Entertainment Weekly is all about THE BOY

Entertainment Weekly is all about THE BOY

Entertainment Weekly unveiled THE BOY's poster for SXSW! Check out the awesome interview with Craig Macneill here!

March 3, 2015

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SXSW screening times for THE BOY

SXSW screening times for THE BOY

We officially have our screening times and venue locations for THE BOY at this year's SXSW Film Festival. You know you want to come. 

See you in Austin!

 

Saturday, March 14th, 3:45pm, Alamo Ritz
Sunday, March 15th, 7:00pm, Rollins Theatre at Long Center
Thursday, March 19th, 10pm, Alamo Lamar B

For THE BOY on the SXSW website, click here: http://bit.ly/16eX9dg

February 19, 2015

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Screening of Henley + The Boy & Q/A w/ Craig Macneill!

Screening of Henley + The Boy & Q/A w/ Craig Macneill!

Hey, Berkeley! Look who's coming your way... Craig Macneill, the director of THE BOY, will be screening clips and taking your questions... You should totally go! 

From the UC Berkeley website:

What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than with a seriously killer trifecta of entertainment? Track the rise of a serial killer with a screening of the short “Henley” (premiered at Sundance 2012), clips of “The Boy” (upcoming film, one of Elijah Wood’s creative projects), and a Q & A with director Craig Macneill. There will be blood- and ~*free pizza*~!

***EVENT DETAILS***
Date: February 13th
Time: Doors at 7:00 pm, screening at 7:30 pm; first-come, first-served seating (capacity 70)
Location: 213 Wheeler

1. Screening of “Henley”
The 10-minute short is directed by Craig Macneill and involves a young boy whose ambition of saving money leads him to somewhat innocently do, er, unusual~ things. It’s based on the chapter “The Henley Road Motel” from the acclaimed novel “Miss Corpus.” Check out a clip here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQh1VaV2ZgA

2. Clips from “The Boy”
Directed by Macneill, “The Boy” is the first film in an upcoming serial-killer trilogy and promises to be one one of the scariest movies you’ll ever see. The trilogy is aimed at tracking the childhood of a future serial killer, depicting the character at ages 9, 14 and 18 and ending with his transformation into a mass murderer.

3. Q&A with Craig Macneill, director of “Henley” and “The Boy”
Craig Macneill will be discussing “The Boy,” produced by Chiller Films and SpectreVision (Principles: Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh Waller) .

February 12, 2015

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10 Exciting SXSW Movies You’re Going To Be Hearing A Ton About

10 Exciting SXSW Movies You’re Going To Be Hearing A Ton About

Super special thanks to Cinema Blend for adding our feature film THE BOY to their awesome list "10 Exciting SXSW Movies You're Going To Be Hearing A Ton About." The pressure is on now! 

To read the list, click here: http://bit.ly/1A5XGfL

February 9, 2015

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THE BOY at SXSW 2015!

THE BOY at SXSW 2015!

It's official... Our feature film THE BOY will have its world premiere in competition at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. Austin, here we come!

THE BOY
Director: Craig Macneill, Screenwriters: Craig Macneill, Clay McLeod Chapman
THE BOY is an intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death. Cast: David Morse, Rainn Wilson, Jared Breeze, Bill Sage, Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson, Aiden Lovekamp. (World Premiere)

For more, visit the SXSW site: http://bit.ly/16eX9dg

February 3, 2015

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Inside the Writers House

Inside the Writers House

I'm coming for you, Jersey...

January 28, 2015

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Don’t EARWIG OUT!

Don’t EARWIG OUT!

The word is out... POP! Vertigo just announced the first issue of their upcoming quarterly anthology: SFX. Lo and behold, I'll have a comic in it titled EARWIG OUT. Here's what Vertigo has to say: "Comics luminaries will converge with the next generation of talent as they interpret four different sound effects, leading to mind-bending innovations in story and art."   

I'm down. For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1Bt9DJI

To order your own copy through the always awesome Midtown Comics, click here: http://bit.ly/1BtbxtC

January 27, 2015

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Time Out NY gets SEASICK!

Time Out NY gets SEASICK!

Time Out NY just called me a "horror-drunk storytelling virtuoso master idiot" and I couldn't be happier. FOUR STARS! We're a CRITIC'S PICK! The Pumpkin Pie Show: Seasick "is thoroughly marvelous and gross and peculiar, not to mention a cause for huge, unbecoming snorts of laughter."

To read the full review, click here: bit.ly/1nbLELI

Get your tickets now now now!

October 21, 2014

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Midtown Comics Podcast!

Midtown Comics Podcast!

I was invited on the Midtown Comics Podcast last week to chat about my upcoming issue of Edge of Spider-Verse #4. Shout outs to Ellie Pyle and Elia 骨 Bonetti for helping create the creepiest Spider-Man yet! Out this Wednesday!

You can listen to the podcast here: http://bit.ly/1rzeE0c

September 29, 2014

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Spider-Verse Status Chart!

Spider-Verse Status Chart!

My Giant Spider achieves "scary dude" status on this kickass Spider-Verse Status Chart over at the awesome blog Whatever A Spider Can.

Check it out here:‬ http://t.co/B8j7BgIELY

Countdown to issue #4 has begun! October 1st is right around the corner...

September 10, 2014

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Sneak peak of SPIDER-VERSE!

Sneak peak of SPIDER-VERSE!

Marvel just released a sneak peak of our insanely scary-awesome EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4. Check out Elia Bonetti's beautifully creepy work here and pick up your own copy on October 1st! 

