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Archive for January 2013

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REVIEW: Independent Flicks

Reviewer:  Independent Flicks

"...The camerawork and editing is good and there are some really cool and inventive imagery on display here (really would like to mention specific scenes but can´t due to spoilers). The park is a nice location, it has been used earlier so for slasher fans it is a familiar setting. The soundtrack is nice. The pacing is good with a slow build up where all the characters are introduced, if you´re familiar with the slasher genre you´ll recognize them from many other flicks. It´s quite evident that the makers are fond of the 1980s slashers and their love is showing on screen..."

Review features poster artwork by art director Rhonda Libbey and Rough Ride Creations.

 

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REVIEW: Hollyburgh

Reviewer:  Hollyburgh

Excerpt:  "...After the screening, Hill asked the packed crowd at the Hollywood to name their favorite kill of the film, eliciting an array of responses. The audience simply couldn’t decide on which of the part gruesome/part comical demises it preferred. The film is at once a loving tribute and a biting critique. The actors were clearly older than the characters they portrayed and the practicality of murder was often sacrificed for creativity. Like any slasher movie, these were not the most efficient killers, but it sure looks like they had fun doing it...

...Cinematography was particularly impressive for a debut film, the composition of a few shots in particular that contrast the gorgeous reflection of the bright lights of the park on the lake with the imposing figure of a homicidal madman...

...Nivek Ogre (of industrial band Skinny Puppy) made a terrific knife-/ax-/whatever-can-be-used-as-a-weapon-wielding lunatic with an accent with origins more unclear than Pittsburghese. Liz Rishel’s costumes were spot-on, as were Arvin Clay‘s bloody effects..."

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 Scream Park: Fright Land, Lake View

REVIEW: Hacked in the Head Reviews

Reviewer:  Hacked in the Head

Excerpt:  "...I found so much to enjoy in Scream Park that I am genuinely excited for fellow horror fans to see it to see what they make of it. Firstly there is the mood and atmosphere – the creepy theme park setting, particularly at night just sets the film off in the right direction. So much emphasis is made on highlighting various lit up rides and attractions that it creates an impressively eerie feeling – and that’s not just centering on the ghost house!  

Secondly the killers masks – whoa. Both of them are unsettlingly scary in their own right; you have the terrifying white plague mask with the horribly elongated nose/mouth piece and then a ragged sack with crudely cut out eye and mouth holes. Seeing these two horrors firstly pull-up, hidden by their van on the parks security monitor and subsequently seeing them creeping round the place gave me a real shudder...

...Further to these there is some fun and also some horrifying gore in Scream Park. I don’t want to give the kills away but I will say there is a great scene involving hot fat and also a brutal axing, along with your usual gory slashings and stabbings and I felt that these were done well and with practical effects to boot..."

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Nivek Ogre: Plague Mask 

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Scream Park Project Update #6: We're Finished!

Happy New Year all!

I'd like to open this update with the big news: the film is done! It's been a long 8 months of production and post production, with even longer pre-production but the project has come to a close.  This is not the end of Scream Park, only a new beginning.  We have our big hometown premiere scheduled for January 6th at the amazing Hollywood Theater here in Pittsburgh.  It's a big, retro picturehouse that has been recently renovated and become a haven for local and independent features.  I'm honored to have them screen the film for our local crowd and fans. 

DVDs Completed

The next big news is we're just waiting on the DVDs to come back from the duplication house and then all rewards packages will start going out.  I personally apologize for the delay in getting all of your goodies out.  The original estimated time frame was overshot by about six weeks and we needed the extra time to finish post production and master the final video.  I'm sorry everyone had to wait so long, but I appreciate all of your patience with this.  Trust me when I say this kind of stuff keeps me up at night.

T-Shirts

The T-shirts are in from a Pittsburgh company and they're awesome!  They've very soft and the front logo is silkscreened on.  I refused to go cheap and get Hanes "Beefy-Ts" with some ironed on logo.  These shirts were a little extra but very much worth it.  I hope you all enjoy them. 

Digital Copies of Scream Park

Lastly, everyone who donated gets a digital copy of the film.  This will be in iTunes/iOS friendly format so feel free to put it on your iPad, iPhone, or AppleTV.  We'll host the file and it will be available to download ON JANUARY 6th, to coincide with our Pittsburgh premiere.  The link will be sent out to all backers on Sunday.  Enjoy, and feel free to post on our website and/or Facebook page your thoughts.  

I will send out a final announcement and thank you when the packages start leaving to find their way to your front door steps. For those of you to whom I'm sending packages overseas, please be a little extra patient with me as I'm at the mercy of customs and international shipping.

Thank you all and here's to 2013! 

Cary Hill, Producer