Monday, August 10, 2009

Dark Reel on KROQ's Kevin & Bean Show

Sorry Kevin!! Kevin of KROQ's Kevin & Bean Show gets clowned for his cameo performance in DARK REEL. Pretty funny. "Excuuuse me" Check it out!

Friday, April 10, 2009

HorrorHound Magazine Picks DARK REEL as a "Choice Cut"


Check out the March/April issue of HorrorHound magazine on page 17. See the good company that Dark Reel keeps too.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

WHERE TO BUY AND/OR RENT DARK REEL

Because you asked...

Family Video has the best price and super speedy delivery. Google for discount coupons and you'll probably find free shipping too. They also rent Dark Reel.

Tower Video
Movie Web
CD Universe
Amazon


CineGreen
Netflix
Hollywood Video
Blockbuster.com

...and soon at 15,000 Redbox outlets.


Don't know what to say about the Blu-Ray as we're having a hard time finding them as well as you seem to be. Amazon has it but the price is sky high. Will let you know when it's more widely available because it looks and sounds terrific on Blu-Ray.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

BILL GIBRON = A Critic Who "Got It"




Check out this latest review of Dark Reel. The man knows whereof he speaks being a member of two prestigious film critic associations.

Here's a taste:


The Product:

With remakes a'plenty and a true dearth of originality, one could argue that the horror film is (once again) on its last legs. Of course, the moment we critics complain about such things, something new and unusual like Asian fright films or torture porn comes along and restocks the fright fuel tanks - at least, temporarily. Still, it seems that over the last few years the genre has been stuck in an endless cycle of revamps, reimaginings, and retardation. So when something like Dark Reel comes along, it's hard to know what to say. On the one side, it's a typical killer on the loose title, a masked madman (or woman) with an unhealthy vendetta and a means of murdering those who wronged him/her. On the other hand, what director Josh Eisenstadt tries to do here is truly novel. He wants to build a believable movie, one motivated by plot, people, and a particular sense of humor instead of inventive deaths. The horror is just a subtext, not the film's sole reason to exist. The result is something truly unusual and entertaining, that is, if you're willing to forgive its occasional flaws.



Thank you for your wise and insightful review, Mr. Gibron. May your tribe increase!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thought of the Day

A Quote From Eli Roth

We liked this quote and think it has relevance in many aspects of today's world -- not just the world of film.

"Failure, in my book, is someone who lives in the safety of their laptop
taking shots at those who actually achieved what they have been unable
to do."

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

MONDO CELLULOID REVIEW




Thanks so much to Logan Crow of the eclectically exotic website Mondocelluloid.com for this well written, thoughtfully considered review of Dark Reel. Logan caught up with us at the Paranoia Horror Film Festival screening last Sunday.

Here's a teaser but make sure to follow the link for the full length review.

DARK REEL

Josh Eisenstadt’s 2008 slasher-horror/ghost story/comedy Dark Reel is a film of many surprises. This tale of a haunted film shoot, in which scantily-clad actresses are picked off one by one by a masked killer (or is it a ghost?), is smarter than your average straight-to-DVD horror flick, and twice as much fun. It is also presents many surprising revelations, smashing a few preconceptions one may have had about films of the genre, and perhaps most interestingly, about some of the genre’s most popular players. To name but a few eye-openers…

Also check out this two-part interview he did with Rena Riffel while aboard the Queen Mary.

Logan Crow -- smarter than your average film critic by a long shot...