Monday, February 23, 2015

FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS: Helps us make this film.

James Bickert and me at HorrorHound Weekend Indianapolis 2012.
Hello everyone.  I haven't written in awhile!  But what could be a better reason than to promote my friend, James Bickert, and his new film, FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS?!  FCB is the much anticipated sequel to DEAR GOD NO!  Which is also set to feature one of my favorite actors and people, Laurence R. Harvey.  James has a very serious passion for real film.  DGN was shot on super 16mm and FCB is set to be shot on 35mm.

I met James and the DEAR GOD NO gang at Texas Frightmare Weekend in 2012.  I truly have them to thank for my introduction to the horror-filmmaking-world.  I started my screening series, Slaughter Movie House, with their film.  They also introduced me to Laurence R. Harvey that weekend, who would later star in my directorial debut, CALL GIRL.  It means the world to me to try my hardest to help them now.

Help us out if you can by pledging to the Kickstarter campaign and spreading the word.

Press Release:


Poster design by Tom "The Dude Designs" Hodge (censored)
ATLANTA – February 23, 2015 – Big World Pictures announces its latest production, FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS, will be shot on 35mm motion picture film. The producers have unearthed 20,000 feet of unexposed Kodak Vision 3 film stock leftover and carefully stored from a major Hollywood production. FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS is the sequel to the award-winning internationally distributed Super 16mm film DEAR GOD NO! and will be shot with Arri cameras and Zeiss lenses.
“We’re really excited to extend our love affair with film.The medium injects our production crew with a hand-crafted sense of pride that we don’t often experience from using digital equipment,” explains director James Bickert.  “Film is a real motivator; it reminds me of soda made with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. You forget what you’re missing until you experience it.”
35mm Film Brings New Challenges
With film becoming obsolete, development and telecine post-production houses disappearing, the race is on to start principal photography on what may be the last “shot on film” horror genre picture for the production team. Big World Pictures has started aKickstarter campaign to help get the project in motion.
“We don’t want to waste this opportunity on teenagers stalked in the woods or flying CGI sharks,” adds Bickert. “Our script is very ambitious with a production design that will maximize the natural properties of the medium. We’re using practical effects and we really hope the fans of our previous film will contribute to getting this unique vision in the can. We believe there is a market for the films we love, making the public aware of what we’re doing is the hurdle and hopefully the Kickstarter campaign can bring attention to our cause. We’re offering some really great rewards for investors. ”
Old School Ballyhoo and a Twisted Vision
FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS centers on the re-animation of the South's most notorious biker gang - The Impalers. Dr. Marco and his assistant are performing gruesome experiments in their asylum lab and have resurrected the thrill-kill Motorcycle Club to capture a Bigfoot containing a pathogen that will allow them to perform a human head transplant. When news of the gang resurrection draws the attention of bounty hunters, law enforcement and rival gangs, the lofty aspirations of these mad scientist starts to spiral out of control. Things get even worse for the occupants when past failed- experiments escape from the basement and the lab is attacked by a bomb-happy femme fatale named Val. Stylistically FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS pays homage to several of the production team’s favorite films such as the Hammer Studio's Frankenstein series, FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL!, THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE, HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB, THE RE-ANIMATOR and Biker drive-in pictures from the 70s. Blood, scares, nudity, action, weirdness and real explosions are on the menu, and the dessert is an underlying theme about addiction and what hampers humanity from feeling fulfilled in life. These issues are explored through the actions of really rotten characters doing rotten things - all in the context of a fun-filled smorgasbord of entertainment.
Dedicated Professionals
The self-proclaimed team of "awesome" fanatics at Big World Pictures are made up of crew members from other productions, including THE WALKING DEAD, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, CONSTANTINE, Adult Swim's YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL and TOO MANY COOKS. The camera crew worked on HBO’s THE WIRE and the grip department has worked on productions that include the HUNGER GAMES and THE FAST & THE FURIOUS series. Cast members include Laurence Harvey (HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 & 3), Celebrity Chef Jim Stacy (DEEP FRIED MASTERS, OFF BEAT EATS) and Ellie Church (TIME TO KILL, HEADLESS). The majority of the DEAR GOD NO! cast will be returning to reprise their roles.
For the Love of the Genre
The Atlanta based Big World Pictures was formed to create films by horror fans for horror fans. Shooting on film has been a binding force for the group who enthusiastically tour the country to horror conventions, festivals and theatrical screenings.
“It’s all about comradery and being part of a bigger community.  Due to the bottom line of larger productions, the horror genre gets stuck in trends. Our fan base is growing quickly, and we hope to keep delivering the solid entertainment that we enjoy making. We have a deep sense of pride in what we’re doing and love sharing the experience with like-minded audiences. FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS is going to electrify them,” concludes Bickert.
How to Contribute If you love film, horror movies and crazy spectacle, you can help by contributing
Also, stay up-to-date on our latest news and happening by following us on Facebook, Twitter (@jamesbickert) and our website

And, now, the glorious uncensored version!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Movies Seen in 2014

Last year I kept track of all the films I saw for the first time.  It inspired me to watch more.  So I'm sharing my list with you, no matter how embarrassing!  You should do it this year with me.  I just keep the list on my phone- super easy.  Give it a try!

