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Title: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 20, 2011, 04:21:14 AM
Yesterday was 'Day 1' of production on Cougars, NMP's new short horror comedy written and directed by yours truly. Technically I've been in pre-production in it for about six weeks, but since yesterday was our first real physical work on the short, I'm logging it as 'Day 1.'

The story? It goes something like this:

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Teenage Sasha constantly battles with the promiscuous ways of her mother, Bastet. When young Stuart decides to walk Sasha home from school, he gets more than he bargained for when he discovers Sasha's and Bastet's dark secret.

I'm going to try to do video production diaries throughout the process. Here's the first one; all about "life casting" for FX make-up.

Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: nacho on March 20, 2011, 10:46:42 AM
You need to start each one with the static. It's like I'm watching a report to Earth from the Dark Star.

Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 20, 2011, 11:02:16 AM
Making a movie is a lot like being trapped in deep space with a bunch of crazy people.


This is going to be a good project. I got nothing but good vibes from it last night. Hoping to lock in the location today!
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 27, 2011, 09:00:00 AM
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 24, 2011, 09:59:30 PM
Posting a sneak peek of Cougars tomorrow.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 15, 2011, 12:30:39 PM
Posting a sneak peek of Cougars tomorrow.

For reals this time.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 17, 2011, 08:46:51 AM
Teaser Trailer for COUGARS.

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COUGARS tells the story of Sasha, a teenager at constant odds with the promiscuous ways of her mother, Bastet. When Sasha’s young friend Stuart decides to walk her home from school, she becomes forced to confront the dark secret that makes her more like her mother than she’d care to admit.

Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: nacho on June 17, 2011, 11:24:39 AM
A good pairing, actually, on mother-daughter likeness.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 17, 2011, 03:23:37 PM
Cool. We thought they looked good together.

Oh, and some Cougars press:
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/25001

And:
http://www.horrorsociety.com/2011/06/17/womens-studies-creators-unleashing-cougars/

And here's one Nacho found:
http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=19610
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 17, 2011, 05:12:17 PM
And Fangoria gives COUGARS some love.We've been on Fango a few times now, and I still get this crazy thrill every time it happens.

http://www.fangoria.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4833:studies-creator-sends-in-the-cougars-exclusive-pics&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=167 (http://www.fangoria.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4833:studies-creator-sends-in-the-cougars-exclusive-pics&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=167)
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: nacho on June 17, 2011, 05:15:01 PM
Oh! Now that's hot.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 17, 2011, 06:11:52 PM
And Dread Central Posts a story!

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/45077/cougars-read-bear-their-claws
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: nacho on June 17, 2011, 06:12:28 PM
Just came here to post that link!
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 25, 2011, 10:19:05 PM
Oh, we made AICN again on Friday. I didn't even know until one of the actors told me.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50149
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2011, 10:53:32 PM
Go to page 2! Quick!
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2011, 10:54:45 PM
COUGARS sneak peek! Featured today on Ain't It Cool News!

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51428 (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51428)

Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: nacho on October 01, 2011, 12:21:11 AM
And when can we expect that review?
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 01, 2011, 12:07:23 PM
"Very soon" is what he said in the mention.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: nacho on October 01, 2011, 12:58:06 PM
Yeah, saw that. See, for me, when they publicly say "very soon," there's also an email telling me the basic timeline so I'm ready to blast it. Which, I suppose, is impolitic for you to leak, anyway.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 13, 2011, 12:19:18 PM
Dread Central mentions COUGARS and says the effects recall The Howling. I'll take that any day.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/47929/sneak-peek-cougars-bares-its-claws (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/47929/sneak-peek-cougars-bares-its-claws)
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 01, 2011, 04:46:35 PM
COUGARS got added to IMDb without one ounce of lifting on my part. It just happened.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2087722/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2087722/)

I'm in the cloud! HELP!
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: nacho on November 01, 2011, 04:58:36 PM
Wait till you end up on Wiki without doing anything.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 01, 2011, 05:43:45 PM
Wait until I end up on Wiki-LEAKS without doing anything!
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: nacho on November 01, 2011, 05:55:29 PM
Well... For Wikileaks, I think we could find some things on you without too much work.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 11, 2012, 04:02:06 PM
COUGARS World Premiere is Friday, April 13th in Chicago IL.

http://www.chicagofearfest.com/
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 12, 2012, 11:13:41 AM
Some pre-festival love from eFilmCritic:

http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=3383 (http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=3383)

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'Now That You Are Dead' unfortunately suffers from the same issue that Lonnie Martin's short film, 'Cougars,' has in that its title is the very essence of a spoiler. One by name and the other by title design. Certainly not to dismiss 'Cougars' in any way as it is definitely one of the shorts you should check out (even if you have to leave '[Rec] 3' early to catch it.) It's quite fun and star Rebecca Hausman is definitely somebody that filmmakers of any genre will want in their film. It's just a shame that the twist could have been preserved as easily as taking the plural out of the title.

