Angus has appeared in several Glass Eye Pix productions including THE OFF SEASON, AUTOMATONS, and SATAN HATES YOU, all by DYI directror James Felix McKenney, and I SELL THE DEAD by Glenn McQuaid.
Scrimm is best known as “The Tall Man” in Don Coscarelli’s “Phantasm” (1979) and its sequels grew up in Kansas City, but in his teens moved to California and studied drama at USC under William C. De Mille. The very first film role for Angus was another “Tall Man” in the history books. He played the role of Abraham Lincoln in an educational film made by Encyclopaedia Brittanica which led him to a steady career in theater, television and film. Scrimm made a foray into acting with his big-screen debut in the 1976 feature Jim, The World’s Greatest, which was directed by then 18 years old Don Coscarelli. During this time he was using his birth name -Lawrence Rory Guy. He adopted the stage name “Angus Scrimm” three years later for his performance in a Coscarelli’s horror/sci-fi opus Phantasm (1979), which would mark Scrimm’s permanent impression upon modern cinema.
His role as the infamous Tall Man has earned him the praise of critics world-wide, as well as a large following of fans. His success in the ‘Phantasm’ films has been parlayed into numerous other malevolent roles including, the evil Dr. Sin Do in The Lost Empire (1983), Vlad the Vampire King in Subspecies (1991), and as the nefarious Dr. Lyme opposite Nicolas Cage and Charlie Sheen in Deadfall (1993). Scrimm did intriguing double duty as the diabolical Seer and the angelic Systems Operator in Mindwarp (1990), co-starring Bruce Campbell. He did a shock cameo in the Italian film Fatal Frame (1996), opposite Christopher Lee and Donald Pleasence and managed a gleeful parody of himself as hulking henchman in Transylvania Twist (1990). But Scrimm has not limited his career efforts to simply acting. As a journalist he has written and edited for TV Guide, Cinema Magazine, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and other publications.
He has also written liner notes for thousands of LPs and CDs for everyone from classical music to jazz, from Frank Sinatra and the Beatles to Arthur Rubinstein and Itzhak Perlman. He won a Grammy award for best album liner notes..
Previous work with Glass Eye Pix include the critically acclaimed films by James Felix McKenny, Satan Hates You and Automatons. Recent stage credits include The Magnitude of the Slope at The Tank Theater in NYC, and Missa Solemnis or The Play About Henry, a role he created for The Downtown Urban Theater Festival, receiving critical praise for his performance during its extended run at The Barrow Group. Selected stage credits include Hamlet in Hamlet, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet(Studio@620); Hally in Master Harold… and the boys; Bo in Bus Stop (Chatauqua Playhouse); Skinhead and The Doctor in Thomas Bradshaw’s Cleansed (The Brick) and Southern Promises (PS 122). Matt frequently performs and participates in readings for companies and venues throughout NYC, including: The Flea, PS122, The National Arts Club, Players Club, The Kitchen, Horizon Theatre Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, Dixon Place, The Public, Stephen Sondheim’s Young Playwrights Inc. and Urban Stages.
After having studied for four years at the Lee Strasberg institute, Kate began to work in film, as she had always wanted to do. Her most recent credits include Knife Point (directed Carlo Mirabella Davis), Impolex (directed Alex Ross Perry), Gabi on the Roof in July (directed Lawrence Levine), and Joe Swanberg’s upcoming feature, SILVER BULLETS.
Brenda Cooney stars as Fanny Bryers in Glenn McQuaid’s I SELL THE DEAD. She “Meghan” in the indie film ACROSS DOT AVE. Her most recent theater endevour was in the play “Da” at the Heights Players in Brooklyn, which was well received. She has appeared in the Glass Eye Pix films THE OFF SEASON, AUTOMATONS, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, and THE INNKEEPERS.
Ned was found outside a gas station in Newark, New Jersey. Hungry for food (and fame) Ned endeared himself to many a filmmaker to come through Reznick’s office. It wasn’t until The Grandfather that he got his break as “dry-food eating cat.” Edie, the most annoying / adorable cat in the world, was adopted from atop the highest perch at an animal shelter, defeating throngs of cats and kittens fighting for a home. Ned nearly beat her out for a role in The Grandfather, but fortunately for Edie, Ned doesn’t meow. Edie, however, never stops meowing – and doesn’t eat dry food – so they were both able to share the role.