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November 22nd, 2014
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In many cases, working on an independent film requires its creators to wear many hats. It is often a necessity of time, money and creative control to tackle as many roles as possible to get these projects completed reliably, quickly and on time. As the creative force behind White Lotus Productions, Lou Simon finds herself steering the ship as writer, director, producer, editor, anything and everything that she is called upon to do. The results … Continue reading
Here are some things I’ll bet you didn’t know about John Jarratt. He graduated from NIDA (The Australian National Drama School) in 1973. He co-hosted a television show called Better Homes And Gardens with his then wife, Noni Hazelhurst, from their home in the mid 90’s. He was Quentin Tarantino’s first choice to play Stuntman Bob in Death Proof (2007), but Robert Rodriguez urged QT to cast Kurt Russell instead. Tarantino ended up writing a … Continue reading
As Fatal Pictures begins work on its fourth horror shortÂ Heir, producer Zach Green and director Richard Powell are bringing back many familiar faces from their first three films, includingÂ WormandÂ Familiar: cinematographer Michael Jari Davidson (Familiar); special effects team The Butchershop; and lead actor Robert Nolan. This specific group of talented film makers make up a tight nit group of artists Zach and Richard trust with their vision. Each individual is committed to creating the best film … Continue reading
Now that his celebrated and award winning short horror-comedy, Foodie, Â festival circuit run is complete, director Christopher G. Moore is working on his next short, Disengaged. Every independent effort is ripe with its own challenges from production to casting talent to selecting musicÂ to editing to releasing. Each step requires forethought and planning; some things go as planned, others require the film maker to be flexible prepared to scramble at a moments notice to plan B. … Continue reading
Filmmaker Lou Simon has a really pretty voice for a guy. But that’s because “she” ain’t a “he”! Hailing from Cuba but now working out of Florida, Ms. Simon is getting ready to start production on her third directorial venture, “Agoraphobia”. But right now she’s out promoting her latest release, “Hazmat”, which tells the story of a television show very similar to the SYFY channel’s “Scare Tactics” and the chaos that ensues when one of … Continue reading
There are tons of independent filmmakers in the world today. Some of them are extremely talented while some of them quite frankly are not. P.J. Starks, based out of Owensboro, Kentucky, is one of the talented ones. In addition to making movies such as Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street and others he also is the brainchild behind the â€śUnscripted: An Indie Film Xperienceâ€ť film project and the River City Festival of Films convention. Needless … Continue reading
Director Billy Pon is heating up the internet and horror news sites with his sizzling hot marking and promotions for his upcoming killer clown opusÂ Circus of the Dead. After the filming and editing is done, it is time to promote the film, take it to film festivals, send out press releases, push the trailer and do interviews. Some film makers take it the extra mile exploring more experimental or imaginative means of marketing their film. … Continue reading
Actress Peta Sergeant is best known for her roles in films like The Bet (2006) & Iron Sky (2012). She’s also appeared on TV in shows like The Originals (as Francesca) & Once Upon A Time In Wonderland (as the Jabberwock). She also wrote/directed a well regarded short film in 2010 called Litost. Her latest film appearance is as Nurse Williams in director Mark Hartley’s entertaining revamp of the Ozploitation classic, Patrick (1978) called … Continue reading
MOLD!, from Neil Meschino, is a spectacular micro-budget horror film that made a big impression when it played at the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, NC a few years back. The film is pure imagination, spirit and love for film on screen. It is often silly and over-the-top, but the energy is undeniable. And the film is the directorâ€™s film school thesis but he continued to work on the film after graduating.
Welcome to another … Continue reading
Nick-I began writing a journal when I was in junior high, well over 30 years ago. My older brother John was dying of bone cancer and I found that, since most people didnâ€™t want to discuss it, writing the feelings and events down helped keep me grounded.
Writing my own stories happened shortly after. I was always an avid reader of anything … Continue reading
A challenging new method of releasing your Â short film or brilliant new genre idea is through a WEB SERIES. But what does it take to create and launch such a beast. Producer Debbie Jo Hess, fromÂ Horror Hotel Web Series, joins Doc this week to discuss how she, along with her husband and son, set out with a group of Atlanta film makers to launch a new horror web series, a collection of short films much … Continue reading
Getting work as an actor can be a tough proposition, making a name for yourself in independent films or Hollywood is even harder. But this is the dream of every actor in the business. And for those who target the horror genre, they may even want to become the next Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Peter Cushing or Christopher. With over 100 films to his IMDb credit in six years, the guest on this … Continue reading
Low budget film making allows its creator free reign with no boundaries or rules. Some directors, like Trevor Jeunger (Coyote), take advantage of this and make remarkable films, ones that feel dangerous where the audience is insecure about where and how far the director will take the story and his/her imagination. This freedom to go rogue is liberating for independent horror and few take as hard a look into the human psyche as the guest … Continue reading
The gentleman known as Lord Zion has been, until now, known chiefly as the frontman of glam/punk/metal troublemakers SPIT LIKE THIS and the founder of notorious t-shirt site SMELL YOUR MUM but due to an unexpected turn of events he is now turning his hand to filmmaking, heading up the brand new British horror comedy MEET THE CADAVERS. This is a film which fuses genres together into something new … Continue reading
It takes more than just a great product to get your film seen, a film maker must get their film out there in front of people, get it seen, by both audiences and professionals alike, including news venues,Â collegesÂ and potential distributors. “Beat the streets,” if you will. Director Peter Dukes joins Doc Rotten on this episode of The Future of Horror to illustrate how being persistent, believing in your work and networking has strong benefits and … Continue reading
Exclusive Horrornews Interview with Mark Ricche and Christian Stavrakis
Movie: Mortal Remains
Horrornews.net joins Cryptic Pictures in hosting a Private Screening of MORTAL REMAINS in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 –Â Buy your tickets to the events exclusively at :Â Mortal Remains Kickstarter
Erin Russ: I’m a recluse. I’m very anti-social. My idea of fun is staying home and watching horror movies with my boyfriend, William Hellfire. The only outdoor activity I enjoy is hanging out in graveyards. I’m fascinated with death.
Para-fanatical Interviews Andy Gates about Paranormal, Horror, and DEAD afterlife.
Andy Gates discusses the paranormal and how it relates to his recent movies. In an intimate interview, he also discusses the horror genre and how his roles were done.
Welcome to another episode ofÂ The Future of Horror,Â an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast toÂ Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the showâ€™s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.
Jamie McRoberts is an independent film director out … Continue reading
Welcome to another episode ofÂ The Future of Horror,Â an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister podcast toÂ Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the showâ€™s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.
Christine Parker is an indy director … Continue reading
Welcome to the first episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.
Mike Joy … Continue reading