Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

"Keeps it old school and does everything well" - Video Views

Video Views got a sneak peek at tomorrow's DVD release of Dismal and seemed to enjoy it, giving it 3 and 1/2 out of 5 stars. They called it a "horror film that fans are going to want to check out." Impressed by the cinematography and setting to the production value and effects, but reviewer recommended it to horror fans, but what really pushed them over the edge was the acting. The acting "came as a pleasant surprise," and the reviewer really enjoyed the "stand-out" performances by leads Lydia Chandler as Dana and Bill Oberst, Jr. as Dale. He says Bill "does deranged perfectly".

Get on over to VideoViews.org and read the entire review. And pick up your copy tomorrow (Dec. 21).

Friday, December 17, 2010

"Backwoods horror that hits all the beats" - McBastard's Mausoleum

McBastard took some time at his mausoleum to snag a copy of Dismal and give 'er a look see. What he found was nudity and killin' aplenty in a good ol' fashioned backwoods horror flick. He adds, Bill Oberst, Jr.'s character Dale is "a foreboding and demented son-of-a-bitch". Now that's some good stuff! Everyone wants a great bad guy and you can find more than one of them in Dismal.

To read the full review go HERE.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dismal covered in Fangoria


After a long wait, Dismal finally received its due with an exclusive in Fangoria, the world's leading horror mag. "We were anxious to get a piece in Fangoria and who wouldn't," remarks Dismal producer / publicist Christopher Cook, "but they wanted to wait until we had a DVD release date. It was a long wait." Dismal scribe and producer, Bo Buckley adds, "The movie (Dismal) had a run On Demand, it aired on Showtime and then The Movie Channel and we still couldn't get a mention. Now it's like the monkey is off our back."

As an added bonus there were mentions of Fearmakers' upcoming Bigfoot thriller Savage and their sub-division, Strange Stuff's zombie / comedy Death of the Dead. "It's cool," says producer Justin Soponis, "Having your film mentioned anywhere is cool, but Fangoria takes it to a whole new level."

The team at Fearmakers is proud of the films exposure and grateful for the entire cast and crew who braved the elements to make it happen. "We've built some wonderful, lasting relationships from that film," reflects Buckley. Some of those relationships followed Fearmakers to their next effort, Savage, including the producing team of Freezer Locker Films, VFX QuadraHelix, composer Ken Lampl, design team Steelcoast Creative, actor / stuntman Jack Harrison, DP Shawn Lewallen and others. They also reteamed with executive producer Jack Abele and director Gary King for Strange Stuff's Death of the Dead. "We worked with so many talented, passionate people," observes Soponis, "it would be foolish of us not to work with them again."


Dismal is now available for pre-order through many places including Amazon.com, Blockbuster.com, Walmart.com and more. Make sure you get your copy. Official DVD release is Dec. 21, 2010.