Friday, May 29, 2009
Three films that I appear in are now available for digital download at www.DownloadHorror.com.
The titles are:
SCREAM FARM - Featuring myself, Ted Alderman (Dark Infestation), Kimberly Lynn Cole (Dead Clowns), and Maria Kil (Viper).
THE DEEPENING - Featuring myself, Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Debbie Rochon (American Nightmare), Ted Alderman (Torment), and Debbie D (Tales From The Crapper).
VAMPYRE TALES - Featuring myself, Debbie Rochon (Terror Firmer), Ted Alderman (Lonely Dude), Debbie D (Hayride Slaughter), and Amber Newman (Vamps).
Now you can pick up these titles cheaper than the DVD and burn them yourself or carry them on you iPod or computer.
THE DEEPENING is currently a featured title!!
Check them out at www.DownloadHorror.com!
Thanks for reading,
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Please check out part 1 of a 2-part video interview with me and Kayla Perkins (Hell-ephone) conducted by Tucky Williams (Dead Moon Rising) for the B-Movie Man website!
You can check it out here:
Hope you enjoy it!!
Thanks for reading,
Monday, May 25, 2009
Join me tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 26th) on the internet radio show THE ROAD TO MIDIAN. I'll be on from 10pm to 11pm central time talking about movies, paranormal projects, and more!
You can join the fun here:
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
ABOVE: Jim O’Rear in front of the green screen as The Ringmaster in HELL HOUSE.
HELLO, SCARS READERS…
I’ve recently returned home from the Indiana set of HELL HOUSE, a new feature from Feathered Italian Films that is being directed by Jason (DEAD MOON RISING) Crowe, and thought I would give you a little sneak peek at this production. The film features a ton of people, including wrestler Al Snow, Daniel Emery Taylor (Return Of The Swamp Thing), and Leslie Rogers (Monstrosity)… just to name a few.
ABOVE: Jason Crowe prepares to shoot a scene inside the Hell House.
I play “The Ringmaster” in this film… the manager of Hell House. The movie, based on a true story, focuses on a family of misfits who have been wronged and seek vengeance on a town that allowed their family members to die.
ABOVE: Jason Crowe runs through the details of the next scene.
HELL HOUSE promises lots of thrills, lots of kills, and lots of chills… look, I rhymed!! Ha ha ha! The film also sports some fine comedic moments, inside industry jokes, and subtle humor… especially in some of the scenes I saw being shot with Daniel Taylor. Donuts have never looked so good!!! (You’ll understand when you see the finished film)
ABOVE: Daniel Emery Taylor & Jim O’Rear hang out in the darkness of Hell House.
This was my first time working with Feathered Italian Films, a partnership between Jason Crowe and TJ Moreschi, and I must say that it was a pleasure. Jason knew what he wanted to capture in the scenes and he worked well with his cast and crew, moving from one set up to the next quickly and efficiently.
ABOVE: Roni Jonah turns Jim O’Rear into The Ringmaster.
ABOVE: Jim O’Rear and Roni Jonah.
I had a great time on the set of HELL HOUSE and can’t wait for the opportunity to work with this fine group of people again. The film still has quite a bit of production time left with a release date not yet set, but keep your eyes open for this one in the future.
ABOVE: Does Hell House need a little cleaning?
ABOVE: Hey… how did Jim’s makeup get smeared on her face? They’ve been naughty!
ABOVE: Jim O’Rear and co-star Leslie Rogers.
ABOVE: Jim O’Rear as The Ringmaster.
Thanks for reading,
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
ABOVE: Cast Members From HELL-EPHONE Pose For The Paparazzi.
HELLO, SCARS READERS…
I just returned from the WORLD INDEPENDENT FILM EXPO (held in Richmond, KY), and had a blast! This 3-day event was packed with fun, entertainment, and education. It was also an opportunity to catch up with old industry friends and make several new ones.
ABOVE: George Bonilla, Kayla Perkins, And Jim O’Rear At The HELL-EPHONE World Premiere.
I rushed into Richmond directly from the Indiana set of HELL HOUSE (another blog will be coming soon about this fine, upcoming film) on late-Friday afternoon. After checking into the hotel and washing off my makeup from the set, I met up for a brief press interview regarding my appearance at the expo and the premiere of ZP International’s new movie HELL-EPHONE that would be debuting later that evening.
After the interview I received a phone call from Kayla Perkins and John Cory Stringer (both co-stars in HELL-EPHONE) who asked me to join them for a quick bite to eat at Red Lobster before the screening. With bellies full, we proceeded to the University Multiplex for the official world premiere of HELL-EPHONE (featuring myself, Daniel “Return Of The Swamp Thing” Taylor, John “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Dugan, Alex “Playmate” Del Monacco, Ari “Friday The 13th” Lehman, Jason “Dead Moon Rising” Crowe, and Melissa “Playmate” Wolfe).
ABOVE: Tucky Williams, Jim O’Rear, And Kayla Perkins Do An Interview For B-Movie Man.
BUT, before the premiere it was time to do another interview… this time with Nic “B-Movie Man” Brown. Kayla Perkins and I sat down for a few minutes to be interviewed by Tucky “Dead Moon Rising” Williams for Nic’s website (www.bmovieman.com) and discussed past and current projects. Look for this video interview to be posted to Nic’s site very soon.
ABOVE: Daniel Emery Taylor And Jim O’Rear Clown Around.
Meeting up with Daniel and Ami Taylor, Billy and Heather Tackett, Katie “The Devil’s Playground” Stanley, Alex Del Monacco, director George Bonilla, and many of the stars of HELL-EPHONE… we entered the theater for the official world premiere. The film was well received by all and it was a blast to watch it with the other cast and crew members. After the screening, it was off to a quick dinner with friends before crashing and resting up for the big day that Saturday had in store.
