Well, we finally got the opportunity to catch The Barrens on the big screen last night! And Bill Compton even decided to head up to Cherry Hill, NJ to catch the screening with us! It’s good to see Bill out & about again, eh? He gave the film a big thumb’s up, and was quite proud of his alter ego, Stephen Moyer’s performance.
We’ve got to agree with Bill. Darren Lynn Bousman stated, ” … [Steve] makes this movie his bitch!” And did he ever! It was a thrill to finally see Steve larger than life in the lead role and owning this film from beginning to end. To quote iamtrue2bill, a member of the BWW, “He makes us feel sorry for him, wonder about him, and be afraid of him, all at the same time.”
We’d like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the great fans of Stephen Moyer who made the screening of this film possible. There were several of you from out of the area who purchased tickets, knowing that you wouldn’t be able to attend, but wanted to help us reach our goal of getting this film seen on the big screen.
The management at the Cherry Hill AMC Loews were fantastic! They allowed us to promote the film with fliers, posters, set up a nice check in area for us, and even gave us free popcorn. Thanks to Tugg for assisting us with finding the movie theater and promoting the film on their site. And last but not least, thanks to Anchor Entertainment for providing us with the DVDs to give away for our promotion.
It seemed to be the general consensus of everyone who attended that this was a film definitely worthy of being seen on the big screen. And everyone agreed that Stephen Moyer was exceptional in his portrayal of Richard Vinyard’s decent into madness. This was clearly his film, and as always, he proved himself to be worthy of the challenge.