RAHWAY – The Union County Performing Arts Center will show the comedy-horror movie “I Sell The Dead” tonight, Oct. 26, beginning at 8 p.m. There will be an onstage discussion with writer/director Glenn McQuaid and indie horror icon and Glass Eye Pix founder Larry Fessenden. Tickets are $10.
Dubbed a “modern day Roger Corman” by the New York Times, producer/director/actor Larry Fessenden has much more in common with foreign arthouse auteurs like Guillermo del Toro, a friend and longtime supporter, than he does with the current wave of American torture-porn directors. As founder of Glass Eye Pix (and its “no budget” arm, Scare Flix), Fessenden is known for producing smart, inexpensive “B list films with A list themes” (what the Village Voice calls “brains before blood”), mentoring a slew of young horror hot shots that include Ti West, Jim Mickle, and Glen McQuaid, the Dublin born director whose feature film debut is the period horror comedy “I Sell the Dead.”
Body thief Arthur Blake has “five hours to kill” (his words) before he loses his head, courtesy of the guillotine. Thus begins McQuaid’s boozy buddy flick about two bumbling resurrectionists trying stay alive and make a living in turn-of-the-century undead Ireland.
Think Charles Dickens by way of Hammer Horror. Written, directed, designed and edited all by McQuaid, the film features Fessenden as producer and fellow grave-robber Grimes, and stars Ron Pearlman, Dominic Monaghan, and tall man Angus Scrimm.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ucpac.org or call 1-732-499-8226