Monday, March 16, 2009

Ron Silver; The Ugly File

I've been watching Ron Silver on TV and in the movies for at least three decades. As a working actor he had to take what was offered him but no matter how bad the piece itself was Silver brought intelligence and honesty to the part. While we don't know actors personally we do become familiar with their screen persona--what they project almost no matter what part they're playing. So when I woke up this morning to the news that he'd died of cancer after a two year struggle I gave him one of those little salutes for saved for people who made passage on this old planet more pleasurable. So long to Ron Silver.

-----The Ugly File
(from Dread Central)

Peekers Director Debuts The Ugly File

* Mark Steensland
* Short Films
* The Ugly FIles

Last year short film director Mark Steensland unleashed his horror short "Peekers" on fans, and this year his newest project, "The Ugly File", is set for not only its world premiere but also its US debut during the Shocklines Short Film Series event later this month.

First up, "The Ugly File" is heading to the land Down Under for A Night of Horror Fest in Sydney, Australia on March 27th. Then, the very next night Steensland’s newest project will be playing as part of Shocklines in New York City at 200 Hudson Street.

"The Ugly File" is based on the Ed Gorman short story and follows a photographer who mysteriously photographs hideously deformed children.

Based on what Steensland did in "Peekers", I have a feeling that "The Ugly File" will be one twisted little treat.

- Heather Wixson

1 comment:

David Cranmer said...

I hadn't heard of "The Ugly File" but it sounds superb. I'll keep an eye out for it.