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‘Bliss’ Review – Second Opinion

  • Nerdly
Stars: Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield, Jeremy Gardner, Graham Skipper, Chris McKenna, Rachel Avery, George Wendt, Abraham Benrubi, Mark Beltzman | Written and Directed by Joe Begos

Directed and written by Joe Begos (Almost Human), Bliss follows an artist named Dezzy who is confronted by the biggest block in creativity she’s ever experiences, and so attempts to free herself from this creative cage by doing all she can, taking her on a journey of drugs, sex and murder in the flashy sparkly hallucinatory underbelly of La.

This is one of those films that won’t find a huge audience, but it will find a niche audience who will fall for its gritty artsy nightmare feel, its drug-addled dark atmosphere and its heavy handed and confident style that is entirely its own. The film looks and plays out like an arthouse flick in both tone and performances from its cast.
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Frightfest 2019: ‘Bliss’ Review

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Stars: Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield, Jeremy Gardner, Graham Skipper, Chris McKenna, Rachel Avery, George Wendt, Abraham Benrubi, Mark Beltzman | Written and Directed by Joe Begos

If ever there was a filmmaker I felt made films especially for me it’s Joe Begos. Almost Human, The Minds Eye and now Bliss. Three films that take on different cinematic horror tropes: alien invasion, telekinesis and vampirism repectively but also three films that harken back to the 80s, in both style and substance. In this reviewers opinion the 80s is an era where ideas where allowed to run rampant, mainly in part due to the explosion if the direct-to-vhs market and a burgeoning, if not rabid, fan base for horror movies on tape who would watch literally Anything they could get their eager hands on.

Begos’ latest, Bliss, tells the story of a brilliant painter facing the worst creative block of
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2012 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival: Official Lineup

San Diego’s Comic-Con International is the biggest event in the world devoted to genre pop culture. While the big Hollywood movies get the most mainstream press, there’s also a large, lesser known and promoted Independent Film Festival devoted to genre short films tucked away within the overall convention.

The Cci-iff, as it’s acronymed, runs completely concurrently with the convention with programming running from morning to night that includes films devoted to comic book-inspired movies, horror movies, sci-fi flicks, comedies and documentaries. There are also several panels on filmmaking sandwiched in between the on-screen entertainment.

The fest also gives out awards. This year’s juror panel includes filmmakers Steven-Charles Jaffee and Kyle Newman, plus entertainment journalist Borys Kit.

Programming blocks are broken up by genre and the full film lineup below gives the exact starting time of each short film. There’s also one feature film screening this year,
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Re-Animator The Musical Heading to NYC!

Finally the East coast is about to get a taste of the murder, mayhem, and majesty that is Re-Animator The Musical! So good to know that the Big Apple is about to get bitten! Grab your tarps and head to the splash zone, kids! There's nothing else like it!

From the Press Release

The 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Red Hen Productions, The Schramm Group LLC and Gramily Entertainment present the New York premiere of Re-animator The Musical starring George Wendt (“Cheers”, Broadway’s Elf).

A hilarious new musical comedy based on the classic horror film (and featuring a bloody “splash zone” in the first few rows), Re-animator The Musical plays at the PTC Performance Space, located at 555 West 42nd Street. Tickets for Re-animator The Musical are $25, a can be purchased by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting Nymf.org.

In 1985, Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a
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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Preview Night & Day 1 (July 11 & 12) Schedules Now Live

The schedules for the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Preview Night and Day 1 (July 11 and July 12) are now live, and we have the horror highlights for you here (along with a few panels of general interest). As always, though, be sure to check the official Sdcc site for updates!

We also recommend downloading the Sdcc app if you have a smart phone.

Preview Night - Wednesday, July 11

6:00-9:45 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings— Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated TV series pilots of the 2012–13 television season: 666 Park Avenue, Arrow, The Following, Revolution and Cult. More info can be found here. Ballroom 20

Day 1 - Thursday, July 12

10:00-11:00 The Witty Women of Steampunk— The Victorian era was one marked by constraints on behavior, morals and bosoms. When you
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Give Mom a Little Head for Mother's Day - $10 Re-Animator the Musical Tickets on Sale Monday, May 7th for One Day Only!

Our $10 ticket sale for Re-Animator the Musical at The Hayworth Theatre in Los Angles went so well last week that the promoters have offered to let us run it once more...just in time for Mother's Day!

Tickets are regularly $35-$60 each, but on May 7th for One Day Only Dread Central readers can buy them for just $10 each. What mother wouldn't be proud to attend this bloody winner of a show with her offspring?!?

This offer is good for regular priced tickets from Thursday, May 10th, through Sunday, May 13th. Showtimes are 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday with two shows on Saturday at 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm.

Enter one of these codes on the official Re-Animator the Musical website:

WKDAY10 to receive $10 tickets for select performances on May 10th

WKEND10 to receive $10 tickets for select performances on May 11th-13th

*Tickets subject to availability. Not valid with any other discount.
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April 30th One Day Only Sale Now Live! Get a $10 Ticket to Re-Animator the Musical's Opening Weekend!

As promised, the April 30th one-day only sale of Re-Animator the Musical tickets for just $10 has begun so read on to get the code and more details.

On May 3rd Re-Animator the Musical reopens at a new location in Los Angeles (The Hayworth Theatre) for a limited ten-week engagement that includes the return of George Wendt, and we have a special offer for Dread Central readers to score opening weekend tickets at a big discount.

