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Owen Egerton Gets Spooked Writing The Axe Murders of Villisca
Austin author on his new haunted house movie
Screens Story  January 19, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...Script conferences tend to be mundane affairs. They don't generally involve spending the night in a haunted crime scene in rural Iowa, but that's where Owen Egerton, satirical novelist and co-founder of movie mockers Master Pancake Theater, found himself when he signed on to write supernatural drama The Axe Murders of Villisca..."

Following the Fantastic Owen Egerton
Local Renaissance man premieres his feature debut
Screens Story  September 24, 2015, by Marc Savlov
"...A girl, a guy, a gun, and a kinky-romantic Christmas request results in a maelstrom of grindingly intense, hallucinatory horror – and not a little humor – in Follow, the feature directorial debut of Owen Egerton, whose seemingly infinite array of talents have apparently never heard the word "boundary."..."

Other Worlds Austin Adds Owen Egerton's Latest
Plus sci-fi fest's closing night title, and shorts
DAILY Screens  November 28, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Other Worlds Austin, the dedicated sci-fi film festival, is coming up this week, but they saved some big announcements for last. Joining cult faves and cutting edge creations, now OWA adds Austin author-turned-scriptwriter Owen Egerton's latest, The Axe Murders of Villisca...."

What Would Owen Do?
Or, more to the point, what can't comic, screenwriter, and now-novelist Owen Egerton do?
Books Story  April 30, 2010, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...He's like a walking full-color illustration for the term "hirsutorufous," and he might be the red-haired reincarnation of some naughty, freckled lemur. He lives among us – he has for years – and his name is Owen Egerton...."

An April First Shot of Egerton
A Texas Book Festival happy hour puts Owen Egerton and free tequila on the menu
DAILY Books  March 29, 2010, by Kimberley Jones
"...We've never much cared for April Fools Day – it's like a 24-hour cringe – but we might have to reverse our opinion based on the Texas Book Festival's upcoming April Fools Day Happy Hour, which ingeniously combines free tequila + the prankish Owen Egerton...."

Vote Jeff! Vote Owen! Vote for True Americans!
DAILY Screens  September 3, 2008, by Joe O'Connell
"...His short "The Dreamer" features local wag (and Austin Chronicle designated "best writer in Austin") Owen Egerton. Guererro co-wrote the script with his producer Angie Alvarez, who also was producer of the Independent Spirit nominated film Chalk, on the set of which Guerrero discovered a love for acting when he was working as an assistant director and unexpectedly found himself improvising on camera...."

Follow
Austin's own Owen Egerton directs his first movie
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Film Review  September 30, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Directed by: Owen Egerton. Starring: Noah Segan, Olivia Grace Applegate, Haley Lu Richardson, Merik Tadros, Southern Longoria and Don Most...."

Austin Filmmakers Return to Horror
Karen Skloss, Owen Egerton, and Don Swaynos talk terror
Screens Story  June 29, 2017, by Sean L. Malin
"...Such is the case with a growing contingent of Austin-based filmmakers who, after years of collectively specializing in unclassifiable and sometimes unmarketable passion projects, are mining the same territory made famous by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre more than 40 years ago. As Owen Egerton, the acclaimed multihyphenate whose 2015 directorial debut Follow is an early landmark of this resurgence, puts it: "Austin has always been a place of awesome tension, and we live within the tension..."

Fantastic Fest 2015: Follow
Owen Egerton's claustrophobic horror debut
DAILY Screens  September 27, 2015, by Dan Gentile
"...Follow is the directorial debut of Owen Egerton, local literary polymath whose creature tentacles stretch from the Drafthouse stage as a member of Master Pancake Theater to the shelves of BookPeople where you can find his stellar short story collection, How Best to Avoid Dying...."

DVDanger: Follow
Owen Egerton on VOD, plus Antibirth
DAILY Screens  August 27, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Austin's film festivals are often a prime launching pad for local talents. Last year's Fantastic Fest was no different, with author Owen Egerton unveiling his directorial debut, Follow..."

