The”TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN 2019 Calendar” is finished and goes to the printer this week. It has 16 glossy, full color 8,5″ x 11″ pages and over 60 photos from the movies. To pay printing costs, I’ve had to launch another Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, this one lasting only 30 days. Perks are virtually identical to last time. And a $20 contribution gets you the calendar without shipping costs and in advance of the official release date. So if you missed out last time, here’s another chance: https://www.indiegogo.com/…/tales-of-frankenstei…/x/5665871…
TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN update! Composer William Stromberg has finished his lush music score for the movie. Maui Holcomb has just completed sound design and Jeff Forsythe finished his last three visual effects. Erik Lundmark and Don Glut spent another morning doing some last-minute post-production tweets. Not much left to do before the film is absolutely completed and ready for showing!
We have expanded our Pecosborn Products line to include items relating to the company itself rather than just our movies. Want people to think you work for Pecosborn Productions? Then deck yourself out in some of the company’s wearing apparel. But clothes are not the only items bearing the Pecosborn logo. See our website’s store for the link that will take you to our on-line store where you will find full information.
When shooting wrapped on TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN, Donald Glut was happy that this was his first movie in which no retakes or pick-up shots were required. But then, as he watched the evolving cuts of the film, Don realized it still could benefit from one insert — of a brain on the ground. Don spent days, both on the Internet and in my car, searching for a brain. But regardless of where he inquired (American, Spanish, Armenian and kosher shops), nobody seemed to carry brains any longer. Finally he lucked out with the final shop on his list. And so, today, thanks to Tad Atkinson and cinematographer Peter Negovetic, Don got the insert shot plus a couple more.
Titles and other “final touch” post-production work has been completed on TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN (opening title, below). The movie is now in the “home stretch.” Soon…
The TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN 2019 CALENDAR, an exclusive item from Pecosborn Productions, is now available for pre-order — as are TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE and the TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN GRAPHIC NOVEL. Click on the “store” link (above) for information. The movie itself is now in the final stages of post-production and will be out for Halloween 2018.
We’re just added some new items to our Pecoborn Products online store (https://www.cafepress.com/pecosbornproducts). Now rugrats and pooches can get into the collecting act, as our new section caters only to kids and pets. Check it out!
Update on TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: Three of the four segments are totally finished, including editing, sound design, color corrections, music scoring and special effects. The last segment is edited and awaiting the othe tasks. The frame story is edited and color corrected, with music and sound design finished except for the very ending. And beginning and end credits are finished. In the Home Stretch…! Keep checking here for updates.
We will soon be issuing a collectors’ set of TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN trading cards, based upon still photos from t he movie. There will 50 different cards in all. Text on the back, written by the film’s writer/director, will explain the photo and relate the story-line. Brian Forbes designed the cards. Information on how and where to purchase a set will be announced at a later date.
Sunday, September 16, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Donald F. Glut will be a guest with a table at the San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention, at 11128 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills, CA. Some actors and crew members from TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN may also be in attendance. One of the regular guests is Ann Robinson (star of the original WAR OF THE WORLDS), who plays Elsa, a resident of 1910 Switzerland, in TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN (see photo, above, with actors Tad Atkinson and Bill Blair, also in the movie). For more information, SEE FACEBOOK PAGE.
We are most happy to announce that editing of the last segment of TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN is now finished. That means there is no more picture editing to be done on the movie. Still to be done — color corrections, sound design and music scoring on the remaining segments. The movie will be completely finished in just a few weeks. We’ve already received two orders for TOF for VOD showsing around Halloween!
Available now from Amazon, in both black & white and deluxe color editions — Don Glut’s new book TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE!
We’ve added a crypt-load of new collectors’ items to our on-line Pecos Products store (see LINK) and, as you can see from these samples. they don’t just feature monsters!
The legendary Jim Steranko, not just an artist and writer but a true, multi-talented Renaissance Man, has turned in his introduction to the TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN GRAPHIC NOVEL, Many, many thanks, Jim! You are a real-life “Mr. Miracle.”
More than 75 collectors’ postcards — featuring scenes from the movie TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN — have been added to the Pecosborn Products store. See this website’s store for a link to that online store.
Bill Cunningham, whose company Pulp 2.0 Press is publishing the TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN GRAPHIC NOVEL, TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE, plus several other print items soon to be announced here, has started his own store for selling merchandise related to the movie (see our own Pecosborn store for details). Don Glut just had a very rewarding editing session on the “Book of the Movie,” which looks fantastic. Bill has done an excellent job designing this book.
This from publisher Bill Cunningham of Pulp 2.0 Press: “TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE print proof has arrived. Now I have to review it with Donald F. Glut and pick the nits.”
This posted on Facebook by publisher Bill Cunningham:
“As you know we’re always experimenting here at the old Pulp 2.0 Mad Scientist Laboratory, and one of the things we’ve been playing with is COLOR. It has held us back because of the prohibitive cost associated with printing in color. Starting w/ TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE we’ll be offering both a SELECT B&W and a DELUXE COLOR version for certain books in our PULP 2.0 and CINEXPLOITS! labels. You’ll now have a choice as to how you want to experience our books. In addition to color, the Deluxe version will have a few TOP SECRET bonus items for die hard collectors out there. This could be an additional short story, a comic, design sketches, a pinup, or something entirely different like a secret code to get exclusive merchandise. We want to give you the value you deserve in your pulp entertainment.
