January 26th, 2011 - by Alyse Wax
Perhaps it is because the Oscar nominations were announced today, but it seemed that Sundance was fairly quiet today....
Horror For the Win! (Well, kinda)
The first round of awards were handed out today at Sundance, in the shorts categories. "The Legend of Beaver Dam," about campfire ghost stories that release a malevolent monster, picked up an honorable mention.
Get Off The Oregonian Trail
The Oregonian premiered to almost no reaction at all. The rape/revenge flick from director Calvin Lee Reeder (in his feature debut) stars Lindsay Pulsipher (True Blood) and premiered at the fest during the Park City at Midnight series. Other than a couple of "hated it" tweets, I have not heard anything else on the film - no reviews, no impressions, no nothing. With four more screenings throughout the week, perhaps we will hear more about the flick - though it seems doubtful.
Slash Takes Sundance
Guns n' Roses guitarist Slash announced his new production company, Slasher Films, a few months ago, and this week he is in Park City, looking for studio partners for three already-announced horror films: Wake the Dead, a modern Frankenstein story based on the comic; The Other Kingdom, about an epidemic that turns people into savage paranormal killers; and Theorem, about a professor who discovers the mathematical equation for evil.
Fun With Signs
NYMag.com posted a "sampling" of more signs carried by the Red State army in Sunday's Sundance counter-protest:
God Hates Critics
God Hates Press Screenings
Dogma Is Dog Shit
God Hates Fat (So Does Southwest Airlines)
I Hate Crowds
Hell Is Fabulous
Dick Tastes Yummy
I Am A Happy Jew (with illustration of a happy Jew)
Being Bisexual Doubles My Chances for a Date on Saturday
God and Gays Agree That Polyester Is a Sin
God Hates That I Couldn't Get Tickets to Red State
God Hates That There Were Only 2 Seasons of Pushing Daisies
I Went to Westboro Baptist Church and All I Got Was This Lousy Sign
And on the 8th Day, God Created BEER
God Hates Signs