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Happy Trailers…

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

With enormous thanks to Pete Yorn, Yellow Horse Productions and Publishing would like to present the long-anticipated teaser trailer set to “Vampyre”. If you like what you see, feel free to visit our HorrorCon Facebook page and “Like” the film. This is the first phase of marketing the project, and the more support we get, the better.

We recommend that you select an HD setting (720, 1080) for viewing. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday Bloody Sunday…

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

…the sixteenth of October, @ Merighi’s Savoy Inn in Vineland, NJ – friends near and far are invited to participate in an afternoon of horror movie-making magic. I am very pleased to announce that Philly psychobilly legends, The Young Werewolves, will be performing for our cameras, and we could use a few dozen, rabid fans to cheer them on.

There are two scenes to be shot, and as they take place on a Saturday night at a horror convention, appropriate attire is encouraged: zombie get-ups, Goth gods and goddesses, fringe freaks, and black, black, black. This is not a masquerade party, but a horror party. So no cute costumes depicting the Kardashian sisters or anything (although, they can be frightening), but generally creepy is okay.

Also, we can’t have “costumes” or masks that involve recognizable horror characters like Michael Myers or Charlie Sheen due to licensing issues. Keep it generic, if you’re inclined. If you just want to show up in your comfiest duds, that’s fine, too. You would barely know most horror fanatics if you ran into them on the street, which when you think about it, is even scarier.

Shooting films can be fun and most count being involved as a great experience. For those who haven’t done it, it’s important to know that there are lots of times when you’re standing around doing nothing. In fact, most of you will only be required to chat at a reasonably low level and look like you’re enjoying yourself. Others will be asked to cheer for the same thing over and over again as if each time is the first time you’re seeing it. Some of you will be instructed to move this way and that, reacting to something that isn’t there. Sounds like a normal day at work, you say? Excellent.

We can’t promise that your snippet of acting genius will find its way into the final cut. Nor can we pay you outside of some bottled water and high fives. What we can promise is that those in attendance will be part of a first class, professional film production with a handful of talented actors and a killer band. Not bad for an October Sunday afternoon.

We’re still finalizing times, but we hope to begin setting up around 12:00pm, shooting at 2pm, and carrying on until around 7pm (NFL updates available upon request). So, if you’re interested, contact us here in the comments section or on our HorrorCon Facebook Page so that we can get some idea of how many to expect.

Howla back, yo.

– Scott

Ghosts From Our Past…

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

…haunt us for a reason; they remind us that things need fixing. They protect us from ourselves, from others, and sometimes, others from us. Guilt, shame, remorse, Gypsy – whatever the name, our ghosts lash themselves to our rudders and steer us. If we deal with them properly, we might avoid the rocks for the safety of the shore. One thing is certain: they won’t leave until we do.

Similarly, the ghosts of our set have taught us many things. We’re a small crew of varied experience adapting to a business that ain’t no business at all, and we often run into problems. Some of them are avoidable, others are not. All can be learned from, and as we head into the final third of our journey it feels at once like we’re getting close, and that the end is barely in sight. We’re tired, but willing. The stuff is very good – some of it miraculous given our limited budget and resources – and it’s helping to ease the pain on some very sore backs.

Next up is our second Monster Mania convention. We’ve got a few important scenes to shoot among the throngs, and a few added scenes that continue to haunt us from shoots past. The weekend also marks the return of our West Coast contingent, and we’re very excited to see them again. When and where, is as follows:

Thursday, August 18th (10 am) – Sunday, August 21st (late evening), Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ.

And as always, the HorrorCon Facebook Page has a few killer stills from our last shoot.

HC Scares Up a Little Press…

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Thanks go out to Michal Sinnott (a.k.a Wendy Whipper) for letting my film hitch its little red wagon to her growing star power. Click on the pic to jump to Backstage’s “Who Got the Part” news feature.

Rise, Conners, Rise!

Friday, May 20th, 2011

There is shooting to be done, by gods. Specifically, it’s time to finish what we started and start anew. The footage from the Cape May Point shoot has at last been reviewed, and lordy does it look good. The waves continued to crash all day thanks to the high winds and abruptly sloping shore, and while the sun eventually came out and the sky turned blue, there was no mistaking the mood of that beach: angry, insistent…tormenting. There will be some re-shooting – just a few short sequences – another scene shot utilizing a very dead fish, and then it’s off to Eliza’s plagued domicile to get a deeper sense of her doomed existence. If I can find a car that will work as her similarly weathered transportation, we could go into Sunday with a few more scenes.

Speaking of cars, if anyone has or knows anyone who has a small-ish, scratch-and-dent hatchback that they wouldn’t mind renting us for the day (or lending for some sweet prizes/credits), please send me an email or message us on our Facebook page. A picture would be appreciated if you can swing it. Black is very good, but we’re open as long as it says, “artsy, slightly complicated, a little sloppy”. Volkswagen Golfs and the like tend to be cute and Gothic, also a match.

Here are the shoot details:

June 4th (5th) – Cape May Point

June 24-25 – Crowne Plaza Hotel

I’ll be sending individual emails with further instructions as soon as I figure out what the hell that means. Suffice it to say there will be more details involving transport, lodging, wardrobe and other minor considerations. In the meantime, head on over to the HorrorCon Facebook Page and check out some killer stills from the last shoot, and if you’re in a shopping mood, check out our Yellow Horse Productions & Publishing merch shop for some cool HorrorCon shirts and hats! A small portion of the proceeds goes to funding our production.

Take scare!

Happy New Year…

Friday, December 31st, 2010

…to all of my Conventioneers™! It’s been quite the journey bringing my vision to life, and I’ve only just begun. I’m so thankful for everyone I’ve met, even those who simply sent in their photo and resume back in July. I’ve seen your faces numerous times, read about your experiences and passions, and count all of you as 8 x 10 gifts bestowed upon me in a challenging, but wonderful year. Best to you all, if you’re reading this, and be well.

With my limited perspective on making and promoting books and films, I refuse to see it as a hard-knock business full of rejection and pain. Even if the great majority of us never fulfill our dreams as we originally envisioned them, the joy is in the process and having the opportunity to express our art and craft. I always believed that if you were true to yourself and remained honest in your pursuits, you would find gold. It may not look like gold to everyone, but to you it would shine like a thousand stars.

May you all have full hearts in the coming year, and for those that I’ll be working with this time around, see some of you in Brooklyn on the 7th and 8th, and others in a few months. I only hope I can contribute to what I’m confident will be a magical 2011 for everyone.

– Scott