May the Force Be With You – All 9 Star Wars Trailers, Original Audition Footage, Music and more…The Journey comes to an end

Today has become a bit of a holiday for many as May 4, has become the heralded day to celebrate the legacy of Stars Wars and all it has brought to generations for 40 years.

Our way to celebrate is to provide you the trailers to all seven films (even the bad ones) and a few more videos to give you goosebumps

Enjoy great quotes, original audition video, openings, music and trailers.  A true gift for fans all around the world.

May the Force be with you, always

I have a good feeling about this

The John Hughes World of Teen Love and Relationships is Dead

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Mark A. Leon

With the wave of digital dating sites and apps, the ability to connect and develop pure feelings through natural connections is dying so we wanted to look at love through the genius of John Hughes and how love has evolved today.

I recently watched the latest Jason Reitman film, Men, Women and Children;? a poignant and often challenging film about the use of digital communication to form and manage human interaction in our modern society.? In a critical moment, late in the film, one of the main teen characters was reaching out for help via text and due to external interference the message never came through and as a result he almost overdosed.

It was a moment in the film when the need for human contact could have dramatically changed the course of life and death.? It was a message to the viewers cautioning us about the path we are choosing to take.? Our two-dimensional messages are trying to fill the void of our emotions that run far deeper than our digital communication devices.? We are shielded by text, status updates, selfies masking our blank stares and all the while brainwashed into a sense of numbness and an appeal for help silenced by the screaming apathy of society.

It is interesting that “zombies” have become such a popular part of our culture.? With their blank stares, bodies dead inside and emotions buried forever, perhaps we are seeing ourselves in these characters.

We categorize a generation based on the time frame they were born into, their ideology and their views on life.? We know the Millennials are more apathetic, less reliant on religion, less connected to the emotions of intimacy and retracting from heavy human connection.? Yet, we put out more and more products to help continue this path of distance and emotional destruction.? Have we come to accept a world of gaming and virtual friends, status updates to express feelings, texts to have those critical conversations and snap chat to show intimacy?

The Ashley Madison database can tell you that millions are looking into cyberspace to find a short term fix for their inability to deal with reality.? Porn has made us numb to the traditional values of love and intimacy and Facebook has given us the green light to stop writing letters and expressing thoughts that are prepared, calculated and meaningful.

breakfastJohn Hughes taught us that behind the stereotypes, behind the teen angst; there is something much more important in life, family, love and relationships.? His films helped us appreciate the effort, find love beyond appearance and accept the soul of a person.

Would the Breakfast Club have walked away that afternoon with a new sense of value and understanding about each others lives?? No.? They would have texted all day and had very little communication with each other.? After all, a princess, jock, geek, dirt bag, and crazy girl would never think to get to know each other.

Would Ferris Bueller and Cameron have enjoyed the best day of their lives together.? Nope.? The GPS tracker in their phones would have made it easy to track their location.

Would Steve Martin and John Candy characters in Planes, Train and Automobiles have become friends?? Nope.? One of them would have downloaded a plane app, changed flights and gotten home a lot more quickly.

Would Samantha and Jake ended up together in Sixteen Candles?? Nope.? Jake would have spread a nasty rumor via text that would have gotten all around school and Samantha would have been blacklisted for the rest of her high school days.

Could Weird Science have happened?….Actually, maybe that can happen someday or it has already.

Though not the work of John Hughes, the iconic scene in Say Anything where Lloyd Dobler proclaims his unconditional love for Diane Court would never have had the same impact with an IPhone.? That would have just looked silly.

Bottom line, we are going in the wrong direction and as a whole we are suffering.? Please keep buying Call of Duty and watch the gun fatalities increase, continue text arguments so we don’t have to confront them, cheat on our significant others through Tinder, lose ourselves in instant gratification and most importantly distance ourselves from humanity.

It is hard to see the world we live in.? Bring back the days of John Hughes.

To all the Lloyd Dobler’s, Jake Ryan’s and Blane’s, we know you are still out there.

MoviePass – Unlimited Theater Films for $9.95 a Month

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Did you know there there is a new option for unlimited first run film viewings for $9.95 a month.

