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2006 * HAPPY NEW YEAR from GLASS EYE PIX * 2007






Dec 28, 29 & 30: Last chance to see AUTOMATONS in New York City. Look out Chicago. You're next...




8.) “The Pod” – If you love somebody, would you take a mind-altering drug for them? Jeremiah Kipp’s effectively creepy short focuses on a downtown New York couple who test the boundaries of their relationship via a narcotized link. A wonderfully sinister production design keeps the viewer on edge, while the sublime Larry Fessenden confirms his standing as a national treasure as the sinister drug dealer responsible for this adventure. (Phil Hall)





mike sez: did you have a happy holiday..?





  THE LAST WINTER reviewed, dissected, celebrated and Fessenden interviewed
in the current issue of cinema scope magazine. On News Stands and on line.

-Adam Nayman, Cinema scope

Ron Perlman in THE LAST WINTER
stay tuned for news of the film's release...






Dec 18: other SCAREFLIX in the NEWS!

TRIGGERMAN teaser is up on MySpace! Check our what Fango has to say about it.








Sat Dec 16: Angus Scrimm departs after three nights of grueling duties hosting the AUTOMATONS premiere screenings.


There are still plenty of other reasons to come on by and check out the movie the New York Times calls "enormously endearing"

Showings NIGHTLY at 9 every night till Dec 30th (except Xmas)




DEC 13: The Stars gather for the premiere night of the AUTOMATONS theatrical run in New York City!

director James McKenney with
longtime collaborators Don Wood and Larree Love

Stars Brenda Cooney, Christine Spencer
and Angus Scrimm

McKenney with producer Fessenden
fx maestro Daniel J Mazikowski, assistant director
Jeremiah Kipp, and Brenda Cooney
producer Lisa Wisely
Scrimm, McKenney and future
Scareflix director Glenn McQuaid



"...the movie’s loving attention to light and shade transcends
its hermetic setting and meager budget.
At times the buzzing static and fizzy backlighting recall
the glistening surrealism of the filmmaker Guy Maddin...
enormously endearing"

"Automatons is what happens when Eraserhead and Tetsuo the Iron Man
bong themselves into oblivion and collaborate on a
minimalist avant-garde sci-fi cheapie shot in a toolshed...
Robot radness achieved! Budgets are for bitches. "

"It’s sci-fi existentialism at its rawest—a kind of WAITING FOR ROBOT,
if Samuel Beckett’s tale had involved warring machinery...
the best Super-8 home movie made by a 12-year-old boy in the body of an adult
that I’ve seen in a very long time. "

Ed Wood, the notorious director of Plan 9 From Outer Space and Glen or Glenda,
has risen from the dead and returned to filmmaking as James Felix McKenney...

And I mean that as a compliment."

"It's not a film of compromise but of sheer determination, refusing to be defined by its budget
and liberated by a decision to overcome its bank account with sheer imagination...
as is true with all the great experiments in camp, the frills don't matter
when there are firm — and fascinating — ideas behind them."

come join us at our screenings!
Give-aways every night!




Have a Creepy Christmas!

Get your eerie advent calendar
with art by Beck Underwood today!





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...or we'll send this guy after you.



OCTOBER 31: Fangoria leaks the news!

We've been biting our tongues for months here, but the news is out:
THE ROOST director Ti West will be directing CABIN FEVER 2!
Congrats Ti!






October 27: AUTOMATONS conquer the Lone Star State!
Saturday, October 28th, 1:30 pm:
Wichita Theater
919 Indiana Street
Wichita Falls, TX
Sunday, October 29th, 8:15 pm:
McClurkan's Mall - Main Floor
10th & Scott Street
Wichita Falls, TX



Glass Eye Pix beats Glass Eye Pix!

ZOMBIE HONEYMOON takes the Chainsaw Award for "Best for Less" over THE ROOST!


This Weekend's Glass Eye Pix Happenings:

Friday, October 20: ONE NIGHT ONLY!
plays the Brattle Theatre in Boston at 10 pm!
Director James Felix McKenney will be on hand to introduce the film.
Advance tickets on sale now!
"AUTOMATONS is a smart, thought-provoking tale equipped with the moody ambiance and intellectual integrity of a classic episode of THE OUTER LIMITS. That's high praise indeed."
-- Steven Puchalski, SHOCK CINEMA

And check out this review at Entertainment Insiders!

Saturday, Oct. 21st: Come see Fessenden & company in Jeremiah Kipp's eerie short film,
THE POD, in its festival premiere at the NYC Horror Film Festival!
THE POD will be screening as part of Program 5, beginning at 12 noon.
You'll get another chance to see this film on Sunday, Oct. 29 at Anthology Film Archives
(on 2nd Ave. & 2nd St, NYC) with six new horror shorts by local filmmakers.
Screening at 7:30pm, admission is $6.

