The Invoking (Sader Ridge)

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  1. spawningblue

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    Awesome, you need to get this added to Film Aff.
     
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    Unfortunately I am not on Film Aff, I use DVD Profiler for my collection list, and it won't let me add the film without signing up for an account.

    Since I last posted there have been some cool happenings in the world of The Invoking. A few websites have listed the film in their Best of 2013 lists, with the website horror-punks.com putting the film at #1 on their best horror films of 2013 list and also calling lead D'Angelo Midili the best actor of 2013.

    The first piece of apparel related to the film was released last week on fastcustomshirts.com. You can pick up your Invoking T-shirt here: http://www.fastcustomshirts.com/servlet/Detail?no=1619

    We are also pleased to announce that we will be holding a DVD pre-release party at Scarecrow Video. The event will take place on Monday 2/17 at 7 PM in Seattle. This will be the first place that the film will be available for sale anywhere. If any Washington residents on the forum can make it, it'd be great to see them there and have a drink (Scarecrow now sells beer, soda, and coffee). More information on the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/780356121977774/
     
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    I saw where The Invoking is under $13 on amazon. Seems like a fair price for a blind buy. It has one extremely positive review on there (which has been on there awhile) and another new review that is pretty negative. Seems like there has been good vibes with this movie, I might have to order it.
     
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    It is a great price. I'd love to hear what the forum thinks of the film once it is released on DVD & VOD in a couple weeks. If you're interested in reading more reviews of the film before making a purchase, we have over 30 in our external reviews on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2435514/externalreviews?ref_=tt_ov_rt
     
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    Money has been a little tight the last few months, but I'll definitely be grabbing a copy of this once I get back on track. It may be a few months, but I'll let you know what I think. And I'll talk about it on our podcast!
     
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    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    That looks really well done. Great job.
     
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    Congrats, although I have to say neither title really grabs me. Man, what happened to great horror titles like Don't Go in the House, He Knows You're Alone, When a Stranger Calls, I Drink Your Blood, etc? Sure, the movies themselves were often shit, but at least they had a good title to get you in the theater.
     
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    The Invoking has finally been released on DVD & VOD. A few of you were wondering how you could purchase the film from Scarecrow Video so you could support indie film and an indie video store at the same time. Here is the link for purchasing the disc from the store: https://www.scarecrow.com/54/1113751/invoking-the.html

    And for those of you who are interested in renting the film and don't have a video store nearby, or if you just like digital copies of movies more than discs, an HD version of the film is available for purchase and/or rent from Amazon Instant, iTunes, VUDU, Google Play, Xbox, and the Playstation Store.

    Thanks for your support!
     
  9. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Word. :banana:
     
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    I thought it was quite good...slow burning horror. Solid acting, good cinematography and an admirable music score.

    Was the budget really just $11,000? :eek:
     
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    For those thinking about ordering through Scarecrow Video: I just got mine and it came with a slipcover with signatures all over it. I assume that these are the filmmakers' signatures (they're difficult to read).
     
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    Kat: Thanks for the kind words. It's nice to see that some people understood what we were going for. Glancing over the IMDB & Amazon ratings and reviews suggests that many people didn't. My favorite kinds of quotes suggest that since we don't tell the story in a traditional horror movie way we must not like horror films. There's also plenty of "it didn't make sense to me so it's badly written" comments. I knew a no budget character focused film wouldn't be for everyone, but I didn't think it'd receive quite so many one star ratings. And yes, we shot the entire film for just $11K and in only 7 days. We go into the trials of making a movie so quickly and cheaply on the feature length making of documentary found on the disc.

    Myron: Thanks for ordering. We had a signing event at Scarecrow. So a limited number of slips come with signatures from myself (writer/producer), Jeremy Berg (writer/director) and stars Trin Miller, D'Angelo Midili, Andi Norris, and Brandon Anthony.
     
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    Hey Fatty,

    Not sure how I missed this thread but just wanted to let you know I just saw this the other night and really enjoyed it. While watching the Behind the Scenes feature, every time they showed you I kept thinking, God that kid looks familiar, and then it clicked when I remembered your podcasts - particularly your hilarious encounter with Jewel Shepard - and I said, "That's Fatty Joe!!!" Sorry I'm so late, but congratulations on your film! You guys did a great job. The ending actually made me kind of sad, as if Trin was lost forever. I was blown away by how different Andi looked in the doc - totally unrecognizable when compared to her Caitlin! So much of what the actors said about the making of the movie really resonated with me and made me long to return to the days when I was pursuing an acting career in Boston and New York. Anyway, just wanted to say congrats, albeit très tard and I hope to see something else from you very soon!
     
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    Thanks for the kind words Copyboy. Since the film came out in Redbox in July more and more people have seen it. You're right, the actors bring so much to the film. We may have made it for nothing, but the performances were our production value. Very happy that you enjoyed the doc, I was really pushing to make sure we had some interesting special features as I'm such a huge fan of behind-the-scenes material. And you won't have to wait long for the next one, our alien abduction film The Device comes out on DVD & VOD in December.
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Supernatural-Triple-Feature-The-Last-Will-and-Testament-of-Rosalind-Leigh-and-Lovely-Molly-and-The-Invoking/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y_dvd%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray_dvd-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00QHCKHMQ&ASIN=B00QHCKHMQ&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Was digging around online looking for upcoming releases and noticed that The Invoking is going to be featured on a DVD triple feature alongside Lovely Molly and The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh. The set will contain 2 discs (so I'm not sure if The Invoking bonus features will be carried over) and will be released on March 10th. The current pre-order price is $10.49. It's cool to see that the movie has done well enough to warrant some kind of re-release, I just wish it was on Blu-ray and that all of the films contained their original supplements (the disc count of this set will make that impossible).
     
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    Even though I don't see a listing on Amazon, I found this in the video store tonight:

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    I know they did an Invoking 2, but I didn't even realize they did an Invoking 3.

    Pretty sure these are all just a series of short films strung together. I wonder if there's any overlap between The Invoking 4: Halloween Nights and All Hallows' Eve 2?

    Sounds like The Invoking was a major hit for Image?
     
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    Yeah, it’s crazy that this micro-budget film we made has spawned a 4 films deep franchise in just as many years. Our production company has nothing to do with these sequels, which are anthologies made up of pre-existing short films (something Image and Ruthless Pictures have been doing a lot of including in the aforementioned All Hallows’ Eve 2). I think the story is that they always rent well at Redbox and so they keep making ‘em.
     

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