Filmmaker Christopher P. Garetano has officially launched COTTONMOUTH.TV, a new website dedicated to celebrating all things spooky for the entire month of October and leading up to the premiere of his new short film COTTONMOUTH, based upon the Steve Bissette strip from the legendary comic book GORE SHRIEK Issue One!

At the site, you can access several FREE videos. See the COTTONMOUTH trailer at “THE FILM” section. “TRICKS” offers you a chance to investigate “The Lab” and learn how to do make-up FX with basic store bought items. Hosted by WICKED EFX’s Jay Alvino! There’s also “On The Set”, a weekly series of featurettes that will show you the behind the scenes of COTTONMOUTH. “Horror Theaters” gives you even more trailers for upcoming projects by Garetano including a 10 minute preview of MONTAUK UNVEILED, his creepy new documentary! Check it ALL out for FREE at:



Vengeful ghouls from beyond the grave… Special effects make-up… True ghost stories… A horror movie premiere…

One place where you can find all of these things and more is COTTONMOUTH.TV.

Created by Christopher P. Garetano (Horror Business), COTTONMOUTH.TV is a celebration of horror movies, comic books and Halloween. The forthcoming website was initially conceived as a unique venue to premiere the short film of the same name. Directed by Garetano, Cottonmouth is a meticulously crafted mini-movie that aims to scare the hell out of its audience.

In 1986 artist Steve Bissette (Swamp Thing, Taboo) crafted a three-page horror story that was published in the pages of an underground horror comic titled Gore Shriek. Cottonmouth is his macabre story of four angry ghosts who take their revenge on the “company man” who was responsible for their deaths. Now filmmaker Christopher P. Garetano has brought Cottonmouth to life for the Internet generation.

On October 1, 2008, COTTONMOUTH.TV will go live, first with a variety of short vignettes, and then with Cottonmouth the movie premiering on October 31st. The vignettes will include behind-the-scenes footage of Cottonmouth, “How to Make a Monster” with Wicked Effects makeup artist Jay Alvino, the eerie music of Chris Alexander, a history of horror comics with Steve Bissette and Trevor Cook, true ghost stories, and a special Halloween episode of the Internet show America’s Bad Kids.

Cottonmouth merchandise will also be available from the site but the movie and other viewing content is all free. Visitors are encouraged (but not obligated) to donate to one of two charities that include a prominent cancer research foundation and an organization for a rare disease called Penthigus.

Further information regarding the charities will be available on Cottonmouth.TV in the “treats” section.

For more information log onto COTTONMOUTH.TV on or after October 1, 2008.


CONTACT/ Christopher P. Garetano


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