ABOVE: Acting In Films Seminar.
Saturday’s events began with a bang. It was a day filled with educational seminars, film screenings, celebrity signings, and dealer room fun. I had been asked to participate in several of the planned seminars for that day, including panels on directing films, stunt fighting, and acting in films. It was my pleasure to be a part of these seminars alongside such talents as Jacob “Stash” Ennis, Daniel Emery Taylor, David “The Dark Knight” Fultz, Mark “Dead Moon Rising” Poole, Jason Crowe, Cherokee “Mountain Mafia” Hall, Jerry “Purvos” Williams, Hilljack “Nightmare Fuel” Parks, and many more.
ABOVE: Jim O’Rear and David Fultz Give A Stunt Fighting Seminar.
There were so many talents from the independent film community present that I can’t possibly list them all. And the really surprising thing… so many talents in one location and absolutely NO egos present! The entire day (and weekend, for that matter) carried along a feeling of camaraderie and union. A group of people with the same interests joining together for a group sharing experience. It was a really nice feeling.
ABOVE: Misty Simmons-Poteet (INCORPOREAL) Sports New Headware In The Dealer/Celebrity Room.
After participating in several seminars, I hopped over the dealer/celebrity area to autograph some items and visit with horror artist Billy Tackett and his lovely wife Heather, Joel Robinson (another horror artist), stars from reality shows like The Amazing Race and Hell’s Kitchen,” Matt and Luke Ferguson (my friends from The Devil’s Playground), Misty “Incorporeal” Simmons-Poteet, Don “Chainsaw Cheerleaders” Babb, and more.
ABOVE: Dirty Dave, Jim O’Rear, & Kayla Perkins During The Infernal Dreams Interview.
Interview time, again. This time with the fine folks from Infernal Dreams. Again, Kayla Perkins and I teamed up for a double interview with “Dirty Dave,” discussing past and present projects. Look for this video interview to hit their website (www.infernaldreams.net) within the next few weeks.
ABOVE: A Motley Crew Heads Out For Some Fun – Michelle Perkins, Jim O’Rear, Heather Tackett, Ami Taylor, Misty Poteet, Roni Jonah, and Jason Crowe.
A long, fun, productive day came to a close and the expo proved that, in this industry, when you work hard… you party hard! The evening was full of fun activities, including a Metallica tribute band, named Battery, that kicked some serious ass, lots of drinking, good food, and great fellowship with industry folks.
ABOVE: TJ Moreschi & Daniel Taylor Face Off While Jason Crowe Films The Event.
One of the funniest highlights of Saturday night, however, came in the form of a serious challenge. Yes, Daniel Emery Taylor and T.J. “Bottle Rockets” Moreschi were going to go head-to-head on Dance Dance Revolution Extreme beginning with the song selection titled “Little Bitch!” How did this come about, you may wonder? Honestly, I can’t remember… but, what started as a joke turned into an all-out dance off, complete with smack talk. Jason Crowe filmed the entire challenge, hosted by myself, before both of the competitors collapsed from near stroke-like conditions. Daniel Taylor came out victorious, dominating the scoreboard, but T.J. promised to take the prize at next year’s expo. Watch for the 2010 event when these titans of the dance machine go head-to-head once again!
ABOVE: Daniel Emery Taylor Strokes Out After A Solid Victory!
Sunday was another day packed with film screenings, seminars, and award ceremonies. I had the pleasure of conducting a panel on filmmaking with George Bonilla and Belinda Cooke, of ZP International, and Daniel Emery Taylor, which was filled with a variety of information about making your own indie films. It was also another great day for more industry networking.
ABOVE: Jim O’Rear Answers Questions During The Director’s Panel As Jerry Williams Looks On.
I’d like to congratulate all of the winners who took home prizes at the World Independent Film Expo and thank the event organizers for inviting me to their fantastic first-year festival. I can’t wait to see how this event grows and I look forward to appearing there again in the future.
Thanks for reading,
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I’ve been on the set shooting THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND for several days, with a few more days in the schedule to go, and thought I’d take a brief break to give you a sneak peek at this production.
ABOVE: Jim O’Rear gets nasty with Olivia (DEMON SIGHT) Lovell.
THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND is a horror/thriller from Rowdy Films, currently being shot in Millport, KY, by writer/director Matt Ferguson. It follows the plight of four young women as they try to avoid a sadistic Satanic cult hell bent on bringing about Armageddon.
ABOVE: Jim O’Rear and Kayla (HELL-EPHONE) Perkins.
The film stars myself, Olivia (THE SHELTER) Lovell, Misty (BRIMSTONE) Simmons-Poteet, Kayla (HELL-EPHONE) Perkins, Matt Ferguson, and James May. I’m told that the entire production and post-production schedule is in high gear and the film should be available for viewing later this year.
ABOVE: Jim O’Rear gets sadistic with Misty Simmons-Poteet as Kayla Perkins watches.
The weather on this shoot has not cooperated, as we have been beaten to death by thunderstorms, flooding, and small mudslides every day… but the cast and crew have been dedicated and diligent. The director, Ferguson, doesn’t sweat as he rearranges the shots and locations, on the fly, to suit the particular bit of weather we’re fighting at any given moment. The film moves forward despite Mother Nature’s intentions!
ABOVE: Cast and crew members pause for a photo-op.
I’ve been having a blast in Kentucky and look forward to seeing the finished product later this year, as well as looking forward to working with the gang at Rowdy Films again in the near future!
Thanks For Reading!