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Thriller The Shelter with Michael Paré now available worldwide on Vimeo on Demand!

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The critically acclaimed psychological thriller “The Shelter”, starring iconic actor Michael Paré (“Streets of Fire”), is now available for viewing around the world, thanks to its newfound home on Vimeo On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thesheltermovie.

The film, which the L.A. TIMES said was “remarkably ambitious” and was “a concise genre piece that doubles as a heavily metaphorical character sketch”, had previously been released on DVD and VOD in the United States, and was also sold in various countries around the world including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden and South East Asia.

But now the rest of the world gets their chance to watch the psychological suspense film which critics loved at the London Frightfest, as well as the Sitges Film Festival.

The film is about a homeless man named Thomas (Michael Pare) who finds shelter for the night within a lavish abandoned two-story house. He eventually discovers that he is not alone and the premises won’t let him leave.

“The Shelter” marked ArrowintheHead.com founder John Fallon’s directorial debut, a renaissance man who had previously written 12 films and acted in over 20 movies before directing his own. The first-time director said that “Since The Shelter’s domestic release, we’ve done all that we could do in terms of the classic distribution routes, but now it’s time for us to splash the film around the world, so that fans from anywhere can watch it whenever they want, from wherever they are!”

The film was shot entirely in Louisiana and provided lead actor Michael Pare with some of the best reviews of his career including kudos from WeAreIndieHorror which said that he gave “one of the best performances of his long career” and AintItCool.com which said “Pare really gives it his all here, plunging to emotional depths I never thought he was able to do and doing them with a real sense of soul.”

Watch The Shelter on Vimeo on Demand here!

Own the DVD here!


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Welcome to the Official The Shelter Blog! Positive quotes!

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After being reported on my personal blog www.john-fallon.com since its inception, THE SHELTER finally gets its own blog! Welcome to the Official Online home for THE SHELTER, all updates having to do with the film will be reported on here from here on end so Bookmark the page to keep tabs on the film’s progress!

We figured we’d launch the blog with a couple of early positive quotes we got for the film. Here it goes!

Writer, editor and director Patrick Lussier ( Terminator Genisys/Scream/My Bloody Valentine 3D) was one of the few veteran filmmakers we sent an early screener of The Shelter to for feedback. And he came back to us with a positive take on it.

“The Shelter is an accomplished piece of filmmaking with some very elegant framing and camera moves. It’s a ‘Lifemare’, overlapping strands of sorrow, joy, guilt, love, lust and a f*ck load of self-loathing. I thought it was one of Michael Paré’s best performances ever and it showed that Fallon has the chops for the job!” – Patrick Lussier

Then we had my good pal filmmaker Eric Red (who is behind 100 Feet and the cult classics Body Parts, Near Dark and The Hitcher). His opinion meant the most to me to be honest. You see when we were testing our rough cut, Eric was one of the few that watched it and… he didn’t care for it, so I asked him “why”?

He gave me his reasons and I took the notes that I agreed with and I bettered the cut by applying them. So I was elated to see that now that he’s seen the final cut of the flick that he enjoyed it.  Here is the quote he gave us:

“THE SHELTER is an offbeat hybrid of dark morality tale and horror film.  It provides an unusually unflinching portrayal of a flawed man’s grim descent down a rabbit hole of personal isolation and damnation.  In a time when so many movies are the same, you know from the first few minutes you’re seeing something different.  The skillful camerawork in the THE SHELTER, coupled with the masterful use of sinister subjective sound, weave an unsettling atmosphere of dread and unease.  Michael Pare does some of his edgiest work here.  Can’t wait to see Fallon’s next film!” – Eric Red

Lastly, French Producer/Director Julien Dunand (NWR: Nicolas Winding Refn) gave The Shelter a watch as well and got a lot out of it. He actually sent me a lengthy letter about it and I was touched by it to be honest.  Here’s the quote he gave us.

“John Fallon’s The Shelter was a fascinating film. It was a mix of Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant and Martin Scorsese’s Last Temptation of Christ! – Julien Dunand 

So that’s it for now! Thanks for checking us out! And stay tuned for more updates in the near future! – Writer/Director John Fallon.


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