Showing posts from April, 2018

MM Updates: New Design & HALLOWEEN

Now's a good enough to time for another MorbidMuch Updates post.  Quite a bit has happened since the last entry.  I won't touch on everything, but I'll hit the essentials.  New site design. I was very happy with the last design/layout, but I figured it was time for something fresh.  I've stuck with the same layout but have gone with a completely new color scheme this go 'round.  I've also forced all the text to be lowercase on purpose (don't @ me). Halloween trailer. So some sort of trailer for the new Halloween dropped at CinemaCon a few days ago and the reactions have been overwhelmingly positive.  This is a very, very good thing.  The trailer -- which hasn't been seen by the general public -- was slated to be released in about two months, but since the CinemaCon reactions were positive, director David Gordon Green is pushing or an earlier drop.  So fingers crossed that happens soon. The Chase 2 You may have seen that I released a new

HALLOWEEN "fans" need to calm down.

If you’re even a mild horror fan and have been online anytime in the past 48 hours, then you know how absolutely bat-shit crazy the news surrounding the supposed Halloween test screening has been. I’m going to try and clear up and clarify a few things regarding this matter. Also, how the hell do you “go online” nowadays? Anyone with a cell phone and a data plan is technically online 24/7. So, was Halloween  screen tested?  I'm sure it was.  It's not an uncommon thing.  Were there people that probably hated parts of the film and others that mostly liked it?  I'm sure there were. A lot of people need to calm down.  This is the point the test screenings -- to gauge the audience.  See what's working and what isn't.  Test screenings happen every day. An article was posted a few days ago on Horror Freak News with info from an unnamed source stating how the test audience hated  the movie (the ending, in particular).  Jesus Christ.  It was a TEST screening! It&

Quick thoughts on the HALLOWEEN teaser poster.

Okay, so the teaser poster for Halloween (2018) has been released. The movie comes out in exactly six months. And we've finally gotten our first look at the mask. It's not horrible. Not really what I was expecting. I was expecting something maybe not as worn and weathered (although we have been told several times that this is supposed to be the same mask from the 1978 killing spree). Obviously, I'll save full judgment until I see the mask in action in the movie...or maybe a trailer. But let's address the elephant in the room: it's very Rob Zombie-ish. And honestly, that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's been forty years -- of course, the mask is going to be aged. The second thing I immediately noticed is that this version of the mask looks uncannily similar to "The Butcher" (a fan mask made by Night Owl Studios). That's always been a fan favorite as far as concept masks go. The biggest nitpick I have with this poster -- in

THE CHASE 2 is done, watch it now!

Hey!  I completed my new short horror (slasher) film yesterday and it's available to watch now on YouTube.  Or you can just check it out below. Some things to remember... Shot in 3 hours over a 3-night span. Shot on an iPhone 7 with no boom mic. Edited in iMovie. Absolutely no budget. Enjoy! Thanks for watching!  I'd love some feedback/criticism!

Let's get SPLATTER CAMP funded!

Act now!  There are only 7 days left to fund this movie!  Head over the Splatter Camp  Kickstarter page to donate! Splatter Camp aims to tell the tale of Camp Candy's boogeyman, Scary Larry.  It promises to be an old-school throwback to the slashers of the '80s -- and a love letter to the Friday the 13th  franchise. You can check out the director, Brandon Tobatto's, other franchise below, the Charlie Graves series... And here's the sequel... And here's the teaser trailer for the third movie... Now let's get Splatter Camp funded!

My short film, remastered (10th anniversary)!

On the night of March 22, 2008, my brother and I filmed a short little slasher chase scene. We didn't think much of it at the time, but it turned into quite a process. In a span of 4 hours, we had this thing shot, edited, scored and uploaded to YouTube. My brother did 100% of the sound FX and editing and creating a credit sequence. I merely co-starred and directed. I managed to find all the original video files from that shoot (which we shot with a cheap digital camera -- not a camcorder -- using the "video" function). So I thought a 10-year re-edit was in order. My brother now lives in Florida so getting him back to help wasn't an option. Since the film was my vision, editing it myself wasn't too bad (we used Windows Movie Maker originally, I used iMovie this time). I intended for this new cut to be released on the 10th anniversary (March 22), but that didn't happen. However, I did manage to finish the sound FX on it today and got it uploaded.  I tried t