Check out The Ties That Bind website for a complete listing of upcoming and past screenings!

World Horror Con – Austin, TX – April 28th-May 1


Garden State Film Festival – April 4th, 2009 –

Fangoria Weekend Of Horrors – April 2009

Lancaster Film Festival – May 2nd,

Hypericon – June 2009

Toronto After Dark Film Fest – Aug 2009 – Canada

Fantastic Fest – Aug 2009 – UK

FantasyCon 09 – Sept 2009 – Nottingham, UK

Dead By Dawn – Oct 2009 – UK

Terror Film Festival – Oct 2009 – Philly

Spooky Movie Film Fest – Oct 2009 – Washington DC

NYC Horror Film Festival – Nov 2009 – NYC

Bristish Sci Fi/Horror High Society Film Fest – Dec 2009 – UK


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I love Brian Keene. I own all of his books, have all of his (announced) new ones on pre-order, and have spent more money on his stuff than on any other author. For those of you who don’t know who he is, he’s a fairly popular horror author who is taking the world by storm. At this point, most of his novels have been optioned for film deals, video games and the like, and are all currently in various stages of development. He recently had a book of short stories come out that I really enjoyed. Having been to his website more times than I can count, and meeting him a few times, I figured it was high time I e-mailed him about the chances of a small time film guy getting the rights of one of his short stories.


Thankfully, he was all about it.

The Ties That Bind is a short story is set in the same universe as his popular zombie novels The Rising and City of the Dead. Though the story DOES contain zombies, what spoke to me about it is that it is essentially a character piece about a man’s undying love for his undead wife.


The film stars Kevin Interdonato as Kyle and Logan Tracey as Tracey and features Lori Maliszewski. It was filmed on October 23rd & 24th, 2008, in Manchester MD and premiered on April 4th, 2009 at the Garden State Film Festival.


A limited run DVD release is being planned, as well as other digital ventures, so stay tuned for more info.



You can check out the photo gallery for the film at The Ties That Bind Photo Gallery

Check out our IMDB page!

We got a great review of the movie from Dread Central…check it out!

For more information on Brian Keene, visit his website at


The Ties That Bind – Trailer from Jeff Heimbuch on Vimeo.

Teaser Trailer:

Video Journal from the 2009 Garden State Film Festival: