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Contracted: Phase II – Part II

Monday, September 14th, 2015

On September 3rd, we went to the Arena Theater for the official premiere of Contracted: Phase II. I took my buddy Peter because my husband doesn’t like body horror movies and I’m not really in it enough to warrant going to see the whole thing. We went to dinner nearby then got to the theater where I didn’t know anyone yet! But then eventually people I actually knew showed up.

There was a red carpet with photographers and some ladies doing interviews. I did 2. I have no idea if I came off as a goofball or what. It was pretty fun. We tried getting some group shots, but it was confusing who to look at and we didn’t all fit well, so there are some pretty silly ones.

"Contracted: Phase II" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

"Contracted: Phase II" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

"Contracted: Phase II" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

"Contracted: Phase II" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

"Contracted: Phase II" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

"Contracted: Phase II" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

"Contracted: Phase II" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

"Contracted: Phase II" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Josh did a fun intro to the film and the full theater was very loud (in reactions) and seemed to be having a good time.

After the film we went over to Boardners where I caught up with Adam and Brian (mini Delivery Reunion!). I also tried to convince them to watch Southland Tales again because it’s the best. I met some new people including a director I am Facebook/twitter friends with but never met in real life. He just looked so familiar and then I was like- “Oh! I don’t actually know you in real life! Nice to meet you!”

I got home pretty late (1am?) and then had to get up at 5am for work, so I was maybe still drunk when I woke up? Eh, maybe. Anyway, the cold I forgot to mention I contracted after coming home from Chicago almost 2 weeks before, and was just about over- came back! So I was once again coughing all day. Ugh.

Friday night was the actual opening night and a bunch of cast and crew planned on going and invited a lot of friends, so I still went out. I just really couldn’t stay and hang out after. Booo! I did manage to have one awkward not-recognizing-people-moment before I left though. I forgot what Mike, the DP, looked like. I should have reviewed everyone’s Facebook before going out, but I forgot to. Plus his profile is a dog, so I’d have needed to really go in and find a photo. I really do have to do that pretty often. I felt like a dumb ass, but oh well. It was like 9 months ago since we were in the same room. And my brain is shitty at people-remembering. :(

So yeah, now you can see Contracted: Phase II on VOD (iTunes, Amazon, etc.)! Hooray! It’s suuuuper gross.  The special effects are VERY good. In a little while I’ll make my posts from the shoot days public.  I just don’t want to post spoilers.


Forgot all these photos from Thursday and Friday nights:

Peter movin' and shakin' on the phone. Morgan waits for his interview My interview #2 Oh yeah, Jason Ritter was there, but I never talked to him besides "Excuse me" after bumping into him.

Opening Night

Yeah. We did it!

Happy Holidays and stuff

Monday, December 1st, 2014

So, I took a break from blogging for a bit. I could say I took a break from acting, but really my normal jobby job was super busy for a few months so I didn’t have enough time for everything. Plus some misc personal life stuff was pretty stressful for a while. But things are ok and normal now. Unintentional break, over!

In the meantime I worked on a few student projects down at USC. I volunteered at a home for teen girls to help with a writing class a friend was doing. My husband and I did a very silly Hulu ad, which I haven’t seen, but apparently a friend of his mom’s did!

Oh and, Delivery: The Beast Within came out on DVD and got some more good responses. I preferred the theatrical poster, but this one is at least better than the UK version. They ended up photoshopping my face on another body, so I didn’t recognize it. I was like, “Those aren’t my ankles! I wish they were, but they are not!” They haven’t announced the streaming or cable dates yet, so I guess those deals are still in the works.

Then this month I get to be in another movie. I can’t say what but it’s going to be very fun. I can’t wait. As a bonus I booked it because they saw me in Delivery, which is pretty rad.

I’m also going back to class with Craig. I haven’t been in class in forever, so it’s so nice to be doing that again as well. All in all, I’m feeling optimistic about 2015. I’m hoping to be more focused than I was the last half of this year. I feel like I got pretty derailed and now I’m taking steps to getting back on track. Wooo wooo! (that is a train noise.)


Anyway, happy holiday season!

– Delivery: The Beast Within – A Recap

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Last week, Delivery: The Beast Within was sent out into the world.

Tuesday it dropped on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, as well as on cable. Oh, as well as on, like, every pirating site, of course.  Really that showed up before the US release, and apparently it was the US copy, not from the UK or Australia as I would have thought.

Then on Friday, it screened at 5 theaters across the country. LA, NY, Chicago, Indianapolis, and San Diego. It was a midnight movie, so I didn’t hold my breath for a full house, but it was very fun to celebrate before hand with friends and to see it with them in a theater, like a regular ol’ movie.
Leammle Noho (LA) Leammle Noho (LA) Leammle Noho (LA)
City Cinema Village East (NY) City Cinema Village East (NY)


Friday was also when iTunes released it. We thought they were going to delay it for home video release later this year, but maybe they were just waiting to do it the same day as the theaters.


The majority of critics’ reviews so far are still positive. Our IMDB rating went down, but still above average and our Rotten Tomatoes score is at 80%.


