One of our favorite indies of the past several years, I Sell the Dead, is having a special screening/Q&A/meet & greet on Friday, October 26th, in one of the oldest theaters in New Jersey with the coolest guys in modern horror. If you’re in the area, read on for the details of this can’t miss event!
From the Press Release:
Raconteur Ventures and UC PAC present an evening with Glass Eye Pix founder LARRY FESSENDEN, director GLENN McQUAID, and I SELL THE DEAD (review here). It all begins at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, October 26th, at the Union County Performing Arts Center (UC PAC), 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065 (three blocks from the Rahway Station and only 30 minutes from New York Penn Station via NJ Transit’s NE Corridor Line).
Tickets are just $10. For advance tix visit UCPAC.org, and for more info contact Danni Rumsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (732) 499-0441.
Trained at the crooked knee of body thief Willie Grimes, Arthur Blake is arrested for a series of ghoulish infractions and now has “five hours to kill” and confess before losing his head, courtesy of the guillotine. Thus begins McQuaid’s boozy, buddy flick about two bumbling turn-of-the-century resurrectionists trying stay alive and make a living selling corpses in undead Ireland. Think Charles Dickens by way of Hammer Horror. Written, directed, designed, and edited all by McQuaid, the film features Fessenden as producer and head grave-robber Grimes and stars Hellboy Ron Perlman, ring bearer Dominic Monaghan, and everybody’s favorite Tall Man, Angus Scrimm.
Featuring an in-depth, on-stage conversation among Fessenden (The Innkeepers, Stake Land, I Sell the Dead), McQuaid (I Sell the Dead, V/H/S), and Dread Central’s Paul Nomad (with possible SKYPE visits from Angus Scrimm and Ron Perlman), and a screening of their collaborative effort, the Dickensian I SELL THE DEAD, a bumptious buddy pic about two no-luck grave robbers. Find out how Larry and Glenn recreated their vivid version of turn of the century Ireland on… wait for it… Staten Island!
Dubbed a “modern day Roger Corman” by the New York Times, producer/director/actor Larry Fessenden has much more in common with foreign art house auteurs like Guillermo del Toro, a friend and longtime supporter, than he does with the current wave of American torture porn directors. As founder of Glass Eye Pix (and its “no budget” arm, Scare Flix), Fessenden is known for producing smart, inexpensive “B list films with A list themes” (what the Village Voice calls “brains before blood”), mentoring a slew of young horror hot shots that include Ti West, Jim Mickle, and Glen McQuaid, the Dublin-born director whose feature film debut is the period horror comedy I SELL THE DEAD.
The landmark Union County Performing Arts Center was built as a vaudeville venue-cum-silent film house in the early 1920s. In keeping with the film’s necropolitan setting, horse-drawn hearses and authentic period charnel carts will be parked/displayed out front.
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