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“Antiviral” screens in Charlotte at BAFS, Retrofantasma shows “The Exorcist III” & “Angel Heart” while “Star Trek Into Darkness” & “Man of Steel” Trailers touch down on Mutantville Monday!

“Antiviral” screens in Charlotte at BAFS, Retrofantasma shows “The Exorcist III” & “Angel Heart” while “Star Trek Into Darkness” & “Man of Steel” Trailers touch down on Mutantville Monday!

Apr 22, 2013

Welcome back to another Mutantville Monday here on Mutatnville.com. It’s going to be another crazy week for genre fans here in the Carolinas as IFC brings a limited screening of Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral to Charlotte, Retrofantasma brings you The Exorcist III & Angel Heart and MVP brings you new Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel trailers on Mutantville Monday! No, we’re not trying to set a record for the number of times we can say “Mutantville Monday.” It’s just fun to say. Try it. “Mutantville Monday.” Not Moot-ant-ville. Or Mutt-ant-vile. It’s Mutantville! And that means MVP madness, new trailers, upcoming screenings and more!!! Speaking of MVP – it is worth noting that the listings for both Tales from Mutantville and G.H.O.S.T. are live on Createspace and we’re in the process of launching the live links here on the MVP Blog. As these projects wind down – other projects come into fruition and new ideas begin to form. The future is always in motion here at MVP and we welcome the surprises it brings. You won’t have to wait long because the future begins in three days as the Back Alley Film Series in conjunction with IFC and the Charotte Crownpoint Theater bring you Antiviral! The debut film from Brandon Cronenberg – son of famed horror director David Cronenberg – opened to VOD services on April 12th so this will be your only chance to see it live in 35mm in a theater with all the bells and whistles. Join the gorillas at BAFS and the Crownpoint Cinema by visiting the official website here. Synopsis Antiviral follows Syd March, an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Biological communion – for a price. Syd also supplies illegal samples of these viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them from the clinic in his own body. When he becomes infected with the disease that kills super sensation Hannah Geist, Syd becomes a target for collectors and rabid fans. He must unravel the mystery surrounding her death before he suffers the same fate. Antiviral(2012) Trailer: If you’re in the Raleigh/Durham area this Friday – be sure to...

Make-Up FX History with MVP Mutant Radio

Make-Up FX History with MVP Mutant Radio

Apr 15, 2013

This is the History of Make-up FX according to MVP! Join us for a special episode of MVP Mutant Radio as Streebo and frequent guest and resident special make-up FX artist Todd A. Britt sits in to talk about make-up FX through the decades. After a lengthy intro, the Mutantville Players head into the MVP Mandala Chamber to open the third eye of aspiring makeup artists across the land as they discuss make-up FX, it’s origins, continuing influences and it’s future in the digital age. We talk about everyone from Lon Chaney Sr. to Dick Smith to Rick Baker, Guillermo Del Toro and more in an action packed episode of the best radio show made by filmmakers for other filmmakers. It’s not over yet as Todd A. Britt sticks around for the Game and shares some advice for aspiring make-up artists. We take the time to answer the MVP Mind-Meld Mailbag and then wrap up the show. All this and more can be yours at the touch of a button. Visit the MVP Blog at http://mutantville.com and follow us on Twitter @MVPlayers. Todd A. Britt on the set of Devil Comes Down. Todd A. Britt working on the set of G.H.O.S.T. http://traffic.libsyn.com/mvpmutantradio/Make-Up_FX_History_MVP_Mutant_Radio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:41:31 — 93.0MB) | EmbedBecome MVP Player Subscriber iTunes | Android |...

Evil Dead kills G.I.Joe Retaliation at the Box Office, MVP Mutant Radio goes Mad Monster Party and More on Mutantville Mondays!

Evil Dead kills G.I.Joe Retaliation at the Box Office, MVP Mutant Radio goes Mad Monster Party and More on Mutantville Mondays!

Apr 8, 2013

The Evil Dead remake justified its existence over the weekend by taking the number one spot at the box office. For months leading into this weekend – fans were concerned that the Evil Dead remake would not live up to the expectations of its namesake – The Evil Dead. Apparently their concerns were unfounded as their thirst for blood was sated – and then some! Audiences were both thrilled and disgusted by the cinematic carnage they had witnessed. Evil Dead (2013) took in an estimated $26 million at the box office beating out the Rock in G.I.Joe Retaliation on Wrestlemania weekend with the Rock headlining against John Cena no less! Perhaps they were all at home watching the Rock instead of going to the theaters. I like the idea that Evil Dead (2013) can come in like the little movie that could and dethrone the bigger stars for the weekend. Speaking strictly as a fan – I enjoyed every bit of Evil Dead (2013) and thought it honored Sam Raimi’s original – The Evil Dead – nicely. Be sure to check out our advance review of Evil Dead (2013)! Now that you’ve seen the movie – you can listen to our spoiler discussion as well! MVP Mutant Radio recently attended the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina and returned with some exclusive audio of Bruce Campbell as he talks about the new Evil Dead and the possibility of Army of Darkness 2. Check out the Mad Monster Party Wrap Up Show for this and more! MUTANT...

