Indie filmmaker Mike T. Lyddon has recently launched his author’s page at Amazon.com.
There are several of the volumes of MONSTER! which contain film and filmmaking articles written by Lyddon. MONSTER PARTY is a brand new horror anthology book that features his short story THING IN THE SHED.
Thing in the Shed was originally written as a screenplay by Lyddon and developed into a short film which was part of HORROR ANTHOLOGY VOLUME ONE (2013). The reception for the short film was very good with several critics calling it “very creepy” and “unique” in the indie horror genre. Bolstered by the critical acclaim, Lyddon did something rather unusual. He took the original story and screenplay he wrote and adapted it into prose, the exact opposite of what is usually done.
MONSTER PARTY is available in paperback or on Kindle, and free on Kindle Unlimited, so please visit Mike Lyddon’s Amazon Author’s page for more info.
Dateline: Boise, Idaho.
Saturday, November 30th, the Idaho Krampus Con and Film Festival will be showing Mike Lyddon’s short film EXPERIMENT IN TERROR followed by the 2015 feature film, KRAMPUS. Starring Raul Chamorro, Experiment in Terror is a segment from CUENTOS DE LA BRUJA which has seen great success during the 2019 film festival season.
The story revolves around a couple who are searching for an apartment to rent during the holiday season. They think they’ve found the perfect cheap place to rent, but sometimes “cheap” comes with a very steep price!
The film starts at 8pm at the Lounge at the End of the Universe in Boise, Idaho.
Please check out the Idaho Krampus Con official Twitter page.
Raul Chamorro stars as Dr. Chadwick in Experiment in Terror.
Dateline Outer Banks, NC – Indie genre filmmaker Mike Lyddon attended the annual Halloween International Film Festival in Kill Devil Hills, NC this past October, and here are a few photos from the event where Lyddon’s new film, Cuentos de la Bruja (Witch Tales) screened along with many other features and short films during the 3 day event.
“It was great seeing Cuentos de la Bruja on the big screen at HIFF,” said Lyddon. “It’s a great independently-owned cinema and the quality was stellar.”
Filmmaker Mike Lyddon on the “Orange Carpet” at HIFF 2019.
Director Mike T. Lyddon with friends at HIFF.
Mike Lyddon with festival directors Matt and Sue Artz.
Mike T. Lyddon talks horror while signing some H.A.M. Dvds at HIFF.
During the Fantasm Orlando event in October 2019, the hosts of Hanging with Web Show interviewed indie genre filmmaker Mike Lyddon whose latest film WITCH TALES aka CUENTOS DE LA BRUJA has been making the film festival rounds for the past year. They also discussed science fiction in films and writing stories and screenplays based upon emerging technologies, i.e. bio-nanotechnology as used in Lyddon’s short film THING IN THE SHED which is available on the HORROR ANTHOLOGY MOVIE VOL. 1 DVD. Lyddon also adapted the screenplay into a short story available in the collection MONSTER PARTY on Amazon.com.
In 2013, Mike Lyddon and Reel Progress LLC released Horror Anthology Movie Vol. 1 featuring 6 tales of terror and clocking in at nearly 2 hours in length.
It was well-received and one of Lyddon’s short films THING IN THE SHED was particularly praised for its creepiness and originality.
“I combined the classic backdrop of ‘One dark and stormy night’ with a cautionary tale about new technology run amok and people really liked it, so I decided to take the original script and adapt it into a short story to sell it. After a few years and a few dozen rejection notices, Deadman’s Tome publishing bought it this last October for their new horror anthology collection MONSTER PARTY. It only goes to show that it pays to keep pursuing your goal, even when things look hopeless, because someone, somewhere down the line is going to recognize your work.” MONSTER PARTY is now available in a limited edition on Amazon.
After nearly two years, Cuentos de la Bruja aka Witch Tales returned to Horror Fest Lima 2019 in Lima, Peru for an intimate screening and cast/crew Q&A afterwards.
It was at the 2017 edition of the festival where we did casting for the film so it was great to come back and say thank you to festival director Victoria for helping the movie in a big way.
Here are some selected photos from the event, enjoy! Best Witches,
Director Mike T. Lyddon
Main advertisement for Horror Fest Lima 2019
Q&A for Horror Fest Lima 2019
Some of the cast and crew for Horror Fest Lima 2019
Director Mike Lyddon and star Mayella Lloclla at Horror Fest Lima 2019
Very pleased to announce that CUENTOS DE LA BRUJA (Witch Tales), the feature horror anthology film made entirely in Peru, is an official selection at the HORROR-ON-SEA film festival taking place in January in the UK.
The indie horror film directed by Mike Lyddon and starring Mayella Lloclla will be opening the festival on Friday, January 10th, and tickets are available here. Make sure to specify for the weekend of January 10th! Says director Lyddon, “I’m happy to be a part of Horror on Sea because they truly are a film festival of independent horror movies, and the line-up this year is amazing!”
For more info, please visit the official festival website.
It was a great pleasure to attend the first annual FANTASM ORLANDO convention and horror film festival the weekend of Oct. 11,12, and 13th. Held at the amazing (and gigantic) Rosen Hotel in Orlando, Fla., the 3 day event featured 100’s of indie horror films including a segment from my latest feature CUENTOS DE LA BRUJA called EXPERIMENT IN TERROR, an awesome introduction by director Don Coscarelli for the 40th anniversary of PHANTASM screening, a LIVE commentary by many cast members from RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, Halloween Burlesque shows, discussions and panels on all things horror including a panel on film distribution by yours truly.
I met a lot of great people and I highly recommend that filmmakers submit their movies to this festival next year. Keep a look-out on Film Freeway!
Here is a ghoulishly good SCREAMFIX article by Vexxi featuring a few video clips I took of the Coscarelli and ROTLD events. Enjoy!
Cuentos de la Bruja director Mike T. Lyddon joined J. Deadman and SK Berit on the Deadman’s Tome Podcast Wednesday night, Oct. 9th and here is the full recording for your amusement. Topics range from indie genre filmmaking, indie distribution, pre-code golden age horror comic books, and bionanotechnology in relation to the short film “Thing in the Shed” starring Roy “Rusty” Jackson, Jr. and Brian Lanigan which Lyddon later adapted into short story form about to be published in a Deadmans Tome anthology.
You can check out the recorded horror podcast by clicking here.
Dateline: Kill Devil Hills, NC. The Halloween International Film Festival has wrapped up in Kill Devil Hills, NC this past weekend and the screening of Mike Lyddon’s “Cuentos de la Bruja” aka WITCH TALES was a hit with the indie horror film audience.
The feedback was awesome and left many people asking when the blu-ray was going to be released (soon my fiends, soon…).
Many thanks to the great Matt and Sue Artz for putting on a superb festival in a top notch venue, the RC Movie Theater of Kill Devil Hills. Big screen, excellent video and audio quality….In other words, a filmmaker’s dream screening.
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