1. Phillip avatar

    On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 8:37 PM, Phillip said:

    "Trick R Treat" had a big push from the online horror blog community, but I don't recall it getting a ton of love through more trad social media sites. I definitely agree that it's much harder to suppress things in this day and age. I remember when Prince's "Black" album was one of those "urban-legend" type of things: that would never happen nowadays.

  2. Tetsujin 28-go avatar

    On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 7:14 PM, Tetsujin 28-go said:

    Yeah, I agree, "Trick r Treat" deserved a wider release.

  3. Jesse24 avatar

    On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 2:13 PM, Jesse24 said:

    Was that pre or post all this social media and shite? Reason I ask is now the "man" has a harder time because once it hits those sites things go viral and then its out of control.

  4. Phillip avatar

    On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM, Phillip said:

    It reminds me of what happened to the indie horror film "Trick R Treat." The film had tremendous pre-release buzz and a huge built-in audience. Reviews were through the roof and everyone in the horror community was impatiently waiting for the thing to go to theatres. The Weinstein brothers, however, ended up having a beef with the filmmakers and decided to squash the film. Since there was a clause in the filmmakers' contracts that stipulated the film must go to theatres, the Weinsteins released it to about five theaters in podunk towns spread across the U.S. It (obviously) died an inglorious death at the box office and ended up (essentially) going straight to DVD. The film is absolutely amazing, easily the best anthology horror film ever. Because of a beef between the behind-the-scenes folks, however, very few people will ever know about it. The Establishment has, unfortunately, a long history of stomping down hard on the little people to make a point.