Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bray Road Beast Teaser and Poster Reveal

If you follow us on our various social media platforms (if you don't - you should), you've probably already seen the release of the first official teaser for Bray Road Beast. If you haven't seen it yet, stop reading right now and watch it!

"In the early 1990's a rural Wisconsin community called Elkhorn was at the center of a series of real-life werewolf sightings. As local reporter, Linda Godfrey, began her investigations into the "Beast of Bray Road", other reports from around the country, and soon, the world, began flooding in. For the subsequent three decades, the Beast of Bray Road has been the most infamous Wisconsin resident.
In their seventh film (and third feature-length documentary), Small Town Monsters takes you on an in-depth exploration of the "dogman" phenomenon. From the eerie back roads of Wisconsin, the the fields and villages of Europe, sightings of upright canids go back centuries. But is there more to these sightings than simply misidentifications of known animals or a hidden species of wolf?Prepare for the ultimate journey into the dark side of Cryptozoology, as The Bray Road Beast uncovers a secret history to the subject that touches on everything from the occult to ancient wolf-like beings with hidden knowledge. Coming October 5th."

This film is shaping up to be our darkest yet, and by no decision of our own. When Seth returned from the shoot in Wisconsin, the first thing he told me is, "This is a lot creepier than we realized." Well, that's one way to put it.

I've been watching bits and pieces of the movie come together during the editing, and I have to say, this one is unsettling. The entire atmosphere of the movie oozes a certain feeling of unease and the re-enactments and effects that have been shot thus far only add to that sinister mood.

Also revealed today is the official one sheet for the film, designed by Adrienne Breedlove (hey - that's me). The title card and font were created by Zac Palmasano, who is also the Director of Photography for the film. We were a lot of hats around here, folks.

If you like what you're seeing, please be sure to share with your friends and around social media to help spread the word. You can find out more and see still from the film at the Dread Central article here.

- Adrienne

Friday, May 25, 2018

On the Trail of... Champ Coming Soon

We're approaching the midway point of the year and also the release of our second production for 2018. The release On the Trail of... Champ is just a few weeks away and we couldn't be more excited.

Pre-orders are live in our shop and our manufacturer is pressing DVDs as we speak. If you haven't claimed a copy yet, make sure you head to shop.smalltownmonsters.com to do that.

After watching the whole mini-series in one sitting I have to say that my love for lake monsters, Champ in particular, has only grown. Aleksandar has created a beautiful, education, and (most importantly) interesting look at the Lake Champlain monster, it's researchers, witnesses, and the town it surrounds.

I hope that you check out this project and that you enjoy it just as much as I have. While you're waiting for your copy, check out this interview we recently did with Frightday.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 In Review, A Look At 2018

Adrienne here. 2017 was truly a landmark year for Small Town Monsters. We released two new films (The Mothman of Point Pleasant, Invasion on Chestnut Ridge), had our most successful release to date, and appeared on a Japanese television show. We signed a distribution deal with Terror Films and received wide-digital-release for Boggy and Mothman in November (Invasion to follow soon).

We were able to bring new creative talent to the STM team, adding CGI, animation, and stop motion to our new productions. These elements have opened a new door to storytelling we didn't have in the past, and we're excited to see them enhance the films.

Our production company also saw new growth in 2017, experimenting with new productions to add to our catalog. We teamed up with Director Aleksandar Petakov for the first installment of our new series "On the Trail of..." (to be released in 2018), and we started the weekly series "Small Town Monsters Presents: CaseFiles"  (available on Amazon and YouTube).

All of these projects, of course, were made possible by our Kickstarter last January. As many STM fans will know, each year we raise funds through Kickstarter to help offset travel, production, equipment, and crew costs. All to ensure we can tell these stories in the best way possible. We also put a large portion of the money raised back into rewards for our backers, because at the end of the day the most important things to us are the stories we tell and who we tell them to.

In a few weeks we'll launch our 2018 Kickstarter. We have big plans for 2018 including the release of The Flatwoods Monster, Bray Road Beast, and On the Trail of... Champ. We also have some unannounced projects we're pretty excited about, and a few potential new ventures if time and funds allow. All-in-all 2018 looks to be another exciting year of growth for Small Town Monsters.

Thanks to you all for your continued support.