It’s October, which means people all around the world go digging through their DVD collections for horror movies to watch as Halloween approaches. Some go as far as watching a horror movie every day for the whole month. Some go one step further and review each and every movie.
I love those people. I call them horror fans.
We Came From The Basement horror blog reviews Splinter for day 18 of their marathon.
I’m just finishing up a project for Fourth Wall Studios (the Emmy winning folks behind RIDES.TV) and I’m quoted in this WIRED.COM article about their new interactive storytelling tools. They have some cool immersive technology for adding layers of interactivity to a traditional narrative, and it’s been really fun playing with them.
The show I just directed and co-wrote for them is part of their Dark Wall series which features a really creepy turn by @JamesUrbaniak as the series host. My episode entitled 6:14, stars Ethan Embry (who was in my award winning short film Kidney Thieves back in 2006) is set to launch in the next week or so.
As Fourth Wall Studios’ CEO alludes to in the article, these guys are trying to build an experience that’s a few steps closer to the “holodeck” from Star Trek, and I think that’s a pretty cool target to set your sights on. I’m very excited by the new toys that are emerging as the lines between our television, computers, and mobile devices start to blur.
And this is just the beginning! Check back for updates about the release of 6:14.
I’m appearing on a panel with some awesome people including Quantum Creation Effects’ Christian Beckman, and some fellow ScreamFest filmmakers. The panel will be moderated by the incomparable Sean Decker (@seanjdecker) of @DreadCentral and should be a ton of fun.
I hope you’ll come say hi.
The guys over at Horror-movies.ca have proved themselves yet again to be the #1 fans of Splinter. This list of “10 modern monster horror movies everyone should see” based on feedback from their readers. Thanks!