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'Curtain' Is Now Online!

*Note: The above video is embedded and tiny. I prefer you watch it in HD here.

I'm really not sure why this took me so long. I think I got it in my head that, because Curtain is still playing random film festivals, I wasn't "allowed" to make it available online.  But a lot of people told me I was wrong about that.  Then I figured I should make its online premiere some sort of "event."  Maybe have a giveaway. Some sort of contest to promote it proper.  But screw all that.  Let's just watch the damn thing.

So here, at long last, is Curtain, my short horror film that I finished in Spring 2011. I'm very proud of this film. It runs 12 mins, has a lot of laughs (and scares) in it.  And I think you will all enjoy it.  

For more details on Curtain, such as images, a trailer link, credits and news, head over to its page. If you watch this, and you enjoy it, please leave a comment below.  Even better, go rate the film on its IMDB page.

That's it. Thanks for being patient. And remember... "DO NOT REMOVE THE SHOWER CURTAIN!"

'Curtain' Gets Into The BoneBat 'Comedy Of Horrors' Film Festival

Bonebat Film Festival

Just heard that Curtain got into the BoneBat 'Comedy Of Horrors' Film Festival. This is a pretty cool festival, up north in Washington.  One day only.  All shorts.

Here's a link with more info:

You can get screening times, date and even purchase tickets at that link.

'Curtain' Gets Into The Florida Film Festival! Dates Announced!

'Curtain' gets into the Florida Film Festival

One of the benefits of Curtain getting into Fantastic Fest last year is how many other festivals then shoot you free submission invites to their own festivals.  One of those was the Florida Film Festival.  Now, getting invited for free doesn't mean you automatically get "accepted" into the fest.  There's still a screening process.  So I'm happy to report that Curtain made the cut and will be playing.  

Here are the two screening dates:

Saturday, April 14 at 12:00 MIDNIGHT at Enzian
Saturday, April 21 at 12:00 MIDNIGHT at Regal Winter Park Village

Curtain is in the Midnight Shorts program.  I like the sound of that.

Pretty sure none of this info is up on their site yet, but if you live nearby, keep an eye out for those dates.

Praise For 'Curtain'

Praise for 'Curtain'

With Fantastic Fest now over, I'm finally able to gather some of the media and praise that Curtain earned in its wake.  So here is a round-up of some of the best mentions we received:

"The undisputed best short of the collection was Curtain, which featured a succubus, a strap-on dildo, and the most hellish lease agreement ever committed to paper. If you somehow manage to get a chance to see Curtain, do so without reservation." -

"The stand outs for me were Dennis Widmyer’s Curtain, a horror-comedy where a couple rents a new apartment with a bizarre shower curtain that is to not be removed lest they release a succubus. Clever, well shot, and filled with laughs, it’s worth tracking down." - Film Threat

"Fest regulars Dennis Widmyer and Justin Duprie, who hails from Corpus, wrote and produced the exceptional horror-comedy short Curtain, which makes The Exorcist look tame by comparison." -

"A lot of fun and some great demon effects. And definitely watch out for Mr. Pokeyman." - Professor Wagstaff

Poster For 'Curtain' Tears It Up!

'Curtain' movie poster

At long last, the poster for Curtain is here, and its a grisly affair, if I do say so myself.  Designed by long-time friend and talented Photoshop technician, Brad Choma, it showcases (what I hope) is an arresting-enough image to people to wanna see the damn thing!  And if that's not enough, I have some fun screenshots as well.  

That's it for today.  Lots more news coming down the pipe.  For now, spread this around, why don't ya?

More on Curtain here!

'Curtain' Gets Its Screening Dates as Fantastic Fest Announces Its Schedule

'Curtain' gets into the 2011 Fantastic Fest shorts line-up

Today Fantastic Fest announced its schedule for their 2011 line-up.  As predicted, Curtain will be featured in a shorts block, but this year it seems FF is doing something new and cool with their shorts.  Besides the standard DRAWN AND QUARTERED: Animated Shorts and FANTASTIC SHORTS blocks, this year FF's SHORTFUSE block seems to be dedicated soley to horror films.  In past years, all live-action shorts were grouped together, which made for a long block, making it tough to predict when your film would screen.  So I definitely approve of this new scheduling idea.

Here are the dates/times for Curtain which will be playing twice at the festival:

  • Saturday, Sep 24 at 3:15pm
  • Monday, Sep 26 at 3:10pm

Curtain plays 6th in a line-up with nine other films (which all sound awesome, might I add).  You can see more over at the Fantastic Fest site.  They've also posted their full schedule.

If you're in Austin, TX around that time, I'd love to see ya there!

More on Curtain here!

'Curtain' Gets Into Fantastic Fest!

'Curtain' gets into the 2011 Fantastic Fest shorts line-up

Today Fantastic Fest announced their 2011 Shorts Line-Up, and my short horror comedy, Curtain, is included!  This is huge news for me.  Getting into Fantastic Fest, which has easily become the largest and best genre festival in North America, was one of my primary goals for 'Curtain.'  It's a festival I've attended the last two years as a fan, and one that I was attending this year whether my film got in or not.  But yes, getting in just makes the visit that much sweeter.  Also sweet is knowing that Fantastic Fest provides one of the best viewing experiences for the audience out of any theater I've ever been to.

No dates have been posted yet, but the festival itself runs from Sep 22-29th in Austin, TX at the world famous Alamo Drafthouse.  You can read more about the fest and the shorts line-up below, and be sure to keep an eye on this page for updates as we receive them.

Big congrats to my whole cast and crew.  We did it, guys!

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