* = new release/film festival screening
< = favorite

1. Cannibal Holocaust. 
2. The Grey. 
3. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. *
4. The Campground. 
5. Hypothermia. 
6. Macabre.    <
7. Antiviral. 
8. Like Crazy.
9. Drinking Buddies. 
10. Only God Forgives. 
11. Old Boy.   <
12. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. 
13. Gremlins. 
14. Dracula (1931). 
15. Sightseers.
16. Big Bad Wolves. *   <
17.  Thanatomorphose. *
18. Truth or Dare. *
19. Raze. *
20. Knights of Badassdom. *
21. Waiting for Forever. 
22. 24 Exposures. *
23. Thelma & Louise.    <
24. Snow Town Murders.   <
25. The Wolf of Wallstreet. *   <
26. The Iceman.
27. The Other Woman. 
28. Safe Haven. 
29. Fruitvale Station.   <
30. Princess Bride. 
31. Bride of Frankenstein.  <
32. Cropsey.  <
33. Dallas Buyers Club. 
34. The Lego Movie. *
35. Robocop. (remake) *
36. The Jeffery Dahmer Files. 
37. Almost Human. *
38. Bad Milo. 
39. Fargo.  <
40. American Hustle.  <
41. Dead Alive.
42. Eraserhead. 
43. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. 
44. Night of the Living Fred. 
45. Captain America: The Winter Soldier. *
46. The Lifeguard.
47. Safety Not Guaranteed. 
48. Cheap Thrills. *
49. Blood Junkie.
50. Mudjackin. *
51. Before I Disappear. * 
52. Why Don't You Play in Hell? * 
53. Enemy. *
54. Oculus.* 
55. Proxy. *  <
56. Banshee Chapter. 
57. The Quiet Ones. *
58. Adam Chaplin.
59. The Sacrament. *
60. Don Jon.
61. Raging Bull.   <
62. Red State. 
63. X Men: Days of Future Past. *
64. Malificent. *
65. The Amazing Spider-Man 2. *
66. Four Rooms. 
67. Cold in July. *  <
68. The Counselor. 
69. Deliver Us From Evil. *
70. Crossbearer. 
71. Reanimator. 
72. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. *   <
73. Jug Face. 
74. Sharknado 2. *
75. The Purge: Anarchy. *
76. Boyhood. *    <   <   <   <   <   <   <   < - MOVIE OF THE YEAR
77. Bronson.   <
78. Prince Avalanche. 
79. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. *
80. Guardians of the Galaxy. *  <
81. The Tourist. 
82. The Green Inferno. *  <
83. Late Phases. *  <
84. Housebound. *  <
85. Starry Eyes. *
86. Digging up the Marrow. *
87. The Babadook. *  <
88. Nymph. (Killer Mermaid) *
89. VHS Viral. *
90. The Signal. *  <
91. Draft Day.
92. Transcendence. 
93. All Cheerleaders Die. *
94. As Above So Below. *
95. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. *
96. Wolf Creek 2. *
97. Tusk. *
98. ABCs of Death 2. *  <
99. I Saw the Devil.    <
100. This is Where I Leave You. *
101. Ju-On (The Grudge).   <
102. The Pact. 
103. Honeymoon. *
104. DYS-. *
105. The Cemetery.
106. Lizzy Borden. *
107. Ichi the Killer.   < 
108. Annabelle. *
109. Circus of the Dead. *
110. Dracula Untold. *
111. X Moor. *
112. Preservation. *
113. Exists. *   <
114. Dead Snow 2. *
115. The Guest. *  <
116. See No Evil 2. *
117. Dread. 
118. Godzilla (2013). 
119. Suburban Gothic. *
120. Spring. *
121. Blue Ruin.   <
122. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. 
123. John Wick. *   <
124. The Holy Sound. 
125. Horns. *
126. Gone Girl. *
127. In Fear. *
128. Nightcrawler. *   <
129. Ouija. *
130. Interstellar. *
131. Maniac. (1980).   <
132. Time to Kill. *
133. Mr. Jones. *
134. Torment. 
135. The Rover. *
136. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. *   <   <   <   < - HORROR FILM OF THE YEAR 
137. Snowpiercer. *
138. Into the Woods. *
139. Inherent Vice. *