SLAPFACE, a short film written and directed by Jeremiah Kipp. A young boy (Joshua Kaufman) is grieving the loss of his mother, so he finds comfort with a monster (Lukas Hassel) who lives in the woods. The monster is very androgynous, long hair, long nails and a chattered face. As the boy calls the monster out loud in the middle of the woods, the monster comes out, and in a tender moment the monster hugs the boy. The Dad (Nick Gregory) who is a semi brute, finds his son, asleep, laid out in front of their front lawn. He brings his son inside the house forcing him to take meds, but son refuses to take the meds - the scene becomes a bit disturbing and creepy, that’s where the film get its title – SLAPFACE. I will not spoil it for you... You need to check it out. The film leaves you wanting more, for a full length feature. Kipp brings the best out of his actors with fine performances, and gorgeous cinematography. The short film is yet another great mysterious, fantasy/horror opus by the ferocious Mr. Kipp. SLAPFACE will be making its rounds in the film festival circuit.
October 30, 2017
THE WICKED GIFT opens Internationally in theaters December 6. The film looks great. Beautifully shot, amazing performances and scary as hell. Written and Directed by the award winning filmmaker Robert D'Antona. Check out the teaser trailer below, and the The Wicked Gift website.
Ethan is a young designer, shy and quiet who has suffered of insomnia for many years due to his terrible nightmares. Since he can't solve his problems not even with the help of therapy, Ethan convinces himself of having a personality disorder, but thanks to his best friend and to a Medium he will face a long journey that will lead him to the consciousness that his nightmares conceal something darker and far more sinister than he could ever imagine.
Starring ROBERTO D' ANTONA, ANNAMARIA LORUSSO, FRANCISCO EMULO, KATERYNA KORCHYNSKA, ALICE VIGANO, DAVID WHITE, MIRKO D'ANTONA, ANDREA MILAN and MICHAEL SEGAL Written and Directed By Roberto D'Antona
August 27, 2017
July 16, 2017
Another sad news - Martin Landau, Oscar winner for his role as Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's ED WOOD (1994) passed away today at the age of 89. Sadly, two legends Landau and Romero are now gone, back to back. Such a scary feeling, one day you here and the next day you are not. Martin Landau starred in many films and in a few other horror films such as Without Warning (1980), Alone in the Dark (1982) and many others. May Mr. Landau Rest in Peace - we will miss you.
May 3, 2017
Legendary Film Director Jonathan Demme passed away last week - forgot to posted here on eyepus. Very sad news to hear. Will always be legendary for the amazing Silence of the Lambs and of course many other films. May he rest in peace.
April 23, 2017
Davide Melini upcoming short film DEEP SHOCK, looks visually stunning and fiercely beautiful. Mr. Melini is ready to strike us with a new masterpiece. The film is in post production now, due out this Summer. The film pays tribute to "giallo" (thriller, mystery, horror noted for psychological themes of madness, alienation, paranoia and sexuality). The title Deep Shock pays tribute to the horror film titles from the legendary Italian film directors Mario Bava and Dario Argento. I mentioned this before here on EYEPUS - Davide Melini has the eye of what is true giallo and he falls in the realms of the legendary Italian horror filmmakers such as Bava, Argento, and Fulci. Check out his teaser trailer DEEP SHOCK.
SYNOPSIS: "Sarah can't completely overcome the deaths of her grandfather and her older sister. The trauma and lack of sleep cause her to embark on a strange journey of apparitions and murders, apparently caused by her mind..."
Starring: Muireann Bird, Francesc Pages, George Bracebridge, Lorna Larkin, Erica Prior and Luis Fernandez De Eribe.
Written and Directed by DAVIDE MELINI
Produced by Luca Vannella ("Avengers", "Thor", "Harry Potter", "Apocalypto", "Heart of the Sea"), Alexis Continente (Murder on the Orient Express", "Transformers: The Last Knight", "Thor"), Vincenzo Mastrantonio ("Titanic", "Moulin Rouge", "The Passion of Christ", "Romeo + Juliet"), Bobby Holland ("The Dark Knight Rises", "Game of Thrones", "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows", "007 - Quantum of Solace"), Ferdinando Merolla ("Troy", "Gangs of New York", "Hannibal Rising"), Roberto Paglialunga.
Official Website: davidemelini.com/DEEPSHOCK/