Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare WINS Best Feature & Best Documentary at the 2018 Hollywood Horrorfest!
Directed by Gary Doust, “HORROR MOVIE: A Low Budget Nightmare” documents writer/director Craig Anderson’s troubled journey to make his feature film debut, the horror movie “Red Christmas” – a quaint story about a murderous aborted fetus. The documentary dramatically follows Anderson’s emotional rollercoaster ride funding, directing and finally trying to sell his dream movie to an industry he knows little about. It’s indie film-school 101 captured in a engrossing (and at times gross) tale of wide-eyed dreamers, Hollywood scream queens and a vengeful fetus at Christmas.
Red Christmas was the break out movie last year for Artsploitation Films and now this new documentary about Red Christmas is getting much critical praise. It doesn’t hurt that Dee Wallace (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Cujo, The Hills Have Eyes, Critters, The Howling, and that’s just a name a few) was the lead actress and producer of the movie. This was the little low budget movie and could and did… against all odds.
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Christmas day becomes a hellish homecoming in this unusual Australian horror/comedy gorefest that marks the big-screen return of genre icon Dee Wallace among its sinister stocking of treats. An exploitation film with heart and considerable guts — of both the courage and corporeal variety — RED CHRISTMAS takes things to volume eleven on the horror charts while giddily yet sincerely addressing themes of eugenics, feminism, privacy, religion and law, all in the midst of an over-the-top rollercoaster of a slasher-film siege. As we said, this is an unusual one! Wallace is just amazing, giving her all with an intensely driven performance, and Gerard O’Dwyer, actor and ambassador for Don’t DISMyABILITY, shines brilliantly amidst the film’s numerous eccentric casting choices.