The first time that I heard about the Deadly Ten from Full Moon project was in an email blast from them. I went ahead and checked out the pitch video from them and thought what a great idea:
So the idea revolves around Full Moon Features producing 10 movies and making the whole process as inclusive as possible for fans.
Charles Band tends to run a booth and host a screening (with free beer!) at Texas Frightmare Weekend, so I showed up for the screening and he went into about the same level of detail as he did in the pitch video (he also screened the pitch video).
So the first planned movie was going to be directed by Danny Draven, titled Halloweed Night. I was checking my email one day and saw the notice come in saying that the site would be streaming at a certain time. I logged in and one of the first things I saw on the screen was Shawn C. Phillips (Coolduder). I didn’t realize that he had a part in the movie:
I listened in for a bit while I was getting some work done, and it was really cool to be able to see how the movie was made. It’s pretty fun to be able to hop in and out as you please, but still feel included.
If you go back to the video store days, Charles Band has been pretty innovate in this space. From using big box video packaging in the video stores to attract more attention, the Video Zone behind the scenes video magazine that was included at the end of Full Moon tapes, to Full Moon Streaming, and Deadly Ten, he’s always thinking of new ways to stand out. I’ll be keeping tabs on Deadly Ten and love the idea.