Okay, kids, so here’s a fun piece of wisdom you’ll hopefully never have to learn firsthand. If your movie is a big success, they’ll praise the director and/or the producers. If it sucks, they always blame the writer. WHICH IS YOU, buddy. The most recent one has been a success, apparently, and I’m not sure who they’re blaming. But I got a nice call from one of the producers saying everyone is happy with the ratings and big “congrats.” Life in the Lifetime lane is like that. It’s a strange universe of low budget cinema and odd fortunes I’ve been in since about 2016, but I’ll tell you another thing that’s also very true, kids: It’s never BORING.
So the new one was called YOU’LL NEVER LEAVE ME when I wrote it. Then they changed the title to A DEADLY MISTAKE and gave it this creepy poster.
THEN, without even telling me, they changed the title back to YOU’LL NEVER LEAVE ME and Lifetime gave it THIS poster:
BUT IT’S STILL CALLED A DEADLY MISTAKE IN ALL THE FOREIGN MARKETS.
EVERYBODY GOT THAT???
We have two titles, okay?!
Just like TRIPLE THREAT is also FRAMED BY MY SISTER… and WEBCAM GIRLS was also LOST GIRLS…. and RUNAWAY was ESCAPING MY STALKER… damn, it’s like being a superhero with a secret identity every time I do one of these…
Anyway, the new one is now available at Amazon for digital own-it-forever purchase at the astoundingly low price point of just FIVE BUCKS so please CLICK HERE to get your very own copy. C’mon, FIVE BUCKS? You spent more money than that on a soda this weekend seeing SPIDER-MAN, man. So BUY MY MOVIE. It’s a rousing success. Or something.
AND YES, WE’RE TOTALLY MAKING MORE OF THEM.
This one is coming in August:
Another one rolls cameras next month in July.
And right now, I’m writing three more. Sigh. In fact, I should be totally WORKING right now. But I also got really stressed out a few weeks ago (can’t imagine why, can you?) and contracted walking pneumonia… so I’ve been
using it as an excuse not to work on anything really taking it easy and trying not to break myself again. At times like this, I always think about one of my great heroes, the amazing mister Rob Bottin, who damn-near worked himself into an early grave before he was thirty, by being mister hands-on in every aspect of his brilliant career in makeup and creature effects. He got pneumonia too and had to go to the hospital and stuff. It DID turn out that the movie he was working on may have been pretty decent… but is any of it really worth all the suffering? Probably not. But the truth is, I would go crazy(ier) without a million projects in the fire. I would feel like a failure at 53. Someone I love reminded me recently that I am anything BUT a failure at 53… even if some peeps gotta squint real hard to see it. I like a career you gotta squint at. It’s fun.
And anyway, how can you NOT be on board with press like this for your own film. It is my hands-down favorite review of any movie I’ve have ever done, because it’s filled with spoilers front-to-back and focuses its critical analysis almost entirely on how awesome Nicole Marie Johnson is as the bad girl. Gotta love that, right? Um. CLICK THE PHOTO, okay?
These dudes were ON the case, kids. They had this article up THE DAY AFTER the movie premiered and she had her own slot on the VILLAINOUS BEAUTIES WIKKI and everything.
HUMOR. It is a difficult concept. IT IS NOT LOGICAL.
Can John Waters be the bad girl in my next movie?