Ain’t It Cool News
The Conduit Speaks (9/10)
Indiewire (B+)
Dread Central (4/5) (4/5)
Horror Movies Uncut (4/5)
Screen Relish (4/5)
The Hollywood News (4/5)
You’ve Got Red On You (4/5)
Reel Nerds Podcast (4/5)
Weekly Geek Speak Podcast (7/10, 8/10)
Joblo (7/10)
Film Pulse (7/10)
Forge Today (7/10)
Terror Vault (7/10)
UK Horror Scene (7/10)
Vile Reviews (3.5/5)
Horror News Net (3.5/5)
Movie Freak (2.5/4)
Alien Bee (3/5)
Crave Online  (6/10)
Cult DB  (3/5)
Flickering Myth (3/5, 3/5)
The Movie Waffler (6/10)
Awards Circuit (3/5)
Film Checker (in German) (6/10)
Movie Pilot
Slack Jaw Punks
KQRS FM (reviews start at 11 min, Delivery review at 20 min)
Strange things Are Happening (DVD review)
Best Movies Ever News
Cinema Slasher
Cine Talk
Darkly Dreaming Drina
Cine Outsider
Fanboy Confidential
Horror Movie a Day
Impact Magazine
Inside Pulse
Ion Cinema
Johnny’s Cult Films
Left Lion
Legless Corpse
Minneapolis City Pages
SexGorMutants (spoiler-y)
Starburst Magazine (Mayhem)
Starburst Magazine (Celluloid Screams)
Strange things Are Happening (Mayhem coverage)
The Betamax Revolt
Top Found Footage Films

In between:

Scared Sheepless

Negative (in the interest of fairness):

Kult Guys Keep
Film Fracture
Gore Press
Movie Mezzanine
Next Projection
Obscure Endure
One Metal
Hollywood Reporter
Very Aware


We also did some more interviews. Adam and Brian talked with a bunch of folks. I did 2 phone interviews. Actually one I did in October, but it’s up now. they edited out the part where I talk about seeing it at Feartastic, which was coming up at the time.

Slack Jaw Punks (#77: Star Of Delivery: The Beast Within, Laurel Vail)
Slack Jaw Punks (#54: Delivery’s Brian Netto & Adam Schindler)
Film Pulse
Reel Nerds Podcast
Blacklist: Go Into The Story
Legless Corpse
Crave Online (includes video from LA Film Fest Q&A)
Daily Dead
Ain’t It Cool News
(Red Carpet video from Twin cities Film Fest)


Now that the film is released, I intend to go back and make my blog posts about the production public. I don’t want there to be spoilers for people who haven’t seen it yet and Google it. I haven’t looked at them since the shoot. It will be fun to remember everything.


Tickets on sale, plus a Saturday screening!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

It turns out we are playing at the Laemmle both Friday and Saturday nights! Both are basically midnight movies.

And tickets are on sale!

Delivery – UK Release date and new artwork

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Our U.K. release is May 12th for home video through Metrodome Entertainment. They are keeping the name, but did a whole different design for the DVD cover.

If you are in the UK, you can pre-order it already!



The Australian version is also available to pre-order on Blu-ray or dvd. That will be released first, on Wednesday! I need to get my friend in Australia to send me a copy, just so I have one from a different territory.

DELIVERY: The Beast Within – coming to a theater near you (if you live in one of 5 cities)!!

Monday, April 21st, 2014


Last week (I’m kind of behind on blogging) it was announced that Delivery would be in theaters in LA, NY, Chicago, San Diego, and Indianapolis on May 30th!

We are also going to VOD on May 27th, so everyone in the US can see it!

The distributor is The Collective.  They decided to add a subtitle to make it easier to search for as well as indicate it’s a genre film. I don’t mind. I dig the new poster.  It’s creepy and effective.


They also released a new trailer to include some of the great quotes from reviews.

I will definitely be at the LA premiere on the 30th.  I don’t know what theater it will be at yet. Then I may be in LA again or go to San Diego for Saturday. Not sure. I’m pretty excited it’s going to Indy, since I have family nearby and they’ll be able to see it at the theater.

I’ve known it was sold since last summer, so I’ve been waiting almost a year for this announcement. YAAAAY! It’s such a relief.  There was talk of maybe pushing to August or September, but thankfully they didn’t wait.  I really needed something to promote. It’s been slow and I think having a theatrical premiere is something that might get people’s attention in the casting world.  Hopefully. ;)

Roadshow Entertainment picks up Delivery for Australia

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Delivery is going to be released on Blu-ray and VOD April 23rd! They’ll be our first international wide release.  I only know like 3 people in Australia, but I’m excited they’ll be able to view it.  Maybe I’ll have them get me a copy, even though we don’t have a region free player.

Thanks Roadshow!

The M is for MATURE!

Delivery_BlueRay_Aus Cover



Delivery – Canadian Theatrical Premiere

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Rue Morgue is restarting their CineMacabre events, with Delivery being the first screening!  They have been on hiatus for about 2 years.  This will be a the first time in a new venue as well.


So if you are in Toronto on Feb. 20th, you can catch it in the theater!

Happy Halloween early – Cheerbleeders on Amazon!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Turns out Cheerbleeders is available to buy on Amazon for just $2.  It’s a quick 15 minutes, funny, and violent.  It was when I had long black and blue hair!


Oh hey, Cheerbleeders is on DTV On Demand

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

I guess certain packages have this shorts channel and you can watch it on demand.  If you have it, you should watch it.  It’s a good time.