In essence, it is the Netflix and Hulu streaming system but for first run theater films.? If you are a movie fan, you can see one two-day movie every day for the entire year.

A movie fan dream.

Sign Up Today

How does it work?

What do you need to participate?

What is not included?

We are sorry, but IMAX and 3D are not included with this package.

You are limited to one movie per day.

Romantic Tips for Charleston Lovers – On a Budget

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By Mark A. Leon

Charleston is known throughout the region, country and the world as a quaint historic coastal city where the people are friendly, the homes provide a stunning backdrop, history howls with the haunting sounds of ghosts in the alleys, the culinary artistry is mouth-watering and the romantic ambiance showers you with a rainbow of hearts.

Being one of the top wedding destinations in the United States, it is no wonder love is always in the air.? Whether it is fine dining, a walk in the park or Gelato on King Street, Charleston offers couples a romantic retreat.

Sometimes even romance has a budget.? We wanted to provide some tips on how you can bring out your romantic side, without finding yourself with an empty wallet or maxed out credit card.

  • Buy a bouquet of flowers at Tiger Lily.? Voted best Charleston florist since 2000, Tiger Lily offers some of the freshest and most unique flowers in the area with a staff that is always smiling and ready to please.? Their expertise and careful crafting of bouquets makes you want to come back over and over and shower your special someone with the gift of nature.? Here is a little secret.? All walk in customers get half price on all purchases.? A beautiful bouquet that may run $20 if ordered by phone or online, will cost you $10 and you can watch the TLC right before your very eyes.
  • Movie in the Park or on the beach – Couple Style – This is more of a Spring/Summer event:? Marion Square does movies in the park in the Spring and The Tides on Folly Beach in the Summer and Belle Hall Shopping Center Parking Lot as well, but what about a movie in the park for just the two of you?? Most of the Charleston Parks offer free wifi.? We have that out of the way.? One evening, take your IPad, Tablet, etc, get some ice cream or thai take out and a blanket and get comfortable under the stars.? Set up camp on the grass and watch a movie on Amazon Prime, Netflix or Hulu.? Watch out, people may see you and steal your idea.? It is pretty romantic.

Double Sunset Magical Show of Nature – This one is a little tricky to pull off, but achievable.? Just past Omar Shrine Auditorium in Mount Pleasant, take a right on Bridgeside Blvd and take it all the way to the end and park.? Once there, you will witness the most spectacular view of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge.? Walk down the steps through the grassy courtyard and find a perfect spot to watch the sun set over the bridge.? If you have time, stop by Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s to get a six pack or bottle of wine.? Once the sun sets over the suspension wires, jump in your car and go one street over (Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd).? This will take you to the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Pier.? Go to the end of the pier and you will see the final moments of sunset and if you are lucky a blue, orange or amber sky.? Bring your camera; you will get spectacular shots.? If it is warm out, make sure you stop in the store afterward for some ice cream.

  • Free Salsa Lessons and Cuban Salsa Dancing/Music with Gino Castillo at Prohibition – Every Tuesday at Prohibition at 547 King Street is Havana Nights.? From 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, local expert salsa dancers offer free lessons.? If you are an amateur dancing couple, but want to spice it up on the dance floor, come out for a lesson or two and bring a new level of heat.? After the lesson, Gino Castillo and his band will bring energy to the restaurant with some action packed tunes to keep your feet moving.
  • Open Mic Poetry at East Bay Meeting House – Have you ever written your special someone a poem, but were afraid to read it?? Do you have a special anniversary and really want to impress the love of your life?? Come to Open Mic Poetry on Monday nights and express your feelings in this accepting open forum.? This small intimate setting is one where you can be free to open up your heart.? While you are there, have a cup of tea or champagne.? The location is 160 East Bay Street.? The event starts at 8:00 PM but sign ups to perform begin at 7:00 PM.

