Please forward all media inquiries to:
UC PAC: Danni Rumsey, Public Relations Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org | 732-499-0441 ext. 221
Raconteur: Press Contact: Alex Dawson
(email@example.com; 732-754-3978; raconteurventures.blogspot.com)
Image 1: I Sell The Dead
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 19, 2012
JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN! An event ALL AGES will dig!
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
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)
Tickets: ONLY $10. For advance tickets visit ucpac.org or call 732-499-8226
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.
Filmmaking that is both lavish and low budget! 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 arthouse 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. 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. 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.
TICKETS: Available at the UCPAC Box Office at 732-499-8226 or online at UCPAC.org. The UCPAC Box Office, located at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ, is open Tuesday through Friday from 11AM until 5PM and also open late on Thursdays until 8PM.
LOCATION: Located in the heart of the Rahway Arts District, Union County Performing Arts Center is within walking distance of the Rahway NJ Transit train station and can be reached by taking exit 135 from the Garden State Parkway or exit 12 from the NJ Turnpike. Parking is available downtown at the Rahway Parking Garage.
ABOUT UNION COUNTY PAC: The Union County Performing Arts Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation operating in the historic Rahway Theatre, originally built in 1928. With 1,300 seats, the Union County PAC is one of the largest theatres in Union County. The Arts Center provides barrier-free access and seating for patrons upon request. Programming is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
Box Office – 732-499-8226
Online – www.ucpac.org
PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS FURNISHED UPON REQUEST
Please contact Danni Rumsey at
732-499-0441, ext. 221 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information in this release is current as of Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.
For up-to-the-minute information on events and UCPAC news,
visit the Union County Performing Arts Center online at www.ucpac.org.