Jennifer Nangle

Desert Moon (Press Release)

Desert Moon (Press Release)

”Desert Moon”set to film May 2019. 





H2 CREW to Unleash a Terrifying Beast. 

Los Angeles, CA April 15, 2019: Independent horror producer/director Thomas Haley announced, to everyone’s surprise, late last week his first directorial feature in the horror genre. It is filled with a killer cast mixed of Indie Horror’s veterans and up and comings. 

Desert Moon, written by Joe Knetter (Terror Overload) and story by Thomas Haley, will begin filming early May with a release date at the end of 2019!! 

The Cast: 

Sarah French (Art of the Dead, Root Wood) stars as Lizzy. 

Jennifer Nangle ( Malvolia the Queen of Screams, Irrational Fear) stars as Alicia. 

Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street, If Looks Could Kill) stars as Sheriff Del.

Thomas Haley (Lilith, The Crossing) stars as Bruce. 

What we know about the story from the character break down is: Bruce (Haley) and Alicia (Nangle) are on a camping trip celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary where they meet a lone traveler, Lizzy (French), in a town where Sheriff Del (Grieco) is in charge. However, the movie poster gives us a terrorizing hint that a werewolf type beast will be causing some mayhem.

On the production side, Vincent J. Guastini ( The Last of the Mohicans, Dark Tapes) will be creating the special effects. Adam Beck (Camp Twilight, Booze, Broads, and Blackjack) is the cinematographer, shooting on RED’s Helium in beautiful 8K. 

For more information click here for the facebook link and click here for the Imbd page 


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Jennifer Nangle: Women In Horror Interview

Jennifer Nangle: Women In Horror Interview

I had the pleasure to interview one of my favorites Jennifer Nangle also known as Malvolia:Queen Of Screams. She is a woman of many talents, acting, writing, producing— she does it all and is the real deal. She was kind enough to answer questions from what inspired her to get into the industry to upcoming projects that she is working on. 

SG-First, what inspired you to get into the industry, mainly within the horror genre?

JN : I’ve been acting in plays and musicals since I was 10 years old. So, naturally I went to college and majored in acting, the love of my life. After receiving my BFA in Theatre Studies, I became really enthralled with television. I thought, “I’ll just move to LA and be on T.V.!” Just like that! Well, it didn’t really work out that way and after auditions started to slow down, I was introduced to “self-producing.” I started out with a friend’s idea on a sci-fi comedy web series and then moved onto drama, but something was missing. I wasn’t “wowed.” I have always loved horror. I was raised on it. But I was intimidated to take on the genre because I didn’t think I would do it justice. However, I thought, now is the time! I wrote and put “Demonic Attachment “ into production. During post, I learned how to edit. Since then, I have been writing, filming, creating ever since! There is something about horror that has no limits. You can push boundaries and not have to be sorry for it

SGWhat and who are your inspirations for such projects, one in particular being Malvolia:Queen Of Screams?

JN : Most of the time, I’ll write a script around an idea that I thought was a little off or hit me the wrong way and I’ll twist it in weird directions until I feel it is right. “The Deal” happened because my co-star, Colton Wheeler, said he needed some footage with him holding a weapon for his reel. Originally I had it where I was tied up and my mouth was bound so I could direct it and not have to worry about acting. But then I thought, this could be a great role for me! I asked Hunter Johnson, who I’d been dying to work with, to direct and he said yes! So I elaborated the script more. Made it so Jade played the game with him knowing all along he was going to get screwed in the end. It was fun. Malvolia is a crazy story. A couple years ago I wrote a treatment for a film series I was dying to be a apart of. The creator hated it, but one of the producers thought I had something and encouraged me to move forward with it. Not being under the film’s restrictions, I knew I wanted to do something completely different and not something everyone was talking about. I went to Son of Monsterpalooza that year where they were honoring Elvira and I was in awe of how many people were in line for her. I immediately thought “YES! Horror Host!” So I started writing. I was really into The Blair Witch Project at the time and thought, “I should make her a real horror host! Generate a little buzz, build up a little fan base, shoot the feature, and then be done!” It didn’t work out that way… People liked her. Like, really liked her. I was not anticipating that at all! And,  in all honesty, I have a blast playing her. She is powerful, controlling, manipulative, has special powers, and is always covered in blood. I love it: so, here I am…thinking about Season 3!

