Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Familiar Review (2012) Examiner

Bangor Horror Movie Examiner
Review of FAMILIAR (2012)

I implore you to give Familiar a watch. Investors, take note: give these guys even one million, and I’m certain that the feature they put out will outshine most, if not all of what is currently stinking up the box office today.  Familiar was Written and Directed by Richard Powell, Produced by Zach Green for Fatal Pictures, Michael Jari Davidson was Co-Producer and Cinematographer, Special Makeup Effects by Ryan Louagie, Carlos Henriques, and Steven Dawley (aka The Butcher Shop).
Read full review here.

Special thank you to Mr. Bill Cassinelli

Familiar Official Selection @ ChicagoFearFest 2012

Fatal Pictures is proud to announce FAMILIAR 
will play ChicagoFearFest 2012 this April.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Richard Powell Exclusive Interview (

Exclusive Interview with FAMILIAR Writer/Director Richard Powell

More Horror's Jason Lees recently had a chance to do a Q&A with FAMILIAR writer/director Richard Powell. Check out the interview below as well as some exclusive stills taken on the set. Read the full interview here.
 Special thanks to Seth Metoyer & Jason Jees

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Familiar Review: (short film) '2012'

Written and Directed by Richard Powell, Familiar (2012) is one of the few short films I’ve seen this year that matches any professional production on the market.

Familiar” sets its ground in horror but also pays tribute to past films like “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. What works most of all, is that we sense a dark future ahead without truly knowing what it will be. My first thoughts would assume some kind of “man goes berserk and kills the family”…but “Familiar” tackles a more interesting turn and leaves us on a much more satisfied note. 
A great piece that echoes brilliance. Read full review here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Podcast from the After Movie Diner (Zach Green)

EPISODE 32 - The Independents - Worm/Familiar/Freaky Farley/Monsters, Marriage and Murder in Manchvegas

This week we are talkin' Independent filmmakers and musicians.We look at some celebrated shorts and a couple of fantastic features!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

"FAMILIAR" @ A Night of Horror Film Festival 2012

'FAMILIAR' is a Official Selection @ A Night of Horror Film Festival 2012

This year A Night of Horror has combined with Fantastic Planet Film Festival to bring you the most incredible genre film program that Sydney has ever seen! Running from March 22 to April 1 at Dendy Cinema Newtown, your tender eyes will be overwhelmed by an amazing array of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, Asian, and cult cinema. And never fear horror fans, there's just as much terror, blood and gore as you've come to expect from Australia's leading horror film event.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

ShockTillYouDrop Interview: With Richard Powell

Interview: Familiar's Richard Powell

Writer and director Richard Powell is the up-and-coming filmmaker behind the short films Consumption, Worm and now Familiar. Together with producer Zach Green he runs and makes films for Fatal Pictures.  His films explore the nature of the mind, mixing real dramatic situations with elements of horror. We got the lowdown on this inspiring talent for young filmmakers, his thoughts on Familiar and his plans for the future.
 Read full interview here.

Indie Horror Month Interview: With Richard Powell

Indie Horror Month Interview: Writer/Director Richard Powell 
Discusses his Latest Short Film Familiar and More!

In just a few short years, writer/director Richard Powell has made quite a name for himself with his provocative and unrelenting trio of short films
 - Consumption, Worm and Familiar
which have established the up-and-coming filmmaker as a serious talent on the rise. Read full interview here. Also read the review of Familiar.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

FAMILIAR (2012) Horror Unlimited

As the 2012 horror film-festival circuit starts to build momentum, there’s an Indie  Film production company called Fatal Pictures, comprised of writer/director Richard Powell and producer Zach Green. Their style is a mix of dark drama and sheer fright that tends to deal with the horrors inside ourselves rather than the world around us. They are 2 people you should definitely watch out for!  This dynamic duo made their first short, CONSUMPTION, in 2008, and more recently  completed WORM (2010) and FAMILIAR (2012), both starring Robert Nolan. WORM has been out a little while now, screening at events like The Sydney Underground Film Festival, Dark Bridges Film Festival, and The Horror Society Film Fest, but expect more play around the country this year, along with FAMILIAR


The film is basically broken into two sections: The first half has a similar structure  to WORM, where we hear what’s going on in John’s mind. As a storyteller, Mr. Powell has done damn fine work here as it's not an easy feat to give viewers 24 minutes of a voice over and not have it become tedious. But in Familiar, it works well... due to Powell's script and partially to the stellar performance by leading man Robert Nolan, whose passive and restrained performance is downright perfection and evokes an uneasy atmosphere from frame one that never waivers. Read full review here.

A very big special thanks to GREG PETALOUDIS & everyone at Horror Unlimited & Diabolique Magazine !