Everyone Says That at the End of the World
It's wacky and wise, this apocalyptic riot
Arts Story  April 5, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Out of all the possible Owen Egertons in all the possible worlds, this particular Egerton has written a novel, his second to be published by Soft Skull Press, that presents the earthly apocalypse via a motley cast of characters who spend almost as much time wrestling with questions of identity and life's meaning as they do making soup, being Hollywood stars, riding bikes, starting bands, and enjoying – oh, really enjoying – sex. So it should come as little surprise that much of the story is set in, and is a kind of extended mash note to, Austin, Texas...."

Trickery Flickery Mock
Master Pancake makes the movies hurt so good
Screens Story  May 1, 2009, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Years ago, there were three of them, and they were called Mister Sinus: John Erler and Jerm Pollet and Owen Egerton. They regularly performed an Austin-flavored live version of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 at the Alamo Drafthouse, drawing large crowds and helpless laughter with their mockery of classic (or classically bad) movies..."

Private Dancers
Watching (bad) movies with Mr. Sinus
Screens Story  August 10, 2001, by Sarah Hepola
"...Austin -- The men of Mr. Sinus -- Jerm Pollet, Owen Egerton, and John Erler -- gathered in the screening room of Mr..."

Pops on Top
Father may not know best, but DadLabs has made it its mission to make sure knows a little bit better
Screens Story  June 12, 2009, by Belinda Acosta
"...Today, the dads of DadLabs include Nichols, Powell, Lanier, and the most recent DadLab partner, comedian and writer Owen Egerton (known for, among other things, his role in co-creating the now-defunct Mr. Sinus theatre at the Alamo Drafthouse)..."

The Sensational Saga of Mr. Sinus
Picking up where Mystery Science Theater 3000 left off, Mr. Sinus Theater 3000 skewers the movies of our childhood to sold-out crowds at the Alamo Drafthouse.
Screens Story  August 10, 2001, by Sarah Hepola
"...Jerm met Owen Egerton while working in improv comedy troupe Comedysportz (now called National Comedy Theatre). Owen raps about Popeye's chicken on Jerm's solo album It Ain't a Party Until Someone Gets a Haircut; he also put out his own CD of comic songs, Big Thick Wooden Board, and wrote Marshall Hollenzer Is Driving, a book about the intersecting lives of lonely people searching for a spiritual path..."

The Other Side of Sleep
Owen Egerton brings several of his characters from page to stage in hilarious style
Arts Review  October 29, 2010, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...You don't want to catch Owen Egerton's The Other Side of Sleep just because the man's moving to L.A. for a while and will be co-writing scripts for movies you'll see on a big screen somewhere and then you can say you saw him back in the day..."

Film News
Joe R. Lansdale talks about the Bubba Ho-Tep sequel, King of the Hill gets canceled … again, Owen Egerton and pals sell a script, and more
Screens Column  November 7, 2008, by Joe O'Connell
"...has purchased the comedy script Bobbie Sue in a deal made through De Line Pictures. Owen Egerton, formerly of Mr..."

Articulations
The Blanton chooses designers for its village green, last chance for input on city arts funding changes, and Mr. Sinus' Owen Egerton gets hit by a train
Arts Column  February 27, 2004, by Robert Faires
"...Owen Egerton didn't exactly lose an eye, but the comedian wound up with a nasty gash just above one after last Friday's Mr. Sinus show..."

Literary Death Match
April 3, 2014. 14 photos.
PHOTO GALLERY  April 4, 2014
"...Judges Owen Egerton (l), Bob Schneider, and Sarah Bird..."

'How Best to Avoid Dying: Stories'
An excerpt
Books Story  June 15, 2007, by Owen Egerton
"...One of us just acts a little less careful and the rest of us let it happen. Excerpted from How Best to Avoid Dying: Stories by Owen Egerton..."

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