SG-With you being a woman of many talents, superwoman if you will, with acting, writing, directing, producing.. which one do you prefer or did you feel you had to start branching off to do more?

JNActing. I love acting. I love creating a character from the ground up. Being in the moment- there is nothing like it. I do all the other stuff just to act. To tell the stories and play the characters I want to play. I feel like I had to really invest in more in script writing and coming up with creative stories to really do all this.

SG-What are some challenges that you would say women face in the horror genre?

JNI have said this for years and will always say it: A majority of male writers write for males. Even when they write women characters- they are still writing from a male perspective. That’s just how life is… So a lot of times I’ll read a script and think, “A majority of women wouldn’t say this or do that.” Also, most of the time the ratio in male characters versus female is insane. So, booking work and getting jobs is tough and competitive. Being a strong female in the genre can be challenging. I was told a couple months ago that I am”intimidating “ because I make my own movies and write my own scripts. That’s sad to me because, wouldn’t you want someone who is aware of how camera angles work, how lighting works, how dialogue is scripted to be apart of your team to help it be better? I do. I LOVE bringing on people who have ideas and who know more about things than I do. It makes me look better and it helps me grow.

SG: Any advice for someone, women in particular who are getting into acting, especially in the horror scene?

JNI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Just Do It! People get so caught up in everything being perfect that they forget to even make the film. Or they make themselves crazy and just scrap it all together. JUST DO IT! We all carry cameras around with us (i.e. smart phones) and we all have stories we want to tell. Think outside the box. I made a video for Northern Frights Scream Queen Contest in my living room with one light above me and a camera on a stool with wheels. You can DO ANYTHING! JUST DO IT! Link to video:

SG: With your latest project That Night, what was inspiration behind that? Was this the hardest role that you have acted in?

JNUp until ProCo Production Company hIt me the idea of collaborating, I had been rejected from many projects because I wasn’t a “name”, or I didn’t have a certain look, or I didn’t know the right people, I was too strong, I wasn’t strong enough, I mean, the list can go on and on. PLUS, JN the beginning of 2018, I was “me too’d“ by a couple of indie directors who would want to meet up for a “meeting” to talk about a role and when I would get there, the project wouldn’t even be close to preproduction, or even written, and all of a sudden I found myself on a “date.” I was angry. I had spent so many years training in the craft, creating, learning different positions to make films, and then I was being treated like a piece of meat or not good enough. When ProCo said that we could do whatever I wanted, I would just have to write the script. I didn’t have to direct, I didn’t have to edit- all I had to do was focus on producing and acting. To me, that was cake and REALLY exciting. So, I took a horrendous story (I’m huge into 48 Hours, Dateline, Murder Mystery- murder fascinates me) and wrote it around the restrictions that we had. I wanted everyone to see me differently. Up until that point, I had always been a strong female character that fought through this intense journey but then was left with no choice, just exhausted from it all, and couldn’t go further? I am a method actress. I like to make things really real for myself as best I can. I secluded myself from the rest of the cast. I cried for four days straight. I barely slept since we had long days on set and I lived about an hour away from the location, plus, I was producing. Dieting because I was supposed to leave to film “Inverted” in a couple of weeks. Even though I slept for 2 days straight afterwards, I feel like it all worked to my benefit. I feel I showed exactly everything I wanted to show everyone that said: “You can’t Jenn.”

SG-Do you have any other upcoming projects you are working on that you are allowed to discuss?

JNFor about a year now I have casually writing two features. I’d really love to finish one and put that into production by the summer. Malvolia has her hands full with 10/31 Part 2 coming back where I will be showcased through the film AND Indie Director Dustin Furgeson has me hosting 5 indie horror features that we’ll be packaging up as a whole and putting that out. I’m attached to a couple features that are in the very early stages, but one, that I have been cast for over a year now and cannot wait to sink my teeth into is “Inverted”. We’re shooting it this summer, dates are locked, and I feel you’ll be seeing me very differently in this as well. Other than that? The sky is the limit!

Check out Jenn’s work below and here’s the link for her imdb page:

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That Night (2019 Movie Review)—House Of Tortured Souls

That Night (2019 Movie Review)—House Of Tortured Souls

I have been looking forward on reviewing anything Jenn Nangle has been working on lately and this specific short film That Night that I had the privilege to view early did not disappoint. After watching twice it left me with my jaw dropped open, you can tell every ounce of her being was dedicated to this short.

