Chalk another one up for homegrown Texas horror.
The big news comes out today from Fangoria.com, that Houston-based director Mel House has scored a deal with Lionsgate to distribute his latest film, “Walking Distance”.
It’s time for another episode of “TerrorScribe Confessions.”
If you missed the previous episode, we won’t recap the horrible and embarrassing events of that night. Suffice it to say that powdered lime works exactly how they say it does and that I will never look at a Jello pudding pop the same way again.
This week’s confession: it’s taken me three tries to watch this movie.
If you’re like me and have lived in Texas for any length of time – or even a state or an area that has lots of country music on the radio – you’ve probably heard David Allan Coe’s “You Never Even Called Me By My Name.” Good chance you heard it before and didn’t even know it. It’s that song with the monologue in the middle about what makes the perfect country and western song (in no particular order: trains, mama, rain, pick-up trucks and getting drunk). Well, for me I could do a little monologue about what makes the perfect horror movie. Sure, you could have blood and gore and boobs and dread and whatnot, but there’s still one thing missing from that formula, one thing that keeps it from being perfect.
There’s no rest for the wicked and apparently, none also for Mel House – make whatever value judgment on that you like. Having just recently premiered his latest film, “Walking Distance” at the DIFF last month, we find his next film is already nearing completion. This time, producing and writing “Imago” with first time director Chris Warren in the big seat. “Imago” also includes horror veterans Debbie Rochon (“Walking Distance”) and Lisa Wilcox (“A Nightmare on Elm Street” 4 and 5).
This trailer (after the jump) was premiered at Texas Frightmare Weekend and is now released exclusively to TerrorScribe.com and Red Carpet Crash.