The Profane Exhibit
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|The Profane Exhibit|
|Directed by||José Mojica Marins
Michael Todd Schneider
|Produced by||David Bond
|Written by||Scott Swan
|Music by||Chris Vrenna
Steven Severin (segment "Mother May I")
Maurizio Guarini (segment "Tophet Quorum")
|Edited by||Jeremy Kasten
Cinemasport (segment "The Hell Chef")
New Revolution Productions (segment "Basement")
|Distributed by||Boll World Sales (2012, Worldwide)|
- Basement (based on the Fritzl case), directed by Uwe Boll
- Bridge, directed by Ruggero Deodato
- Coltan, directed by Richard Stanley
- Mors in Tabula, directed by Marian Dora
- Tophet Quorom, directed by Sergio Stivaletti
- Goodwife, directed by Ryan Nicholson
- The Hell-Chef, directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura
- Sins of the Fathers, directed by Nacho Vigalondo
- Manna, directed by Michael Todd Schneider
- Tochka, directed by Andrey Iskanov
- Viral, directed by José Mojica Marins
- Mother May I, directed by Anthony DiBlasi
The project began to take shape in 2011, when producer David Bond approached Masters of Horror writer Scott Swan about developing several segments for the film. Swan went on to write eleven short screenplays based on Bond's story concepts, as well as a wrap-around script. Ultimately seven segments based on Swan's original screenplay drafts made it into the final film.
Producers David Bond and Manda Manuel shot the majority of the footage for The Profane Exhibit during 2013, giving a sneak preview of the film at the Housecore Horror Film Festival in October. Housecore, which is run by Philip H Anselmo and Corey Mitchell, was the first event at which several segments were shown in full.
While the film's international premiere is set for the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in 2014, a great deal of magazine and radio coverage has been generate in the run up to the release.
Diabolique Magazine published a nine-page article in Issue No. 19 (Jan/Feb 2014) entitled The Gatekeepers. The feature, written by Colin McCracken, contained an exclusive interview with David Bond, in which the project was explained in full.
The article stated, "With no jokey cameos, self-referential post modernism or internalised jibing taking place, it appears that a sense of thoughtful insight and craftsmanship has made a return to the genre."
The leading genre website Zombiehamster.com ran an exclusive "first look" review of the film on January 27, 2014, in which it was described as "De Sade for the digital age". The film was given a score of 85% and the overall reception was positive and enthusiastic.
The Profane Exhibit was covered on Homegrown Radio New Jersey on January 21, on the Horror Happens show.
Preston Carnell of Film Bizarro, after attending a screening of five the film's segments, gave a negative critique of the anthology, writing, "What was shown was far from impressive. What was shown was bland and dull, to be honest. Only Uwe Boll's and Nacho Vigalondo's contributions were interesting but even they were simplistic and lacked any sort of impact. They weren't a punch to the gut like they could have been."
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- EvanDickson (April 25, 2012). "'The Profane Exhibit' Becomes 'The Announcement Exhibit' With Several New Additions". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
- Todd Brown (March 7, 2012). "Do You Dare Enter Uwe Boll's BASEMENT?". Twitch. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Todd Brown (August 27, 2012). "First Images From Ruggero Deodato's BRIDGE". Twitch. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Todd Brown (January 23, 2012). "Richard Stanley Joins Horror Anthology THE PROFANE EXHIBIT". Twitch. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Todd Brown (August 22, 2011). "First Directors Announced For International Horror Anthology THE PROFANE EXHIBIT". Twitch. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Todd Brown (February 16, 2012). "Eihi Shiina Stars in Yoshihiro Nishimura's THE HELL-CHEF". Twitch. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Todd Brown (August 27, 2012). "Nacho Vigalondo Releases The Gimp in SINS OF THE FATHERS". Twitch. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Todd Brown (April 14, 2012). "Coffin Joe And Nacho Vigalondo Join THE PROFANE EXHIBIT". Twitch. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- The Woman in Black (March 29, 2013). "Tony Todd and Bai Ling Join The Profane Exhibit; More Details on the Segments". The Profane Exhibit. Dread Central. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- Uwe Boll Contributes to The Profane Exhibit, First Pics
- Italian Genre Maestros unite for anthology “THE BOOK”
- Diabolique Magazine No. 19 (Jan/Feb 2014)
- The Profane Exhibit (2014) Zombie Hamster Archived April 17, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
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- Carnell, Preston (November 4, 2013). "A Profane Preview". filmbizarro.com. Film Bizarro. Retrieved November 7, 2013.