- Death House 1 - Movie + Cast Interviews
Filmmakers! Let's • Watch the DEATH HOUSE 1 movie, the making-of short, plus interviews with the cast. • Learn how and why they filmed it the way they did. • Find out what the writers and producers were able to glean from and promised to the writer, Gunnar Hansen (a.k.a. Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre) before he passed away. The Latest Info: • Meet, greet, & eat from 6:30pm to 7pm; the showing starts at 7pm. • Small donations are gladly accepted: The organizers have to pay for the party room rental, so every little bit helps. What to bring: • Snacks and/or beverages to share. The room has a fridge/freezer, oven, and sinks. • A strong stomach. It's a solid horror piece, dark and nasty, not satire or tongue in cheek. Think Assault on Precinct 13 meets Jurassic World (without the dinosaurs). Movie Info: • Run time: 1h 35min, rated R for Horror and gore. • Status: Completed filming, release in theaters was very limited, now only available on DVD and streaming (until the other parts come out). • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment picked up the DVD and on-demand distribution for Death House 1 and prequel Dawn of 5 Evils (if all goes well, Sony does the international distribution of the whole Death House #2-7 franchise). • Early drafts of the script had been written as possible scenes or storylines for the SAW franchise. • Death House ads, trailers (shown before Insidious 4), and nationwide electronic billboards started mid-Dec 2018. • 95% of the SFx are practical, only 5% are CGI. • Reportedly, $200K from movie budget was for actors' promotion at these conventions: airfare, housing, food, stipend, etc. This is usually after the movie comes out. • On-location filming of Death House part 1 began in April 2016 in the creepy, abandoned Holmesburg Prison (http://files.meetup.com/8422442/DH%20locations.pdf), outside Philadelphia PA. Links: • See the Death House IMDb ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2984576/ ), Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/DeathHouseHorror/ ) or Wikipedia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_House ) pages. • Trailer and web page for Death House: https://deathhouse.us/ Other News: • See the Death House IMDb ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2984576/ ), Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/DeathHouseHorror/ ) or Wikipedia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_House ) pages. • There is reportedly a video game in the works, with seven different characters; one must play each to obtain the key to show...a preview of Dawn of 5 Evils, the prequel. Storyline • The Death House is the Area 51 of Evil...a subterranean government facility that holds humanity's worst on nine levels. • During an exclusive tour, a power breakdown inside a secret prison known as the Death House sends two agents fighting through a labyrinth of horrors while being pursued by a ruthless army of roaming inmates. As they fight to escape, the agents push toward the lowest depths of the facility where they learn a supernatural group of evil beings are their only chance for survival. • Hell…Dante’s ninth level, holds the Five Evils...the “dark stars” of Death House. These individuals are so heinous they can never walk among society again. Stars: • KANE HODDER (''Monster'', ''2001 Maniacs'') • DEE WALLACE - ''E.T.'', ''Critters'', ''Cujo'', ''Extraordinary Measures'' • LINDSAY HARTLEY - ''Smallville'', ''All My Children'' • ADRIENNE BARBEAU - ''Escape from New York'', ''The Fog'' • MICHAEL BERRYMAN - ''The Hills Have Eyes'', ''Weird Science'' • VERNON WELLS - ''The Road Warrior'', ''Commando'', ''Inner Space'' • SID HAIG - ''House of 1000 Corpses'', ''The Devil's Rejects'' • TONY TODD - ''Candyman'', ''The Crow'', ''The Man from Earth''
- Alita: Battle Angel Early 3D Fan Event
Movie starts at 7 pm at ICON West End Theater. Visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez invite you to be among the first to experience the cinematic 3D event of the year, Alita: Battle Angel. Advance screenings will take place in select 3D premium large-format theatres. In addition to the film, fans will receive unprecedented access to see a conversation with the filmmakers and cast including James Cameron, Jon Landau, director Robert Rodriguez and cast members Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, and Keean Johnson and a special inside look at the making of the film. Non-VIP Tickets are $8.58 + service fee ($6.61 if you are an Extras member): https://www.showplaceicon.com/Ticketing/visSelectTickets.aspx?cinemacode=8863&txtSessionId=251915&visLang=1 (21+ VIP Tickets are $13.98 + service fee: https://www.showplaceicon.com/Ticketing/visSelectTickets.aspx?cinemacode=8863&txtSessionId=251916&visLang=1) IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437086/?ref_=nv_sr_1
- Watching "The Good Exorcist" at the Twin Cities Film Fest with Director Q&A
