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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Michael Rooker on the Nerdist Podcast

 Actor Michael Rooker talks about JFK, "The Walking Dead" and nearly freezing off his lower extremities while filming HYPOTHERMIA on the Nerdist Podcast. Listen to it here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The MonsterPants Etsy shop

MonsterPants is now on Etsy! Stop by our new Esty shop and pick up some handmade toys and apparel!

And don't forget the regular MonsterPants shop, with a wider selection of items and just lowered shipping rates!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

New Items & Holiday Pricing in the MonsterPants Shop!

Just in time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Topless Tuesday or whatever day separates you from your hard-earned cash: We've added several new products to the MonsterPants Shop and reduced prices on many items for the holiday season. What are you waiting for? Start shopping now!

Monday, November 21, 2011

MonsterPants on Tumblr

Have you checked out the MonsterPants Tumblr page lately? We've just started putting up previously unseen photos and behind-the-scenes images from all things MonsterPants.

Follow us on Tumblr today!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Angus Scrimm goes to Germany

The amazing Angus Scrimm talks about his beginnings in show business, our film Satan Hates You and his love of breast milk in this interview from his recent trip to Germany:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bloody Disgusting report on HYPOTHERMIA

This week, Bloody Disgusting gave readers a glimpse of our Lake Man monster from the upcoming HYPOTHERMIA. Read all about it here.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fangoria reviews SATAN HATES YOU!

"an oddly entertaining mix of horror and humor, spiritual themes and visceral violence, modern-day concerns and homage to vintage cautionary religious films... Satan Hates You is clearly the work of an ambitious team making the most of modest means..."

Check out Michael Gingold's full review of SATAN HATES YOU in Fangoria magazine #308 - on sale now!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Introducing MonsterPants Toys & Apparel!

MonsterPants goes beyond movies and comics with handcrafted toys and apparel!

MONSTERPANTS: the New York-based, DIY non-studio that brought you such films as AUTOMATONS and SATAN HATES YOU is proud to announce its new line of handmade limited-run toys and apparel by writer / director / artist James Felix McKenney.

"I love toys as much as I do movies and comic books," says McKenney, a life long toy fan and collector. "They take up more room in my home than everything else I own. After all these years of collecting, I decided to try my hand at making some figures of my own."

The series of hand-made plastic resin figures are all designed, sculpted, cast, painted and packaged by McKenney.

"I'm not going to even attempt to recreate the polish of factory-made commercial or designer toys," he says. "These figures definitely have more of the handmade, DIY look and feel that the MonsterPants films have."

Leading off the first round of releases from MonsterPants Toys is your Robot Companion, a clunky, junky little droid built from scraps to save you from loneliness in a world gone mad. Standing at a mighty 3 3/4 inches, the Robot comes packaged on a hand-screened blister card. Only 66 Robot Companions will be made at a price of $24.00 USD each.

Next up is a considerably larger toy. Standing at approximately 6 1/2 inches tall is the MonsterPants figure, a new three-dimensional interpretation of the MonsterPants zipper skull logo that has appeared on a number of films, movie posters and merchandise since 2002. Made up of 11 individually cast parts and packaged in a clear plastic display box, the MonsterPants figure is limited to a run of 22 pieces selling for $66.00 USD each.

To celebrate the recent DVD release of the MonsterPants Movie SATAN HATES YOU, McKenney has crafted a DevilPants version of the MonsterPants figure. This version features a red, horned cousin to the Pants Monster, dressed in black and dark crimson. The DevilPants will also be limited to 22 figures and cost $66.00 USD each.

All toys are currently available for pre-order at the MonsterPants store and are schedule to ship in late-November 2011.

Topping it all off is a new line of T-shirts designed and hand screen printed by McKenney. Featuring Robots, DevilPants skulls and a number of other original designs, the first series of shirts are now available to ship with new varieties coming in November.

Place your orders today by clicking the "shop" link at:

Wholesale pricing on all items is available.

Individual photos of the items in this announcement can be downloaded here:

MonsterPants was founded by James Felix McKenney in 1995 as the publisher of the underground comics anthology series, "COW" and later the final issue of Aleksandar Zograf's "Psychonaut." Since then, Team MonsterPants has served as co-producers on five feature films by writer-director McKenney, including AUTOMATONS, SATAN HATES YOU and the upcoming HYPOTHERMIA from Glass Eye Pix and Dark Sky Films.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Your wait for salvation is over! The SATAN HATES YOU DVD from Danger After Dark is now available in the US!

What are you waiting for? Buy it today from TLA Cult, Amazon, the MonsterPants Shop or your favorite retailer!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Satan Hates You and Glass Eye Pix at NY Comic Con!