Sunday, Oct. 22nd: Watch the Chainsaw Awards on FUSE to see who wins in the "Best for Less" category: Will it be THE ROOST or ZOMBIE HONEYMOON?

Rue Morgue Magazine gives Glen McQuaid's THE RESURRECTION APPRENTICE a rave review in this month's Halloween Special issue!

"In this superbly constructed, atmospheric short, young Arthur Blake is forced to enter the sordid world of grave robbing in order to help feed his family. He's taken under the wing of veteran grave plunderer Willy (Fessenden) who imparts upon him all the tricks of the trade... Truly magnificent stuff!"

Also in the mag is more praise for THE ROOST soundtrack.

Read it all in the new issue, on stands now!



FRIDAY 13 October: THE LAST WINTER screens at the Woodstock Film Festival



Glass Eye Pix alumn Heather Woodbury (HABIT, HOLLOW VENUS) brings her four hour epic performance novel A TALE OF TWO CITIES to P.S. 122 for a three week run. Don't miss this unique theatrical experience variety calls "a reminder of what a vibrant and endlessly inventive thing theater can be -- a phantasmagoria of dramatic and structural ambition. "





OCTOBER 12: See the trailer
for Doug Buck's SISTERS starring Chloe Sevigny and Stephen Rea premiering at this year's SITGES Film Festival. Produced by Ed Pressman, executive producer Fessenden



Tuesday 3 October: LAST WINTER stars Connie Britton and Zach Gilford star in the new series FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, premiering tonight on NBC 8/7c




Tuesday, October 3:

THE ROOST is now out on DVD with bat-tastic new bonus features!

Rent or buy it today!




Sept 29 - Fessenden and Perlman signing THE LAST WINTER posters
at the Fango Weekend of horrors



Awesome interview with Ron Perlman in issue number 31 of Steve Puchalski's SHOCK CINEMA. On newstands now!

Also in this issue: A rave review for James McKenney's AUTOMATONS.




26 Sept - SCAREFLIX in the News: The always reliable Fangoria reports on I CAN SEE YOU and AUTOMATONS.

DREAD CENTRAL gives THE ROOST DVD release 4.5 daggers out of 5 and special props for the informative bonus featurette
THE TRUTH ABOUT BATS starring Merlin Tuttle of Bat Conservation International.


FRIDAY midnight, NYC Sept 22:

Fessenden does Fangoria Radio stint with hosts Debbie Rochon (pictured), Dee Snider (in L.A.) and Fango's own Tony Timpone.

Topics included THE LAST WINTER, recent SCAREFLIX, Doug Buck's SISTERS, Fessenden's integrity, and the nickname Speilberg gave to the shark in JAWS.





Do you feel that prickling on the back of your neck?
It's HALLOWEEN creeping up on you!

Be sure to countdown the days until our favorite day of the year with the Glass Eye Pix Shocktober Nights calendar, now back in season.

Order yours today!




Other guests include Glass Eye Pix cohorts: Larry Fessenden, Douglas Buck and Andrew Van Den Houten. Look for McKenney & his AUTOMATONS at the Ghastly Greetings table.




9/12/06 -Andrew Van Den Houten's HEADSPACE in stores TODAY.





"two thumbs up"

9/10/06 Fessenden enjoys a night out with the stars at the Toronto International Film Festival

With the cast of THE LAST WINTER: Le Gros, Britton, Perlman, and Joanne Shenandoah

With Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman after a screening of del Toro's masterpiece, PAN'S LABYRINTH








September 2
Principal photography on Liberty Kid wraps!

Fessenden and McKenney in FANGO




AUGUST 31: world traveler James Felix McKenney touches down in Toronto, Canada for the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear Convention where he will be hosting a table throughout the weekend. Drop by to see the AUTOMATONS trailer or purchase a Monsterpants greeting card! (also available on-line through Ghastly Greetings)

Later this month, (SEPT 6-11) look for McKenny on the streets of Oldenburg, Germany where he will be hosting screenings of AUTOMATONS at the World renowned Oldenburg Film Festival. McKenny has already been celebrated (push "english" on this page) as the new Darren Aronofsky or a young David Lynch!

For those of you who won't be travelling outside of the Tri-State area this Fall, you can catch McKenney hawking his wares at this year's Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in sunny Secaucus, New Jersey, September 29th through October 1st.




August 30 Graham Reznick's I CAN SEE YOU begins production in New York and Deleware. A Glass Eye Pix Scareflick.



