Tag Archives: Independent Film

1970 EXPLOITATION TRIPLE FEATURE: EQUINOX, THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, AND TROG

The 1970s were probably the most prolific decade in production of exploitation and horror films. The decade started off with Gordon Hessler’s mediocre Cry of the Banshee, co-starring Vincent Price and Diana Rigg. Daniel Haller’s adaptation of The Dunwich Horror was also surprisingly uneven, … Continue reading

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DIRECTOR RETROSPECTIVE: THE FILMS OF DAINA KRUMINS

During one of my incognito Sacred Heart Catholic Church field trips with my Aunt Greta, visiting from the Arizona desert, I received a mild scolding—albeit not from immediate family, who would have flipped out had they known my father’s sister had smuggled me into … Continue reading

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POP MEETS THE VOID (2015, WILLIAM CUSICK)

William Cusick‘s Pop Meets The Void (2015) is what independent film should be: an alternative to mainstream cinema, as opposed to a low budget imitation of Hollywood fare. Cusick sees the artist as in revolt against common sense and repressive conventions of the social … Continue reading

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Our Short film: “Hallows Dance” (2008)

This was our short film for the 2008 48 HR film festival.I supplied the narrative (co-scripted by myself, J. Ross Eaker, and Terry Dellinger). It is based of the tragic, true story of my assistant manager (having taken place in … Continue reading

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Our Short Film: “9” (2009)

This was made for the 2009 48 Hr film contest. It was written by myself, using the poerty of John M. Bennett. I co-directed with Robin Panet and co-acted with frequent collaborator James Mannan. After the premiere, one of the … Continue reading

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HEART OF THE BEHOLDER (2005) & THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (1988)

In 2005, Ken Tipton made a labor of love, an indie film called Heart of the Beholder, regarding the true story of the initial video release of Last Temptation of Christ and the effects it has on a family who owned a small video chain in St. Louis, … Continue reading

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LA LONTANANZA NOSTLAGICA UTOPICA FUTURA (short film)

http://www.theindependentcritic.com/la_lontananza_nostalgica_utopica_futura THE FILM IS ALSO TEMPORARILY AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING (WITH STATEMENT) @ http://366weirdmovies.com/la-lontananza-nostalgica-utopica-futura-2014/ IMDB LISTING http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4258080/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_2  

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REQUIEM FOR THE RELENTLESS FATHERS (2012): FILM & DIRECTOR’S STATMENT

  DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT: Requiem For The Relentless Fathers (2012) is a short film I made for theology graduate school. “First and Second Samuel” was a class taught by Dr. Marti Steussy. Among Steussy’s assignments was an artistic presentation from the text.   … Continue reading

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THE RAPTURE (1991): CHALLENGING, HUMANISTIC & CHRISTIAN (WHEN INDIE FILM HAD GUTS)

Once upon a time there was a breed known as independent filmmakers. Usually with shoestring budgets, the indies, taking no prisoners, discarded business plans, forgot to look at marketing strategies, and the image of a proposed target audience was as … Continue reading

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THE NEW NIGHTMARE THEATER WITH SAMMY TERRY: FIRST IMPRESSIONS

I have gotten several requests to do a write up on the new “Nightmare Theater” with Sammy Terry. Despite the requests, I have been reticent for several reasons. The new Nightmare Theater is in the grass roots stage, although whether or … Continue reading

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