Last week I got introduced to a new filmmaker/comic writer named Dean Ray through a mutual friend on Facebook. Needless to say, I was very interested in learning about this guy’s movie and comic books. I always love to meet fellow horror fans that share the same passion for the genre that I do, especially someone who is willing to go out on a limb and create a film with a small budget. Let’s be honest, all of us have thought about making our own horror movie but never did. Well, Dean Ray did and the dude wrote a comic book. Now how is that for rad?
So, here we go into the strange world of Autumndale
First, I want to talk about the comics – I love comics. Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, I was either at the video rental store or the comic shop, so this was truly a delight for me. Dean sent me a few pages of the comic, and I dove right into them.
Autumndale has a little bit of everything from witches, to crazy doctors, werewolves, something that everyone will love. What really caught my attention was each story sets a different mood. When the story is moody or more dark, the drawings are very dark and creepy to keep in time with the story. And the more vibrant ones are just like Dean’s words, eye popping and catchy.
Let’s put it this way, I really want to see the characters develop. I have been put directly into their lives and now I want to see the stories grow. I’m digging this a lot! This dude has one hell of an imagination.
You know me, any movie with a creepy mask on the cover, I need to watch it.
Porcelain is a gritty, back to basics horror movie and at the center of it is a girl set on getting revenge on the people who stole her life and innocence away from her. And let’s not forget she wears a rad mask!
I absolutely love independent movies. I love low budget horror. This film reminds me of the 80’s when anyone with a script and some friends and a camera could make a rad movie. It may not be the best film, and may not have everything together, but at least they made a movie. Now how many of you can say that? I admire Dean Ray for putting himself out there to make this vision of his come true. Is it perfect? No. Did I like it? Of course I did, and I can’t wait to see where he takes Dollface next.
I am very happy to have become friends with this dude from Georgia. Living in SC, it’s so rad to meet another horror fan that is making his dream come true. Who knows, maybe one day he will let me join in the fun and cast me in one of his films.
Please go check out this page and go order this rad film, and be on the lookout for more crazy things from Dean Ray!