Fessenden and a cast of loony low budget splatter meisters featured in this odd manual from enterprising author and teacher Sara Caldwell. available at



fuse and Fangoria Entertainment Announce Nominations for the Chainsaw Awards
First Televised Music and Horror Themed Awards Spectacular to Take Place October 15th at LA's Orpheum Theater
Glass Eye Pix snags 2 nominations for BEST WITH LESS (best low-budget, limited release independent)


vote for your fave at



August 28

For those who can't wait!


is out on dvd in the UK!

US Version available

October 3rd

also in ROOST news: Jeff Grace's score gets major props at





10 AUGUST 2006

Fessenden's feature film THE LAST WINTER is complete.

World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

September 11 2006







Jeff Winner's Satellite opens AUGUST 9 at the Pioneer Theater in NYC. One week only!!


‘Satellite’ shows wild side of love
By Jay Carr, am NEW YORK

“Satellite” is a quite wonderful little surprise. It’s fresh, original and immediate... feel a rush of adrenaline as you sense the film wants to be as authentic in its emotions as the young couple strives to be. Lots of NYC locations, either seen on the fly or basked in — as when the nearly broke couple sells their belongings on the stoop of his brownstone—add to the spontaneity filmmaker Jeff Winner achieves in the give-and take between the lovers...

...Geary’s face is unfailingly expressive and Szostak delivers one of the year’s best performances, conveying Ro’s impulsiveness, bravery and conflicting drives. One hesitates to pigeonhole so sure and lighthanded a film by referring to it as a relationship movie or a date movie, although this film year has yet to offer a better example of either. From the moment Ro decides to follow Kevin home from a bar to an ending you should have seen coming, but never do, “Satellite” is a cascade of recklessness, sweetness and intimacy, inferring in a beguiling urban fairy-tale way that you only arrive at the last two if you give yourself over to the first.

Breaking All the Rules, 21st-Century Style, in 'Satellite'
By Stephen Holden, NY TIMES

 "Satellite," a captivating romantic fairy tale for grown-ups, is narrated by a child whose identity isn't revealed until the end. Made on a shoestring and shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, it could be a springboard for the careers of its writer and director, Jeff Winner, and its smoldering star, Stephanie Szostak. A gap-toothed French model with a faint, untraceable accent, Ms. Szostak combines Audrey Tautou's gamine beauty with the seething inner turbulence of Jeanne Moreau's Catherine in "Jules and Jim."...
..."Satellite" is not a profound film, but it touches a chord. It captures the wistful underside of the rampant materialism embraced by the young professional class. Fervently believing in unconditional love, it puts it to the test, and it passes, but just barely. After all, it is a fairy tale.

1/2 (3.5 STARS)
by Jeremiah Kipp, SLANT MAGAZINE

If there's a better independent date movie out there right now, I haven't seen it.



Monday, 7 August 2006 crew works tirelessly into the night,
end of shooting day #1,
on Ilya Chaiken's second feature LIBERTY KID,

a Glass Eye Pix production
produced by Fessenden, Mike S. Ryan and Roger Kass



July 25 THE ROOST soundtrack
is now available for purchase!




July 24: OLD JOY theatrical release dates now posted !



Mark your calendars!! Satellite on the big screen for one week only in NYC!!

Starts August 9th 2006 at the Pioneer Theater


It's not all grim and gore here at Glass Eye Pix–


Take a break from the summer swelter with this
bitter-sweet romantic drama.


Glass Eye Pix is proud to present its
co-production with Gigantic Pictures
of a film by Jeff Winner.


Take in this fine indie gem with outstanding performances by Karl Geary and Stephane Szostak and with appearances by Pell James, Randall Jaynes, and Larry Fessenden in a rare role where he is not killed or a killer!!


Stay tuned right here for special promotional events! We want to make this indie release a good time for all you folks looking for an escape from sweltering New York nights!

Did we mention it's a great DATE MOVIE!!

Gepix page with alt poster art, FYI


July 18 2006 - Trigger Man site launches today!!



The trailer for AUTOMATONS will make its big-screen premiere Thursday, July 13 at the 7:30 showing of FROSTBITE during the Fantasia Festival in Montreal.




July 1: Fessenden wraps three days on THE BRAVE ONE starring Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard,

with Neil Jordan

with Terrence Howard





Here are some of the nice things folks have said about the Automatons official site and trailer:

Johnny Butane, The Horror Channel:
"Why the hell haven't we been covering this movie more?"

Matt Withers, Arrow in the Head:
"Cool concept, and the trailer is a lot of fun. This is probably a get it or don't get it kind of project, but in my case I was definitely grooving to the vibe."

