Sometimes social media is a real pain in the ass, but other times it can be a terrific thing. The latter happened yesterday, as I sent out an innocuous twitter post (a tweet, to use the correct term - a term I kinda hate, though) saying "Halloween is just a week away!"
I really wasn't expecting much if anything in response, was merely espousing my love of the season, when to my surprise came the following response:
"@drgangrene: Halloween is just a week away!" And the perfect horror host companion piece... vimeo.com/ondemand/sonofghostman
That TWEET (ugh) came from Kurt Edward Larson, who is is promotion mode for his new movie, SON OF GHOSTMAN, available soon. I followed the link, not really knowing what to expect, and was pleased to find a trailer for a new film that looks fantastic. From Kurt's website, sonofghostman.com, here is the official Synopsis:
Denny McNamara has been recently dumped, he’s unemployed, and his older brother Harold is threatening to sell the house Denny rents. By all accounts, he’s a loser.
Motivated by his childhood hero, a local celebrity Horror Host named Ghostman, Denny decides to throw on some makeup and become the Son of Ghostman. Thing is, Denny isn’t exactly suited for the role, but his car-crash inducing videos go viral, and he must decide what and where his future lies.
Complicating matters is the arrival of neighborhood sweetheart, Claire, and her nephew, Zack. Unbeknownst to Claire, Zack quickly becomes a key part of the Son of Ghostman production team, something she surely wouldn’t allow having promised his Mother he’d attend college.
In the midst of it all, the current local Horror Host, a leather-pants wearing, sexy vampire named Count Dracool, is close to having his show picked up by the national cable outlet, Weird & Wild. But when the execs of Weird & Wild see the social networking statistics of Son of Ghostman, they start to question which Horror Host should go national, inciting Count Dracool to try and uncover the secret identity of Son of Ghostman.
Denny must find a way to thwart his high school nemesis, help navigate the college-bound Zack down a path of happiness, win Claire’s affection, and ultimately, figure out his own life.
I've posted the trailer below. Check it out and look for Son of Ghostman soon. It promises to be a fun-filled, heartwarming film that is a loving tribute to classic horror hosts of yeaterday and those carrying on the tradition today. Available at their website, streaming on Vimeo, and on DVD.
For more info: Kurt Edward Larson