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THE GRINDHOUSE MASSACRE TRAILER

Posted: Wed, 24th Aug 2005, 11:31am

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The Grindhouse Massacre is a loving homage of some of the best hardcore 70's horror films that we've come to adore and mimic. Okay F/X hounds check a gander at the face blast a character takes late in the trailer, this was done using a mix of blue screen and EFFECTS LAB and it's amazing particle system. Also we have and EFFECTS LAB gunflare as well.

TGM is well over 50% through with filming. We've been bustin' balls almost every day for the past week trying to give you the most goriest movie you've seen in ages!

Synopsis:

Virginia was an 18 year old horror star, the queen of the b-movie starlets. But when she walked off the set of "The Evil Bed 2: Nude By Dawn" finally refusing to do the very nude scenes that made her famous, her career went with her.
3 years later Virginia became a local Ohio horror host and underground filmmaker. But when her ideals were no longer in fashion her distributor quickly pulled the plug on what little career Virginia had left.
This was the day that Virginia lost her mind.
What ensued was a gruesome orgy of carnage and violence unlike any seen before.
Virginia in one final last ditch effort to revive her career from the dead began a series of the most bizarre and twisted murders ever seen, through the eye of her home video camera she captured them all!
When she played them on her late night show "Mistress Midnight's Sinful Sinema" they became her blood soaked saviour. Her career had risen from the grave, as those who wronged her were laid to theirs.
Cast & Credits
Written and Directed by:
Dustin Austen

Produced by:
Dustin Austen

Cast:
Virginia - Jessika Del Monte
Jezebel - Jessica Lover
Lilli LaRue - Ava Love
Tiffany - Natalie Neale
James - Mark Cray
Fritz - Mark Aldrich
Michael - Dustin Austen
Ghost - Susi Naheem
Zombie - Dee Rettulf
Jason Mask - Timmy Nalon
| More cast TBA |
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Posted: Wed, 24th Aug 2005, 4:12pm

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Rating: +1

Wow.... I am definitely looking forward to this one! When do you expect the movie to be out?
Posted: Wed, 24th Aug 2005, 4:25pm

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Hey man, thanks for the feedback. We're aiming for a Sept. 12th DVD release through our website! Just keep checkin back for updates!
Posted: Fri, 26th Aug 2005, 2:45am

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Hey I just wanted to drop a quick line and say thanks for making us number 1! FX home is one of my favorite places on the web and i have so much respect to all of those who share their work here! So it means quite a bit to have hit number 1. Thanks everyone, you've made alot of people's day!

Bloody Best Wishes,
Dustin Austen
Rottwieler Productions
www.projectdoomsday.com
Posted: Fri, 26th Aug 2005, 5:00am

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Well...Can't say i really liked this at all, and here's why:

The Color grading was crappy, as were the transitions. You Should have used a more Professional and watchable one like Fades or flashes.

The Acting seemed pretty alright, but the main actress sounded like she was ad-libbing all her dialogue. Also, there wasn't enough editing mid-dialogue.

The Premise is Lame, IMO, but whatever floats your boat.

At the very least, the Music fit.
Posted: Fri, 26th Aug 2005, 6:00am

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Sorry you didn't care for the trailer man. But I thought I'd stop and take a second to explain why I made some of the choices I did when creating the look that the overall piece had.

When we concieved the film we very much wanted a washed out, grainy and sometimes downright psychadelic look in order to really emulate the old seventies grindhouse movies. Some of the shots it actually took me hours in magic bullet and rendering to complete, such as towards the end when the girl is being fed her own face. The grain was also bumped up on the film and the source footage itself was shot washed out as all hell. Those old films weren't glossy or even always shot under the best circumstances, and i thought that this film should look no different.

The storyline is very much a direct reference to the old style revenge driven films of the seventies, and also a very direct reference to the Vincent Price film Theatre of Blood in which he dispatches the reviewers that have ruined his career in creative and over the top ways. This film is in every way a satire of some of the sillier aspects of the current underground horror scene and some of our experiences that we've had.

