Only ’10 Days to Go’ to submit your films to the “Bloody Cuts: Who’s There Short Horror Film Challenge”, and to mark this final stretch we thought we’d show you a little insight into what it took us to put together our example entry ‘Dare’.
We’ve already seen some great entries to “Who’s There” and hope to see many more in the closing week. Keep believing in horror, and it’ll believe in you!!!
As always, huge, huge thanks go out to everyone who has supported us in helping ‘Dare’ make its way onto a multitude of screens. Special thanks go to Harvey Walton for directing this short documentary as well as getting stuck into the editing along with Ben Franklin.
Halloween is fast approaching, but before it pounces at you from the bushes, I thought I’d preemptively slash you up with some more excellent Bloody Cuts news.
Shortly after Don’t Move played at the prestigious Texas Frightmare Convention (TFC) this year, we were contacted by the organisers of the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival who made the most excellent offer to screen Don’t Move at yet another prestigious Texan horror event.
Corey Mitchel, One of the head honcho’s over at HHFF had seen Don’t Move at the TFC and thought it’d be a good match for the event. So thankfully he, with the blessing of his cohort Phil Anselmo (Phil Anselmo of ‘Pantera’ and ‘Down’ fame), dropped us an email to ask if we’d be interested… I went off into a dark room to think about it and engage in an epic internal struggle for all of about… 3.1787 milliseconds… and after finally finding the light switch and escaping the cupboard, I rushed back to my computer to email Corey back.
“BY THE LOVE OF SATAN’S TOES, YES. we’d be honored for you to screen Don’t Move at your awesome event.”
Whilst everyone here at Bloody Cuts are always stoked to have any of our films played to a live audience, this was a particularly high point for me as the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival brings together two of my favorite things and mashes them up into an awesomely gruesome weekend of entertainment and audio/visual debauchery. (I’ve made that sound like a PC WORLD AGM on Smack… It’s so much better than that description, so please read on).
The first of those two things is of course “THE HORROR GENRE”, and the second one is a particular breed of music… “METAL “… Grrrrr….
…believe it or not, I’m a huge fan of the style (Even if a rather charming lady at the Colchester film festival did say I looked like a kids TV presenter last weekend).
Anyway, enough about me… What is the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival:
“HHFF will proudly showcase the new and the old, the bloody and the quiet, the creepy and the funny. Horror films of all shapes, formats, and budgets. It doesn’t matter how much was spent on it, just that it is creative, imaginative, and scary as fuck.
Add to that three nights of the most intense, heaviest music on the planet brought to you by The Kid himself, Philip H. Anselmo. Expect to hear from Philip and many of his world-famous friends.
Finally, HHFF will present a lifestyle experience. From a haunted corridor co-designed by Anselmo, one of the founders of the internationally famous House of Shock, to dozens of celebrity authors, to special guest appearances by acclaimed horror filmmakers and stars, to a Gorelesque routine, to zombie make-overs, and so much more.”
This years festival is absolutely packed with corkers, containing 125 feature films, documentaries, short films, mid-length films, music videos, trailers, and more!! It’s going to absolutely rock the *uck out…
One of the classic horror highlights is a showing of ‘Suspiria’ with a LIVE score by ‘GOBLIN’… Immense.
The schedule landed with me a few days ago… and as if just playing somewhere at the HCFF want enough October Joy check out which “little film” we’re playing along side…
DEMONS… MY GOD DEMONS… That’s insanely cool… Lamberto Bava’s 80′s classic is bonkers fun… If you haven’t seen it and are not going to be at HHFF, what’s wrong with you..? get it on this Halloween… you’ll be appalled by the gore, entertained by the daring motorcycle stunts and evilly energised by the top notch sound track (featuring artists such as Saxon, Rick Springfield and Go West…).
If you’re in or around AUSTIN, TEXAS this weekend then fly on over to the booking site, pick up some tickets and fly on down to what promises to be a fantastic weekend of flesh chomping horror and ear drum melting metal.
Finally, huge thanks to Corey Mitchel and Phil Anselmo…
Apologies for the significant radio silence of late and being a little quiet on the blogging front too.
