Monday, November 19, 2012

Drew Daywalt's "THE PASSENGERS"

You may have seen this press release on some of the other sites, but I wanted to make sure we posted something, as well.  Drew Daywalt is a good friend of Dead Harvey and, on top of that, we truly feel that he is one of the pioneers in the online horror space, as well as in the indie horror world, and will be a solid name in the world of horror for years to come.  Do yourself a favor and find him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.  He's currently shooting the debut feature for his own company, Daywalt Fear Factory.  Here's the press release:

After three years of creating dozens of the most terrifying, award-winning short films in the world, Daywalt Fear Factory is producing its debut horror feature, THE PASSENGERS.

THE PASSENGERS tells the story of a young trucker and his wife who are terrorized by the tortured spirits attached to a load of antiques that the couple has been commissioned to haul cross country.

The film is being directed by Drew Daywalt who also wrote the screenplay. Edin Gali (MAD MEN, HEMMINGWAY AND GELLHORN) stars with Courtney Halverson (DEATH VALLEY, RED CLOVER). Jeff Farley is co producing and has signed on to do the extensive physical FX.

"We've been waiting for this opportunity for a couple years now. And since we're being financed through private investors, my team and I have the creative control to tell an intelligent, terrifying story. We're finally getting to make the film we want to make, in the way we want to make it. The plan is simple; tell a good story that scares the hell out of everyone."

Filming will take place in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Missouri, Utah, New Mexico and California.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Paul Campion's "The Devil's Rock" Nominated for 3 Awards

Wow, it's been almost five years since we did our interview with Paul Campion.  We spoke with him after he made his awesome short films, "Eel Girl" and "Night of the Hell Hamsters", both of which screened at indie horror film fests.  If you go to Youtube, you can find clips from both... I'm not sure if they're on there in their entirety.  In any case, Campion's feature, "The Devil's Rock", was not only a great film, it was nominated for 3 awards at the New Zealand Film Awards.  Here's the press release and if you want to check out our interview from four and half years ago, here's the link.

The Devil’s Rock Nominated for 3 Awards

New Zealand Film Awards 2012 Announce Finalists

Paul Campion’s The Devil’s Rock has been nominated for three awards at The Sorta Unofficial New Zealand Film Awards 2012.

The Sorta Unofficial New Zealand Film Awards is organised by Hugh Sundae of and Ant Timpson, and presented by the New Zealand Herald and Rialto Channel. Nicknamed the Moas, the awards recognise all films filmed and produced in New Zealand and celebrates all New Zealand films, whether feature or short.

The Devil’s Rock has been nominated for:

Best Visual Effects – Frank Rueter and Jake Lee
Best Costume Design – Tristan McCallum
Best Makeup Design – Davina Lamon, Sean Foot and Richard Taylor

Synopsis: Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D-Day, two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler’s forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi plot to use the occult to win the war.

The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 4th December at The Civic Wintergarden, and will be streamed live on

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Predatory Moon - Indiegogo Campaign

I'm always happy to promote filmmaker's Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns...  I think it's a great thing for all of us.  It's something we can all do, so we should be helping others, finding out what works and what doesn't and learning from it.  I think we should all spend a bit of time each week looking through different projects on Indiegogo and Kickstarter.  Anyhow, I received a press release for Shiva Rodriguez's Indiegogo campaign that's for her film, PREDATORY MOON.  It'll be a werewolf film done entirely with practical effects and it'll be the directorial debut for Rodriguez...  who's an F/X artist by trade.  The official site for the film is and the link to her indiegogo campaign is  Here's some more info on the project...  

Shiva Rodriguez is one of the few female directors in the male-dominated indie horror scene. These days most werewolf transformations are done with CGI, but Shiva will be doing it with practical effects like the classic film "An American Werewolf In London".  Please check out the video on the campaign page to see how she plans on achieving this difficult feat.

Shiva has been in the entertainment industry since 1988, working with theatre and performance art productions before moving into film and video in 2008. While she's best known for her work in practical F/X for stage and screen, she also has experience as an art director, stage manager, costume designer, set decorator, video editor, screenwriter, and producer.

She has done the effects for such movies as “The Housewife Slasher” “Horrorscapes” “Rough Cut” and “Dangerous People”

Predatory Moon is a unique werewolf story that takes place near the Florida Everglades. Zoologist Kyle Reading suspects that the violent bear attack he's investigating was actually the work of a far more sinister creature. Acting on his suspicions, he begins to take a closer look at Dean, the sole survivor of the incident who is displaying some very unusual behavior.

Unfortunately for Kyle, there is someone watching him very closely too. Someone who sees an advantage to having a stranger in town who cries “werewolf”.

Predatory Moon is a very old-school style horror film geared toward fans of the genre. This production will be shot on location in Florida in 2013, utilizing a talented cast and crew of local film- makers, natural locations, and 100% practical effects.

Virginia Jasper, Producer:
Shiva Rodriguez, Director