Looking at Speculative Fiction from Another Dimension.

Merciless Machines Attempt to Stifle Family Fiend and Fail

This weekend Tales from Mutantville premiered at the Mad Monster Party. The joke was on Family Fiend unfortunately because the DVD player was not cooperative. The machines thought they had won, but little did they know that on Saturday we were running ahead of schedule and had some time to show Family Fiend and Scarecrow at Midnight. This was the first time something I wrote and directed screened for the public. It was an awesome feeling. I was glad that the very talented Catherine Trail, who played Tess in Family Fiend, was there to watch it for the first time. We appreciate all of our friends and guests that were in attendance as well. One thing I didn’t really get to talk about after the screening is the fact that I wanted people to have questions at the end of the film. I’m not always a fan of everything being buttoned up nice and neat at the end of a movie. In life we don’t always get all of our questions answered. We have different perceptions and ideas based on our experiences and beliefs. Hopefully Family Fiend ends in such a way that people have some questions. With one character for example, (I don’t want to give away too much since most people haven’t seen the film yet) I wanted to make people wonder what may be illness and what may be personality. Hopefully other questions about reality, how did ______ end up _____, etc… To me, that’s something cool about film. You take people on a ride and they question what happened and it may stay with them a little while. This doesn’t have to happen to make a movie good, but it doesn’t hurt. One thing I didn’t go for is making something odd or weird just for the sake of being weird. Ah ah ah choodavidlynchooo! Don’t get me wrong I like Lynch I just remember some scenes in Mulholland Drive making me think, “What in the world?” or “Why introduce these detectives and not use them any more in the movie?” Well, I guess that’s enough rambling for now. Mutantville would sincerely like to thank each and every person that...