The vampire themed New Blood, will mark Forsythe’s directorial debut, and was also written by him. Forsythe is no stranger to the horror film genre, with past roles in the Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects, and the “Masters of Horror” TV series. The movie will also costar Danielle Harris, who also costarred with Forsythe in Halloween.
The movie is seeking principal talent for specific roles including the following:
“Brad” & “Chad” – 23-30, rich, charming, handsome, ruthless, every women’s dream date times two, they turn into the double mint twins from hell
“Harmony” – Knockout gorgeous brunette, 25-40, the bitch of the clan, sexy but deadly, unable to control her hunger (nudity required)
“Cassie” – Young, 20-25, must appear to be sweet, innocent, & vivacious, but she has a dark secret to hide, lured to the castle under the notion of love at first sight, not knowing this will be her last night (nudity required)
“Nora” – 25-50, blue blood, heir of a great family name, but not the fortune, a member of the cult
“Kelly” – 28-35, Movie star looks, desperate for big Hollywood break, lured to cult party & the nightmare of her life
“Gerard” – Handsome Frenchmen, Gigalo, he arrives to the party expecting the amorous night of his life, ends up on the menu, must speak fluent French (Frenchmen preferred)
Both union and non-union talent are encouraged to apply, though all applicants should have a strong body of acting work for any of these principal roles.
To be considered, submit a tape of a 2 minute monologue, as well as a 2 minute improvisational piece based on the description of the character you’re submitting for. This will allow the director to see that you have a full grasp of the given role. All audition tapes, reels, headshots, and resumes should be emailed to: newbloodcasting@saintsinn[email protected]
Hollywood East Connection recently had the chance to interview New England producer Shanna MacDonald. MacDonald has produced two films to date, Beg, about a burnt out detective who is being forced into early retirement just as one of the worst serial killers begins a killing spree, and The Witching Hour, a psychological thriller made up of a series of vignettes and interweaving story lines.
MacDonald, who never went to film school, started producing when her husband, Kevin, wrote the script for Beg and she decided to help him make it. Soon, Tony Moran, who was the original Michael Myers in the scary movie Halloween became involved and although it was conceived as a short in 2007, by 2009 Beg wrapped as a feature length film. The film was mostly funded out of pocket by the MacDonalds who say of the experience, “it’s been crazy stressful, but it pays off in the end.”
While finding distribution for Beg, the MacDonalds have started production on their second feature, The Witching Hour. This time, Moran is producing and played a big part in casting. Moran, who had taken a hiatus from Hollywood, loved the script and will be working along side actors, William Forsythe and Tony Todd.
When asked about her experience producing her films within New England, MacDonald was full of nothing but compliments. She raved about New England’s film community saying that “…they’re just fabulous. Everyone around here has been great to work with.” She even cited a fruitful collaboration with Sean Doyle’s Baker Street Productions.
As for advice for aspiring producers and those who want to take the chance to make their own film, MacDonald says to “keep working at it” and “really try to get everyone together” because “it’s worth it in the end,” adding, “If you don’t go for your dreams, then you’ll never know.” To keep up with the progress of Beg, check out the film’s website.
Connecticut resident Rob Zombie (aka Robert Cummings) is making his television directorial debut tonight with the airing of an all new episode of CSI: Miami on CBS. The Haverhill, MA born rocker filmed the episode in LA during the month of January. The episode will feature guest stars Malcolm McDowell, Paul Blackthorne, and Michael Madsen as well as his Halloween co-stars, William Forsythe and Kristina Klebe. The highly regarded actor, Malcolm McDowell will play a crooked attorney defending a murder suspect, and Michael Madsen is cast as a bodyguard to the murder suspect. The show will also feature Zombie’s wife Sheri Moon Zombie as a Los Angeles photographer.
“I am very excited to be working on a show that has such an intense and unique visual angle on the classic crime drama formula and look forward to putting my own bizarre stamp on the world of CSI: Miami,” Zombie was quoted in regards to his experience.
The 45 year old horror-obsessed musician, actor, writer, and director has certainly been busy lately, with a new tour recently being announced, “The Gruesome Twosome Tour” with co-headliner, Alice Cooper. Tickets went on sale Tuesday, February 23rd.
★ Suri Cruise with mom Katie Holmes goes Halloween costume shopping in Natick, dressed in her finest princess attire.
★ Patrick Dempsey talks about his cancer wellness center in Maine on “Good Morning America”.
★ Kim Kardashian comes to Boston for Gypsy Bar’s anniversary party.
It was 1978 when the first Halloween movie hit the silver screen, terrifying audiences, and creating an iconic image of horror with the masked character of the unhinged Michael Myers.
31 years and several movies later, Tony Moran, the actor who played the gruesome character during his unmasking in the original film, arrived in the Halloween capitol of the world, Salem, MA this past weekend for a fan meet-and-greet and autograph signing at Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery.
The 52-year-old actor told The Salem News that the John Carpenter directed piece was shot in 21 days on a $300k budget. His co-star, Jamie Lee Curtis, was relatively new to movies at the time, having previously appeared in TV shows. At the time he himself had had very limited paid acting gigs, and was sleeping on a friend’s couch.
“I had the same agent as my little sister, Erin, who played Joanie in the TV show “Happy Days.” She said, “It’s slow, but there’s this low-budget, B film…” he told the paper. The actor currently has two films in the works, still as-yet to be released. Beg, a horror film directed and written by Kevin MacDonald, and Stingy Jack, a horror film which will hit theaters on Halloween on 2010.
Last week we announced the Hollywood East Connection Costume Contest, an opportunity for you all to participate in the one of the highest forms of flattery by dressing up as your favorite movie or T.V. character. Just send a photo of yourself to [email protected] and you could win a $100 AmEx gift card.
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Haverhill, MA native and current Woodbury, CT resident Robert Cummings (Rob Zombie) serves up yet another dose of the dark side as the director of this season’s nighmare-inducing horror flick, Halloween II. Scheduled to hit theaters on August 28, the film is a remake of the original Halloween II released in 1981. This is Cummings’ second time reworking the horror franchise; his interpretation of John Carpenter’s original Halloween was released in 2007. Check out the movie trailer:
As his stage name suggests, Cummings is no stranger to the horror genre. He is the acclaimed director of
House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects—the film that earned him the 2006 Chainsaw Award for Best Killer Movie. Clearly, the man has some credentials.
But haunting the big screen is just one of Cummings’ many career achievements; he is also a Grammy-nominated musician as the vocalist for heavy-metal rock band White Zombie. Cummings applies his musical talents to film and television projects as well, writing for and performing on over 50 soundtracks—everything from “The OC” to Rollerball.
Undoubtedly burning the midnight oil, Cummings has two additional film projects in the works: The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is set to release in late September, and preproduction for Tyrannosaurus Rex began just recently. In a March 30 interview with MTV, Cummings described the latter as “an incredibly violent ’70s action movie…Just a gritty, gnarly, violent movie.”
Didn’t see that coming.
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