's clear from the early beginning.

There is a moment in the film where a rare and emotionally charged scene that is done with such grace and skill that I watched it again. Frank has a history that we are totally brought into by the end of the film. Before we get there we wait with anticipation of what is going to happen next. In the scene above he reaches out to his father by phone and in a scene that can be compared to that of the end of "Field of Dreams" where Kevin Costner says "Hey Dad, you wanna play catch?". Sure this is on a different level as that was the end and this is roughly not even half way through but it held the same emotions for me as far as a scene goes. Also it was about baseball.

Sure once you read the synopsis of the film you thought here we go another revenge film, okay but as they say don't judge a book by it's cover. Same here if you miss this one, you are missing a gem of a film. It's raw , it's brutal and it takes a step back to the gritty underworld cinema of the 70's.

In a scene again with his father the emotions are angry and rough. He finds him at a local bar and confronts him about his wife being kidnapped and wanting his father's help to find her , being that he is a retired cop. His father refuses and Frank looses it and here we meet what is now known as "Bad Frank"

From here on to the end of the film the title does not make us wonder any more. In some tense and scary moments on film Kevin Interdonato gives us a performance worthy of many awards. The cast and crew have brought a great little story together so very well. Again this may sound like something you have seen before but trust me after many years of watching films from all over the world, this is something special in my opinion.

Frank is not a nice guy at all once we get to know him, neither are his previous employer or his friends and associates. These are some bad people Mikey Duro(Tom Sizemore-above-Saving Private Ryan-Natural Born Killers)is Frank's former boss and he goes nut's when he finds Frank has a secret to tell. Tom Sizemore is one of those great character actor's who will help the smaller filmmaker's with their film's and also star in bigger films as well. He is a great actor and has some great scenes here.

This plays out to an ending that I never saw coming. It has an edge to it unlike anything I can remember in recent memory, the fuse is lit it's just a matter of time before Frank explodes.

Feast your eyes on the trailer below, it also has a slow build up just like the film does:

Thank you for reading this
Anthony Nadeau

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Independent Film Reviews: Monsters Among Men

This film starts with the titles starting as we watch as a young woman is tortured , not sure what is really happening but am sure we will be filled in later.
Our lead is running to the camera as he dropped the box that is directly in front of the frame , it is a ring as he is going to propose to his girlfriend. Upon doing so they are both attacked and knocked out.
Upon awakening he finds she is nowhere in the area he is at, he is around some other people at an open grave where a man is still digging. Making off in an effort to find his girlfriend he keeps persistence in finding her and there is some good camera work here and a well shot chase scene through the woods, well edited.
The score composed by Thomas Berdinski remids me of Richard Band scores from the old Full Moon Entertainment days , I told Thomas this and he was flattered as Richard is one of his idols.
 I did enjoy this film overall , though some scenes felt as if they went on a little long. I loved the fact that they used practical effects in this and the locations are well chosen deep in the woods. I know some won't watch this only because there is no-one in it that they know of, to each their own. I like to support film , either way.
The ending had a good payoff maybe we will see more of this group?

Thank you for reading this
Anthony Nadeau