HEAD TRAUMA comes to showtime

Just in time for Halloween. We’re very excited to announce that HEAD TRAUMA is screening on Showtime. Make sure to check your local listings.

In other news: HEAD TRAUMA director Lance Weiler has been named one of “The 18 People Who Changed Hollywood” by BusinessWeek. Others on the list include Thomas Edison, George Lucas, Steve Jobs and Mark Cuban. Read More

HEAD TRAUMA update

It’s been a bit since an update and a lot of behind the scenes stuff has been happening with HT. The big news is we’re prepping a release around the film for the UK this coming fall. The HT cinema ARG will be back in full force. We’ll be doing some live events combined with wider gameplay around the film. The field of play will increase to include theaters, living rooms, online and mobile devices. More details will be emerging in the coming weeks but the event will take place in time for Halloween.

COMING TO A TV NEAR YOU – we can’t officially announce it yet but HT will be coming to a living room near you. That’s right we are finalizing a deal that will have the movie on TV early next year. Can’t go into full details yet but can say it will place the film in front of a lot of people.

HEAD TRAUMA now on VOD via WARNER BROS

HEAD TRAUMA is now on VOD and can be found on various Warner Bros VOD outlets nationwide. For cable and satellite check local listings.

For online outlets or 3rd party services here are a few of the featured outlets

Amazon unbox

GUBA

Xbox live

Vudu

Cinema now

For those looking for a DVD Lance Weiler has just opened an online store where you can find DVDs, soundtracks, posters and t-shirts of HEAD TRAUMA and Lance’s first film THE LAST BROADCAST. Visit http://www.lanceweilerstore.com for more details.

The cinema games continue

This fall the HEAD TRAUMA cinematic gaming continues. Players will interact with the film’s characters; offline, online, and via mobile devices in what is a cross between flash mobs, urban gaming, and ARGs. The game starts in late September with the airing of a special web series. The series will run across a number of outlets such as myspace, xbox, twitter, eyespot, stage 6 and opera. Then on Oct. 20th, live cinema games will play out in 10 cities across the country. Within the series are clues aka rabbit holes that lead to hidden sites, blogs, social networking pages and media. A full list of cities will be released in the coming weeks.

HEAD TRAUMA cinema ARG tour info

The HEAD TRAUMA cinema ARG is hitting the road this summer and fall with stops in the US, Europe and Asia.

First up is a stop at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC.
When: Sat. July 14th @ 6:30pm
Where: MoMI in NYC
What: a special presentation of HT with music, gaming, theatrics and technology

Description from the MoMI program
Head Trauma
Multimedia Performance with Lance Weiler in person
Saturday, July 14, 6:30 p.m.
2006, 84 mins.
New York Premiere.

Directed by Lance Weiler. With DJ Chief Wreck’em and The Quavers. In this innovative and playfully unsettling interactive multimedia event, the story of a drifter who returns to his grandmother’s abandoned house is brought to life in a collision of movies, music, gaming, and theatrics. Characters emerge from the audience, the DJ provides a live soundtrack, and your mobile phone becomes a cinematic gaming device. Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Preceded by Ray Harryhausen Presents: The Pit and The Pendulum (2006, 7 mins., video. Directed by Marc Lougee.) This stop-motion short reinterprets Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale. Tickets: $12 Museum members/$18 non-members. Call 718.784.4520 to order.

HEAD TRAUMA NAMED BEST INDIE FEATURE OF 2006

HEAD TRAUMA named best independent feature of 2006 by Rue Morgue staff and readership!

Two dark and twisted films available now!

Both films feature over 2 hours of bonus features that take you behind the scenes of the making of these cult flicks.

Available at BEST BUY, AMAZON, BARNS & NOBLE and many more outlets nationwide…

HEAD TRAUMA – DVD

HEAD TRAUMA DVDs are available NOW.

The DVD is loaded with over two hours of bonus features.
* Audio commentary by director Lance Weiler
* Six featurettes:
– Cast interviews
– Blowing up a car on a tight budget
– Shooting in the house (working in a haunted condemned structure)
– Johnny Magdic and his Amazing Flying
– Comics veteran Stephen R. Bissette discusses the art of HEAD
– Behind the music of HEAD TRAUMA
* A special collector’s edition eight-page booklet with original art
Bissette and liner notes by GRUDGE screenwriter Stephen Susco
* Trailers HEAD TRAUMA and Weiler/Stefan Avalos’ THE LAST BROADCAST
* An Easter egg or two

The following sites are currently taking orders

Lance Weiler’s store – click here

diabolik dvd – click here

amazon.com – click here

barns & noble – click here

bestbuy.com – click here

circuit city – click here

buy.com – click here

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT “HEAD TRAUMA”

“Any number of big-deal filmmakers – M. Night Shyamalan, for one – would be well-served by a viewing of the low-budget Head Trauma. …this simple and effective psycho-thriller creates a mood of dread and dissociation, and sustains it, without resorting to elaborate special effects, or a colorful crowd of actors, or otherworldly mystical hooey.” 3 out of 4 stars
– PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

“I’m giving this film my first ever 10 and have to say the hopes and dreams of the great American horror are now on Weiler’s shoulders.”
– CINEPHELIA.COM

“With his second outing, Weiler proves himself a seriously skilled director. His tone has much in common with the recent spate of Japanese horror films. There’s the emphasis on atmosphere, the sad, restless ghosts of the past, the jittery camerawork. It’s a wonder Hollywood hasn’t snapped him up to helm one of the countless J-horror remakes taking place stateside (The Ring, The Grudge, Pulse). It’s almost depressing to think what Weiler could have done with the recent revision of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s 2001 chiller Pulse.”
– THE ALIBI

“HEAD TRAUMA will leave you scratching yours in the midst of a fantastic, scary ride that leaves no unanswered questions and does its job with the utmost competence and sheer unalloyed glee.”4 stars
– FILM THREAT

“Works its way under the skin, raising neck hairs while teasing us to pry open its psychological puzzle box.”
– LA WEEKLY

“The growling, hooded figure which dogs George through the story is an absolutely terrifying apparition, perhaps the simplest and most haunting monster to grace a movie screen since the debut of Freddy Krueger in the original “A Nightmare On Elm Street.”
– BLOODY DISGUSTING

“One of this year’s touchstones… Demonstrating once again that ingenuity and invention are more important than millions of dollars in budget, Weiler most effectively works within the confines of the dark house. As more and more unsettling things start to happen, it’s almost as though the house were growing into a full-fledged, recently awakened character that is not sure what it wants to do when it sees that it’s under attack… Head Trauma creeped me out.”
– TWITCHFILM.NET

“A slick, original, attention-grabbing feature… pushes the medium to the edge of its artistic bounds.”
– ALBUQUERQUE WEEKLY

“Horror outing that revives the under appreciated monster of the id to great effect.”
– MOVIE CITY NEWS

“You know the ones: Jacob’s Ladder, 12 Monkeys, even Lost Highway. Head Trauma is a solid induction into these halls of creepy mindfucks.”
– THE PORTLAND MERCURY

“Elicits effective creeps. A well executed haunted house exercise that treads the psychological vs. supernatural line.”
– AIN’T IT COOL NEWS

“Incredibly creepy… good re-creation of 70’s horror.”
-TUCSON WEEKLY

“Fright classic… surprisingly effective chiller.”
– THE OREGONIAN

“HEAD TRAUMA is completely pro. From packaging to film quality to the movie’s website, it seems like there was big money behind this film.”
– LOCAL IQ