The cast was amazing, everything about their characters were believable considering the circumstances on what was going on in the film. Jenn Nangle, Garrett Lee, Amanda Cano, and Raymond Williams make up the cast in this short, with a small appearance from Charles Chudabala

Jenn Nangle and Garrett Lee are our main couple and stars of this short film, their chemistry together was very believable and you can tell right off the bat that something was not right in their relationship, like any couples in life experience which is what made it so relatable. They played off each well and it was very balanced. The couple heads over to a friends and you can tell there were some tension in how the night was winding down.

Amanda Cano and Raymond Williams are outstanding as the deranged couple and their whole performance was just brilliant. This short stuck with me and had me in awe with the plot and the amazing cast.

 Jenn is incredible, amazing and a woman full of many talents and I am personally looking forward to what else she has up her sleeve not only for this year but in many more to come. 

Check the trailer out below and make sure to catch the short film on January 31st, you truly do not want to miss it. ⬇️⬇️

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Monster Reviews: Ugly Sweater Party 2018

Monster Reviews: Ugly Sweater Party 2018

Ugly Sweater Party is a 2018 Christmas themed horror film, written and directed by Aaron Mento. It stars Felissa Rose, Sean Whalen, Charles Chudabala, Hunter Johnson, Kevin Caliber, Berna Roberts, Lara Jean, Jennifer Nangle and Gregory Blair.

All hell breaks loose at an ugly sweater party when one of the party goers becomes possessed by an evil ugly Christmas sweater. This film is crass, vulgar and straight up sick. It’s everything a Christmas horror film should be. It’s like a live version of A Charlie Brown Christmas, on Acid.

Never has there been a Christmas film more appalling or ridiculous, than Ugly Sweater Party. It’s a disgusting, hilarious, one of a kind film that definitely doesn’t hold back. The film starts off strange and gets even weirder with each passing minute. Upon first hearing about this film, you’re inclined to think it’s about a house party equipped with an ugly sweater theme. However, that was not the case at all. It’s mainly based at an outdoor camping lodge and is not the usual “party” one would expect.

Ugly Sweater Party is a completely insane ride. There are plenty of hiccups and mistakes throughout the film and at times you’re left wondering what the hell you’re even watching. However, it does a stellar job at holding one’s attention, despite the lack of understanding what is actually going on. One of the problems with this film, is the lack thereof when it comes to the Christmas theme. Aside from the aforementioned Ugly Sweaters and a few sparse lights and decorations that appear to be homemade, there’s not much else tying the film to the holiday. There’s also a metal band thrown in, which doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. It was if they needed some filler and decided to add a musical scene which does not bode well with the rest of the movie. Another part of contention is with the ugly sweaters used in the film. While they were indeed Ugly, they are not a version the majority of people are used to seeing. In fact, a few of the cast weren’t even wearing actual sweaters in the film. Which doesn’t make a lot of sense, being that is the main allure and plot of the film.

Ugly Sweater a Party is extremely bloody and offensive, and there are some seriously brutal kill scenes that warm the heart. The blood and gore are pretty much the best thing about the entire film. The camerawork and editing were beautifully executed, which added to the enjoyment of the watch, and the soundtrack contributed to the overall fun factor. The casting was one of the best things about the film. With some experienced horror veterans/icons attached, it gave the film more credence and instantly garnered a secured fan base. And they managed to land a few big names to add to their talented cast. The independent acting was phenomenal. The legendary slasher icon, actress Felissa Rose, was brilliant as Mrs. Mandix (the wife and co-owner of Camp Mandix). She was absolutely perfect in that role. Another great performance came from the legendary horror actor, Sean Whalen, as Declan Rains. Whalen’s character is the deceased serial killer whose spirit possesses the ugly Christmas sweater, causing anyone who dons the sweater to murder and kill anything in their path. Whalen was creepy as hell and gave yet another worthy horror performance.

The main duo of Charles Chudabala and Hunter Johnson, who played Cliff and Jody, paired great together. They seem to have a realistic friendship and did a fantastic job as best friends and roommates. Their brotherhood shown through clearly and they were one of the best things about the film. Overall I give the film 1 out of 3 scratches for its high entertainment value and insane overall concept. So, If you’re searching for some new horror to add to your holiday watch list, Ugly Sweater Party is the perfect addition. It’s definitely not for everyone and will surely make some people sick. However, for those of us who can stomach the insanity of this film, it’s the just present we’ve been waiting for.

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