While Cougars has already started to make strides into becoming a full-blown feature (think "'Cat People' by way of 'An American Werewolf in London'" according to Martin), Patrick Rea has hopes that his short, Time's Up Eve, will make that leap too.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 25, 2012, 05:18:06 PM
New review from Film Bizarro.

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It's hard to judge "Cougars" too hard, as it does everything "as it should". It's not wild and out-there, but it's also not doing anything wrong. It's a simple, classic and fun story that I could've seen a full feature of. It's somewhere between "Sleepwalkers" and "Ginger Snaps", and that's two films I enjoy. It's a fine mix of drama, comedy and horror, and I am very open to see more from the director Lonnie Martin because he seems to understand what he is making, and that's something I find important.

Read the whole thing here:
http://www.filmbizarro.com/view_review.php?review=cougars.php (http://www.filmbizarro.com/view_review.php?review=cougars.php)
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 25, 2012, 06:19:09 PM
Two press pieces in one day!

Here's another review of COUGARS as well as an interviews with me and lead actress Rebecca Hausman.

http://top10horror.com/newspost/review-exclusive-interview-cougars-2012/ (http://top10horror.com/newspost/review-exclusive-interview-cougars-2012/)
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 07, 2012, 11:26:33 AM
Another review. This one from Dark River Press.

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The film is solidly written and directed by Martin.  He was able to create a fun, if not predictable creature flick with a lot of heart.   I loved the old school make-up FX techniques used, especially the bladder effects which reminded me a lot of The Howling and The Beast Within. 

Read the whole thing here:
http://www.darkriverpress.com/cougars-short-film.html (http://www.darkriverpress.com/cougars-short-film.html)
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 07, 2012, 11:31:03 AM
And another from a GS style forum....

http://digitalmacabre.com/index.cgi?board=shorts&action=display&thread=911&page=1 (http://digitalmacabre.com/index.cgi?board=shorts&action=display&thread=911&page=1)
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: nacho on May 07, 2012, 11:37:15 AM
Jesus. I should just do reviews like that.

Star Trek

Acting:
Strong, except for Ryder.

Monsters:
Make more sense than in Lost

Final thoughts:
Why isn't that redheaded crew member on IMDB? She's hot.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 01, 2012, 09:04:19 PM
I think this might be the best COUGARS review yet.

http://anythinghorror.com/2012/06/01/cougars-2011/ (http://anythinghorror.com/2012/06/01/cougars-2011/)

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In my review of Martin’s WOMEN’S STUDIES I really loved Martin’s message in the film but noted there were some problems on the technical, filmmaking front (I still, though, recommended the film). With COUGARS these problems have been remedied. Martin has matured nicely as a filmmaker and has worked out some of the flaws from his earlier work. COUGARS is a really well-written, well-acted, and well-executed short film that’s just plain old fun!!
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: Reginald McGraw on June 01, 2012, 09:47:32 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: nacho on June 02, 2012, 01:35:39 AM
That is nice.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 02, 2012, 01:00:54 PM
COUGARS is an official selection for the 2012 Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival in Gettysburg, PA, August 31 - September 2!

http://www.horrorfindweekend.com/ (http://www.horrorfindweekend.com/)
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: nacho on July 02, 2012, 02:29:52 PM
Awesome.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: Reginald McGraw on July 02, 2012, 09:33:25 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 12, 2012, 06:13:17 AM
COUGARS will screen at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal at 11:55pm on Saturday, July 28 as a warm-up to a feature from Taiwan called Zombie-108.

Big fest! Big news!

http://www.fantasiafestival.com/2012/en/films-schedule/309/cougars (http://www.fantasiafestival.com/2012/en/films-schedule/309/cougars)
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 27, 2012, 08:41:32 PM
AICN reviews COUGARS! Fantasia screening sold out! Canadian beer is awesome!

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/57294 (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/57294)
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: nacho on July 28, 2012, 08:03:21 AM
Happy days are here again.
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: Reginald McGraw on July 28, 2012, 03:14:23 PM
Woo hoo! Enjoy the ride!
Title: Re: Cougars
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 05, 2012, 12:42:14 PM
COUGARS is online in it's entirety! Check it out!