The Empty Acre and SOTD news
Last night, I went to the official premiere of Patrick Rea's THE EMPTY ACRE at the Kansas International Film Festival. I've heard quite a lot about this film in the past year, and was intrigued having seen the first 20 minutes a few months ago at Oldfather Studios in Lawrence.
There's been quite a bit of buzz around this, and am happy to report that ACRE lives up to all of the buzz about it.
ACRE is very much a throwback towards the psychological horror film, with its emphasis on character and atmosphere - its scares are very much intellectual rather than the usual 'jump' scares or gross outs of most horror films, lo-budget or otherwise. THE EMPTY ACRE leans more towards the literary horror of T.E.D. Klein, Charles E. Grant (R.I.P.) , and that's a definite asset.
I worked with Patrick, and a good part of his crew on BUNKER HILL - I hope that EMPTY ACRE is just the start of many features for them.
Also, I've learned that SONG OF THE DEAD was just screened at The International Festival of Fantastic Cinema and Terror, in Estepona, Spain which was September 4 - 9, 2006. Producer/Editor James Robert Swope attended, representing SONG, which won the Best Music award.