Gregory Blair’s slow-burn, psychological thriller DEADLY REVISIONS has just nabbed “Best Picture” in this year’s Flicker Awards. The winners of annual awards presented by movie site Matchflick.com were announced on Oscar Sunday, just prior to the start of the Academy Awards.
“It’s such an exciting and unexpected thrill,” says Blair, the writer, director and co-producer of the film. “I was so focused on the Oscar nominees, that when I learned about the Flicker Award, I was totally bowled over. I mean: to win “Best Picture” on Oscar night? Talk about timing! I may not be taking home a little gold statue, but I couldn’t be happier!”
Not that Blair hasn’t already picked up a handful of awards. He’s been the recipient of the EOTM Award for “Best Director of an Indie Horror Film,” the Claw Award for “Best Feature Film Screenplay” and the L.A. Movie Award for “Best Narrative Feature”—all for DEADLY REVISIONS. The film has also picked up laurels for its actors: lead Bill Oberst, Jr. won the L.A. Movie Award and the FANtastic Horror Film Festival Award for “Best Actor” and Cindy Merrill took “Best Actress” in the FANtastic Horror Film Festival.
In DEADLY REVISIONS, Oberst, Jr. plays Grafton Torn—an amnesiac horror film writer for whom hypnotherapy and nightmares reveal terrifying images that just can’t be real. Or can they? It’s a twist-filled psychological thriller as well as a loving valentine to the horror genre with winks to horror greats, including Hitchcock, DePalma, Carpenter and others.
“I just wanted to make a fun, old-fashioned film,” Blair says. “And I guess, at least as far as Matchflick.com and its fans are concerned, I succeeded. I’m good with that.”
DEADLY REVISIONS will be distributed through SGL Entertainment later this year.
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