There was also a great deal of ad lib on the set, as there was on many many old school get her done quick 70's flicks. Many scenes in Last House on the Left were VERY improvised and we of course not only wanted to make a film that emulated a certain look, but shoot it many of the same manors in which those very films were done, which meant almost all hand held work, fewer takes than normal etc etc etc.

Thanks for being honest though in your opinion, it's the difference of opinion that keeps variety popular in this world. Thanks for watchin' it man and dropping a line.

Bloody Best Wishes,
Dustin Austen
Rottwieler Productions
www.projectdoomsday.com
Posted: Fri, 26th Aug 2005, 7:08am

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Looks alright. I'm just tired of this genre. The makeup and effects look awesome, just the subject seems a little tired out for me.
Posted: Fri, 26th Aug 2005, 8:20am

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Thanks for the compliment Kahuna, we put alot of work into the FX on this project. Glad you liked them!
Posted: Fri, 26th Aug 2005, 11:06am

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I've only had a quick look at this (no sound on coz i'm at work) I'll comment on the film later but what I just wanted to say is how refreshing it is to see someone take critisism so well. So many on here get over defensive or go off on one if everyone doesn't agree with them how great their movie is. Well done mate, it's great to see an explaination of the choices you made not a huge rant about how great you are. I'll have another look at the film later over ther weekend. The effects look great so far though and its rubbidh story premise really is 70's horror. Good stuff
Posted: Fri, 26th Aug 2005, 1:45pm

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Very nice... very frightning already. It has this eery suspense...
Posted: Fri, 26th Aug 2005, 4:03pm

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Wow! From the preview this movie seems like it's right on target for what you're trying to achieve! I thought the gore effects were done extremely well, the color correction, grain and high contrast set the right tone and feel for this style of movie. For the preview I thought the music and sound effects mixing was great and the little we saw of the acting was right on par with the genre you're in. For this genre of film I think the "unprofessional" quality of the film and the "cheezy" dialogue, plots, and acting help produce more of an unnerving and unsettling feeling as you watch it (which, I'm guessing, you are doing intentionally for that very reason as well as a tribute to the 70's) ... I've never been a fan of the gore genre (my brother is the one who makes the gory Lego movies) I've always been more a fan of the mainstream Hitchcockian suspense thriller (less is more) but I do look forward to seeing your finished movie although I can't garantee I'll be able to stomach watching the whole thing straight through! I did go to your Rottwieler Productions website and ordered the "Bad Friend" DVD ... A lonely guy buying a zombie off the internet to have as a friend sounded too funny to pass up - so I'll give that one a try...
Posted: Fri, 26th Aug 2005, 4:10pm

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Well done. Looking forward to the completed film!
Posted: Fri, 26th Aug 2005, 7:05pm

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Thanks everyone for the insights, it's always cool to get feedback on anything you do, both good and bad. Thanks Jotoki for the compliment. When you work on anything, whether it be film, or cars, your opinions are bound to be different, chevy man or ford man? So I don't get upset when someone doesn't like something that we do, all I can do is tell you why I made a choice I did. There's so many great films here on fxhome that he'll find something he does enjoy and that's all that really matters. Variety is the spice of life and there's plenty here on this site that there's something for everyone. I hate to see boards like this one get filled with fighting and arguing, we're all indie guys aiming for a similar cause, so theres no need for fighting at all.

Zukovega thanks for the Bad Friend order, we had a blast making that picture and I hope you have a blast watching it!

Once again, thanks for all of your feedback both positive and negative, I look forward to reading more comments!

Bloody Best Wishes,
Dustin Austen
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www.projectdoomsday.com
Posted: Sat, 27th Aug 2005, 10:02am

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This movie, kinda freaked me, but I guess that is what it is suppose to do biggrin
The editing was really nicely done, which made the "gothic" feel even better.
The sound was a little poor sometimes, dunno if you used the mic from the camera or an extra mic...(directional mic are usually best for convos in films).

