TAMPA FL - The killDevil Films short film "Halloween Party" won The Florida Spotlight Award at the Spooky Empire horror convention this weekend. The filmed screened on Sunday, November 3rd, amongst approximately 100 other feature length and short films that were shown throughout the convention.
In addition to the film festival, Spooky Empire also featured celebrity guests such as Clive Barker, Alice Cooper, Elvira and many other notable horror icons. The convention is attended by thousands annually, with 2019 being the first time it was held in Tampa.
Written and Directed by Thomas Crane, "Halloween Party" was filmed in New Port Richey FL, stars Sean Gloria, and is now currently available to watch on Amazon Prime.
TAMPA FL - Thomas Crane made another in-studio appearance on The Sound Affect Music Show, for the Halloween special. They discussed the recent release of "Halloween Party" on Amazon and its showcase at The Spooky Empire convention. They also discussed multiple killDevil Films videos.
TAMPA FL - While on set of the latest video shoot for Dire Atrophy, Thomas and the band, sat down for a discussion with Harmony and Brooke of the "What the Actual Eff" Podcast. The discussion covered the current shoot, past music videos he has done for the band, and everything in between, and some unexpected topics.
TAMPA FL - Thomas Crane made an in-studio appearance on The Sound Affect Music Show, with Shawn Chain, discussing the making of the new Sister Kill Cycle for "Can't Feel, as well as the release of "Halloween Party" on Amazon Prime.
TAMPA FL - What could best be described as a roundhouse kick of rock to the face, Red Calling’s “Taker of Breath” is aptly titled. Drawing on the melodically-centered and symphonic qualities of European rock groups like Lacuna Coil- and then throwing in some good ole metal energy reminiscent of Korn- the Tampa, Florida-based group deliver a sound that is as aggressive as it is haunting and undeniably catchy.
CREATIVE LOAFING - Thomas Crane knew he wanted to direct a narrative film. After years of directing music videos and doing video production, the singer for Marion Crane, called on friends and associated to help his company, killDevil Films, develop and shoot Halloween Party, a 38-minute short horror film, which was inspired by the likes of Psycho and The Shining.
The end result, which intersperses color and black and white, is rich in atmosphere, dark in tone, and benefits substantially from its leading man, Sean Michael Gloria, who gained national exposure earlier this year in Followers, a low-budget found-footage feature shot in Pinellas County.
BLABBERMOUTH - War of Thrones official music video for the song "Say What" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Conflict in Creation", which was released in March via Sonic Night Music Club. The disc was recorded and mixed by James Fox at Sweet Spot Studio in Seminole, Florida and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, ARMORED SAINT, FAITH NO MORE) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in California.
Forged in steel, War of Thrones was formed when vocalist Wade Black and virtuoso guitarist Rick Renstorm joined forces in 2012. Previously, the two had worked together in Leash Law, releasing "Dogface" in 2005.
HORROR ASYLUM - There are clearly echoes of "Psycho" peppered throughout the movie. The performances are solid for such a low-budget production and Gloria himself deserves a lot of credit for managing to make his character both likeable yet deceivingly enigmatic. HALLOWEEN PARTY is accompanied by a surprisingly effective score, composed neatly by Frederic Bernard, and it gives the whole experience a real retro feel, dinking in and out of almost recognisable horror-esque themes and styles yet managing to expertly keep the right level of tension in place where necessary.
INDIE SHORTS MAG - Preparing the feast, getting dressed up and trick-or-treating may excite any person but Thomas Crane’s Ben. As the director, editor and writer of the film, Crane gives such a twist to an as-it-is spooky celebration, that perhaps Halloween will never feel the same. "Halloween Party" engages the audience in not only delving into the origins of the festival but also into their own psyche to find if there’s a Ben hiding in there…
DOWNSOUTH - First, I'd like to say I thought this was extremely well shot and edited coming from an independent filmmaker. And the story is top notch with a few twists and turns...Overall, I really enjoyed this film and story. I would really love to see what Crane and killDevil Films has in store for us next, hopefully a full-length movie in the near future.
BLABBERMOUTH - KAMELOT has released a brand new music video for the song "MindFall Remedy". The clip, which includes a guest appearance by Lauren Hart (ONCE HUMAN), was directed by Thomas Crane of killdevil Films and features live footage from the band's recent North American tour.
KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood said: "The North American tour was our biggest ever and we had to chronicle it in some way; the fans were so amazing. We decided to shoot this video and mix in scenes from the tour. We cannot wait to return to the U.S. and Canada for the next run!"