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  • Sunrise on the Beach – There is nothing more romantic than a sunrise walk on the beach.? There are a number of options, but the coastal angle of Folly Beach makes this an ideal sight.? Plus, Roasted (coffeeshop in the Tides Hotel) is open ridiculously early if you want to grab coffee or a frappe.? Hold each others hand, let the sand caress your feet and watch the sun rise from the ocean and lift itself into the sky welcoming an new day.? It is breathtaking and makes for an perfect start of your day, no matter what follows.? If you plan on staying a while, set up a hammock under the pier.
  • Reflect on some culture/art – The Halsey Art Institute offers modern and culturally relevant exhibits that test the mind and open your eyes to the world around you.? It is a wonderful way to learn about each other and challenge each others minds.? You are also a hop, skip and jump from Kudu or Starbucks to get a hot chocolate to enjoy while you walk around.? If you are really feeling educational, head to the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History Just on the other side of Calhoun Street.
  • Fishing – This is who we are.? Whether it is the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park pier or just a small bridge on James Island or John’s Island, fishing in the South is as romantic as it gets.? Get your loved one, a bottle of wine or six pack, those fishing poles and enjoy a quiet outdoor moment together.? If you happen to catch dinner, let the night continue at home.
  • Dance to the music of a street performer – If you think Second Sunday or the Charleston Farmer’s Market is the only place to see street performers, you are so wrong.? There is a beautiful brass performer on East Bay and even an amazing folks singer.? Find a great performer, slip a few bucks and enjoy a romantic dance on the side walk.? You will make everyone around you jealous.? Or just sit outside Carmella’s, rev up the IPhone with some Sinatra and make your moment together.

The Summer of Bill Art Opening and Movie Series Kicking Off at Charleston Music Hall Tomorrow

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The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present The Summer of Bill Film Series, a 7 film series composed of Bill Murray films with a corresponding art exhibit. The Summer of Bill Art Exhibit will have a Free opening party on May 31st from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Local Murray-lover, Tiffany “Mish” Pretlow, is organizing the art exhibit with over 20 local artists contributing Bill Murray inspired works in all different mediums. Pretlow organized the “Where’s Murray?” Art Show at King Dusko a few years back. Rumor has it a life-size jaguar shark may make an appearance. The art exhibit will be on view from May 31 – August 20.

We will be presenting 7 Bill Murray films between May 31 and August 20. We originally had four films for the series, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation, and Life Aquatic. We texted Bill to make sure he was fine with us doing this series. He responded saying he was honored and loved that we were doing the series, but he wanted to see some of his “failures” included in the series. He mentioned that we only included the hits and that everyone wanted to see the hits, but they needed to also see the flops, so we added three more films: The Razor’s Edge, Rushmore, and Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers.? We love all three of these films, but they all failed at the box office.

We love the way Bill Murray has inspired playfulness in our community, and we are excited to pay homage to this amazing artist. Each film will start at 7:30 with the bar opening at 7pm. The films will be $8 each, or you can purchase a 7 Film Pass for $35. The film series will open with Caddyshack on May 31 and will include The Razor’s Edge on June 6, Ghostbusters (1984) on June 14, Rushmore on June 29, Lost in Translation on July 26, Broken Flowers on August 2, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou on August 20.

We also commissioned 5 local artists to create 7 unique film posters. Caddyshack by Jason Groce, The Razor’s Edge by Bennett Jones, Ghostbusters by Seth Deitch, Rushmore by Taylor Faulkner, Lost in Translation by Karen Ann Myers, Broken Flowers by Karen Ann Myers, The Life Aquatic by Anne Peyton, 7 Bills Series Poster by Karen Ann Myers. These specialty poster prints will be for sale all summer at the box office.

Charleston Music Hall Official Website

Summer of Bill Art Opening Details

Top 100 Movies of the 21st Century

BBC reached out to reviewers and critics around the world to compile a list of the Top 100 Greatest Movies of the 21st Century.? Now 17 years in, here are what critics believed to be the future classics.

BBC received responses from 177 – from every continent except Antarctica. Some are newspaper or magazine reviewers, others write primarily for websites; academics and cinema curators are well-represented too. For the purposes of this poll we have decided that a list of the greatest films of the 21st Century starting with 2000 to present.