Are you going to be at New York Comic Con this week? If so, be sure to visit Glass Eye Pix in booth #2733 for signed posters, the Tales From Beyond the Pale CD box set and more! Also available for purchase is the SATAN HATES YOU DVD, several days before it hits stores!

Cult Radio A-Go-Go!

 Tune in to Cult Radio A-Go-Go Live at 12 midnight EST / 9pm PST this Saturday, October 15th for a chat about SATAN HATES YOU (coming to DVD on October 18!) with writer / director James Felix McKenney.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Angus Scrimm on Cult Radio Saturday night!

Angus Scrimm, star of PHANTASM, AUTOMATONS, THE OFF SEASON and SATAN HATES YOU will be live on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go this Saturday night, October 8 at 6:30 EST / 9:30 PST. Don't miss it!

And don't forget - SATAN HATES YOU arrives on DVD in the UK this Monday, October 10!

Friday, September 2, 2011

SATAN HATES YOU cover art unleashed!

TLA releasing's Danger After Dark label has just made the box art for the DVD of SATAN HATES YOU public. The cover artwork was painted by the amazing Stephen Romano.

Read all about it at Shock Till You Drop!

SATAN HATES YOU hits stores in the UK on October 10 and comes to the US on October 18.

Monday, August 29, 2011

SATAN HATES Bonus Features

TLA Releasing has posted the following bonus features for the SATAN HATES YOU DVD on their TLA Cult online store:

- Featurette: Making Of featurette
- Short Creepy Christmas film: "December 23rd"
- 13 TV segments from the film featuring Angus Scrimm, Pauley Perrette, author Max Brooks and others
- Original theatrical trailer

Order the DVD direct from TLA Cult and get 20% off the list price!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Check out these new additions to Covering Media's lovely SATAN HATES YOU page.

Friday, August 12, 2011

SATAN HATES YOU now available for Pre-Order

 The wait is over! You can now pre-order SATAN HATES YOU on DVD at and Amazon UK!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

TLA Releasing’s Horror Imprint, Danger After Dark, Acquires US & UK Rights For Award-Winning Satan Hates You

London (August 9, 2011) – TLA Releasing has acquired US & UK rights (Theatrical, Non-theatrical, TV, Home Video (incl. DVD), EST, DTO, PPV, VOD, DTR, Streaming, all other internet and digital rights, New Media, Ancillary) for writer-director James Felix McKenney and Glass Eye Pix's religious horror Satan Hates You. The title will be released in October 2011 in both territories on TLA’s Danger After Dark label.

Dubbed “a clever collision of flamboyant gore and social commentary" by Variety, the over-the-top shocker follows Marc (Don Wood) a homicidal maniac driven by demons buried deep within his soul, and Wendy (Christine Spencer) a young girl who lives life fast and hard without a second's thought to the consequences. Their separate paths will eventually cross, but will it be on the road to salvation or the highway to hell?

Written and directed by James Felix McKenney (Automations, Hypothermia) and produced by Lisa Wisely, Larry Fessenden, McKenney and Jeremiah Kipp, Satan Hates You features performances by a number of genre icons including Fessenden (Habit, I Sell The Dead), Angus Scrimm (Phantasm, Alias), Reggie Bannister (Bubba Ho-Tep) and Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, One Flew Over The Cukoo’s Nest).

TLA President Derek Curl said: “We couldn’t think of a better title to re-launch Danger After Dark with. Satan Hates You has all the makings of a true cult classic and we can’t wait to bring it to the fans.”

McKenney added: "I have almost every DVD from TLA's Danger After Dark in my personal library, so I can't even begin to express how honored I am to have our film included in the series." 

The film is slated for a home video release of October 10 in the UK and October 18 in the US.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Follow MonsterPants on Twitter

We've got a ton of exciting announcements coming up in the next few months so be sure to get all the news as it happens by following us at our new Twitter account @MonsterPantz

Thursday, July 14, 2011

SATAN HATES YOU goes to Rio!

SATAN HATES YOU comes to Brazil with two screenings at the RioFan Festival Fantastico. Showtimes are:

Friday, July 22, 8:10pm
Sunday, July 24, 3:10pm

For more information, visit the festival's official site.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Interview with James Felix McKenney up at All Things Horror!

 Writer-director James Felix McKenney talks to Chris Hallock about robots, demons and ice fishing for monsters over at All Things Horror Online!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

SATAN HATES YOU returns to RagTag Cinema!

