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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

BLACKOUT World Premiere!


Larry Fessenden's werewolf feature film, BLACKOUT, will have its World Premiere Thursday, July 20 at the Fantasia International Film Festival!

The film was produced by Fessenden, James Felix McKenney, and Chris Ingvordsen, and Co-Produced by Gaby Leyner.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Maine Comic and Toy Con

If you're in the Portland, Maine area this weekend, the Studio Midnight table at the Maine Comic and Toy Con will have Sea-Borg toys, movies, comics and more. Stop by and say hi to JFM and pick up some cool stuff! 

And there will be so much more to see at the con! The show runs from April 26-30, 2023. For more info and tickets, visit the Maine Comic and Toy Con website.

Monday, January 9, 2023

The Revenge of the Sea-Borgs!


 MonsterPants Toys and Studio Midnight are proud to announce the return of the Sea-Borgs resin figures!

The Sea-Borgs is a line of amphibious, cyborg characters first released by MonsterPants Toys in 2012. Each 1:18 scale figure is hand-sculpted, cast, finished and packaged by writer, artist and filmmaker James Felix McKenney AKA MonsterPants.

It's been a few years since the last Sea-Borgs release, but the toys have returned with two new characters, Lobstorr and Lobstahh, celebrating McKenney's recent return to his home state of Maine.

Also available is a series of Sea-Borg Mutations. These figures are built from the color tests, mistakes and oddball experiments made during the process of creating the standard Sea-Borg line. Each one is totally unique, making Mutations the rarest of the bunch.

All of the above resin toys will be available to purchase on Tuesday, January 10 at Noon EST at McKenney's Studio Midnight online shop.

The figures all come packaged in resealable clamshell packaging with card art. The price for each figure is $35 USD + shipping.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Larry Fessenden's BLACKOUT Wraps!


The news is out about Larry Fessenden's latest horror feature, BLACKOUT! James Felix McKenney served as a producer on the werewolf movie.

Independent production shingle Glass Eye Pix is pleased to announce director Larry Fessenden has completed principal photography on his seventh feature film, Blackout. The picture, which stars Alex Hurt as Charley Barrett, a Fine Arts painter convinced that he is a werewolf wreaking havoc on a small American town under the full moon, wrapped under the glow of October 8th’s Hunter Moon, with pickups completed October 16th.
The film features an Altman-esque array of co-stars - some newcomers and many long-time members of the Glass Eye Pix stable - including Addison Timlin (Little Sister, Like Me, Depraved), Motell Gyn Foster (Marriage Story, Foxhole), Joseph Castillo-Midyett (Equalizer, Death Saved My Life), Ella Rae Peck (upcoming Crumb Catcher), Rigo Garay (upcoming Crumb Catcher), John Speredakos (Wendigo, I Sell The Dead), Michael Buscemi (Habit, BlacKkKlansman), Jeremy Holm (The Ranger, Brooklyn 45), Joe Swanberg (You’re Next, Offseason), Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, Jakob’s Wife), James Le Gros (Foxhole, The Last Winter), and Marshall Bell (Total Recall, Stand By Me). Casting was handled by Lois Drabkin, who previously worked with Fessenden on Beneath and The Ranger.
The film was produced by Fessenden, James Felix McKenney, and Chris Ingvordsen, and Co-Produced by Gaby Leyner. Collin Braizie was cinematographer, following his previous stint on the Glass Eye Pix production Foxhole. Paintings for the main character’s artwork were created for the film by Brooklyn-based artist John Mitchell.
Blackout was shot at local shops and locations in New York’s Hudson Valley and serves as a portrait of the area including Woodstock, Olivebridge, Andes, and Kingston. Many local merchants generously supported the independent production. Fessenden explains, “My approach was to blend a naturalistic docu-style with the mythological tropes of the werewolf story, an ongoing interest to blend realism with stylization, and to fuse themes of contemporary society with classic monster movie clich├ęs.”
Makeup and special effects were handled by long-time Glass Eye Pix collaborators Brian Spears and Peter Gerner, who previously created the Frankenstein monster for Fessenden’s 2019 film Depraved. Comments Fessenden, “Yes, I’m competing with Marvel and Blumhouse to create my own Monsterverse, but at a very different price-point.” Fessenden’s 1997 film Habit is a vampire film of some distinction due to its gritty 90’s New York atmosphere and naturalistic treatment of the genre.
Fessenden heads into post-production immediately, with his trademark impatience to get the work out in a timely fashion.

Read all about it at IndieWire, ScreenAnarchy, Fangoria and Bloody Disgusting!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

WRACK is Now Available on Blu-ray and VOD!


WRACK is now available via blu-ray and Vimeo VOD from Channel Midnight Releasing! 

The blu-ray can be purchased here and includes the feature film and these bonus features:

- a 15-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of WRACK
- trailer for WRACK
- short science fiction film, CHAPTER FOUR
- short film, CANDYLAND, starring WRACK's Emma Sulger

WRACK and the behind the scenes featurette will be available to rent or buy via Vimeo On Demand. Watch on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Exclusive Interview with James Felix McKenney at Rue Morgue!


Chris Hallock talks to James Felix McKenney about the new movie, WRACK, and more!

Read it all here!

Friday, August 26, 2022

BURNING INSIDE Now Available to Stream!


BURNING INSIDE, which was originally released on DVD by Channel Midnight Releasing in 2010 is now available to stream via Vimeo On Demand!

BURNING INSIDE is an intense, surreal and violent exploration of the entangled nature of revenge and memory from Nathan Wrann, Dalton Gang Productions and Elmar Berger's Manic Entertainment.

Fear Zone's Greg Lamberson had this to say about BURNING INSIDE: "There is an awareness of filmmaking as a storytelling medium at work here that you will not find in a multiplex... A wholly original and daring piece of cinema. It's rare that acting, cinematography and editing work in such perfect harmony to create something this unique... Highly recommended to lovers of smart films."

Watch now on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Satan Hates You and More in Brighton!


On Saturday July 23rd from 3PM to midnight, uncanny audiovisual cult The Outer Church rematerializes in the town of its birth for a special event as part of The Wire Magazine’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

Assorted mischief across two floors including live performances from SARAH ANGLISS (performing music from her score for Romola Garai’s acclaimed directorial debut Amulet) + MICROCORPS + OPAL X + KEMPER NORTON + NAD SPIRO plus weird cinema from Larry Fessenden’s legendary production house GLASS EYE PIX.


Visit the site for more info!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The Trailer and Poster for FOXHOLE are Here!


The trailer for FOXHOLE has dropped, along with a gorgeous new poster by Graham Humphreys. 

See it all at at!

FOXHOLE was produced by Larry Fessenden, Adam Scherr, James Felix McKenney, and Chris Ingvordsen.


Thursday, April 7, 2022

Rue Morgue: “WRACK,” from the creator of “AUTOMATONS,” sees release soon


Michael Gingold at Rue Morgue gives you the story on WRACK, along with a first look for readers of the first poster for the movie. Read it at Rue Morgue.

Horror Society also shared the news.