We believe that the new classics on this list are destined to become old classics. Whether or not that happens is ultimately up to you, the moviegoers. But one thing is certain: cinema isn’t dying, it’s evolving.

100. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
100. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
100. Carlos (Olivier Assayas, 2010)
99. The Gleaners and I (Agnès Varda, 2000)
98. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
97. White Material (Claire Denis, 2009)
96. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
95. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
94. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
93. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
92. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
91. The Secret in Their Eyes (Juan José Campanella, 2009)
90. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
89. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)
88. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
87. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
86. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
85. A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, 2009)
84. Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)
83. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
82. A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2009)
81. Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011)
80. The Return (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003)
79. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)
77. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
76. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
75. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)
74. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012)
73. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
72. Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, 2013)
71. Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012)
70. Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012)
69. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
68. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
67. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
66. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)
65. Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009)
64. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013)
63. The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr and ágnes Hranitzky, 2011)
62. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
61. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
60. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)
59. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
58. Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembène, 2004)
57. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)
56. Werckmeister Harmonies (Béla Tarr, director; ágnes Hranitzky, co-director, 2000)
55. Ida (Pawe? Pawlikowski, 2013)
54. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011)
53. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
52. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
51. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
50. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2015)
49. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014)
48. Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)
47. Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)
46. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)
45. Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)
44. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
43. Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)
42. Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012)
41. Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015)
40. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
39. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
38. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)
37. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)
36. Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)
35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
34. Son of Saul (László Nemes, 2015)
33. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
32. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
31. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan, 2011)
30. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
29. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
27. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)
26. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)
25. ?Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
24. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
23. Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)
22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
20. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
19. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015)
18. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
17. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006)
16. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)
15. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
14. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)
13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
12. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
11. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)
10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
9. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

Everything You Need to Know About Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival

SOUTH CAROLINA’S FIRST AND ONLY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL IS RETURNING TO NORTH CHARLESTON FOR ITS FOURTH YEAR!

CRIMSON SCREEN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL – CHARLESTON, SC

The fourth annual Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest will be returning to N. Charleston on Friday, May 19th through Sunday May 21th at South of Broadway Theater. The film festival will feature 46 of the best independent horror films from all over the globe, including some made locally by South Carolina filmmakers. Included in this year’s lineup will be 7 feature films and 39 short films.

South of Broadway Theater, located in the heart of Park Circle, is a sponsor of this years event and is the perfect venue for such a film festival. “We love being in Park Circle and the attendees and filmmakers love being within walking distance to all the restaurants and bars in the area.” Festival founder Tommy Faircloth says. “Many of our attendees come year after year and do not want to miss even one film, so being so close to local eateries help them schedule out their days during our 3 day event.”

A big addition to Crimson Screen this year is partnering with ShortsTV, the world’s largest distributor or short films. All short films selected for this year’s festival have a chance for a worldwide cable television broadcast deal on their cable channel ShortsTV and the winner of the “Best Short” award has a chance for a distribution deal as well. ShortsTV broadcast Oscar winning short films as well as distribute them on iTunes, so getting to play along side of such films will be quite an accomplishment for a new filmmaker.

Filmmakers from all over the world submitted their films and scripts for a chance to win a “Crimmy”, Crimson Screen’s answer to a Grammy. “Our awards were sculpted and created by special effects artist Tony Rosen.” Faircloth explains. You may not know the name Tony Rosen, but you defiantly know his work. He created the world famous “Annabelle” doll that was used in the motion pictures “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle”.

Appearing as a special guest this year is Joe Bob Briggs. Joe Bob Briggs began his television career on The Movie Channel, hosting Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater for nine years. During this time, it became TMC’s highest-rated show, earning two ACE award nominations. He appeared on some 50 talk shows, including The Tonight Show (twice) and Larry King Live. He was also a commentator for a Fox TV news magazine for two seasons.

Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater ended when TMC changed its format in early 1996. He was off the air for only four months before joining the TNT network, where he hosted MonsterVision for four years. Under his given name, John Bloom, he also co-wrote the nonfiction book Evidence of Love: The Candy Montgomery Story. The book recounts the 1980 Wylie, Texas, murder case in which Montgomery killed her ex-lover’s wife, Betty Gore, by striking her a total of 41 times with an ax and whose highly publicized trial ended in an unexpected “not guilty” verdict. In 1990 the book was made into the CBS television movie A Killing in a Small Town starring Barbara Hershey.

Joe Bob will be presented with the 2017 Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest “Horror Icon Award” on Saturday, May 20th during his panel. He will also be hosting the “Crimmy Awards” on Sunday, May 21st.

Also appearing at this year’s event is W. Scott Poole. Poole is a professor of history at the College of Charleston and the author of “Vampira” and the award winning “Monsters in America”. Poole will be offering a workshop on Friday, May 19th on “Horror Fiction Adaptations” and it will be free to anyone attending the fest.

Many of the filmmakers and cast members will be in attendance to host Q&As after the film screenings and will be attending the after parties each night after the fest. Free popcorn will be available all weekend for attendees and you are encouraged to get your tickets in advance. Last year tickets and passes sold out a month before the event.

“Sunday is a very popular day because it is when we play all of our South Carolina films”, explains Faircloth. “The best way to guarantee your seat for all screenings is to get a 3 day VIP pass, but we are almost half sold out of them now.” he finishes.

Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costume to walk the “dREaD Carpet” during the weekend event. Those who want to attend all 3 days can purchase a 3-day VIP pass or you can purchase daily passes online now at www.crimsonscreenfilmfest.com.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by Joe Bob Briggs on Sunday, May 21st. Awards will be presented for the following: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Director (short and feature), Best Actor (short and feature), Best Actress (short and feature), Best Cinematography (short and feature), Best Special Effects (short and feature), Best Screenplay (short and feature) presented by Final Draft, Best un-produced screenplay (short and feature) presented by InkTip, Audience Choice Award, Jury Award, and the Homegrown Horror Award for best project produced in South Carolina or by a South Carolina filmmaker.

For more information please visit our website or Facebook page. Please email or call for more details.
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2017 Official Selections

Feature Films:
Altar
The Bodies in #223
Dolly Deadly
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Lighthouse Keeper The Gatehouse

Party Night
The Phoenix Incident

Short Films: 106 White Lake Arrhythmia
As I Prey

Bad Little Beth
Born Again
Caravan
The Corner
Curse of the Fur Beast Death Metal

Devil’s Advocate
Evil Rising
First Like
Game of Chess
H.P. Lovecraft’s The Beast in the Cave Incubation Period

Lake Moultrie Massacre The Leaving
Lucid
Menacing Proposal Monsters

Murky Water
Off the Beaten Path
Prepare To Die
Puppy
Room 701
Secret Admirer
Solved
Storge’
The Room
Table 51
Tales of Gluttonous Revenge Three Way Cut
Through The Night
Turn Left
What’s For Dinner?
White Drift
Withdrawn in Trepidation Yolk
Your Date in Here

Festival Founder Tommy Faircloth:

Tommy Faircloth is a writer and director from Columbia, South Carolina. He began working in film as an actor, landing small roles of such television programs as “In The Heat of The Night” but he really wanted to work behind the camera. After graduation from high school, he attended film school at University of South Carolina in Columbia and worked on many feature films such as Renaissance Man, The Program, and Die Hard With a Vengeance. His directorial debut was the horror/comedy “CRINOLINE HEAD” which was received with positive reviews from such publications as Fangoria magazine. A few years later he followed up “CRINOLINE HEAD” with his second feature film, “GENERATION AX”. “AX” received great reviews from publications such as Rue Morgue, Fangoria, and was praised by horror legend Joe Bob Briggs where he gave it 4 stars. After “Ax” Faircloth took a break from horror and worked on many of his own theme park and roller coaster documentary projects for such channels as Discovery and The Travel Channel. In 2013 Tommy began his quest to get back into the horror scene with his first short film “THE CABIN” which has won awards for “Best Short Film” at the 2013 San Antonio Horrific Film Fest, 2013 Freak Show Film Festival, 2013 Scared Stiff Halloween Film Fest, 2013 Fear Fete Film Festival, and has been chosen as an official selection for over 25 festivals in 2013 and 2014. It was also picked up for cable broadcast on the cable channel ShortsTV. He recently completed a sequel to his fist feature “Crinoline Head” called “DOLLFACE” that has been released worldwide on VOD and DVD. His latest film “FAMILY POSSESSIONS” is currently touring film festivals all over the globe.

