FIRST FEATURE FROM TI WEST
Glass Eye pix introduces Ti West, SVA student of RIVER OF GRASS director Kelly Reichardt. Ti West showed early promise as a master of the hand-held horror genre, with the three 16mm shorts aleady under his belt: PREY, THE WICKED and INFESTED. While he was interning with Glass Eye Pix during the cutting of the NO TELLING DVD, West and Fessenden plotted to make a scare flick together one day. Two years later, THE ROOST was completed.
THE ROOST is produced by Susan Leber, formerly of MARGARITA HAPPY HOUR. The Associate Producer, James (Monsterpants) McKenney, is also the mastermind behind the Glass Eye Pix production, THE OFF SEASON. Special Visual Effects are in the hands of Glass Eye Pix Art Director Brahm Revel, formally of various WENDIGO projects. Director of Photography is Eric Robbins, Makeup is by Daniel J. Mazikowski. Digital Effects are provided by Quiet Man and coordinated by Glenn McQuaid. The film was photographed in glorious super 16mm.
GLASS EYE PIX and ECR productions presents "THE ROOST
starring WIL HORNEF VANESSA HORNEF KARL JACOB SEAN REID LARRY FESSENDEN
JOHN SPERADAKOS TOM NOONAN as "The Host"
production designer DAVID BELL special visual effects BRAHM REVEL make up effects DANIEL J. MAZIKOWSKI
associate producers PETER PHOK and JAMES FELIX MCKENNEY
digital effects by QUIET MAN cgi coordinator GLENN McQUAID
director of photography ERIC ROBBINS producers LARRY FESSENDEN and SUSAN LEBER
writer and director TI WEST
Right off the bat, Ti Westęs –The Roost” reminds me of what a guy named Rob Zombie was trying to do with his first feature film, House of 1000 Corpses. Good intentions aside, Zombieęs movie devolved into a big, nonsensical music video stew, where Ti Westęs effort, for lack of a better term, keeps it real. –The Roost” is geared to make your Halloween nights all the more creepier.
Due to a bit of car trouble, four friends find themselves stuck out in the middle of nowhere with a spooky old barn their only choice of sanctuary. Yep, you guessed it, these four friends are in some deep caca as this night of terror turns up one dead body after another. Oh yeah, and Tom Noonan plays a Crypt Keeper type horror host that checks in here and there to make sure the audience is still along for the ride. Gotta love the Noonan.
Itęs clear right away that –The Roost” is no hack job. Itęs made by people who have a major love for the genre and generally anything that goes bump in the night. The influence of the 80s horror video age is obvious, but what stands out more is the look and feel of a Halloween horror attraction. Sitting through –The Roost” is like taking a nice, long walk through a haunted maze on Halloween night. Those who enjoy frequenting attractions like this will find much to love in –The Roost”. Itęs a great date movie, too! -- Eric Campos, Film Threat
The Roost official site .theroostmovie.com
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