OMG OMG OMG... It looks so beautiful it looks so beautiful: http://bit.ly/1uG8EBC

September 8, 2014

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That’s a wrap on THE BOY!

That’s a wrap on THE BOY!

We're back from Colombia... Now it's time to edit this baby boy into a moooooooooovie!

September 2, 2014

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Fango is ready to get SEASICK…

Fango is ready to get SEASICK…

The Pumpkin Pie Show has always loved Fangoria Magazine... And the kind folks at Fango have given a little bit of that love back to us with their kind write-up for our upcoming NYC show -- SEASICK.

"One of the absolute best bets of any New York City spooky season is the annual iteration of the visceral PUMPKIN PIE SHOW... If you’ve not experienced PUMPKIN PIE before, you’re very much in for something special and I hope you’ll make the show a part of your many horror and Halloween-accompanying plans this fall."

Thank you, Samuel Zimmerman for your poetry. You are a god amongst men. Now... Who wants to see a show?

To read the full article, click here: http://bit.ly/1ons9JX

August 26, 2014

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The time is nigh for Pumpkin Pie…

The time is nigh for Pumpkin Pie…

The Pumpkin Pie Show. NYC. Coming soon. October 2014. This one's gonna be a doozy.

August 15, 2014

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New variant cover for Edge of Spider-Verse!

New variant cover for Edge of Spider-Verse!

Super-cool comic artist Greg Land has whipped up some super-creepy variant cover art for my upcoming EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE story "I WALKED WITH A SPIDER." Check it out, along with his other covers, here: http://bit.ly/1xCbozZ

August 13, 2014

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Take Me To Comic Con

Take Me To Comic Con

HOLY MOLY THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT MY STORY LINE AT A COMIC CON PANEL RIGHT FRIGGING NOW AND I'M STUCK ON THE EAST COAST:

"Issue #4 by Clay McLeod Chapman and Elia Bonetti is terrifying. It's probably closer to Metamorphosis by Kafka than anything by Stan Lee."

Read it here: http://bit.ly/1rGh3GV

July 25, 2014

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CHILLING VISIONS airs tonight on Chiller TV!

CHILLING VISIONS airs tonight on Chiller TV!

Hey. Watcha doin' tonight? Watching CHILLING VISIONS: 5 STATES OF FEAR on Chiller TV, of course! Tune in at 9 PM tonight to see our segment "The Trouble With Dad" in part of this five-part anthology horror feature. Co-written and co-starring that guy in the picture over there. TGIF!

To find out more about the movie, click here: http://bit.ly/1jDLQfA

July 11, 2014

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TCG’s Crossing Borders {Art | People} salon

I was fortunate enough to write a post for the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon, curated by Caridad Svich.

You can read my article "I'll Be Your One-Way Mirror: Crossing the 4th Wall" here, where I talk all about The Pumpkin Pie Show vs Law & Order.

Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1pR4w3J 

July 7, 2014

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Hostage Song Takes the UK… um, well, Hostage

Hostage Song Takes the UK… um, well, Hostage

The reviews are in for the European premiere of our indie-rock musical HOSTAGE SONG and we're getting a solid thumbs up. Here are some kick-ass pull quotes:

"Raw performances draw the emotion and horror from a blunt, hard-hitting script... Clay McLeod Chapman’s writing gathers momentum and becomes increasingly brilliant, with dazzling poetic flashes. It also becomes increasingly gruesome as scenes flit imperceptibly between horrific reality and childlike fantasy." -- Everything Theatre. Four out of five stars. Read the review here: http://bit.ly/1yQSLf9

"Clay McLeod Chapman’s script is fast-paced and full of satisfyingly dark humour... It’s a laugh a minute, but then the next a line comes along out of the blue and punches you right in the guts." -- A Younger Theatre. Read the review here: http://bit.ly/1vlze1Z

"Hostage Song signifies progression in a fresh form of musical theatre... Clay McLeod Chapman’s harrowing book is eminently realistic." -- The Stage. Read the review here: http://bit.ly/UEPQXg

"Strong performance, exceptional writing and superb music make this an enjoyable show well worth watching – just don’t expect to come out smiling." -- The Public Reviews. Four out of five stars. Read the review here: http://bit.ly/1qHuE04

"The book by Chapman flicks between heartbreaking monologues from those nearest and dearest to the hostages and scenes of desperate role-play from a mesmerising Matus and Marshall... Hostage Song is not a musical for the faint hearted or for those with a more traditional disposition but if you like something with a little more meat on its bones and less jazz hands than your average musical then snap up a ticket before it’s too late." -- Bargain Theatreland. Read the review here: http://bit.ly/UJ2ioU

"...an intense experience which is constantly unsettling, often very upsetting, but also occasionally joyous and ultimately quite unique... It’s the painful personal memories recalled and small human touches woven into Clay McLeod Chapman’s book that ultimately make this work." -- Musical Theatre Review. Read the review here: http://bit.ly/1sI6C6V

June 29, 2014

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Paperback for Breakfast on Mars out now!

Paperback for Breakfast on Mars out now!

Just got my author copy of the new BREAKFAST ON MARS paperback and it looks taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasty! 

I got to write an essay for this kick-ass collection called SHOWERING WITH SPIDERS. Spoiler: It's never fun to shower with spiders. FYI.

June 26, 2014

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“SCKBSTD is really about the American culture of paranoia; a fable that warns of the dangers of being too quick to rush to judgment, and allowing your emotions to cloud your reason… The themes explored here are topical, and important.”
— AltDaily.com

SCKBSTD

Performances: SCKBSTD