Monday, February 10, 2014

'Abed' by Ryan Lieske

  A while back I was asked by a friend of mine named, Ryan Lieske on Facebook to post a trailer for a movie he made.  It's called 'Abed'.  When I watched the trailer, it literally gave me chills.  I helped him to promote it and in his appreciation, he sent me a copy of the movie on DVD.  It's a zombie movie.  Let me tell you, it is the sickest thing I've seen in a while!  I don't wish to post spoilers, but suffice it to say, it was horribly graphic.  Probably the most extremely explicit movies I've ever seen.  I loved it!  It turns out that another friend of mine, Tom Ashton composed the original score for the movie.  On a side note, Ryan will be one of the contributing authors for my upcoming horror anthology that I'm writing.  I'll tell you more about that when I am able to.  Anyway, look for 'Abed' online.  It's based on a short story by Elizabeth Massie.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

'Dry Spell' by Travis Legge

  My friend, Travis Legge made a movie called 'Dry Spell' which he allowed me to view on his YouTube channel.  It's soon to be made available to the public and I'm trying to get the word out so that all my fine friends can enjoy it as well.  I'm going to review this without giving away any spoilers.  It is quite witty with clever banter and funny dialog.  It does, however have a serious story to it which is rare these days.  It has an emotional depth to it that I found to be refreshing.  The characters may say funny things, but at the heart of it, this is a story of emotional growth and character development not found in most independently made films.
  I was pleasantly surprised to see a familiar face in one of the scenes.  A friend of mine named, Heather Dorff showed up in a scene that had me literally laughing out loud.  I know that on the internet, people write lol constantly without even a chuckle.  That term has lost all meaning, but when I say it now, I really mean it. I'm still laughing just thinking about it!  You can also catch Heather in 'Truth or Dare' by Jonathan Higgins. Anyway, 'Dry Spell' is hilarious, but don't let that fool you.  There is a real story there.  A good one at that. Here's a link to its Facebook page: