Veteran genre site ICONS OF FRIGHT just reviewed THE SHELTER and it was thankfully positive. Read an excerpt below and check out the entire review HERE.
“THE SHELTER is most definitely the smart man’s horror film, putting more effort into giving its viewers a character study of a man, lost and broken and forced to face and overcome the past mistakes that caused his life to spiral out of control. It’s great to see Pare shine again, he really gives a powerful performance, one that is broken and jaded, yet damaged and full of pain in ways that we as a viewers seek to put together.”
Thank you Jerry Smith at Icons of Fright for taking a look.
Writer/Director John Fallon recently sat down with Punk Globe to talk about The Shelter. Here is an excerpt!
“We had a fairly smooth shoot. But post-production proved to be very challenging. A lot of weird technical things kept happening, which slowed down the film’s progress considerably. It got to the point that we all started to think that we were messing with things that we’re not supposed to be messing with. I can almost write a book about the very strange things that happened around The Shelter; mostly during the writing and post-production stages.”
“It’s clearly a very personal, intelligent work of art by an emerging, talented filmmaker and an aging character actor showing he has depth and range with challenging material.”
“The film is definitely open to interpretation. That is, also, let’s be fair, utterly refreshing when compared to other, tried-and-tested, cookie cutter movies. When was the last time you were left asking questions or thinking about what it all means?”
Nice to start to year right. We just got our first review of 2016 via Scream Horror Mag and it’s a positive one! Here’s are two excerpts:
“With Pare in pretty much every frame, he deserves so much praise as he steals each and every scene and goes beyond the call of duty!”
“Whilst Fallon’s film will probably polarize most audiences, as it boldly goes where most films daren’t – relating a somewhat incongruent tale that does anything but spoon-feed viewers; in my book, that’s the epitome of the kind of films people need to be queuing up to catch instead of the spate of Hollywood horrors that don’t even try to get the audience’s grey matter muscles flexing.”
After its showings late last year at Film4 Frightfest, the Sitges Film Festival and the A Night of Horror Film Festival (where star Michael Paré won the “Career Achievement” Award for his work in the film), THE SHELTER keeps on trucking in 2016.
We’re presently securing further Festival screenings (to be announced soon) while seeking a home in terms of worldwide distribution. In light of the BERLIN MARKET happening as we speak, we decided to release a clip from the film – see it below! You can e-mail us HERE for distribution inquiries.
Find within this blog entry “Review Quotes” banners for THE SHELTER. You can expect more to surface as time goes on; keep tabs on them HERE! You can also expect new reviews of the film to surface soon, further Festival showings and an announcement about the film’s Canadian premiere too!
From writer/director/producer John Fallon: 2015 was a good year for THE SHELTER. The ride started off with a positive review on one of the top internet movie sites ( Ain’t It Cool News ) with one of my favorite quotes (“The exact opposite of the feel good movie of the year.”) and it kept trucking forward from there!
Now there were challenges, sucker punches, odd happenings (don’t get me started), disappointments… what not (I may go into details about the ups and downs on my personal blog down the road, will make for a great read). But we dealt with them to the best of our abilities and kept forging forward. At the end of the day, that is all one can do. So what does 2016 have in store for the film?
The Shelter will do a couple more Festivals (to be disclosed soon ) and once that last leg done we will focus fully on sales/distribution. Thanks to all who have are still supporting the film. Trust me when I say that the positive energy does not go unnoticed.
Personally, my life was totally consumed by The Shelter in 2015 and I see the film demanding the same from me in 2016. All good. Lets do it! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! God bless! – John Fallon
Michael Pare (who just won the Career Achievement Award. at the One Night of Horror Festival for his work in The Shelter) recently sat down with SCREEN SQUARE to talk THE SHELTER, here is an excerpt:
“The pain and suffering that a person can bring on themselves, the cost of not being aware of the impact of your actions on others; that misery and suffering and despair and guilt and remorse. These are incredibly powerful and painful emotions to experience. And they were brought on Thomas by his own actions, his own weakness.”