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Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Scaring Up New Films With ‘Haunt,’ ‘Boogeyman’

June 15th, 2020

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods aren’t slowing down. The duo, who grew up making indie films since their teen years in Bettendorf, Iowa, and currently reside in Los Angeles, shot to prominence with “A Quiet Place” last year, after over a decade of under-the-radar ups-and-downs in Hollywood. Currently, Beck and Woods are in Canada in pre-production on a new project they’re “not allowed to talk about yet,” that they’re writing and directing. “It should be a fun one,” Wood said. “I wish we could other than we’re still following our heart down the horror genre that path and we think... Read More

What’s The Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

May 6th, 2020

Even in the age of covid, when there’s plenty of depressing stuff going around, there’s a lot of good news in the Quad-Cities! And every month, as usual, I put together a collection of some of the awesome things happening in and around town, and share them with you here and on KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” airing at 3 p.m. weekdays! So, tune in to PSL, and read on here on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and good news, QuadCities.com! Beck And Woods Teaming Up With Raimi For Sci-Fi Film Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are teaming up with filmmaker Sam Raimi (best known for the... Read More

Bettendorf Filmmakers Beck And Woods Sign With Raimi For Sci-Fi Film

May 4th, 2020

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are teaming up with Sam Raimi for an untitled science-fiction project, Variety reported today. The filmmakers, who grew up in Bettendorf, worked with Raimi on the Quibi series “50 States of Fright.” Beck and Woods handled the Iowa segment. The original script is being kept secret, as per usual with Beck and Woods. After more than two decades of working their way up and making countless films of their own in the Quad-Cities and elsewhere, the duo shot to fame as the screenwriters of “A Quiet Place.” Last year they continued their success with their... Read More

Midwest Monster Fest Bringing In Actor Chaney Morrow

April 24th, 2020

Midwest Monster Fest 2020 is proud to welcome Chaney Morrow to their September 5th and 6th event at The Rust Belt in East Moline, Illinois! Chaney Morrow played Ghost in the 2019 film Haunt written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (writers of A Quiet Place) and produced by Eli Roth. He also played a young farmer in the 2019 film Dark Waters that starred Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins and Bill Pullman. Chaney has 2 films coming out in 2020 Wrong Turn: The Foundation and On Location which both films also star Haunt actor Damian Maffei (Devil). Chaney has two children with fiance... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Star Of ‘Haunt,’ Justin Marxen, Coming To Monster Fest

April 16th, 2020

Ey, ey, EYYYYY… a Quad-Cities favorite actor and star of the major motion picture, “Haunt,” is going to be haunting the Midwest Monster Fest! Fest organizer Jeff O’Neil announced today: Midwest Monster Fest 2020 is proud to welcome Quad City Native Justin Marxen!Justin is best known for his role as Clown in the 2019 film Haunt written and directed by Quad City Natives Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (writers of A Quiet Place) and produced by Eli Roth. He also played Jack in the 2010 film Dead Awake. Justin has been in over 40 films and he has also produced, written and directed... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#10 – #1)

December 31st, 2019

And here you have them, the TOP TEN stories of the year, 2019. There were obviously a lot of big stories this year, but, these are the ten that we picked to have the biggest impact and resonance. Why did we pick these stories? A couple of them involved incredible achievements by local groups of people, achievements that are rarely accomplished by groups on the local level. Some of those involved achievements by groups of kids, which make them even more impressive, and also leave the possibility for even greater resonance later on down the line as those children grow and mature and work towards... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#20 – #11)

December 30th, 2019

Yesterday, we counted down the top stories of the year from 30-21, today we get into the next ten, 20-11, and it’s, for the most part, a pretty upbeat mix of stories of local successes, on the individual and group level. For the criteria on how we picked the stories, check out my column on the countdown. And, without any further ado, here’s today’s part of the top 30 of 2019 . . .   20.) Raccoon Motel Switches To Devon’s Complaint Department, Ending The Moeller Reign Of Downtown Davenport: Over the past few years, Sean Moeller was the ubiquitous king of downtown Davenport, and beyond... Read More

QC Scene Looks Back On The Images Of 2019, Part Two

December 30th, 2019
Various decorated rocks from the QC Rocks project

We’re looking back on a great year of entertainment, sports and features here at QuadCities.com, and QC Scene is here to display some of the images of the year, featuring the places, people and events that made the year great! Here’s part one of our look back in pictures:  Read More

Local Horror Writers Meet! Wilson Talks To Beck And Woods

October 27th, 2019

In March 2018, local filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods were still relatively unknown, although that was about to change. The duo, who grew up in Bettendorf and currently reside in Los Angeles, were about to skyrocket to stardom with a little film they’d written called “A Quiet Place.”   Beck and Woods have since made another film, “Haunt,” which is available on DVD and streaming services, and have a number of other projects in the works.   However, before that all happened, the duo were happy to sit down for an interview with me at the South By Southwest Festival.... Read More

Looking At The Promise of Beck and Woods on ‘Nightlight,’ ‘Spread’

September 19th, 2019

Two of the more ambitious and promising projects Scott Beck and Bryan Woods embarked upon before hitting it big with “A Quiet Place” and “Haunt” were “Nightlight” and “Spread.” “Spread” was a proposed series for MTV which involved a deadly virus overtaking the world in apocalyptic fashion. It featured local actor Justin Marxen, who also starred in a number of their earlier films and stars in the new “Haunt.” You can check out a couple of the promos for “Spread” here:   “Nightlight” was a found footage... Read More

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