Good morning, Redmond !
Steve from the BoneBat “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest here. As we are only a mere 4 weeks away from our second cinematic and sonic spectacular, I wanted to take a moment and share my thoughts on this year’s official selections, which we announced earlier this week on The BoneBat Show podcast.
The fun will begin with our first block of shorts, leading off with “Shadows”, from director Bryan Wolford. Bryan is a veteran podcaster in his own right, but when he isn’t helming Peoria Illinois ’ Drunken Zombie podcast, you can find him turning a discerning eye to the filming of horror shorts. We are proud to screen his debut at this year’s fest, but keep an eye peeled for his critically acclaimed sophomore effort “Whispers”, and the currently in-production “Myctophobia”.
Next up will be “Horror Movies Suck”, a short, sharp shot in the arm from LA Director JohnMark Triplett, followed by the first of 2 efforts from Jeffrey Williams, who warns us about our over-reliance on technology in the hilarious “Living the iDream”.
We then make with the bloodsuckers as sweet, sweet vampire love takes a sour twist in the winning “Blood Love”, a film written, shot and edited in only 48 hours for the Seattle 48 hour Film Project by actor/director Brian Sutherland. Next, even the undead fear the workaday grind in “Nightshift of the Vampire” from Australian director Justin Crooks. We close the block with Drew Daywalt and David Schneider’s super-creepy “The Easter Bunny is Eating My Candy”, and learn that the zombie apocalypse is all a matter of perspective in director Wesley Alley’s comicbook flavored “ReRe-Animated”.
Our second segment of shorts kicks off with the return of Kansas filmmaker Patrick Rea, who follows last years’ official selection “Get Off My Porch” with the clever and endearing “Copy”. This is followed by the most epic 17 minutes of film you are likely to see this year in director Geoffrey Cowper’s “Cargols!” (a.k.a Snails!) from Spain, leading up to our only repeat from our first fest, the classic crowd-pleaser “Spider” from Australian director Nash Edgerton.
We then throttle up the comedy with the first of two efforts from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Theater, and “BJ Bond” directed by Jason Axinn, before experiencing the dark, historical weight of Alex Lugones’ “The Devil’s Toy”. Then, it’s a fat slice of pure 70’s horror in “C-Stand” from Arizona director Carl Jensen IV, before we close Block Two with perhaps this year’s most over-the-top offering in director Dennis Widmyer’s ripsnorting shocker “Curtain”.
Then it’s down to business in our third and final block of shorts, as we bask in the glory of this year’s our lone animated selection in Denmark’s unforgettably chilling “Backwater Gospel”, from director Bo Mathorn and The Animation Workshop. You will then witness the perils of condiment misapplication in Jeffrey Williams’
uproariously disturbing “Hold The Mayo”.
The method to our madness is finally revealed, as we present Nash Edgerton’s awesome sequel to “Spider”, in the short “Bear”. SMBC Theater returns to systematically dismembers an entire genre in “Mad Scientist”, directed by Chason Chaffin, and Canadian director Christian Sparkes enthralls with his sublimely gorgeous childhood tale “A River In The Woods”. Finally, director Drew Daywalt destroys your sleeping habits with his brief yet brilliant “Bedfellows”, before we complete the delicious torment with director Bill Palmer’s pitch-perfect salute to the 80’s work of Stephen King and John Carpenter in “Vicki”.
Finally, if that isn’t enough to entice you to the box office, we are thrilled to announce our third and final feature for this year, Deadheads! Studded with charmingly memorable performances from actors Michael McKiddy, Ross Kidder, and Markus Taylor, you will not want to miss the Seattle big-screen premiere of this sweetly romantic yet satisfyingly gory buddy- road- zombie comedy from directors Brett and Drew T. Pierce.
Tickets are on sale now via Bonehand.com at an advance purchase discount until 4/13, or take advantage of our Enormous Package to receive your ticket, a Limited edition T-Shirt, (1) Flying Saucer Pizza, signed CDs from both Death*Star and Burning of I, and more. The Enormous Package offer expires on April 1st, so get yours while the getting is good!
Gord and I look forward to seeing you on April 21st! You bring the giggles, we’ll bring the gore!
Director, BoneBat “Comedy of Horrors’ Film Fest