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December 16, 2018
There's an update twice a month and for the first time in a while, there's not much new to report. The past couple of weeks have been quieter than a mime walking in snow.
:: One thing that has come through is that Mandy was nominated for awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Detroit Film Critics Society, and the Hollywood in Music Media Awards for its amazing score by the late Johann Johansson. The Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival gave it a nod for Best Feature Film and the Seattle Film Critics will announce their winners tomorrow where the score is nominated there as well. As stated in the last update, a nomination has come from the Film Independent Spirit Awards for the visually stunning cinematography. Congratulations and good luck!
:: The Mandy fan-made video game is complete and now available for download.
:: There was a sinister tweet sent out by Arvind Ethan David, Executive Producer, on Dirk Gently showing this photo of Samuel Barnett with the hash tag new case. My mind runs amok with possibilities!
:: Other than that, I'm working hard on my annual year end video and for the first time in eight years, it's under four minutes. It will be ready to view in the next update and hopefully a bit more news on Elijah will accompany it. Perhaps for his new films, Come to Daddy and L.A. Rush.
That's all... for now.
November 30, 2018
L.A. Rush is the title of the new film Elijah has been working on. Production recently began in, where else, Los Angeles, and there are some photos posted on Instagram taken from set.      
:: The Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced and Mandy is in the running for Best Cinematography. Too bad there's no category for film score, because the movie would have been nominated there as well.
:: A video game is in the works for Mandy. It's designed with retro 8 bit graphics which compliments the vibe of the movie perfectly.
:: The winner of fan made Mandy poster competition, judged by the film's director, Panos Cosmatos, has been announced. Congrats to the artist, Giuseppe Balestra!
That's all... for now.
November 16, 2018
It's been slim picking with new images of Elijah, so until that changes, I'll dig into the archives.
:: The video game 11-11: Memories Retold has only been out for week, but it has already gained a nomination from The Game Awards for Best Games for Impact. Sign up and cast your votes!
:: The new documentary, The Panama Papers, where Elijah narrates, will show on the cable network, Epix starting November 26th.
:: Esquire has named their 25 best films so far this year and Mandy stands on top of the list.
:: If you didn't catch Mandy in theaters or VOD, it's now been exclusively added to Shudder's lineup on November 29th.
:: Comedy Central's, Drunk History will start its sixth season on January 15th, and premiere with a full Frankenstien episode where Elijah portrays Percy Shelley. This should be hilarious as always.
That's all... for now.
October 31, 2018
Those delightfully creepy people at SpectreVision visited Los Angeles Comic Con over the weekend to talk about their equally creepy film and gaming projects. You can see some photos here, and watch their panel on YouTube.
:: If you didn't get a chance to be spooked out and entranced in the theater by the force that is Mandy, but really want to, no worries. It's now available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray! This bloody and chilling film is near the top of a long list of movies so far this year according to the site, Thrillest.
:: PosterSpy held a Mandy poster contest and the entries are great! Even yours truly got in on the frightfully fun action. Check out the submissions here.
:: There's a couple more days left to scare up some votes for SpectreVision's, Transference. It's been nominated for a Golden Joystick Award for Best VR game. You can place your votes at the site.
:: Great movies are hard to keep buried. Netflix UK and Ireland announced it will stream the entire trilogy of The Lord of the Rings starting tomorrow.
:: It's still very sad that Johann Johannsson passed at his start of burning up the cinematic world. He has posthumously won Film Composer of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards. His last work was scoring the film, Mandy.
:: War is hell, but the collector's edition of 11-11: Memories Retold is not. The new video game, which comes out November 9th, has some sweet additions. Check it out!
:: If you missed Elijah's ghoulish guest voice performance in Cartoon Network's, Star Wars Resistance, there's a short clip of the episode. From the way it played out, Jace could be back for revenge.
:: Are you dressing up in your best Over the Garden Wall garb for Halloween? Are you on Twitter? Then head over to their costume contest now and send in your photo for a chance to win a secret prize.
:: Finally, to get in mood, I'm dusting off the cobwebs from an old video I made titled, Faces of Halloween.
That's all... for NOOooOOooow.
October 15, 2018
The Sitges Film Festival just ended and director of Mandy, Panos Cosmatos, walked away with the Best Director award. Congratulations!
:: Here's an interview Elijah gave on the success of Mandy. Since opening a month ago, the film has topped $1 million dollars at the box office, gaining more praise and dollars as the number of theaters diminish.
:: Even more awards are lining up SpectreVision's mantel. Transference won for the Best Interactive Narrative VR Experience and best Immersive Story at the recent Raindance Film Festival.
:: The upcoming video game, 11-11: Memories Retold will donate proceeds to the charity, War Child UK. You can read more about it here, as well as watch a video of Elijah explaining more about the game and the charity.
:: Just in time for Halloween, Eli Roth's new program, History of Horror debuted last night on AMC. Elijah is one the many guest speaking about the craft of the genre and their experiences with horror movies. Zombies, ghosts and vampires are all welcome.
:: It has been announced that Elijah will make his first appearance in the Frankenstein episode on Drunk History on Comedy Central. If you've never seen the show, it's an hilarious take on American history told by an intoxicated narrator and performed by actors.
:: The inset image of Tony from I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore is by artist and animator, Matt Pierce. He also created this piece for Mandy.
:: Lastly, Elijah tweeted, "Totally down with a duo flick!" in response to a question asked of Daniel Radcliffe in a video favoring doing a movie together. Make it happen guys!
That's all... for now.