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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tales from Beyond the Pale: The Podcast Episode 9 - The Tribunal of Minos

 

Up Now! Tales from Beyond the Pale: The Podcast Episode 9 - The Tribunal of Minos written & directed by James Felix McKenney. Starring Mizuo Peck (Night at the Museum) & Angus Scrimm (Phantasm). Original score by Carrie Bradley.

Available on iTunes and most other podcast apps!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

AUTOMATONS: The Book of the Movie NOW Available on Amazon!

 

Volume 3 of Pulp 2.0’s Cinexploits series focuses on this low-fi sci-fi Cult Favorite from Glass Eye Pix

AUTOMATONS: The Book of the Movie, edited by Pulp 2.0 founder Bill Cunningham, is available now on Amazon.

The book takes a look behind the scenes at the making of the 2005 Glass Eye Pix production of AUTOMATONS, written and directed by James Felix McKenney (HYPOTHERMIA, SATAN HATES YOU) and produced by Larry Fessenden through his long-standing New York based production shingle Glass Eye Pix (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, STAKE LAND, THE RANGER, DEPRAVED).

AUTOMATONS stars then-newcomer Christine Spencer (SATAN HATES YOU) alongside veteran genre actor Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM) in a low-fi sci-fi experiment about war, robots and the end of humanity — all captured on glorious black-and-white, super-8mm film.

After dozens of festival screenings, rave reviews from critics, and theatrical runs in New York and Chicago, AUTOMATONS was released on DVD in 2007 by Facets Multimedia.

Pulp 2.0 now reintroduces this movie to genre-addicts on its 13th anniversary. Join author Bill Cunningham as he takes a deep-dive into this bespoke feverish piece of pulp cinema.

Included in the book:
• The complete AUTOMATONS screenplay
• Interviews with the cast & crew
• Interview with the director, James Felix McKenney
• Behind-the-scenes photos and sketches
• Tributes to AUTOMATONS actors Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM) and John Levene (DOCTOR WHO)
 • Introduction by Max Brooks author of THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE and WORLD WAR Z

AUTOMATONS is currently being rescanned in HD from the original 8mm film and remastered by director James Felix McKenney for a proposed home video 2020 rerelease.

AUTOMATONS: The Book of the Movie is available now on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1713297361 

Pick yours up today and see how humanity dies!

“AUTOMATONS is what happens when ERASERHEAD and TETSUO THE IRON MAN bong
themselves into oblivion... Robot radness achieved!
— Nathan Lee, VILLAGE VOICE 


“...the movie’s loving attention to light and shade transcends its hermetic setting and meager
budget. At times the buzzing static and fizzy backlighting recall the glistening surrealism of
the filmmaker Guy Maddin…"
— Jeannette Catsoulis, NEW YORK TIMES 


“It’s not a film of compromise but of sheer determination, refusing to be defined by its budget
and liberated by a decision to overcome its bank account with sheer imagination.” — S. James Snyder, NEW YORK SUN


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A first look at the AUTOMATONS book — coming soon!


Coming soon, the book celebrating our low-fi sci-fi flick AUTOMATONS. Sample pages brought to you by publisher Pulp 2.0.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Tales from Beyond the Pale - The Podcast

 
Tales from Beyond the Pale, Glass Eye Pix’s chilling audio drama series, is now a podcast that will offer up a different episode weekly each Thursday, mixing premieres and new content with Tales plucked from archives comprised of over 40 half-hour recordings by a diverse swath of genre writers and directors.

Visit the Tales podcast site here and tune in via your favorite podcast player!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Jack Fessenden's FOXHOLE wraps!



Glass Eye Pix and Nous Entertainment are in production on
Jack Fessenden’s Sophomore feature FOXHOLE now shooting in the Hudson Valley

FOXHOLE writer/director/editor/score Jack Fessenden
Motell Gyn Foster as Jackson
James Le Gros as Wilson
Cody Kostro as Clark
Angus O’Brien as Conrad
Alex Hurt as Morton
Alex Breaux as the German
Asa Spurlock as the Confederate

and Andi Matichak as Gale

Producers Larry Fessenden, Adam Scherr, Chris Ingvordsen and James Felix McKenney

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SIZE UP Wraps!


That’s a wrap on Rigo Garay’s directorial debut!

Monday, December 10, 2018

James Felix McKenney's EIGHTEEN REINDEER

 
James Felix McKenney's low-fi experimental short holiday film EIGHTEEN REINDEER premieres today as part of the 2018 Creepy Christmas online film festival.

Watch all the films at creepychristmasfest.com!

You can also watch McKenney's 2008 short, DECEMBER 23rd, from the last Creepy Christmas festival here.