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Title: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: woodenheart on April 15, 2017, 07:58:22 AM

Director; Todd Sheets

Whatever you do… stay off Bonehill Road at night.

Remember how cool werewolf movies used to be? Films like An American Werewolf in London and The Howling were loaded with some of the most badass creature effects in the genre’s history, but cool werewolf flicks of that sort have sadly fallen by the wayside in recent years. Computer generated wolves and transformation scenes, well, they’re just not nearly as awesome.

The last great one? Late Phases. Check it out if you haven’t yet.

Todd Sheets, a prolific shot-on-video filmmaker from back in the early days of VHS, is returning to the horror genre with upcoming werewolf film Bonehill Road, and he intends on channeling the glory days of werewolf films past. He promises that the throwback movie will feature loads of retro-style practical effects and absolutely ZERO CGI, and he’s even releasing it on VHS!

Bonehill Road was successfully funded through Indiegogo this year, and Sheets describes it as a dream project that will be a true, old school, American made werewolf movie


In Sheets’ own words:

Bonehill Road is an homage to classic monster films like The Howling and An American Werewolf In London. In some ways, it is a throwback to the films we grew up with… the real horror movies that we all love so much, and in another way it is a modern horror flick that uses old school techniques, including Practical Monster Effects. NO CGI at all here. Our goal is to make an exciting, scary monster movie with some really cool werewolves.

https://vimeo.com/211381459 (https://vimeo.com/211381459)

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bonehill-road-old-school-werewolf-film-horror#/ (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bonehill-road-old-school-werewolf-film-horror#/)

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3432176/throwback-werewolf-film-bonehill-road-will-no-cgi-released-vhs/ (http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3432176/throwback-werewolf-film-bonehill-road-will-no-cgi-released-vhs/)
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: splat on April 16, 2017, 09:56:44 AM
Fuck yesss...the underground needs a few monster movies! Should be nice and gory too!

Totally agree about Late Phases too!
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: splat on April 16, 2017, 09:58:00 AM
....guessing a LOT of people are feeling the same way too ~

$7,091 USD raised by 86 backers
284% of $2,500
flexible goal
24 days left
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: woodenheart on May 20, 2017, 10:05:34 AM

The final poster from Alexander Cherepanov has been unleashed!!!  Check it out below.  Alexander just decided to do this out of love for the project.  I swear we have the BEST friends out there, so much love and support for the film. Just unreal. No one has ever achieved greatness without dreams.... and you all are making our dreams a reality. Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. But YOU have done that. Thanks to you, something new and wonderful and original will be born into the world... something that NEVER EXISTED before we all worked together and made it happen. You are part of the creation. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, people can do amazing things... Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Thank you.
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: woodenheart on June 13, 2017, 06:00:25 AM
Todd Sheets
1 hr ·
Another new member of the Extreme Family arrived today... Very proud of this beastie! Great work from our friends at GDS-FX for Bonehill Road!


Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: woodenheart on June 24, 2017, 02:19:29 PM
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: splat on June 24, 2017, 09:11:03 PM
Campaign is still going as InDemand https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bonehill-road-old-school-werewolf-film-horror#/ (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bonehill-road-old-school-werewolf-film-horror#/) people want underground monsters!

Fuck it just contributed for the DVD & CD!

Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: Mr. Awesome on June 24, 2017, 09:29:37 PM
I don't give a fuck if it's "underground" or not. I just want it to be good.

How long do I have to get in on this? I'll decide soon.
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: splat on June 24, 2017, 09:37:31 PM
Estimated time is October
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: dobermann65 on June 26, 2017, 10:47:20 AM
Wow the trailer is absolutly great!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: woodenheart on July 06, 2017, 04:48:16 AM
His reasons for loving movies....Same.  :red_heart:

