Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Bloody Best, Hatchet 2, and overall Awesomesness

I just got back from one of the most fun 2 days i've ever had. Tuesday was the Hatchet 2 premiere and I am such a fan of Adam Green and independent horror that it was an honor to be able to tag along to that to witness the premiere of the FIRST theatrical UNRATED horror movie in over 20 years! It opens tonight at midnight all over the country in select theaters. If you can, please go out and support this movie if it's in your area. This is a big deal and if it's successful, actually has the potential to change the theatrical horror industry from only releasing PG-13 safe remakes to more fun, original horror! A lot of the best horror is being created and released overseas now and yes, those movies are amazing, but let's show the rest of the world that we can make original hardcore fun horror over here too! I had a ton of fun watching the movie, and I will try to put a short review of it up here in the next couple of days. Meanwhile, GO SEE HATCHET 2 THIS WEEKEND!!!!
Here is a list of the theaters that are showing it!

And you can watch the trailer for Hatchet 2 at the bottom of this post!

Then, yesterday, I finally got to do something that I have wanted to do for a long time! I met photographer Ama Lea about a year ago and fell in love with her photography. Then, shortly thereafter, i found out that she was working alongside my good friend Melissa Pizzamiglio (awesome makeup artist who has worked on all of our Zerofriends films), on a project called The Bloody Best (also alongside stylist Autumn Steed & Visual effects artist Roger Johansen), where creators involved in the horror industry pay homage to classic and modern horror, I wanted to be a part of it SO bad, but was aftraid to ask! But as a nice surprise, I got contacted by Ama Lea a few weeks ago and I flipped! So yesterday, was a whole day of playing dress up and having a bloody blast of well-needed fun. The official photos from the project won't be released for a little while, but when they ARE released, I will show you because they are INSANE!:) so much blood! But for now, check out a couple of behind-the-scenes photos and you can get a glimpse of the madness. And make sure you check out some of the other photos from THE BLOODY BEST PROJECT HERE, including photos of new horror icons like James Gunn, Adam Green, Danielle Harris, Ti West & so many more to come! I couldn't be happier to be lumped in with this awesome team.

From left, Model Pandie (who i got to murder), Photographer AmaLea, Some dirty old man, & Make-up artist Melissa Pizzamigilo.

Director & animator Mike Taylor from PRETEND FOR REALSTUDIOS came by to film some behind the scenes stuff too, so look for that soon also!

And lastly, the ZEROFRIENDS Retail Store in SF (On Fillmore @ Haight St), guest artist SKINNER will be co-hosting his favorite movie, BEASTMASTER, alongside me for our 3rd MOVIE KNIGHTS EVENT!
gonna be rad.
This is what you can watch with us. Prints/tix still available at the store!