Haha...I enjoyed the last sentence "I had anal sex, ...with a ghost" smile

lol

Anyways, not bad at all, look forward to having a look at your final product.

Cheers,
devilskater
Posted: Sun, 28th Aug 2005, 4:35am

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jotoki wrote:

I just wanted to say is how refreshing it is to see someone take critisism so well. So many on here get over defensive or go off on one if everyone doesn't agree with them how great their movie is.
Very true.... but also, I think there needs to be more objective criticism from FXHome users as well... I speak in regards to ALL films on here, not just on this particular one.

See, when I take the time to review a film on FXHome (which isn't all too often, I will say) I review it from as an objective a standpoint as I can.

For instance, I tend to dislike a lot of romantic comedies. I take that back... I tend to loathe many romantic comedies. However, I still try to look any such film in the view of the quality of that film, NOT in the frame of mind that I have of, "I hate this because it's a romantic comedy."

So I often try to look at what a filmmaker did right and wrong WITHIN the bounds he/she has set themselves into.... and I think others should as well.


So, granted, people may not like this type of film at all. But also, our filmmaker here has explained to us exactly what he was trying to pull off, so let's critique within that area he's put himself into.
Posted: Mon, 29th Aug 2005, 10:35am

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nitroviper007 has a great point here, when anyone approahces making a film they have a certain vibe, if you will, that they want to present their viewers with. Our happens to be with this project catching a late drive in double bill in 77'. I hope we deliver what fans of the genre will enjoy. I think that so many times films are judged without taking into consideration the audience the film was intended for. I own a video store and many of our loyal customers totally hated and I mean hated more than a gorilla smakcing them in the face, Sin City. I began asking them why, answer, they don't like comic books, and didn't like that the movie looked so much like one. Was it a well made movie. Yeah, did hours of work and labor go into making it look JUST like the comic. Hell yeah, did alot of average film goers get it? Hell no. Therefore they label it a bad movie. If they want to see bad I have a few films I've aquired at conventions that will show them the very definition. Anyways, I'm sure everyone on FXHOME makes a film with someone else in mind, and I'm sure that someone has embraced it whole heartedly. Whatever genre I make a film in, I hope the fans of that genre dig it, because at the end of the day, I'm a fan too, and hope that everyone will always feel more than free to tell me what they think and what they would like to see done better next time. Constructive critisism helps us to both grow and become better film makers. Thanks everyone for watching, keep letting us know what you think!

Also just as side not the sound has not been "scrubbed" and is still quite raw, so the final sound mix for the film will vary quite a bit.

Bloody Best Wishes,
Dustin Austen
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www.projectdoomsday.com
Posted: Fri, 16th Sep 2005, 12:06am

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you are disgustingly sick minded...sry man but what good does that do anyone. Its so demonic and gross! Well edited and well put together. Great makeup and wardrobe...but MAN!!! in my opinion, i'd rather watch something that made me realize the good things in life, or give me something to think about. Whatever happened to leave it to beaver!!!

Well done, just not my taste.
Posted: Fri, 16th Sep 2005, 12:52am

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I veiw the mood and over look of my filming the same way you do. Dark disturbed and insane to a point. Like house of a 1000 corpses. But i give you major props for goin main stream with it. Most people reject the reality of life that insanity can lead to disturbing and F'ed up events. Instead they fill there minds with there perfect little world were even there arguements are part of. You chose what to get angree with and upset about. There not cause by other ppl. But this substitution of reality clods there vision. When they see the reality of life trough film like urs they override it and respond negitivly because it conflicts with the idea of there perfect little world. Thus making a movie such as ur unpopular which is wrong but what r u goin to do. cant wait to see the sill and keep up the good work.

