Fearscale is one of my favorite review sites because they find a subject, connect them to a heart monitor and have them watch a horror film. They take those results and find how scary a movie is. I think it’s fun and brilliant.
So far they have reviewed SOUNDBITE and STALK, the first two films I directed for Horror House. Both of those films were about five minutes….but LOVE ME NOT is 11 minutes and we were wondering if we create something that could sustain fear for twice as long. I have to say – I think we did a great job. Check out the results here: Fearscale reviews LOVE ME NOT
Thank you Gruesome Hertzogg and Lil Gru from the Puk’em Podcast for the awesome review of my film Love Me Not.
Gruesome gave the film 8.5 stars and Lil Gru gave us 8 stars!
Listen to the podcast episode here:
I love that this website compared by first film with Horror House Soundbite to our third film Love Me Not. Nice to see that as an artist, and as a brand, we are growing!
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#horrorshortfilm comparison between two films by @horrorhousmedia called Love Me Not and Soundbite. They are both very different films but overall I preferred Love Me Not. Heart rate when watching Love Me Not (green plot) shows a larger rise and a lower SD1 value compared to Soundbite (orange plot). This indicates Love Me Not was the more stressful of the two. SD1 is a measure of heart rate variability.
So grateful that we are getting such great reviews in the new year for my newest film STALK, which was written by Brantley J. Brown and shot by Richard Trejo. Stars Kara Schaaf and my good friend Tyler Gallant.
I wanted to take a minute to say thank you to Reelometer for reviewing the film, and showing the heart rate of an individual who watched the film! I love these types of reviews because it helps you understand how the pacing of a film affects the viewer!
Reelometer is a side project on #physioreviews: ‘reviwing’ movies by observing one’s physiological response to them!
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#horror #physioreview feel free to skip this one if you aren’t a fan of the genre. Big thanks to @horrorhousmedia for asking us to review their short film Stalk. Overall the build up was excellent. Watch my heart rate rise with anticipation! We enjoyed the ending but felt it could have been sequenced better. Be sure to catch the ending on their YouTube channel 😊
This is a fun film about a stalker played by Tyler Gallant who stalks a young lady Vanessa, played by Kara Schaaf, as she walks home alone from a party. This was such a blast to direct…and I am so grateful that my friend Richard Trejo jumped on board to be our Director of Photography. He brought on his friend Justin Chamberlain to help and the two of them were phenomenal.
Brantley designed the mask – which is creepy (can’t wait to show you all) – and did great blood effects on set. I was even grateful to my nephew Majd who came to hang out on set and help. He even did the slate for us! Thank you Majd.
I really this is a great follow up film to Soundbite, the first film I directed for Horror House and I really cannot wait to show you the final product. I am fully confidant that you will enjoy this film!
So for 2018 Ray McCann and I were talking about creating a new digital platform for short horror form content. I thought it would be a great idea for him to have digital content to produce and for which I could direct. So I reached out to my writing partner Brantley J. Brown and asked him to start writing short scripts that were creepy/scary and simple to shoot. With that, Horror House was born.
So now we begin the shooting process. Stay tuned as we are launching Halloween 2018. Feel free to reach out to use and to follow us on the social media platforms. Help us generate the buzz. We want to rally the horror community.
So my writing partner Brantley J Brown and I just finished our first script together. I had written the short film Del Obispo Road – a horror short – and Brantley helped me adapt it into a feature film script. Actor and producer Edward Coupland will star as the lead, Ryan.
When Ryan’s sister goes missing in 1985, he is plagued by the memory of someone – or something – that he felt was responsible for her disappearance. Twenty years later he still can’t forget that night and the weight of that memory begins to push him to madness. When he starts to see his sister again, Ryan starts to search for answers as to why his sister vanished, and if the dreams that haunt him are real.
This story is based on a terrifying event shared to me by Rochelle Robinson.
We did a great interview about this film and script on my podcast Mimosas With Michael. Enjoy!