Friday, October 19, 2012

See I Sell The Dead with Cast and Crew in NJ


Tired of tortured Tommy Hilfiger teens being passed off as horror? Looking for a smart, rollicking throwback to the heyday of Hammer & Channel 11's Chiller Theater? Look no further...
Spend the evening in one of the oldest theaters in New Jersey with the coolest guys in modern horror!

Raconteur Ventures & UC PAC Present
An Evening with Glass Eye Pix Founder LARRY FESSENDEN, Director GLENN MCQUAID & I SELL THE DEAD! On Stage Conversation/Screening/Q&A/Meet&Greet
8 PM, Fri. Oct 26 - The Union County Performing Arts Center (UC PAC)
1601 Irving Street Rahway, NJ 07065 (Just three blocks from the Rahway station & only 30 min from New York Penn Station via NJ Transit’s NE Corridor Line)
All tickets: ONLY $10. For advance tix visit:
For more info contact Danni Rumsey @ or call (732) 499-0441

Trained at the crooked knee of body thief Willie Grimes, Arthur Blake is arrested for a series of ghoulish infractions and now has "five hours to kill" and confess before losing his head, courtesy of the guillotine. Thus begins McQuaid's boozy, buddy flick about two bumbling turn-of-the-century resurrectionists trying stay alive and make a living selling corpses in undead Ireland. Think Charles Dickens by way of Hammer horror. Written, directed, designed and edited all by McQuaid, the film features Fessenden as producer and head grave-robber Grimes, and stars Hellboy Ron Perlman, ring bearer Dominic Monaghan, and everybody’s favorite Tall Man, Angus Scrimm.

Featuring an in depth, on stage conversation between Fessenden (The Innkeepers, Stakeland, I Sell the Dead), McQuaid (I Sell the Dead, V/H/S), and Dread Central's Paul Nomad (with possible SKYPE visits from Angus Scrimm & Ron Perlman), and a screening of their collaborative effort, the Dickensian I SELL THE DEAD, a bumptious buddy pic about two no-luck grave robbers. Find out how Larry & Glenn recreated their vivid version of turn of the century Ireland on…wait for it…Staten Island!

Dubbed a "modern day Roger Corman" by the New York Times, producer/director/actor Larry Fessenden has much more in common with foreign art house auteurs like Guillermo del Toro, a friend and longtime supporter, than he does with the current wave of American torture-porn directors. As founder of Glass Eye Pix (and its "no budget" arm, Scare Flix), Fessenden is known for producing smart, inexpensive "B list films with A list themes" (what the Village Voice calls "brains before blood"), mentoring a slew of young horror hot shots that include Ti West, Jim Mickle, and Glen McQuaid, the Dublin born director whose feature film debut is the period horror comedy I SELL THE DEAD.

The landmark Union County Performing Arts Center was built as a vaudeville venue-cum-silent film house in the early 1920s. In keeping with the film's necropolitan setting, horse drawn hearses and authentic period Charnel Carts will be parked/displayed out front.

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