P.S. OHIO HORROR RULES

OHIO- HOME OF THE TRUE HEAVY METAL MARLYN MANSON< MUSHROOM HEAD< AND MANY OTHERS. NORTH EAST AMERICA IS SICKIN THE MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DEATH TO ALL!
Posted: Sun, 18th Sep 2005, 4:41am

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Hey guys thanks for the responses!

To Chase: Thanks for the compliment, I worked many grueling hours on the technical side of that trailer. sorry it wasn't your taste of film. This is a genre that has that bizarre intrigue really, and is certainly not for everyone. It's about pushing you to the limit, what makes you look away, what's so horrible that you can't look away. What is great about it is that none of it is real and at the end of the day the actress with half her face cut off sat down with us for a drink to shoot the s**t. I know ALOT of people that think Last House on the Left is complete trash and should never be viewed by anyone, it's that opinion that sends others to the video store to check it out. Once again a great example of two sides of the opinion coin!

To Irishcult: Thanks for the support all around! I love the Ohio horror scene and will do anything to keep it in some sort of limelight , even if the limelight is very select few. I've met so many cool folks here in the land of cows and corn that I am eternally greatful for their support and talent and wish them all the warmest wishes! Your opinion was very insightful and you bring up a good point. Some people don't want to be reminded of what atrocities that man is truly capable of. It's by these reminders through film and the lot that alot of people appreciate the good that they truly have in there lives.

Thanks again everyone for keeping us in the top ten for so long, it's an honor that is more than appreciated!
Posted: Sun, 18th Sep 2005, 6:21am

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irishcult wrote:

I veiw the mood and over look of my filming the same way you do. Dark disturbed and insane to a point.
DEATH TO ALL!
You sound dark, disturbed, and insane to a point.
Posted: Sun, 18th Sep 2005, 3:56pm

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I am insane.
U should see my next film coming out. IT's GOIN TO BE GREAT. My friend Jake is coming over to work on the script with me in like an hour. And this is the last day of script editing. then we start FILMING. And watch the eyes roll to the back of ur head

P.S. I like ur story board thing
Posted: Tue, 20th Sep 2005, 6:32pm

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all i can say... HOoollyyy crap..
Posted: Wed, 21st Sep 2005, 2:33pm

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Trying to seem "Disturbed" and "insane" is fairly typical for a younger confused and bored 16 year old. Its also pretty corny that you revel in it. That whole "pushing the limits" thing is pretty lame
Posted: Wed, 21st Sep 2005, 2:50pm

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first of all good guess. I am 16. Second i'm not a tipical goth kid like u may think. My ideas on life is that to understand all feelings in life you must know its opposite. So to understand anger u must first understand happiness. Which i have. So i appear to be a pritty happy guy most of the time but i have alot of "disturbing thoughts" that most ppl block out. If u have read my earlyer post u would understand parts of this. U my friend seem to be one of those ppl that substitute reality for ur own little world. I dont know this so if i'm wrong no ofence. And i dont say anyof this with anger. But just to defened my ideas on life and ur jugment of me.

P.S. Pushing urself to the limit is fun. Have u ever tryed something that was hard but u kept going to get it done or u like to do it. THats pushing ur self. Like me and climbing and jumping. Known as freerunning or parkour.
Posted: Wed, 21st Sep 2005, 4:37pm

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heh... well first of all.. Bryce007 is a dick head.. lol SECOND your 16? DAmn lol.. i dont think that your really that insain.. but this movie still seems kind of intresting if its played out right.. i mean i dont think anyone has ever made a movie about a pissed off porno star.. killing people and filming it.. am i right?

lol i dunno but the trailer for the movie was like.. Wtf.. i personally dont think i would want to watch the whole thing just because i dont get off on that kinda thing.. lol but still.. looks like a good movie for people who like those kinda films
Posted: Sat, 1st Oct 2005, 8:37pm

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i liked it. grossly sexy