2011 has been good to Wisdumb Productions and their Maine-made horror movie â€œThe Wrong House.â€ In January, Jude Felton of Fatally-yours.com named the film one of the Ten Best Horror Movies of 2010 and Sue Stevens was named Fright Meterâ€™s 2010 Best Supporting Actress.
This week, Cultcuts Magazine announced the winners of their 2010 Underground Horror Movie Contest. Once again, a national competition recognized Maine actress Sue Stevens as 2010â€™s Best Supporting Actress and â€œThe Wrong Houseâ€ was named Third Runner-Up for Best Picture.
Saturday, April 2, Mainers will have a chance to see â€œThe Wrong Houseâ€ as part of the Maine Horror Block at LAFF- Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival. This award-winning horror film will be shown alongside the anthology â€œDamnationlandâ€ and short horror films â€œBittenâ€ and â€œMoney Cabâ€. Krystal Kenville from Dispatch Magazine will be moderating a QA session with writer/director Shawn French and producer/actress Sue Stevens following their screening.
The Maine Horror Block will be screened April 2 at She Doesnâ€™t Like Guthrieâ€™s, 115 Middle Street, Lewiston. Show times are as follows:
1:15 p.m.: â€œThe Wrong Houseâ€ with QA
3:00 p.m.: â€œBittenâ€
3:15 p.m.: â€œMoney Cabâ€ with QA
3:30 p.m.: â€œDamnationlandâ€ with QA
Tickets are on sale now at www.lafilmfestival.org. Day passes are $22 and include admission to all festival screenings and QAs.
â€œItâ€™s still not quite real to me,â€ said French, a former newspaper film critic, about the recent surge of national press and awards. â€œFilming in the immediate aftermath of the break-in at our home brought such intense, genuine anger to our performances. We werenâ€™t so much acting as we were venting and I think that raw energy is what fans and critics are responding so strongly to.â€
Elite Entertainment and SlingShot Entertainment will release â€œThe Wrong Houseâ€ nationally on June 7. The current Directorâ€™s Release of the film will be pulled from shelves forever on May 7, making way for the Elite release, which is loaded with over an hour of special features.