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Tank's shameless self promotion thread... (Hell Fest... and more!)


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Eh, I'm not too concerned about reviews. The horror outlets are mostly positive, main stream press rarely lines horror unless it's prestige... nerds with blogs are just something I have to tune out. Fan reaction is still mostly positive and we're turning a profit now. It's also exactly what I wanted it to be. We never set out to redefine the genre, just make a genuine slasher film. So I'm pretty happy about it!

 

 

I think Hell Fest was simple, to the point, and straight forward.  Like I said, accomplishes what it seemed to me it was designed to be: a fun Halloween-season popcorn movie.  Congrats Tank.  I hope it continues to do well.  



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I haven't seen Hell Fest yet because I have a bad cold and don't want to be THAT person in the theater :(

 

But! Not only did I actually get a Hulu subscription recently, I have Light as a Feather saved to my queue, and I have a cold and therefore need to lie low this weekend. You'll be glad to know they've been hammering me with ads for it.



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You wrote a show for Hulu, too?  Damn, Seth.  I wish you great success!



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Thanks!




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Apple news decided to tell me today that Bustle is comparing Light as a Feather to Pretty Little Liars and Riverdale, and predicting that the cast are about to explode into stardom. Hopefully that explosion happens for the writer, too...

 

I happen to have full control over a tv we have in my company's staff break room. Since I have declared it Spooktober and we have a lunch party scheduled today, I decided to make the company watch Light as a Feather all day. If this turns out to be some kind of grindhouse style ultralviolence and ultrasex kinda show I'm hauling you into my disciplinary meeting, Tank.


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No comment!

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Okay, imagine me having this conversation with Ron Swanson, because that's basically exactly who I was talking to:

 

Him: "What is this?"

 

Me: "It's this new Hulu show called Light as a Feather."

 

Him: "It looks terrible."

 

Me: "My friend wrote it, so..."

 

Him: "It still looks terrible."

 

He's not exactly the demographic you're aiming for, anyway :lol:



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Tank is aiming for the audience that will watch his show and let him build a house out of stacks of money.

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C'mon Ron.  Tell us how you really feel.

 

:rolleyes:



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Tank is aiming for the audience that will watch his show and let him build a house out of stacks of money.

 

I thought he already did that?



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Following teen girls live-tweeting as they binge has been amazing.
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Well we had a bit of a spike on Hell Fest. We're up to $10m worldwide, which is now double the budget-- so we are actually squeaking toward sequel territory.

 

And not to jinx it, but outside of Icy's workmates, I haven't seen a single negative thing being said about Light as a Feather on social media.


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Following teen girls as they binge has been amazing.


Lando returns!
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I already deleted a comment from Destiny on FB where she noted all my years on nightly talking to teenage girls now counts as market research.

 

I mean, WE know it's funny-- but the this is not the world to make such jokes in!


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Well we had a bit of a spike on Hell Fest. We're up to $10m worldwide, which is now double the budget-- so we are actually squeaking toward sequel territory.

 

And not to jinx it, but outside of Icy's workmates, I haven't seen a single negative thing being said about Light as a Feather on social media.

Yeah, I read a review today that was very positive. I cancelled my Hulu recently, just had too many services and all that, but it runs through Nov 1, so Im gonna try to watch. 


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Also, Leatherface is on SyFy right now. 


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I mean, WE know it's funny-- but the this is not the world to make such jokes in!


My intent was to make the post, let people get a laugh, and delete. Nightly isn't a hotspot that gets super archived, nor is it as public as Facebook/Twitter/social media in general. But then you posted what she said, which makes me wonder if it's worth deleting my joke, since mine is a lot more obvious than what you posted.

But to anyone reading this, there hasn't been a teenager on Nightly for a long time. We're all old and grouchy but started when we were teenagers or in our twenties.

Also, this is probably a good time to scrub the archives before someone's life gets ruined. I mean, look at James Gunn. Tank could have to start working on DC movies. :shudder:
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hahaha

 

THIS IS WHAT I WAS SAYING.

 

Though to be honest, I'd only do a Star Wars movie if it was my last thing before retirement. I can't imagine that emotional wringer.


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But would you do that upcoming Star Trek Picard show if you were asked?   I'm being serious. 



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My reps inquired, but it is an insanely high profile room with industry legends, novelists, and Stewart himself.
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Well we had a bit of a spike on Hell Fest. We're up to $10m worldwide, which is now double the budget-- so we are actually squeaking toward sequel territory.

 

And not to jinx it, but outside of Icy's workmates, I haven't seen a single negative thing being said about Light as a Feather on social media.

Looks like a fairly normal decline for a modest success to me.  Maybe I'm too busy looking at blockbusters.  I can imagine that smallish horror releases often have a single weekend and immediately flatline.  So perhaps my expectations are a bit off and it doing anything after the first weekend is cause for celebration?

 

It all seems to be domestic though.  What little international numbers I see are from fairly small countries.  Will it be seeing a release in some of the bigger international territories eventually to goose its figures a bit?

 

Anyway, congrats Tank.  I've kinda stayed off the thread because you're working on a genre I just don't personally watch.  Your description of Light as a Feather as a "supernatural teen soap" got me interested, but the trailer seemed to be pretty straight-up horror.  Marketing messing around?



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Based on the first episode, it definitely isn't straight up horror. Hulu has it listed as something like "Spooky not Scary" in the Huluween categories

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A bit-- it has horror elements, but it's firmly PG13.

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Yeah, I still haven't been able to sit with it and actually watch (ended up with a terrible headache all weekend), but from what was playing in the break room as I was prepping the party, it's pretty firmly in the Buffy/Charmed/Supernatural/The Vampire Diaries kinda territory. I wouldn't show it to a nervous five year old, but there's nothing that will give a grown person any nightmares.



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Seth, I got my grandma hooked on your teevee show.
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