Andrea Ricca is a one-man band. He wrote, directed, and edited the short film The Ouija Board Secret, which kicks off today's Horror Highlights! Also: listen to a new episode of The Splathouse, new images from the anthology series Dark/Web, and photos from FX's Legion Where?House event.
Watch the Short Film The Ouija Board Secret: "The Ouija Board Secret" is an independent short film that was produced by only one person: the director Andrea Ricca who did the scripting, shooting, acting, editing, special effects, 3d modellation, and animation.
Andrea Ricca is an independent director who has realized, since 1998, some science fiction and horror short movies. They reached 14 million views online and were welcomed positively by international reviews such as the historical "HAMMER FILM", the English “SFX UK", the french “ECRAN FANTASTIQUE”, "STARBURST" and many more (HORROR SOCIETY, DREAD CENTRAL, HORROR MOVIE.CA, HARROW IN THE HEAD, BLOODY DISGUSTING, DAILY HORROR, THE CGBROS, FRIGHT NIGHT INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST etc.). All is works are zero budget productions, shot without any troupe, they had no external contributions and made no payment to the sharers.
They were realized with the only help of a FullHD Cam and a computer. Writing, shooting, editing, 3D modellation, and animation, compositing and post-production was made by the director himself.
Official Webpage: http://www.andrearicca.it/the-ouija-board-secret.html"
Listen to the Splathouse Podcast Team Discuss The Hidden (1987): From The Splathouse: "A rock n’ roll lovin’, fast car drivin’, bank robbin’ and human killin’ alien is among us! It’s up to Kyle MacLachlan’s perfect hair and the love child of Eric Roberts and Jim Caviezel (Michael Nouri) to stop it! This week we look at 1987’s buddy-cop, action movie, sci-fi satire The Hidden!
We talk to The Hidden’s prolific screenwriter, Jim Kouf (Money Monster, Stakeout, National Treasure, Rush Hour, The Boogen, Gang Related, Grimm) about his science-fiction thriller and its road to the screen.
Our friend from New Zealand, @DistortedKiwi, pops by for this week’s film picks for fans of The Hidden.
Brad F(uckin’ Rad) Henderson from The ScreamCast shares his love for The Hidden and traces his appreciation of the work to one special person in his life.
Plus! All the regular bullshit you love: What Do Ya Know?, panel, bad impressions, original music, skits… ALL. THE. GOOD. STUFF.
Enjoy this week’s look at The Hidden (1987) and be sure to come back next week for Beyond the Gates (2016)!
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Images from Dark/Web Anthology Series: Press Release: "January 12, 2017 - The new eight-part anthology series, “Dark/Web”, wraps production this month. Combining a serialized narrative with stand-alone sci-fi/thriller segments, each episode deals with the dangers of a totally connected world.
Felt Films is proud to release some of the first images from the series.
Dark/Web is the brainchild of brothers Michael and Tim Nardelli, and Mario Miscione; creators of the cult hit “Circle”, which was purchased for distribution by Netflix last year.
The cast includes Gabriel Luna (“Agents of Shield”), “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum Nicholas Brendan and Clare Kramer, along with Hannah Marks (“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”), Zelda Williams (daughter of legend, Robin Williams), and “Sully” alums Molly Hagan and Graham Sibley.
Cassi Thomson (“Big Love”), Brian Elerding (“Mad Men”) Brandon Scott, Siobhan Fallon Hogan (“Wayward Pines”) and Michael Nardelli, and Shannon Collins (“Inherent Vice”, ”The Punisher: Dirty Laundry”) also appear in the show.
About the Show:
Each episode of Dark/Web explores themes related to the internet and the dangers present in the murky, unexplained layers of the web. Paranoia, isolation, vanity, loss of identity, the viral nature of ideas and social media pressures are just a few of the subjects the show tackles.
Socially, the Internet is as unifying and divisive as it’s ever been; only now, when the entire world is connected, it’s never been harder to unplug.
In order to showcase diverse and varied points of view, each episode comes from different filmmakers.
Standalone episodes and filmmakers:
"EAT. PREY. LOVE" (Director/writer Roxy Shih (2017’s The Tribe))
"RIDESHARE" (Director/writer Boman Modine)
"HACKED" (Director Eric Salberg, writer Christopher Webster)
"ZERO" (Director/writer Zelda Williams (TV’s Dead of Summer)
"BLACKHEART" (director/writer Mario Miscione (Circle)
"VIRAL" (director/writer Michael Nardelli (Circle))
Dark/Web will present to buyers following production with an eye to premiere in 2017.