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JanuSCARY Sale

I’d like to wish all my f( r )iends and followers a very Happy New Fear 2016 with some discounted January chills.

THE STAY
Winner, Best Atmosphere – Independent Horror Movie Awards

The Stay Dvd starring Daniela Finley

30% OFF THE STAY DVD
includes 1 hour of extra features
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ON EDGE
Winner, Best Horror Short – Dragon*con
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RED LINES
Winner, Best Short – Fearless Tales Genre Festival

On Edge and red Lines DVD starring Doug Bradley

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30% OFF On Edge + Red Lines DVD
includes Doug Bradley on-set interview & more
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Enjoy,
Frazer x

 


#TheStayMovie On Demand & On DVD. 10% off for f[r]iends & followers!

Award winning supernatural suspense chiller The Stay hits Video On Demand and DVD.

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The VOD version (not available in all countries) includes the short film only – rent or buy now!

The DVD (ships worldwide) includes 1 hour of special features: Filmmaker Q&A, Cast & Crew Video Podcast, Behind the Scenes & VFX Archive – buy it now!

Please note that we have set prices at the minimum accepted by Amazon for listing on their site. By renting or owning the movie you are supporting indie filmmaking – thank you.

10% off The Stay – DVD offer for f[r]iends and followers!

Order your DVD direct from the Createspace Store and use code
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at checkout to get 10% off.

Please watch, rate, review and share – thank you for supporting independent filmmaking!

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About The Stay

A young woman checks into a secluded cottage and discovers that some vacations stay with you…forever.

The Stay is a supernatural suspense chiller from Bram Stoker Award finalist Frazer Lee (Panic Button, On Edge, Red Lines, Simone), starring Daniela Finley with cinematography by BAFTA Award Nominee Alan Stewart (Sherlock Holmes, Into The Woods, SPECTRE, King Arthur).

Awards:
Winner Best Atmosphere, Independent Horror Movie Awards 2015
Nominated Best Original Concept, Independent Horror Movie Awards 2015
Nominated Best Music, Independent Horror Movie Awards 2015

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Happy #Friday13th – watch #TheStayMovie online!

stay-admit-oneHappy Friday 13th!

The clock is about to strike 13:00 hrs here in the UK, so…

Head on over to my Facebook Page for a private screening of my new short film The Stay.

Your link and password will be active for the next 24 hours.

Thanks for watching, and I hope you enjoy your stay.

And if you do, why not post a quick rating / review at the Internet Movie Database?
It only takes a minute, and you can sign in using your Facebook, Google or Amazon account.
Thanks!

Frazer

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#TheStayMovie wins Independent Horror Movie Award. Watch the film online on Friday 13th!

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Now for some really good news.

Excited to announce that my new short film The Stay won the Best Atmosphere Award at the Independent Horror Movie Awards 2015.

The Stay was also nominated in the Best Original Concept and Best Music categories.

All of which are great honours – I’d like to thank the judges and organisers for recognising and celebrating The Stay in this way.

The Stay cast and crew screening. L-R: Exec Producer Sarah Stokes, Writer/Director Frazer Lee, Actress Daniela Finley, Composer Lester Barnes, Exec Producer Phil Stokes.

The Stay cast and crew screening. L-R: Exec Producer Sarah Stokes, Writer/Director Frazer Lee, Actress Daniela Finley, Composer Lester Barnes, Exec Producer Phil Stokes.

We held an intimate cast and crew screening this week (in atmospheric fog-bound London) and I’d like to thank all our supporters for making it a great evening. We raised a glass of Gangly Ghoul Ale afterwards in celebration.

And I’d love for you to share in the celebration with me.

Look out for a special online screening of The Stay on Friday 13th November.

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You’re all invited.

But please note the screening will only happen at my Facebook Page, so go ahead and bookmark the page right now!

See you there on Friday 13th – i hope you’ll enjoy your stay…

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World Horror Con 2015 Schedule

Hey F(r)iends, i’m looking forward to seeing some of you at the 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention & Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend in Atlanta, 7-10 May.

The programmers have put together a dazzling array of panels and events – I wish I could attend every single one.

(My schedule of panels, readings, screenings etc. is below.)

Please note, the Mass Signing Event is open to the public, so even if you’re not around for the whole convention do come along on the Friday for books and authors galore.

And my publisher, Samhain Horror, will be in the dealers’ room all weekend with a coffin load of scary books.

– it will be great to see you there!

Cheers,
Frazer

 

FRIDAY, MAY 8

NOON-1 PM Media: WHCFILM: Beyond the Edge: Screenwriting Without Frontiers – REDHOOK

In order to scare or disturb an audience, and to tell a horrifying story that will resonate, a screenwriter must be willing to scare and disturb themselves first. This panel will explore screenwriting that willingly goes over the edge, as well as navigating the desires and demands of producers and studios within the realities of Hollywood and independent film.

