Interview: West Coast Film Programmers – PART ONE

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Putting together a genre film festival of any type takes time, commitment (or committed), a reliable team, a diverse lineup, luck plus so much more. The western part of North America is rich with talent, history and film festivals that break the mold and continue to redefine the experience for everyone that becomes part of […]

Jay Kay’s Five Favorite Films At Fantastic Fest 2016!!

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To experience a genre film festival is to see the life and dreams of unique as well as deeply creative souls unveil like flower opening on a warm day. Each film and filmmaker are like fingerprints leaving their own mark on the viewer, peer and that segment of time forever. To create a piece of […]

31 Hits DVD/Bluray/Digital HD This December; Comes With Four hour Documentary

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Rob Zombie’s latest film, 31, has had the effect most of his films tend to have: a pretty divisive one. Personally, I LOVED the film (review) and think it’s one of the most entertaining horror films in a long, long time. It’s unique, it’s fun and it’s brutal as hell. Zombie created a true horror […]

L. Gustavo Cooper’s Acclaimed Short Film THE HOME Now Making the Jump To Feature

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L. Gustavo Cooper, director of THE DEVIL INCARNATE and most recently JUNE, has been doing a hell of a job making even more of a name for himself with his festival acclaimed short film, THE HOME.  The short, co-written by Cooper and RESOLUTION star Peter Cilella, followed a young woman (played by, in my opinion, […]

Screamfest Hosts L.A. Premiere of Richard Bates, Jr.’s TRASH FIRE; Photos/video included

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Richard Bates, Jr.’s TRASH FIRE (hitting limited theaters and VOD on November 4th) has been blowing people away at every festival screening around and it’s really no surprise. One of the most unique and singularly original filmmakers working today, Bates made mouths drop with his feature debut EXCISION and made  just as many laugh with his […]

Short Film Review: AS THEY CONTINUE TO FALL.

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In a day and age where having a camera gives just about anybody free reign to go out and make a short (or feature), it’s rare to see a film possess such skill, precision and cinematic quality as Nikhil Bhagat’s AS THEY CONTINUE TO FALL. Written by SINISTER/DOCTOR STRANGE‘s C. Scott Cargill, the film goes […]

Interview: IOF chats with CLOWNTOWN writer Jeff Miller and Director/Actor Tom Nagel

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Oh, clowns. The subjects of fear through the eyes of most children and quite a few adults as well. There’s just something very creepy about them and when tackled correctly, they can make for some serious cinematic scaremakers (see IT for reference). Using the city of Bakersfield, CA’s real life scares (random people dressed as […]

Feminist Thriller WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO Needs Your Help!

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Actress Laurel Vail (DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN, CONTRACTED: PHASE TWO) has one hell of a pitch setup for her current crowdfunding venture, the feminist thriller (and her directorial debut), WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO. The film, which focuses on a trio of women heading to a music festival who finds something shocking in the freezer […]