I’m a little late in posting this one, hopefully The Horror Nerd doesn’t mind. This past March I attended an event done by Todd Staruch, which was an underground screening of low-budget horror films. He’s really supportive of indie, micro-budget films that have trouble finding an audience in the mainstream market, which is AWESOME. We need more people like him! I must preface this by saying that I’m not the biggest fan of horror movies. That being said, I had an awesome time, the venue was great and I loved the films.
The first film that I saw was a short film called ‘Doll Boy’ (2010) directed by Billy Pon. I won’t spoil it with a review (because I missed the opening of the film), but it was a cool film and I really enjoyed the cinematography. There was a pretty awesome twist too. I recommend seeing it, especially if you’re a horror fan.
The next one was ‘Day 9’ (2013) by Tom Ryan. This movie was made with little to no budget and for what it is, it’s really good. I can identify with the director because all of the films I’ve directed have been micro-budget or no-budget. Tom did a really great job with the story. Sure there are various issues but when a film has no budget, story is key. And he pulled off a really nice story in a zombie flick. I had the pleasure of speaking with Tom after the film and he’s a really cool guy. I wish him well and look forward to his next film.
At the next event, I have my film ‘Kung Fu and Titties’ playing after ‘I Spill Your Guts’ and ‘Dead Road’ in Todd’s ‘Grindhouse Nights’ on May 18th at Cafe Z in Union, New Jersey. Some of the actors from the film will be making an appearance, such as Raine Brown and Comedian Mike Marino. So if you love titties, drinking and horror movies……COME ON OUT!!!
As always…..be good to yourself. Have a great day!