“NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE” OWNS THE MARKET, and by that I mean it has been so well reviewed, anywhere it’s planned to be viewed conjures up mystique and just plain “OMG I heard about this!” (The Latter being more accurate) it sometimes has critics stumped on how to review it… With references to “Evil Dead on Steroids” to “people first walk out until the actual audience arrives..” The reason is Jonathan Straiton has taken a genre beyond its capacities and just puts a delicious humble pie in you face and says “EAT IT!” by daring you to watch it.
This is a movie that gives you the typical , classic, 80’s framework and backhands you in the face and says check this out! Then “suck on this” and by the way take that!!!!
Night of Something Strange has some Seriously fun moments to watch. You’ll be hearing about this movie for a long time
Pre-Production is scheduled October – November 2014.
Path to Salvation
There are many path’s one can follow… Not all of them are peaceful.
20 Years after a young girl’s murder, a group of friends are brought together again after another girl goes missing. Mitch is a Vietnam veteran, living in a shack at the end of beautiful path, that is lost behind an abandon movie theater. He is a legend among the local kids and the more adventurous boys seek him out to drink beer and hear his stories of adventure and wisdom. One of the boys, Sean Garity, having dodged suspicion those 20yrs ago, when his best friend, Dave Hutchings sister was found dead is now committing slow and steady suicide by living in a haze of depression and alcohol and is consumed over the suicide of his wife and the loss of his son to illness. Then there’s Bobby, abused by his family and written off by his High school, he is also a lost soul as Mitch becomes a father figure for him. Once again.
New suspicions arise when another young girl, Jenny Ryan goes missing. Dave was the one who stood by Sean when 20yrs ago he was accused of murdering Dave’s own sister. He never gave up on Sean. However, Sean’s own parish priest, Father Keefe begins to have his doubts. While in the confessional, Sean seemed to be making an effort to gaining absolution for his sins. What Sins!? The stories of these men unfold chaotically and simultaneously, as detective Dan Brogan, while battling his own demons, is determined to see that justice is done one way or another.
Stephens City Overtaken by Zombies [Original post can be found at http://chestermagazine.com/stephens-city-taken-over-by-zombies] For several weeks, White Lightning Productions took over the Redwood Motel in Stephens City, VA. Writer & Director, Jonathan Straiton, was in town filming his third feature film. “Night of Something Strange” Writer & Director – Jonathan Straiton Executive Producer & Director of Photography – Ron Bonk Executive… Read more →
UTron Project (circa. 1998-2004) In the spirit of the new Tron movie due in theaters next week, I wanted to post what I could find of the work we all put into this. This was a very ambitious game development project I conceived and was the project leader for back in 1999 (maybe 1998) that ran until about 2003.… Read more →