By Her Hand movie review: "A new variation on the vampire genre"

By Her Hand movie posterMichael Baron Craze at the Rogue Cinema site recently blogged about last fall's Terror Film Festival in Philadelphia and included a review of "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down". Here's an extract from his review: "This film comes from author Douglas Smith’s story of the same name and breathes in Anthony Sumner’s screenplay, transforming into a new variation on the vampire genre. Anthony’s creation contains an incredible haunting feeling, [that] escapes the screen like a hypnotic trance, assisted from Gene Hodsdon eerie music and filming in November at the desolate beachside locations in the historic New Jersey shore. … [A] tale of love, commitment and survival." You can read Michael's full blog post on the film festival and the full review of "By Her Hand..." here.

"By Her Hand..." movie goes global

Well, sort of. The indie movie based on my story "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" has finished its North American festival tour, but is now starting to show up on the list of official entries in some international festivals, including:

Great to see that this little film and story still has legs! Very cool!

"By Her Hand..." movie rocks Nerd Remix's "Best of" list has posted its Best Indie Movies of 2010, and the movie adaptation of "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" swept their short film categories:

Best Short Film
“By Her Hand She Draws You Down”
Probably the best short I’ve ever seen.

Best Actress-Short Film
Zoe Daelman Chlanda-“By Her Hand She Draws You Down”
Absolutely stunning, ‘nuff said!

Best Actor-Short Film
Jerry Murdock-“By Her Hand She Draws You Down”
Fantastic! Just an awesome, emotional performance.

Best Director-Short Film
Anthony G. Sumner-“By Her Hand She Draws You Down”
Moody, grim, emotional—this is how it’s done.

Congratulations yet again to Anthony, Zoe, and Jerry, and to producer Alan Rowe Kelly! See here for their full list.

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