Driving in the Dark

Photo by Mike Boas

Photo by Stephanie Viriyakul.

More shooting for Mind Rip is under way! Check out behind-the-scenes photos from our recent night shoots on the Mind Rip Facebook page.

Mind Rip gets some screen time

It’s been a big month for Mind Rip. First we got rolling on shooting new scenes for the feature. Now we’ve had some opportunities to show our trailer on the big screen.

Coming up this week is the New York City Horror Film Festival, where Mind Rip has won out over other Trailer Trash competitors to screen with the scheduled shorts and horror features. The festival has been helping to promote indie films like this in the last few years, so we’re thrilled to be featured. If you’re in the city from November 11th through the 14th, check out the fest and keep an eye open for Mind Rip.

A few weeks ago, I (Mike) attended “zombie day” at the Buffalo Screams fest, and it was a real thrill to share the trailer with an audience. They hollered for the severed heads and laughed at the jokes — what more could you ask for? I had a great time talking with festival organizers Greg Lamberson and Emil Novak, not to mention the zombie-fans and filmmakers in attendance. I only wish I could have stayed for more of the fest, but alas I was working the rest of the weekend.

The following week was Halloween, and it was an honor to get some screen time at our local horror event, the Little Theatre’s 24 Hour Horror Fest.  Wouldn’t it be great to screen a finished feature in Rochester this time next year?  It’s something to shoot for.

Mind Rip news round-up

Here’s what the horror blogosphere’s been saying about MIND RIP.

“Just stick a fork in me… cause I’m in ‘Cheesy B-Rated Heaven!’  …I have to say that this is one of the better cut trailers, and I can’t wait to see more. …Now where can I get my copy of “The Vault of The Crypt of The Terror” comic?!!”

“Looks f***ing terrific if you ask me, perfect 70’s vibe.”

“Two of our favorite things — monsters and zombies — together in one flick? Where do we sign up!?!? John David Vincent and Philrose Productions’ new flick Mind Rip is on the way, and we’ve got a host of stuff for you to peruse to get yourselves set!”

“I’m loving all these indie creature features in production. BD reader Avery tipped us off to another from John David Vincent and Philrose Productions entitled Mind Rip.”

“If all that doesn’t rock your zombie-lovin’, demonic, giant-monster craving boat, then you’re reading the wrong blog!”

“Monsters and zombies and lots of tongue-in-cheek humor, oh my! You’ll find it all in the very Troma-looking Mind Rip, a movie about comic-book monsters come to life via psychic means.”

“…cool Grindhouse style”

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Mind Rip Trailers Live!

We’ve kept this footage secret long enough! Behold, in all its grindhouse glory, the terror that is MIND RIP!

Promotional Trailer

(2 minutes 37 seconds)

For this promotional trailer, we’ve cut together several Mind Rip scenes in the style of drive-in trailers of the 70s and 80s.

Extended Trailer

(4 minutes 19 seconds)

An extended grindhouse experience! Complete with snappy opening music and more secret laboratory footage.

Mind Rip is a grindhouse-style horror film. With a nod to the terror romps of the seventies, Mind Rip contains over-the-top thrills and tongue-in-cheek violence. Writer/Director John David Vincent has drawn inspiration from such films as Phantasm, Evil Dead, and the original Dawn of the Dead.

Philrose Productions is currently seeking investors in order to shoot Mind Rip as a feature film. These Mind Rip trailers were produced to demonstrate the quality and tone we have in mind.

For more about Mind Rip, visit http://philrosefilms.com/mindrip