Todd Sheets
2 hrs ·
Lots going on, Linnea Barbara Quigley will be here in about 10 hours. Much to prep for. Trying to finish this last edit for tonight. And something is nagging at my mind....
Gotta admit I am a bit disappointed. I am staying positive, but I feel a bit frustrated and hurt. I am always about helping, offering a hand or advice and more, but when someone has made a commitment to work on Bonehill Road, has been in on our schedule talks, knows what we are doing and the difficulty level, knows when we are filming, and not only never shows up but then starts their own damned film at the SAME TIME... and then asks half of my cast and crew to be involved in their project... feels kind of disrespectful to me. And like a slap in the face to every single person who is working on Bonehill Road... cast, crew and every IndieGoGo contributor. Bonehill Road and every person busting their asses deserves better than that. I swear this town has too many egomaniacs in the so called "film business" and not enough humility, honor and people with integrity. My advice, and something I wish someone would have told me 27 years ago - be humble, learn all you can... read every book you can find, work on every film you can, do NOT burn the bridge of people who have tried to help you and have been good to you... and when you actually have HALF a clue what you are doing, then make your damned movie. Just because you carried a light stand, stood around as an extra or threw some fake blood around does not make you a Director. Too many Cell Phone Scorsese wanna be "experts" who lay in a pool of blood one day and the next they are Alfred friggin Hitchcock, trying to take your damned team away from you in the middle of the biggest film of your career so far. Feels great. Really. Sorry if I seem cynical, but I get real tired of being used, screwed over and treated like basic crap. And the more success you have, the worse the jealousy, backstabbing and usage gets.
The difference is, I didn't JUST decide one day, "Wow, that looks fun, maybe I'll be a DIRECTOR!!!" I didn't even realize when I was young that was what I was doing when I made Super 8 movies. I made them because I LOVED film. I loved everything about movies. I was 7 years old quoting not only Drive In Movies, but also Maltese Falcon and Universal Monster films, Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes... I LOVED movies dearly. They improved my life in ways I cannot even mention. My childhood was difficult. Moving all the time. I was always the "new kid" and everytime I made friends, it was for a shot time and I was gone again. MOVIES helped me. As I got older, all I ever wanted was to make movies. I would take my Dad's Super 8 camera and his film for Holidays and use it to make "epics" with my friends. It was in my soul. The magic I felt in the theaters in the Summer when I'd settled down in the air-conditioned darkness and watch the screen come alive with monsters and evil things from some guys worst nightmares. I loved it all. It was a magical environment. I hope in some way to "GIVE BACK" to the world of cinema by in some way doing the same for people. When I had a terrible day, a horrible week... when the parents were at war or the teachers had issues... whatever it was... I would watch a movie and things would be better, if only for 90 minutes. It would make things better. I hope to do that for people with the movies we make. That is another major goal for me. To be honored by someone who takes the time to sit and watch something we all created with blood, sweat, passion and heart. NOTHING is as rewarding as having someone entertained by one of our films.
I do this first because I love doing it. Not to make money off some poor kid at a convention, not to rip anyone off, not to be a big shot producer or director. I do it because I love entertaining people with Horror. My dream is to bring back the Drive-In's of yesterday. Horror is my passion and my cinematic true love. From the first time I caught CREATURE FEATURE and read Famous Monsters when I was barely walking and Lon Chaney Jr. made me howl - Horror and I have been a match made in Hell. It is the genre I love the most and I find it the most rewarding artistically... Plus I believe that it does indeed stimulate the imagination more than other genres. My goal is to learn something new everyday and keep getting better and I will continue to grow as a filmmaker. No matter how many movies I make, years from now, I still will not "know-it-all" because you never stop learning and to do so would be to stop being an artist and a lover of creating film, to do so would be to become a hack. I will never just be a guy who does it all for a dollar and does not grow and evolve.
WOW! Thank you for every friend who reads this NOVEL. I had no idea how long it was. I guess I just needed to vent about this. Hell, even scary Horror directors get their feelings hurt. And I am kind of tired of the BS and of being used and hurt by people who honestly need to take a few deep looks in a mirror. Some I can promise you are doing this for seriously WRONG reasons. I just have no time or patience for an ego problem. I threw my ego out years back. I hate egomaniacs and in my very early years, when I sure had NO RIGHT to have one, ego raised it's ugly head and I hated who that was. SO I vowed to be rid of that monster. And I fight that beast and keep it chained up as much as possible.
For those who misuse others for their business gains: you can never pluck the real essence of a beautiful heart and a beautiful mind. Be aware of those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they support and believe in you, but behind their backs they they are in to destroy your legacy and steal what you have spent years building, taking as much knowledge and connections you have cultivated as possible to use for their own lazy lives. To these parasites, I say - Be your own person, find your own contacts, find your own crew, learn the business YOURSELF... PAY YOUR DUES!!!!! Pay your dues, you nasty bastards. Only a true parasite will give the impression of being your friend while resenting every progress/success in your life. GET YOUR OWN LIFE, stop stealing from mine. PAY YOUR DAMNED DUES!!!! The army of sycophants has turned into a horde of hungry zombies. And sadly.... the only way to stop 'em is to put 'em down where they stand. No going back.
I feel that we must tell people how it is, be real and be straight. Jealousy is a disease, and woe to you who is consumed by such an ugly, treacherous thing. It is this destructive mentality that makes people think that tearing someone else down builds you up. It doesn't. And whatever idiot believes in you for that few moments will soon fade away. Because you'll do it to them too one day. There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. But your success and continued strength in the face of negative people will TRIUMPH!!! And they'll hate you even more as they dig their own holes. Thank you again all of my friends!!!
Now, off to edit and film for the next 4 days straight! Woot!!!
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: woodenheart on July 07, 2017, 05:24:22 PM
Eli DeGeer updated her cover photo.
2 hrs ·
So, you've heard who's on the set of Bonehill Road this weekend, right? The one and only Scream Queen Legend Linnea Quigley!! I can't wait to work with her! She's absolutely delightful. ❤ If you haven't grabbed YOUR own BONEHILL ROAD merch, head here to pre-order:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bonehill-road-old-school-werewolf-film-horror#/ (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bonehill-road-old-school-werewolf-film-horror#/)


Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: splat on July 07, 2017, 11:35:33 PM
Same here about everything Todd states....was like going deeper not the words and going "HEY!".

Deep down I knew I wanted to do this as well but being so far away from a scene like this at the time and growing older I thought it was a pipe dream....need millions, be part of the system etc etc...until I watch Recompence and then I KNEW!

Yeah shame about the dick part...people out there who are willing to fuck people ver to either get what they want....or....if they don't get it do whatever it takes to ram one up your butt!

So looking forwards to Mr. Sheets BIGGEST FUCKING MOVIE TO DATE!!!!
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: woodenheart on July 14, 2017, 10:10:36 PM
https://vimeo.com/225631006 (https://vimeo.com/225631006)

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bonehill-road-old-school-werewolf-film-horror/x/3931936#/ (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bonehill-road-old-school-werewolf-film-horror/x/3931936#/)
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: woodenheart on September 16, 2017, 11:13:44 AM

Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: splat on September 25, 2017, 03:16:54 AM
....to the EXTREME!!!

Yeah glad I waited to reply...dug the trailer, the use of the song interluded with the awesome non-CGI gore and werewolf action! Gonna be fucking killer!
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: woodenheart on November 02, 2017, 10:02:11 PM
Greetings!  Getting so darn close.  In the picture Alex and I are so darn excited that the cases are all assembled and waiting for our discs!!!  A couple small issues.  IndieGoGo has not sent us the funds for the last bunch of contributions for some reason, so we are waiting for them.  Also, one of my masters I sent the duplicator had a hairline crack in it so I had to have another master created and sent out.  Must have been during the mail process.  The USPS are not our friends sometimes.  I guess the case I sent the discs in was shattered.  The BluRay master was damaged.  So this time it was sent in a metal steelbook case to be sure and I even secured the disc with tape.  Things are still rolling and should be finished soon and on our doorstep so we can begin mailing everything out!  Thank you!!!!

Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: splat on November 07, 2017, 11:28:40 PM
Bacon Kractor @ EHC Reviews & Interviews http://xviews.extremehorrorcinema.com/bonehillroad/ (http://xviews.extremehorrorcinema.com/bonehillroad/)
Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: woodenheart on November 15, 2017, 05:36:08 AM
Todd Sheets added 2 new photos — with Eli DeGeer and 3 others.
1 hr ·
Been feeling strange these days. Bonehill Road is a milestone for me in many ways, something I have wanted to do for 25 years.... and now it is finished. Crazy feeling. Maybe my most personal film. It's been an emotional, physical and spiritual roller coaster ride for sure. Ups and downs and battles fought and won... but even more going on deeper down inside.
Getting ready to send out some IndieGoGo stuff soon. There were a couple of unforseen setbacks and a crack in a master disc. I have been very frustrated and upset about it. I wanted to get IndieGoGo stuff started around Halloween. It has haunted me and made it hard to sleep or focus. First time I have ever done an IndieGoGo and I wanted to impress everyone and be ahead of the curve. The whole thing has had me all over the map emotionally... a real bundle of nerves.
Keep in mind, I feel we accomplished something kind of crazy and amazing in the first place. We actually began shooting this film June 24th and last full day was August 19th... that is 7 weeks of shooting, mostly on the weekends due to jobs and such - we did around 20 days. We also did a few days of pickup shots, but no full shooting days. Just things that had to be reshot due to technical issues or some extra effects shooting. Editing began almost immediately after first scenes were wrapped. I had to have the film done, as close as possible, for the theatrical premiere in October.
The editing was completed a few days before the premiere. This included taking an editing break to flu to Hollywood and shoot some effects inserts as promised to our IndieGoGo backers. We spent some incredible time with FX maestro Joe Castro, got all our shots thanks to Joe bending over backwards with basically 16 days notice to get it all done on time and ready for filming when we got there. We spent the following day hanging with our pals in LA, doing some business meetings, trying to make some deals and then with no sleep, jumping back on a plane and landing in KC. That day I grabbed a few hours rest, jumped up and checked all our footage. I then began editing it all into the film. We had about 3 weeks until showtime and I had to finish final mastering, sound design, color correction and get all our IndieGoGo peeps into the end credits. THAT was a job from hell. LOL. But I made it.
The night of the premiere, I watched the audience and how they reacted to the film. Linnea Quigley was in town and it was a huge success, but I saw some things I wanted to change, to refine. So I went back once I had Linnea settled in (Thank you Stacy Weible) and started watching over and over, making notes on my yellow legal pad. 3 pages later, I began the refining process and soon had masters ready to send out.
Next thing I know were a series of setbacks and some delays. NOT tragic delays mind you. The film was fine, no major issues, all things that could and would be fixed. But it all takes time. Time I had not intended or counted on.
But I now see the setbacks for what they are... they are simply things I had no control over. Beating myself up won't make it happen any faster. Technical issues happen and the USPS causing a disc to crack happens. And in the end, it was probably for the best because it allowed me time to find a couple of sound issues, and tweak the opening of the film to make it even more brutal. Eli DeGeer and I spoke in depth about some things with her character and it also gave me a bit of insight to improve the film.
Of course I only had a few hours because I had to remaster new discs and get things shipped out again. But I refused to sleep and spent several hours working on a few things that improved the film. I restructured the intro scene from the ground up, I did a full Sound Design overhaul on the scene. I like it much better. It packs a harder punch than before and it's damned brutal. I also went in and corrected the few sound issues (mainly stereo sep issues) and even managed to rework a few things that Eli had pointed out.
So sometimes a setback can be a blessing. Now the film that everyone is going to get soon will be even better. Checked the proofs that were sent from the duplicator and all looks great. Things are rolling forward. A bit behind schedule, but all the better for it.
So if it takes just a bit longer to get Bonehill Road into your hands, now maybe everyone will understand the process we went through, how we made what I consider a miracle to happen on this budget and an impossible schedule... and maybe you'll enjoy the film even more knowing that we truly have done everything in our power to bring you all an old school, no CGI WEREWOLF movie done with heart, soul, passion and great care by myself and an AMAZING and dedicated cast and crew.
This movie would not exist without EVERY ONE of the people who gave up their lives and poured themselves into this project. Who were there when I got worried or when I felt the incredible pressure to get done on time so we could meet our deadlines. Sometimes the pressure was really intense. Sometimes I questioned my sanity. Sometimes I would be on the edge - but against all odds, I am now reading good reviews and getting ready to send our little Monster Epic to all the wonderful people who believed in us and our film.
I dedicate the film to you all. And I hope we made you proud.

Title: Re: Bonehill Road {2017}
Post by: woodenheart on November 20, 2017, 04:33:10 PM
GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!! Perks Update!
Got an e-mail Saturday that the discs are about to ship!!!  So excited!  Should be mailing out Wave One by the end of the week!!!!

There were a couple of unforeseen setbacks and a crack in a master disc. I have been very frustrated and upset about it. I wanted to get IndieGoGo stuff started around Halloween. It has haunted me and made it hard to sleep or focus. First time I have ever done an IndieGoGo and I wanted to impress everyone and be ahead of the curve. The whole thing has had me all over the map emotionally... a real bundle of nerves.