This has been a scary, stressful week for many of us. What we can do here at Dark Dunes Productions is keep making great art and wonderful films. We’ve been releasing special teaser clips of Yamasong and have collected them all together here for you. Check out the video below! We hope you find some solace in the fantastic world of Yamasong.
Happy Halloween season from the Dark Dunes team! No tricks here, just two treats coming your way!
Kids vs Monsters will be digitally re-launched soon with new artwork. You’ll be able to enjoy monster mayhem again on home video platforms! Until then, the DVD is still on sale on Amazon and at FYE.
Post production on Yamasong: March of the Hollows is nearly complete! Final VFX, score and sound are almost done and we’re so pleased with the film. Expect exciting news in the coming months. Some visual sneak peeks are coming soon!
Madness! Mayhem! On August 23rd, Kids vs Monsters comes crashing out on DVD! Enjoy the chaos in the safety of your living room as spoiled brats collide with wild monsters under the watchful eye of Malcolm McDowell and Lance Henriksen.
Six kids are sent to a mysterious house by the wealthy parents who want get rid of them. Here, they are pitted against a group of monsters looking to prove themselves to a shadowy entity called The Boss.
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The Dark Dunes team is thrilled to report that the post production process on Yamasong: March of the Hollows is going even better than we could have hoped! Seeing the film come together is an exciting and magical journey that should come to an end this summer. We can’t wait to bring Yamasong to the world!
Below are some stills from a screening the team recently watched of the first reel of the film.
“Watching horror movies showed me lots of women kicking ass in starring roles. There’s even a name for the trope – the “final girl”, the last character left standing to fend for herself against the forces of evil. There is no other film genre where the leading role reliably goes to an unknown actress. Many of these women go on to successful acting careers (Hello Jamie Lee Curtis! Hi Jennifer Aniston!)
As I entered adulthood, I began to connect with these scream queens more and more. I still adored the monsters, but these female characters became increasingly compelling to me. On the way home one night, I realized why. Making my way down dark city streets to my apartment in Brooklyn, I was alert and on edge. I was looking for suspicious figures, men that could be rapists, muggers, or killers. I felt like Laurie Strode in Halloween.
… Horror is a place to explore these fears and to discover what it would be like to conquer them. It is a genre uniquely suited for the task. Horror has suffered the most critical disdain, but it also enjoys the most freedom. Its strength is its vivacity – storylines and scenes that would be too over-the-top for the mainstream. It is the genre that is easiest for unknowns and people unwelcome in major Hollywood studios to start in and find success, both in front of and behind the camera.”
Read the rest of her post on how horror is the most welcoming genre, to a look at all the amazingly talented women making a name for themselves via horror movies and how much further the filmmaking community needs to go in order to be a diverse and open industry.