Moderator: Ryan Lieske. Panelists: John Farris, Andrew S. Fuller, Daniel Knauf, Frazer Lee, Rena Mason

1-2 PM           Media: WHCFILM: World Premiere: THE STAY and Other Short Films From the Dark Imagination of Frazer Lee – REDHOOK

On Edge (Dir./Scr. Frazer Lee, 15 min)

Impatient patient Thurlow (Charley Boorman) gets more than he bargained for in Doctor Matthews’ (Doug Bradley) dentist’s chair. Winner of Best Horror Short, Dragon*Con.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0194211/

Red Lines (Dir./Scr. Frazer Lee, 7 min)

Unruly schoolgirl Emily (Kirsty Levett) learns the disturbing secret of the red lines in detention under the watchful eye of her Teacher (Doug Bradley). Winner of Best Short, Fearless Tales Genre Festival.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0345851/

The Stay (Dir./Scr. Frazer Lee, 9 min)

A young holidaymaker (Daniela Finley) checks into a secluded rental cottage and discovers that some vacations stay with you…forever. WORLD PREMIERE – WORLD HORROR CON ATLANTA 2015.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4599410/

Introduced & Q&A: Frazer Lee.

5-6 PM            Panel: WHCFILM: Filmmakers Lounge

Filmmakers and presenters from Thursday night’s and today’s World Horror Con Film Festival programming get together for a casual meet and greet with each other and attendees. Listen to them talk shop and ask questions about the scary and fun parts of making horror movies.

Moderator: Thomas Sipos. Panelists: Daniel Griffith, Lynne Hansen, Daniel Knauf, Frazer Lee, Ryan Lieske, John Skipp

6:30-8 PM       Mass Author Signing – THE BARRENS

Convention guests and attending authors will be available to sign their books.

The PUBLIC are also cordially invited to attend, free of charge!

 

SATURDAY, MAY 9

12:30-1 PM     Reading: Frazer Lee – INNSMOUTH

 

SUNDAY, MAY 10

NOON-1 PM   Panel: WORLDHORROR: International/Global Horror: Books and Films You May Have Missed This Year – SARNACH

Our panelists share their favorite novels, anthologies, collections, and stories published outside the USA in 2014, as well as the best in last year’s global horror cinema. They may even give you some hints as to what releases they are most looking forward to in 2015.

Moderator: Mandy Slater. Panelists: Aaron Dries, Frazer Lee, Usman T. Malik, Lisa Tuttle

 

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In praise of: Whistle and I’ll Come to You

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I really fell in love with the ghost stories of M. R. James while lurking in a sentry box, dressed as a Victorian serial killer (they wore top hats apparently), ready to jump out on unsuspecting tourists with an exclamation of “tickets please!”

Let me explain.

I worked weekends at The London Dungeon to help pay my way through college in the early 90s. To pass the time during each shift i sometimes listened to audiobooks, sneakily hiding my headphones beneath my costume. These were the days of books-on-tape, or cassettes (which, to explain to younger readers, were like mp3 files stretched across two reels of dental tape and listened to via an iPod device the size of a house brick). One of the audiobooks was a collection of M. R. James tales read by Michael Hordern. I had read a couple of James’ classics and knew i was in for a flesh-creeping time – and then i heard “The Ash Tree”. By the gods my heart nearly stopped in my chest at that one and for once it was me who got a fright when the tourists came asking for directions.

I then discovered the telly adaptations of some of James’ tales, presented by the BBC each Christmas. The tradition continued into the new millenium with a series of Christopher Lee-narrated adaptations, which i enjoyed during Christmas hols in the wilds of Ireland. And of course just last month, Mark Gatiss made his directorial debut with his fun, Hammer-esque M. R. James adaptation “The Tractate Middoth”.

But the one that got to me the most was “Whistle…” And to my delight, Father Christmas (or perhaps his pal Krampus) left a copy of the BFI’s double bill dvd “Whistle and I’ll Come to You” under the tree for me this year. The disc includes both the 1968 and 2010 versions, plus extras featuring contemporary master of the macabre, Ramsey Campbell. I’ve seen both versions before of course – and both are beloved to me in different ways. I think one exploits shaky denial in the face of fear and the other channels total, harrowing despair. If you haven’t seen them, do seek them out. But (ahem) a warning to the curious… both are utterly disturbing in the true spirit of James’ original short story “Oh Whistle and I’ll Come to You My Lad” (also included in audio form as a nice bonus on the dvd – now all i need is a draughty sentry box. The garden shed will have to do).

Here’s to the traditional festive ghost story – long may they continue to scratch at our windowpanes, rattle our doors.

And tangle with our bedsheets.


Happy Birthday to me: The Stay

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FEB 1st: Today is my birthday. I’ve been overwhelmed by all the well-wishes, thanks everyone. I spent a lovely morning with my family opening presents, cards and eating cake!

Then I hit the road and travelled to a cottage in deepest, darkest Gloucestershire. For today is also another birthday – the birth of my new short film ‘The Stay’.

Last October I was at the London Screenwriter’s Festival participating in a panel discussion on Horror Films. After the panel, at the wrap-up session, organiser Chris Jones challenged all attendees to turn to the person next to them and pledge their goal to be accomplished by the next festival. Talented writer/director Steven Sheil (Mum & Dad) was with me and I pledged that I would direct my next film by the next Festival.

And today, that pledge was fulfilled thanks to the generosity and support of our Sponsume backers and my amazing cast & crew.

Everyone arrived right on cue, we set up and shot the first couple of scenes before dinner and a quick drink. Now it’s time for some shut-eye before 2 more days of shooting.

I’ll be Tweeting throughout the shoot & post-production, and posting updates, photos & videos on the official movie blog, so please check out Twitter hashtag #TheStay / http://twitter.com/frazer_lee and visit http://thestaymovie.wordpress.com

Best birthday ever?

This one will Stay with me for a long, long time🙂