Contact: Tommy Faircloth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel. 803-240-5099
Email: tommy.faircloth@crimsonscreenfilmfest.com

Movies Filmed in or around Charleston, South Carolina

Ever watch a movie and think, that looks familiar?? Well, it is possible it was shot on location in your southern home of Charleston, SC.

Here are a list of movies you may or may not know that had portions filmed on location in Charleston.? Perhaps this may cause a spike in Netflix or Amazon Prime streaming activity.

Movies / Feature Films shot on location in Charleston, SC

Enjoy the cinema.? Make plenty of popcorn

Charleston Wish List – What is missing?

By Mark A. Leon
By Mark A. Leon

What if, just what if we had a chance to implement whatever we wanted in Charleston.? In a way, we could take our Charleston Wish List and make it a reality.

Well, we can’t exactly do that, but we can hope that some fine day in the future, we will see our wishes come true.

Here are a few things that made our Charleston wish list.? If you have others, let us know by commenting below:

  • 24 Hour / Late Night Downtown Diner – How often do you find yourself hungry late at night and there is nowhere to go where you can sit and relax?? How many times do you want to write or study over a cup of tea when you can’t sleep?? Finally, how many times do you leave a downtown Charleston bar and you shouldn’t be driving, but you do?? In Austin, New York, Chicago, Miami and many more places, the option of a late night spot for the true night owls and safety first drinkers has been incredibly successful and appreciated.? We would just like one as well.
  • Horse Race Track – We know there are legal reasons we cannot gamble in South Carolina.? We also know, Hampton Park used to be the site of a horse track.? So therefore, it is possible.? How much fun would it be to drink mint juleps and enjoy a nice day at the track more than just once a year?? I think it would be incredibly fun and relaxing.
  • Amphitheater – The rise in local homegrown music and the thirst of artists to make stops here makes this a great growth haven for music.? We also have a thriving theater scene.? Why not take advantage of the great weather, robust music and arts scene and provide an outdoor venue to showcase.? Many of you are thinking, we have the Volvo area and old Blackbaud Stadium.? Not the same for feel and acoustical quality.? Bring a little Greek style outdoor entertainment to Charleston.
  • Ferris Wheel on the pier – How many grew up with the memory of a Ferris Wheel.? Whether you were in London, Chicago, Jersey shore or Myrtle Beach, Ferris Wheels and water seem to just go together well.? I would love to add that decor to the Charleston beach life.
  • Themed Photo Booths – Why don’t we have photo booths situated throughout the French Quarter on Market, East Bay and on the Upper side by Marion Square.? We have tourists, lots and lots of tourists.? They love creating memories.? What better memories than themed photo booths with different backgrounds to print and share with friends and loved ones.? It’s appeals to our historic side as well.
  • Drive-In – For those true locals, you remember the 1950’s and the old Savannah Highway Drive-in.? I bet you even miss it.? Wouldn’t it be great to get take out, some wine and a comfy blanket and enjoy a night under the stars without driving to Beaufort?? That sounds amazing.? Maybe even play it a little catch before the movie and then later on doze off for a bit during the boring scenes.? How nice does that sound?
  • Classic Movie Theater – We have the American Theater.? Love the venue and location.? We would love to have a restored movie theater there or another location that only shows classic films.? Watching Cary Grant and Kathrine Hepburn or Rhett and Scarlett on a date night is truly romantic.
  • Digital Meters with Credit Card Option – I know there are discussions in works.? I know Raleigh, NC and Beaufort, SC have them and they work.? I can’t speak for everyone, but I rarely have change.? I mean rarely.? We hope this becomes a reality, because it is a progressive step forward.

Share with us your own personal wish list.