Carlos R. Wiscovich, Creature Corner:
"AUTOMATONS Filmed in ROBO-MONSTERVISION: 50's style Robots. In glorious black & white. With Angus(The Tall Man)Scrimm. And that's without a doubt, one of the coolest posters I've seen in a long while."

"David Tennant et al may be hard at work updating Doctor Who for the current day and age but this looks as though it could have been made in the early days of BBC sci-fi, all grainy black and white and robots made of boxes, bowls and dryer vent tubing. God, yes."

Places that YOU can see the Automatons (2006) trailer include: the Official Site, Automatons on Myspace, MonsterPants on Myspace, Google Video, Yahoo Video, YouTube and ifilm.

Go have a look for yourself!



6.6.06 : The Official site for AUTOMATONS is now online at:

Stop by and have a look at the new trailer!

You'll love it! The Horror Channel did!
Read move here.

June 2: Ti West's TRIGGER MAN wraps!

Reggie Cunningham, Ti West & Larry Fessenden In Wilmington, DE

May 25

For a sneak peek at Glass Eye Pix latest ADVENTures calendar projects and other treats, visit Ghastly Greetings' new web site:!





Wendigo FX alumnus Scott Fields gifts spectacular creature bust to Fessenden!

Check out his other goulish delights at



May 17


IndieWire announces the sale of Kelly Reichardt's OLD JOY to Kino International!

Fessenden name an industry shorthand for eco-art-horror as illustrated by Robert Koehler's Variety review for SEVERED!

Douglas Buck's Family Portraits out on DVD from Image Entertainment!

Hot As returns! (sort of)




Glenn McQuaid's short THE RESURRECTION APPRENTICE plays opening night, Friday June 2nd of Seattle's True Independent Film Festival!



April 27

Announcing the new ScareFlick
Ti West:


Read the story at!





The pressure is on for THE LAST WINTER to deliver the goods!

Fessenden appears in The FIlm Snob*s Dictionary, where he is compared to the likes of John Carpenter, George Romero, Dario Argento and Brian DePalma!




SUNDAY 26 MARCH: Glass Eye Pix Alums in the Old Grey Lady

Kelly Reichardt's Old Joy featured in THE NEW YORK TIMES Arts & Leisure section in advance of screenings at New Director/New Films Monday and Wednesday this week.

In Change is A Force of Nature, Dennis Lim celebrates Reichardt's fim
and her approach to filmmaking, concluding his article:

... Ms. Reichardt recounted the experience of taking "Ode" to the Venice International Film Festival. After the screening of her tiny Super 8 movie, she sat contentedly on the shores of the Lido with her producer, Susan Stover, looking out at the glittering boat parties to which they had not been invited. "I had a realization then about how I wanted to keep working," she said. "Making a film any other way is like fighting to get into a party I don't want to be at."



sighted in THE NEW YORK TIMES Styles section in
Market For Zombies? It's Undead (Aaaahhh!)

featuring quotes by our favorite Zombie Afficianado, Max Brooks (Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From the Living Dead):

... Most zombie zealots seem to agree that the zombie renaissance has something to do with the anxieties of life after Sept. 11.
"People have apocalypse on the brain right now," Mr. Brooks said. "It's from terrorism, the war, natural disasters like Katrina." Several zombie aficionados said there was a zombielike quality to the spread of the bird flu ...




Fessenden and fellow cast members David Warshofsky and Joel Garland
pose with writer / director Benjamin Gray during the shooting of the short film, THE HUNTER.
Principal photography wrapped on February 17


Andrew van den Houten's HEADSPACE plays at the Tribeca Cinemas

Wednesday, February 15th - Sunday, the 19th!



February 8th: Sacred Ground - A Tribute to Mother Earth, featuring tracks by THE LAST WINTER's Joanne Shenandoah, wins a Grammy Award!!!



February 6th: Congratulations to Glass Eye PIx alumna
Kelly Reichardt for her recent Tiger Award win at
The 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam

for her new film, OLD JOY!

Get a Valentine's Day treat
for your sweetie!

ZOMBIE HONEYMOON comes out on DVD February 14th!


January 29th: AUTOMATONS continues to clank on through post-production!

John Levene's cameo gets some attention from Doctor Who fans in the "Tardis Report: People" column at Outpost Gallifrey!

THE ROOST makes two Top Ten of 2005 lists on Bloody Disgusting!

AND its composer, Jeff Grace, Best Score nods for THE ROOST and JOSHUA!

Claw-mark your calendars! THE ROOST is released in the UK this Friday the 13th!



Fessenden featured in Jim Jarmusch's BROKEN FLOWERS out on dvd this week!

Sneak peak on ifilm of Jarmusch at work.


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