Mad Monster Party Film Festival Final Selection Announcements Coming Soon.

The deadline for entries for the Second Annual Mad Monster Party Film Festival came and went this past Friday. The MVP Mothership was hit with the final deluge of submissions and we are currently making the final selections and working out the viewing schedule. We think you will all be pleasantly surprised by this year’s selections as we will have something for everyone. Look for an official announcement in the coming days regarding the final selections. For more information on the convention – visit the official website at...

MVP Marketing Seminar a Success, Nevermore and Mad Monster Party on the way on Mutantville Mondays!

Welcome back to another Mutantville Monday here on the MVP Blog. We’re off and running in preparation for this year’s Mad Monster Party Film Festival and all of the wild events that surround it. Ever since we announced the final call for entries for this year’s festival – we’ve been flooded with submissions. The festival lineup is shaping up quite nicely. It looks like this March is going to be a great time for MVP and our friends. This past weekend, Geo and myself stopped by Channel 21 in Charlotte to conduct a special seminar on social media marketing for film. We had a nice turnout and the response to the course was very positive. We were able to film the event and will turn it into a part of MVP’s online course on marketing and filmmaking. It is very gratifying to see another piece of the MVP Empire Puzzle fall sharply into place. Get your full MVP rundown after the leap! Before we get to March we have a pit stop to make at this year’s Nevermore Film Festival as Brento’s first side project Take That was accepted into this year’s lineup. Our good buddy and sometimes cohort – Robert W. Filion also has a film in the lineup as his short Lot 66 made the cut as well. They’re also featuring a limited one time only screening of Dawn of the Dead, The ABC’s of Death, and John Dies at the End. All in all it should be a great event. Brento is gearing up for some pickup shots for Take That this weekend. The DVD proof for G.H.O.S.T. is in transit to Geo’s house as we speak! It’s just a matter of time until we have Tales from Mutantville on the way as well. We’re getting ready to order our teeshirts for this year’s show and more. Thanks for stopping by the MVP Blog. Keep checking back for instant updates about movies, filmmaking and more. Enjoy this fine selection of Mutant TV as well as the most recent episode of MVP Mutant Radio as we start our Mad Monster Party countdown by talking to filmmaker Robert W. Filion about his work...

Mama (2013) whoops Arnold, MVP Gets Ready for the Mad Monster Party, Mutant TV & More on Mutantville Mondays.

Welcome back, Muties! It’s a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of Mutantville Mondays here at Mutantville.com. It’s special in that we have the day off and we’re going to use it to get caught up on our rest. Rather than spend too much time pontificating and philosophizing about the ups and downs of real life – we’re going to make a few quick points and then leave you with a selection of Mutant TV to get you through the day. Horror returned to the box office in a big way over the weekend as the Guillermo Del Toro produced MAMA (2013) took in an estimated $28 million. When horror and science fiction succeed at the box office – it’s a good day for all of us. We should receive word about the impeding status of the DVDs for G.H.O.S.T. and Tales from Mutantville any day now. We’re as excited as everyone else to get the DVDs out to the world so be sure to sign up for the MVP newsletter by using the box here on the MVP Blog so that you are notified via email the moment that MVP news breaks. All of the movies and MVP products will be available for purchase at the upcoming Mad Monster Party in March. Get your full Monday rundown after the leap! Speaking of the Mad Monster Party – we are gearing up for the event and putting all the wheels in motion as we once again host the Second Annual Mad Monster Party Film Festival. Look for a special MVP announcement in the coming days regarding the first wave of official selections for this year’s event. We’re currently reviewing all of the submissions received to date and are in the process of culling the heard to find the best horror, fantasy and science fiction independent films around. Be sure to submit your films for consideration before the deadline. There will be no extensions and no exceptions. Submit it before then so we can avoid the drama. Thank you. We’re also making a list of the Mutantville Players that will be in attendance at the upcoming convention. Mutica the Movie Goddess and the star...