“…against all odds, Mark of the Beast still emerges victorious. Gorman and Seymour and actor/co-writer Sheri Lynn, have outdone themselves simply by choosing a relatively obscure and horrific story.”
“Debbie Rochon is a stand-out…showing off how stunning she really is.”
“…the disgusting looking leper (kudos to the make-up dept.)”
Yes I am the type that every few days I google my latest film or dare I say it even myself trying to find new reviews. Hey, as an indie guy I can’t hire a publicist so of course I have to self promote. Funny how when you pay someone 40 grand to do your publicity it’s somehow more respected and when you do it yourself it’s vanity. In any case I came across this Rue Morgue review. For those of your who are not horror nerds, magazine like Fangoria and Rue Morgue are some of the most important forms of press in regards to horror films and with my latest film Rudyard Kipling’s Mark of the Beast I am now able to say the film has appeared in both (Other Reviews Here). I think what is most exciting about this article, is not necessarily the review it’s self because by no means is it perfect but the fact that at this point in my career it seems apparent that in the horror community, Jon Gorman and I are now well known for a successful horror franchise (Bikini Bloodbath 1-3). It’s not that those film are particularly are good as a matter of fact they are specifically bad on purpose…and perhaps a little by accident too but they do have a following and people do like them. It’s just that I sort of feel like at least some folks know who I am now and that’s nice because I’ve been at this for a while.
Another cool thing that happened is that Beast was nominated for Best Horror Feature Film at the Bare Bones International Film Festival. I am very grateful for this because although the film screened at New York Anthology Film Archives,Syracuse International Horror Film festival and New England Underground it never felt like Beast had a full festival run like my last solo film London Betty. So this is good news indeed.