THE GOOD EXORCIST is the debut feature of Josh Stifter, IPR Graduate. Josh directed this off-beat horror film after attending the Robert Rodriguez "Rebel Without a Crew" intensive workshop. Josh was one of five young filmmakers to be selected worldwide out of 2,000 applicants. The movie starts at 7:30, and there is a Q&A after with the director. It looks like an excellent opportunity to mingle with other independent filmmakers and ask about the challenges of working on a small budget. View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkt7yYzfVFI&t=6s It doesn't look like there is a lot of space inside to meetup before the event, but we will have a Meetup sign for the group before the movie starts. You can buy tickets at the door or online, $10 (+processing fee) Early Bird, $12 Same Day/on-site. If you are a Twin Cities Film Festival Member you can get in for free! Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tcff-insider-series-the-good-exorcist-tickets-47018333100
- Free Sci-Fi Movie Screening: SEARCHING (2018)
FREE SCREENING of SEARCHING! IMDb https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7668870/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Latest Info: • The movie starts at 7:00 pm, though free ticket holders are in line much earlier than that. I'd suggest 6:00 pm? • Seating is random; small groups might be seated together. • Sony is releasing the film SEARCHING. I’ve included screening information below that you can share with your members if you’re interested. • You and a guest are invited to an advance screening of SEARCHING on June 27 at AMC Rosedale at 7pm. Tickets: Visit http://www.sonyscreenings.com/SEARCHING935 and log in or register to receive a free pass for you plus an optional guest. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended to arrive early. Synopsis/Storyline: • #1: A hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate. After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. • #2: After David Kim (John Cho)'s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever. Movie Info: • Rated: not yet rated. Length: 1 hr 41 min, Genres: Drama | Mystery | Thriller #SEARCHING hits theaters Aug 3 (USA). Awards: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7668870/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 2 wins & 1 nomination. Winner Sundance Film Festival 2018 Winner Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize Aneesh Chaganty Sev Ohanian Winner Audience Award Best of Next! Aneesh Chaganty Nominee Sydney Film Festival 2018 Audience Award Best Narrative Feature -Second Place • Director: Aneesh Chaganty; Writers: Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian • Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee • Here's the IMDb link to SEARCHING: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7668870/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 • Aug 3rd is the scheduled release for regular audiences. We will get to see it a few days earlier. And for free!
- Watching the new horror film 'Hereditary' at the Lagoon
While we are still planning to reschedule the rehearsal and blocking meetup, we will also be seeing the new horror movie 'Hereditary' at the Lagoon theaters this month. We would recommend purchasing tickets online as this is opening night. We will try to meet a bit early in the concessions area. Theater link: https://www.landmarktheatres.com/minneapolis/lagoon-cinema Movie info R | 2h 7min | Drama, Horror, Mystery https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hereditary https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7784604/ When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.
- Pre-production on our first project!
Once the voting results are in, we'll be able to spend this meeting finalizing our shooting script. We can figure out which parts of the script need tweaks, and get a rough storyboard going. Don't worry if you weren't able to make the last meetup, we'll still have the screenplays available to view before we get together so any new members can jump in. We'll be in the meeting room we've used the last two times. Just go straight to the back, you can't miss it!
- March Meetup to critique and brainstorm short film scripts
• What we'll do We will introduce any new members that couldn't make it last meetup, then go over any short film scripts that were submitted for our first group project. The deadline for turning in any short scripts should be the Monday before we meet (March 12th) so people have time to look them over. Remember, if you are submitting, this is our first project as a group, so we're going for fewer locations and short run time (approx 5 minutes). • What to bring If you did submit a script, please bring a few extra copies to pass around. • Important to know You can email your scripts here: [masked] as an attachment; it will be forwarded to all members of the group that allow Mailing List emails. (At first, we had the moderator-approval option turned on, but *that* didn't allow attachments, so it was shut off--so be kind with your emails).
- Discussions, Thoughts and Ideas!
• What we'll do For our first meetup, we will introduce ourselves and discuss our ideas, goals, resources available for the group. While this will be a fairly casual first meetup, we'll also discuss potential challenges and restraints we may face as we move forward. • What to bring If you have a demo/portfolio/website of any past work you want to share, please feel free to bring it. (If not, no worries!) • Important to know -What kinds of films are people most interested in creating -What equipment/resources do we have at our disposal -What members feel are their strengths they bring to the group (acting, directing, cinematography, makeup, ect) -Any upcoming festivals/events that would highlight any work produced -Brainstorming budget/shooting ideas to maximize working with small budgets