Wednesday, December 26, 2007



Three guys -- Rob Portmann, Kurt Svennungsen, and Norbert Caoili -- who have been horror movie fans since they were kids decide to make their own horror movie and, after five years of work, produce 'Frayed'. So far the movie has been an official selection at the 2007 Screamfest Film Festival and the 2007 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival.

I read a story about the trio and thought I'd take a look at their trailer. I'll admit I didn't expect much. Usually, these trailers reflect the standard B fare -- a superficial plot-driven story shot with barely competent camera work using second-string actors. The trailer for 'Frayed' exhibits none of these qualities -- it looks better than most trailers for most of the movies produced in Hollywood (No. I'm not kidding).

Rob, Kurt, and Norbert are trying to land distribution and lining up 'Frayed' for more film festivals. If the movie plays as well as the trailer they'll be in good shape. Here's wishing them luck.

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