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Review for my directorial debut THE SHELTER started pouring in. Here are some previews below - read them all here: http://www.theshelterfilm.com/?page_id=413
STARBURST MAGAZINE: “For all its anger and impressive visuals, The Shelter is a meditative piece about moving from confusion to the acceptance of something perhaps cannot be fully understood. Fallon’s piece is piercing as a disconcerting family dreamscape.” – READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE: http://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/latest-reviews-of-movies/12970-the-shelter-review
AINT IT COOL NEWS: ” Writer/director John Fallon conveys this theme of loss and regret clearly and expertly. Sure, that makes for the exact opposite of the feel good movie of the year, but it does make for a pretty fantastic character study of a man who has crumbled to almost nothing.Pare really gives it his all here, plunging to emotional depths I never thought he was able to do and doing them with a real sense of soul. – READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/72172#10
THIS IS HORROR: “The Shelter is pretty much a one man vehicle for Michael Pare who is never anything but captivating as he owns the screen. It’s not easy to hold an audience’s attention for an entire movie, but the combinations of Pare’s experience as an actor and Fallon’s energy, vision and storytelling style is both entrancing and intoxicating.For those who are prepared to engage with it The Shelter will run deep and resonate within for a long time after the credits have rolled.” – READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE: http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/film-review-the-shelter-2015/
SCIFINOW: “The Shelter swirls Christianity and Silent Hill-levels of guilt to torment its protagonist, and Fallon’s strong visual style combines with a very strong turn from Pare to good effect. There’s a confidence to Fallon’s choices too, as he gives us a not particularly likeable protagonist and maintains a sombre tone throughout this emotionally raw journey.” – READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE: http://www.scifinow.co.uk/reviews/frightfest-2015-day-2-ghouls-ghosts-and-devils/
HORRORNEWS.NET: "It reminded me a lot of the films of David Lynch and Roman Polanski and is just a very strong, intelligent character-driven piece that is sure to satisfy viewers. You can tell that a lot of passion went into this film. Pare shows us just how talented of an actor he truly is with this performance. Highly recommended!- READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE: http://horrornews.net/102203/film-review-the-shelter-2015/
Hey guys and living dead dolls! So JoBlo (aka Berge Garabedian who is an executive producer on the film) and I are back from THE SHELTER world premiere at FILM4 FRIGHTFEST in London England. I’m a bit sick, jet lagged and I probably gained 5 pounds by way of all them pints of Trooper Ale I guzzled (back in the Gym tomorrow), but I am happy! The screening went well from my POV. Granted not everybody will like what you create, especially when it’s something that is in some ways "non-traditional" like The Shelter, and that is fine.
On that, I found it very rewarding to hear from the people who did esteem it, those who were moved by it and got something out of it. That has been my favorite part of this process thus far. Moreover, the reviews that came out of the Fest (read them below) were positive for the most part.