New Horror Anthology "HOLIDAYS" Now Out!

We have a segment in the new horror anthology "Holidays" from XYZ Films and Distant Corners Entertainment.

Here's the quick synopsis: An anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most beloved holidays of all time. The film challenges our folklore, traditions and assumptions, making HOLIDAYS a celebration of horror year round.

Featuring segments by: Kevin Smith (Tusk), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch / us! (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina-Smith (The Midnight Swim), Anthony Scott Burns, Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Scott Stewart (Priest) and Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind Of Hate).

We wrote and directed the opening holiday, "Valentine's Day," as well as wrote the closing segment "New Year's Eve."

The film is currently out on VOD on all streaming platforms, and is embarking on its short theatrical run starting today, April 22nd.

You can watch the trailer here!

Then head to our Where To Watch page to see how best to stream the film asap!

Waxwork Records Releases The "Starry Eyes" Score

Waxwork Records Releases The "Starry Eyes" Score

At last, the long-awaited Starry Eyes score by Jonathan Snipes is here! Head over to Waxwork Records to pick up your copy today! The vinyl comes in 3 variants: a solid gold version; the "Silver Scream" version; and the blood-spattered gold version (which is only available to Waxwork subscribers.) Those who purchase will also get a code for a digital download of the entire score.

Get the "Starry Eyes" score from Waxwork Records!

And to watch an in-the-studio video of Jonathan Snipes composing and performing the soundtrack to STARRY EYES, check out the below!

Own "Starry Eyes" On DVD & Blu-Ray Today!

"Starry Eyes" DVD/Blu-ray artwork

Today is the day! Starry Eyes is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download from MPI Home Video. As pictured above, the release will have new artwork on the cover, but will feature the award-winning retro artwork cover from Jay Shaw on the inside, as a reverisble slip!

Now how about some bonus features?

  • Audio Commentary with writer/directors Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer and producer Travis Stevens
  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • Alex Essoe's original audition videos
  • Behind the scenes gallery featuring over 150 pictures
  • Making-of music video by composer Jonathan Snipes

You can find the DVD and Blu-ray at Wal-mart today, and Target starting next month, but if you prefer to buy it online, we recommend Amazon, where we're attemptign to become #1 in the Horror Movies category. &nbsp » Read more

"Starry Eyes" Is Now Out On VOD and In Select Theaters!

"Starry Eyes" Theatrical Poster

How To Watch Us On Video On Demand

Starry Eyes is now out on VOD! Here is where you can find it for sale or to rent:

Rent or buy "Starry Eyes" on iTunes today!

$6.99 Rent HD
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"Starry Eyes" Theatrical Trailer Infects The Internet!

Last week. iTunes premiered our theatrical trailer for Starry Eyes. It's since dipped a little in the rankings, but for at least a solid week, this baby was sitting as the #3 Most Popular trailer on iTunes!

Or watch it direct on iTunes here!

"Starry Eyes" Teaser Trailer Premieres Online!

Deadline Hollywood premiered the teaser trailer for Starry Eyes this weekin anticipation of our world premiere at SXSW. Feast your eyes on 45 seconds of madness! 

And read the Deadline article here.

"Starry Eyes" To Have Its World Premiere At SXSW!

'Starry Eyes' will have its world premiere at SXSW!

Our feature film Starry Eyes will have its world premiere on March 8th at the Midnighters selection of the SXSW film festival! 

For all the details on screenings, keep an eye on our Facebook page as well as the official Starry Eyes website.

Also, follow us on Twitter @StarryEyesFilm.

Dark Sky Films Partners Up With "Starry Eyes"

'Starry Eyes' promo shot, taken by Brennan Lashever

Woke up today to this news on Deadline:

Snowfort Pictures and MPI’s Dark Sky Films have started production on Starry Eyes, the Hollywood-set occult tale from Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch. Snowfort Pictures is producing, while MPI will handle international sales. Newcomer Alex Essoe stars in the horror movie that’s a contemporary take on pics like Rosemary’s Baby. Amanda Fuller, Fabianne Therese, Pat Healy, Shane Coffey, Marc Senter, Nick Simmons and Noah Segan star. Travis Stevens produces. Exec producers are John Jarzemensky, Aaron Koontz, Giles Daoust and Gena Wilbur. The initial round of financing was raised via Kickstarter.

Nice to be sharing screen space with Ryan Gosling.  We couldn't be more happy to be partnered with such an awesome company like Dark Sky Films.  

Read the full story on Deadline as well as Shock Till You Drop and Dread Central!


Who We Are

Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer

Parallactic Pictures is the official banner of award winning filmmakers Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. Since joining forces in 1993, the writer/director team began churning out spec scripts together by nights and helping each other on their college films during every waking hour in-between. In 2003 they co-directed a highly popular documentary on bestselling writer Chuck Palahniuk (author of Fight Club) and in 2006, they co-wrote and co-directed a dark kidnapping mystery entitled Absence. The projects share a common bond in that Absence was shot on a shoestring budget (under $30,000) with revenue earned from sales of the documentary.

Utilizing this fast and flexible DIY approach to filmmaking, Kevin and Dennis spent the next few years incessantly shooting short films, commercials, music videos and festival bumpers. In 2011, as Absence played to VOD audiences across the country, their short films placed at a number of prestigious film festivals across the country. 

In 2013, the duo followed up this string of shorts with their third feature film, Starry Eyesfor Snowfort Pictures and Dark Sky Films. After premiering at SXSW the film went on to tour the world, playing such festivals as Sitges, Fright Fest UK, Fantasia and more. The film is currently on VOD. The team followed this feature with another short project, this time the opening segment in an upcoming anthology for XYZ Films titled Holidays which also features entries from Kevin Smith, Scott Stewart and Gary Shore.

In-between being on set, they've continued to write upcoming projects and are currently in talks to co-direct a number of feature films from 2015 on.

Parallactic Pictures is the film company of writer/director/producers Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer.  Formed in 2003, PP is the banner for all of their film projects.  Parallactic Pictures latest projects are Starry Eyes, a horror film they wrote and directed for Snowfort Pictures, in association with Dark Sky Films and Holidays, an anthology produced by XYZ Films and Distant Corners Entertainment.