We are thinking of doing old-style, 8″ x 11.5″ lobby cards. These would not only advertise our movies, but also be sold to collectors and fans. Here’s a crude mock-up of a title card that Donald Glut put together on his home computer. If Pecosborn goes ahead with this idea, of course, the cards will have the benefit of a professional designer.”
Pecosborn Productions welcomes artist Russ Rainbolt (photo, below) to the TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN Graphic Novel. Russ is the last artist to be brought into this project. He will be illustrating the story “Dr. Karnstein’s Creation,” doing finished art over Jim Craig’s breakdowns. We can’t wait to see the result!
Artist Christopher Shy has just come on board as the cover artist for the TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN Graphic Novel. Chris has done a fantastic job — and doesn’t need to be shy in bragging about his work!
Don Glut had a discussion with Brian Forbes, who is now part of my “team.” Brian has done the Photoshop work on the “TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN 2019 Calendar” (see Store). But they also talked about also doing TOF trading cards (a 50-card set), Bicycle-brand playing cards and a collectors set of 8 old-style lobby cards. Not just that, but Brian’s twin daughters Jordan and Shayna are already at work on a series of “Funko” toys based upon the movie’s monster characters. Keep checking this “News” section for further updates.
In addition to our own exclusive merchandise sold from this website’s “STORE,” we also have a Pecosborn Products Store where you can purchase LOADS of cool items relating to our movies! New items continue to be added, so if you don’t see something you like, come back again another day. Check it out!
As post-production continues on TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN, we are planning a Halloween-season release for the movie. Halloween has traditionally been the best time to release a horror movie.
Writer Larry Underwood (aka TV “horror host” Dr. Gangrene) wants to interview Don Glut for an upcoming issue of the very popular SCARY MONSTERS magazine. Lots of photos from TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN and maybe also the cover. Stay tuned for updates!
DANCES WITH WEREWOLVES — with horror legend Angus Skrimm (the Tall Man in the PHANTASM movie series) in his last screen appearance, can be seen NOW in the USA and Canada on Amazon Prime and iTunes. Watch DANCES WITH WEREWOLVES now on AMAZON PRIME, on iTUNES and on iTUNES CANADA.
Pecosborn has acquired the rights to use the song “Die Monster Die” — written and performed by TV horror host (of the show MONSTER MADHOUSE; SEE FACEBOOK PAGE and WEBSITE) — over the end credits of TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN. His music video may be one of the movie’s DVD bonus features. WATCH MUSIC VIDEO
Bill Cunningham, publisher (Pulp 2.0 Press), posted this on Facebook’s “Frankenstein Forever” page: “The inside 2-page spread of the title page for the upcoming TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE from CINEXPLOITS! , a division of Pulp 2.0 Press. It will feature the screenplay and the original stories by Donald F. Glut. Filled with color pics from the production as well as a background essay on the project.”
Publisher Bill Cunningham of Pulp 2.0 Press earlier posted this message on Facebook: “Paperwork has been shuffled aside as I work on the design for TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: The Book of the Movie by Donald F. Glut. I thought I would give you a peek at the opening 5 pages as the book comes together. This work-in-progress is the screenplay, Don’s production notes, and his original stories upon which the screenplay is based. It also features full color images from the movie (some of which I will post later this month).
“This is the first in a new line books from Pulp 2.0 called CINEXPLOITS! where we publish screenplays, memoirs, and other media from some of your favorite B-movie and exploitation classics.
“The kind of books I wish we had when I went to film school. We have five more books lined up for the series covering horror, scifi, and action movies. We hope you enjoy them.”
A while ago Don Glut launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise donations to help pay off mounting bills for post-production tasks with TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN — e.g., editing, music, color corrections, sound design, special visual effects, titles, etc. When I launched that now-defunct campaign, I posted this promo — featuring myself with four of my lovely actresses (photo, below) in the movie — on Youtube, Indiegogo’s website and also on Facebook (WATCH PROMO VIDEO). While our Indiegogo campaign has ended, Pecosborn Productions is still accepting contributions, for which all of the original “perks” will be honored. These perks include a kind of producer credit that may be useful on a resume. Now’s your chance to be a part of a Hollywood movie! If you are interested in helping out with a contribution, however small (or large!), and speeding up completion of this movie, please contact Donald F. Glut via this website or a personal Facebook message. Also, to learn more information regarding the movie, crowdfunding perks and so forth, please check out… SEE INDIEGOGO PAGE.
Post-production work on TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN is nearly completed. Donald F. Glut signed off on Tony Malanowski’s editing of three of the film’s four story segments, plus the “frame story” featuring the original Frankenstein Monster (played by Scott Fresina). In the meantime, William Stromberg (music), Maui Holcomb (sound design), Erik Lundmark (color corrections, misc. post-production) and Jeff Forsyth (CGI and other special visual effects) continue working on the edited parts of the film. Great team! The movie will be released this year to capitalize on the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s original FRANKENSTEIN novel.