Firstly our radio is broken, so no noises there, and secondly Bloody Cuts have been beavering away at the badgers, who’ve been badgering away at the AWESOME competition that we’ll be launching on Halloween. Keep you eyes, ears and faces peeled for that one, it’s gonna be hot.
Talking of peeling faces:
Don’t Move was lucky enough to be selected for the Toronto After Dark Film Festival (TADFF) this year, and I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that Bloody Cuts and I were a little bit over the moon. so much so that we sacrificed at least sixty seven rubber goats in celebration.
Talking of celebration… I was contacted by Fernando Fernandez from FERNTV a few days ago regarding our successful selection at TADFF and he was kind enough to ask me to do an interview. So I did, and he’s just posted it up on his website FERNTV – A Website for celebrating the arts and people who are making a difference (Errr… did he get the right person?)
Here’s the interview with @FERNTV and me about @BloodyCutsFilms and how you’re only as good as your crew (The people who are definitely making a huge difference in my life)… http://www.ferntv.ca/FERN_TV/DontMove.html
Right I’m off to go and prepare the next batch of rubber goats… as there’s more awesome news right round the corner…
Something wicked is coming…. Something wicked-awesome!
We’re proud to announce that we’re launching our first ever Short Film Competition, hoping to unearth something truly terrifying from the mad darkness where horror filmmakers lurk.
All will be revealed on Halloween – October 31st 2013 – at 6pm (GMT), when the competition officially opens to the world.
We’re offering what we believe to be one of the biggest offerings ever for a filmmaking challenge, with over $10,000 of prizes, and the chance for entrants to have their work watched by some genuinely phenomenal – and iconic – industry experts.
To celebrate the launch of our first major competition, we’ll will also be unleashing a special Halloween surprise into the world at the same time – a new 3 minute horror short entitled “Dare”. Trick or treat? We’ll let you decide.
Love filmmaking? Love horror?! Then mark down October 31st as a day of fear, terror, monsters and AWESOME.
October 31st 2013. It’s the beginning of something truly wicked…
THERE WILL NOT BE ANOTHER CHANCE, SO GET THEM WHILE THEY’RE STILL SMOKING HOT!!!!
You’ll be 1 of 100 lucky individuals to own the complete series to date, on exclusive BluRay and DVD…
A HUGE thanks to all that have purchased and supported Bloody Cuts, all profits will go straight back into the series… Look out for some cool news on Halloween…
Believe in horror.
There’s an awesome 6 page article on us Digital Filmmaker Magazine, available today from all good newsagents. (we got our copy from WHSmiths). Please go grab a copy, it’s a great mag for all filmmakers.
Exclusive First Look At Our Brand New Blu-ray/DVD set
2 years in the making… We’re pleased to announce the arrival of “truly something special” (Fangoria) on Blu-ray/DVD for the first time ever, the thrilling and horrifying “Eight Tales of Terror From Bloody Cuts”.
‘BRUTALIZED WITH OVER 3 HOURS OF CONTENT‘
Featuring all 8 of our films so far in dazzling High Definition, the set also includes an ‘Extreme Cut’ of “Don’t Move”, available to see for the first time, and an extended version of “The Making of Don’t Move”. With an hour of short films, and over 2 hours of Special Features, it’s the most complete Bloody Cuts package yet.
We’ll be announcing an official release date in due course, alongside a full list of features and a chance to pre-order at a discounted price from the RRP.
For now, enjoy the artwork above and the promise of something wicked, coming this way soon!
We are very proud to release ‘Making Don’t Move’, a detailed look into how we produced the 8th episode in the Bloody Cuts series.
A huge, huge thank you to all involved. We simply could not do any of this without your generosity, genius and general awesomeness.
So, if you’ve got a spare 20 minutes… Be terrified, and then understand why
If you happen to be in Texas this weekend why not pop on by to Frightmare, one for the US’s most prestigious horror festivals.
Amongst a boiling cauldron of events, screenings and panels, you’ll find none other than Bloody Cuts’ own “Don’t Move” playing in the “Popcorn Horror” short film programme.
I’d like to offer many thanks to Popcorn Horror for affording us the opportunity to take part in the Blood Games competition, and bow down in evil ceremony to Frightmare for showing episode 8 of the Bloody Cuts series.
If you cant make it… then watch “Don’t Move” right here.