SATAN HATES YOU is back for an encore showing as part of Simon Barrett Presents: Lost Gems series at RagTag Cinema in Colombia, MO. 
Catch it this Sunday, May 29 at 9:30pm.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Teaser Trailer for HYPOTHERMIA at Twitch!

Dark Sky Films has given an exclusive look at the Cannes Film Festival teaser for the upcoming HYPOTHERMIA starring Michael Rooker. Watch it now at Twitch.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Examiner interviews James Felix McKenney - the conclusion

The third and final part of Rene Thurston's extensive interview with James Felix McKenney is now up at And if you missed the first two parts here's Part 1 and Part 2.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Part Two of's interview is now online

Picking up where the first part left off, Rene Thurston continues her conversation with James Felix McKenney in the second installment of the 3-part interview at

Check back on Wednesday for part 3.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Part one of new interview with James Felix McKenney at

THE GIRL FROM MARS writer-director James Felix McKenney, actress Pauley Perrette & producer Lisa Wisely

Read part one of Rene Thurston's brand new 3-part interview with writer-director James Felix McKenney at

Parts two and three coming later this week.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

HAIKU IN BROOKLYN to premiere at Cannes!

HAIKU IN BROOKLYN, which was shot by SATAN HATES YOU, HYPOTHERMIA and THE GIRL FROM MARS' Director of Photography Eric Branco, will have its worldwide premiere as part of the short film program at the Cannes Film Festival.

Congratulations to Branco, writer-director Stefano Maria Palombi and everyone involved with this film!

Monday, March 7, 2011

SATAN returns to Boston!

People of Boston! Come see fellow Bostonian Winston Bramen and former House of Borax & Acme Theater members Don Wood, Bradford Scobie, Turquoise Taylor Grant, Jeb Berrier, Kristyn Watters, Francine Pado, Daniel Ferranti, Laura Sweeney, David Hale and James Felix McKenney come face-to-face with Old Scratch in SATAN HATES YOU at the Boston Underground Film Festival!

Sunday, March 27, 4:30pm
Thursday, March 31, 9:30pm
at the Kendal Square Cinema

Monday, February 14, 2011

Zombie author Max Brooks joins THE GIRL FROM MARS cast

Max Brooks, the bestselling author of "The Zombie Survival Guide" and "World War Z" will be appearing in the romantic science fiction film THE GIRL FROM MARS in a supporting role.

THE GIRL FROM MARS tells the story of a lonely nerd whose life is transformed when he meets the girl of his dreams who claims to be a visitor from another planet.

The film stars Pauley Perrette of the #1 CBS series NCIS and is written and directed by DIY auteur James Felix McKenney (AUTOMATONS). Lisa Wisely and Chase Tyler of The Work Room Productions are producing the project.

"I'm always excited to work with Jim!" says Mr. Brooks, who had a cameo as a news reporter in the director's Christploitation movie, SATAN HATES YOU. For THE GIRL FROM MARS, Brooks will be returning to the news desk, playing an anchorman in a series of television broadcasts which appear throughout the film.

Brooks' other acting credits include voice work on the animated series "Batman Beyond" and "Justice League". He has also written for "Saturday Night Live", for which he won an Emmy. His zombie books have sold over a million copies worldwide and are considered classics of the genre, whose influence can be seen in all facets of popular culture.

The author's wife, playwright Michelle Kholos Brooks, has also joined the cast, playing a co-worker to one of the story's main characters.

"I was hanging out with Michelle and Max after an American Cinemateque screening of SATAN HATES YOU in Los Angeles," explains McKenney, "Michelle and I were talking about the upcoming run of her show 'Love and Other Allergies' and she expressed an interest in maybe appearing in one of my films. I think that what she had in mind was a little non-speaking, walk-on part, but Michelle is really funny and extremely photogenic and I wasn't going to let all that talent go to waste."

Filming is scheduled to begin in May. 

Read the news reports at Fangoria and Arrow in the Head.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SATAN is a Favorite!

Pop culture journalist Louis Fowler has just released his Belated Favorites of 2010 list, featuring his top five indies of the year. SATAN HATES YOU is one of the five:

"I know that the whole point of James (AUTOMATONS) McKenney's SATAN HATES YOU is a parody of 60s/70s Christian scare films, but I think it works even better than that because the wit here is so razor-sharp that you could show it to a local youth group and they'd be scared straight, no questions asked. As a matter of fact, I'm willing to wager my soul that McKenney, if he ever does get tired of the low-budget grind, could churn out some of the best faith-based horror movies for reals—maybe a movie version of the famed Hell House attraction? Or an anthology based on the works of Jack Chick?"

Read all of Louis' picks over at the Damaged 2.0 site.