Monday, February 23, 2009

Can Films From AAAAAH!! Survive Dai's Dissection?

Dai Green, the Dark Doyenne of DVD Delights at, dissects the films of "AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits, Volume 1".

In the 02/19/09 entry of her "What's the Bloody Deal?" column she selects Christopher Alan Broadstone's "My Skin!" and my own "The Crypt Club" for closer inspection.

So, after honing her verbal blades, what does Dai have to say? Well, now that you ask, here's a self-serving sample:

Christopher did a great job of making this film something that you can watch more than once and enjoy each time you do. With a great script, beautiful camera shots, and a wonderful actor at the helm, this short proves that short horror films are an important, and sometimes even more worth watching, part of the horror film industry!

Can you see me blushing in the dark? That's the kind of praise we're looking for when we select films for "AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits".

Thanks Dai for agreeing that what we're doing is worth watching. And I'll never, ever forget that the correct pronunciation of your first name rhymes with 'Day', not 'Die'. (Fifty lashes with a wet cat 'o nine tails)

And what does Lady Dai have to say about "The Crypt Club"? I'll let you enjoy that read on your own. Suffice to say that vivid memories of teen angst play a key role.

Volume two is in the works. Send in your short indie horror films before it's too late...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Double-Dip Raves for AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits, Volume 1

Okay. I'll admit it. I'm blushing - and that's not easy for someone with no circulation. Master blogger Rob Sullivan liked our "AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits, Volume 1" DVD enough to post a great positive review.

In fact, he posted it twice!

First on the Haunted Report site, which features the latest in horror news. Their motto: "If it tries to scare the crap out of you - we cover it."

The second post is on the Behind the Big Screen site, which covers a wider selection filmed entertainment.

Wow! Genre AND mainstream coverage. That's a two-fer I can sink my pearlies into.

In addition to spotlighting several of the compilation's films, Rob points out:

"Just because these are short films - some only a few minutes long - doesn't mean they couldn't be full length features. A couple of them have so much packed into them you'll think you've seen an entire movie in the time it takes to watch the shorter version."

On a cold winter's night it warms both of my cockles to know that we're living up to our own motto: "All Killer - No Filler".

Thank you Rob for noticing that our 7-film DVD packs a whack of value into 110 minutes. And thanks for telling folks - twice.

Haunted Report Review
Behind the Big Screen

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Winner Announced in AAAAAH!! DVD Contest

On February 2 (a.k.a. Groundhog Day in North America) our very own trusty, undead meteorological wonder rodent, Cemetery Sammy, poked his snout from his burrow, sniffed the frozen air and declared a winner in our latest DVD contest giveaway.

Crypt Club Productions Inc., in cooperation with, sponsored a giveaway of our debut DVD: "AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits, Volume 1". Obscure Horror posted an interview with yours cruelly and the contest required entrants to correctly answer a question based on the content of the interview.

Millions of entrants (okay, not exactly millions, but way more than a groggy, chilled groundhog could handle) flooded the contest in-box. From among all the qualified entrants Cemetery Sammy selected a winner: Michele Pineda of Waterville, ME in the US of A. As our dear, departed Uncle Forry would say, "Kong-gratulations!"

The DVD is on its way via Groundhog Express and should arrive in plenty of time for St. Valentine's Day. So dim the lights Michele and cuddle up with your boo-loved for a good night's creep.

In the mean time, Cemetery Sammy's learning to read so he can review his labor contract.

Obscure Horror Interview