Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The House Between 2.0




For those of you who have been with Fantasmo a while, you know all about how Rob and I are involved in a little indie film/Web TV project called The House Between. If you haven't heard us talk about it (or missed our Fantasmo screening of the first season's premiere episode), it all started with a guest speaker we had during the early days of Fantasmo named John Kenneth Muir. John is a TV/Movie guru and author of a ridiculous number of books on the subject, and gave a great talk at our Films of John Carpenter episode (he also wrote an excellent book by the same title). Before the talk, he asked us and a few other folks from our Fantasmo crew over dinner if we'd like to join him in a sci-fi/horror Web TV project he was developing. Being who we are, he scarcely had the words out of his mouth before we said yes : )

Long story short, we went down to Monroe, NC in May 2006 and shot 7 episodes over the course of a week. It was brutal, but we had a lot of fun. The series aired between January and March of 2007 to good reviews. We all loved the end result, and when John asked everyone back for a second season there was no hesitation. We returned in May 2007 to Monroe, and shot 8(!) episodes in 7 days. It made the first outing look like a cake walk, and was incredibly grueling for the entire cast and crew (I ended up with a a fever of 102 degrees on day 4). Even so, we had a blast and are expecting great things from the new season (which features quite a bit more action, and is much darker in tone). The above trailer will give you a sneak peak of what to expect when the series premieres on January 25. You can watch the series, check out interviews with the cast and crew, and see lots of other neat stuff at www.thehousebetween.com. Enjoy!

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