Tickets are regularly $35-$60 each, but on April 30th for One Day Only Dread Central readers can buy them for just $10 each. This offer is good for regular priced tickets during opening weekend performances only, excluding the May 3rd opening night: Friday, May 4th; Saturday, May 5th; and Sunday, May 6th. Showtimes are 8:00 pm on Friday and Sunday with two shows on Saturday at 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm.

Enter this code: WKEND10 to
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Re-Animator the Musical Returning to La; Get Opening Weekend Discounted Tickets Here!

On May 3rd Re-Animator the Musical reopens at a new location in Los Angeles (The Hayworth Theatre) for a limited ten-week engagement that includes the return of George Wendt, and we have a special offer for Dread Central readers to score opening weekend tickets at a big discount.

Earlier this month Re-Animator the Musical won six La Weekly Theater Awards including "Musical Of The Year", "Original Music" - Mark Nutter, "Direction of a Musical" - Stuart Gordon, "Musical Ensemble" - The Cast, "Adaptation" - Dennis Paoli/William J. Norris/Stuart Gordon, and "Blood Effects" - Stuart Gordon!

The musical's ten-week only run comes just prior to its performance dates in New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tickets are regularly $35-$60 each, but on April 30th for One Day Only Dread Central readers can buy them for just $10 each. This offer is good for regular priced tickets during opening weekend performances only,
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Get Head from Re-Animator: The Musical

One of the best damned times we have had all year was spent seeing Re-Animator: The Musical on the stage in Los Angeles. It's a shame that the rest of the country is missing out on what is nothing short of a splattery good time; however, you can now at the very least get a sampling of the mayhem!

That's right, kids! Dig on a clip of the famed beheading scene below and pray this sucker comes to a town near you. If it does? Don't be a pussy! Sit in the splash zone!

Re-Animator: The Musical is playing exclusively at The Steve Allen Theater. Hit up that link for directions and ticket info.

In 1985 Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a sensation. It was “Re-Animator,” a smashing success based on a horror story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film delivered as many laughs as it did screams,
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Re-Animator The Musical Extends Itself Like an Unfurled Intestine

Good news for you folks in Los Angeles who have not witnessed the absolute mad genius that is Re-Animator The Musical! More dates have been added (including midnight shows) and more gore will be flowing freely! I'm Still washing the blood off me! What an experience!

Starting April 22nd, midnight shows on Friday nights and 3:30 pm matinee performances on Sunday afternoons have been added at The Steve Allen Theater. Hit up that link for directions and ticket info. You Won't be sorry! Hell, if you live out of state, believe us when we say this is totally worth flying in for!

In 1985 Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a sensation. It was “Re-Animator,” a smashing success based on a horror story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film delivered as many laughs as it did screams, making it a cult classic among horror fans, and won a Critic
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Exclusive: Stuart Gordon Talks Re-Animator – The Musical, The Men, and More at Screamfest La Mixer

While co-hosting (with festival head Rachel Belofsky and Jonna Jackson) last week’s Screamfest La mixer at Te’Kila and 504 on Hollywood Boulevard (in attendance were horror movers and shakers John Skipp, F. Javier Gutiérrez, Stephen Goldmann, John Michael Elfers, Drina Durazo and more), I caught up with Re-Animator filmmaker Stuart Gordon in order to discuss his current projects as well as the currently previewing play Re-Animator – The Musical.

Opening on March 5th at the Steve Allen Theatre in Hollywood, CA, the stage musical incarnation of Gordon’s 1985 filmic hit (both of which center around Dr. Herbert West, a medical student obsessed with reanimating the dead) runs Friday through Saturday nights through March 27, and Gordon told us of the play over a cocktail amid the boisterous din, “Audiences seem to really like it, which is great! We’re previewing all weekend, and those nights are already sold out, which is a wonderful thing.
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Re-Animator: The Musical is Upon Us!

Hold on to your head (hardy, har, har)! Re-Animator - The Musical is upon us. At least, it is for you lucky sons of bitches with some sort of proximity to Los Angeles' Steve Allen Theater.

This would be a cool project on its own, but considering that Stuart Gordon is actually directing this sucker, it's a must see. In 1985 Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a sensation. It was “Re-Animator,” a smashing success based on a horror story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film delivered as many laughs as it did screams, making it a cult classic among horror fans, and won a Critic’s Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Now Gordon is back with his co-writers Dennis Paoli and William J. Norris and composer/lyricist Mark Nutter to turn “Re-Animator” into a musical for the stage.

Special effects are being done by the same guys
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Time to Buy a New Raincoat so you can Sit up Front for Re-animator: The Musical

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Director Stuart Gordon is taking his Re-animator film and bringing it to the stage in Re-animator: The Musical. Opening March 5th at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, the play will run Fridays through Sundays until March 27th....

Everyone should know the tale of Dr. Herbert West and his glowing green serum that returns the dead to life but now you'll be able to experience it an a completely different way. Tony Doublin, John Beuchler and John Naulin will be providing the FX and they were all part of the original film. Murk Nutter takes care of the music and lyrics.

Bringing the characters to life will be Graham Skipper, as Herbert West, George Wendt (yeah, from Cheers), Chris L. McKenna, Jesse Merlin, Rachel Avery, Mark Beltzman, Cynthia Carle, Brian Gillespie and Liesel Hanson. The film is a bloody beauty and the musical will be no different as the
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