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 […]

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 […]

Interview: THE EYES OF MY MOTHER Director Nicolas Pesce

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With a texture and mood as grim as the events that unfold within the seen lifetime of the film’s jaded young woman named Francisca, we are put to the challenge of understanding and questioning whether evil is nature or nurtured? This twisted puzzle is laid against a lush and haunting canvas of monochromatic perception in […]

Interview: THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE Director Andre Ovredal

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THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE has been making horror lovers swoon with each screening of the film, first at Fantastic Fest and more recently, Beyond Fest. Our own Jay Kay spoke to Andre Ovredal, the film’s director recently about setting a mood and various other topics. Read on!-Jerry THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE is a […]

Jay Kay talks THE GREASY STRANGLER with Stars Elizabeth De Razzo and Michael St. Michaels!!

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A truly distinctive and unique vision takes luck and a variety of factors to come together while swimming in a sea of uniformity. Perhaps the most unique, dirty and hilariously twisted film on this year’s film festival circuit comes from the minds of Jim Hosking, Toby Harvard, DRAFTHOUSE FILMS, ROOK FILMS, SPECTREVISION and TIMPSON FILMS. […]

Shannon Talks THE WITCHES’ BALL With Drunken Devil Founder Matt Dorado

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As Halloween steadily approaches, you may be wondering what to do to celebrate this wonderful holiday. There are so many fun events in the Los Angeles and Southern California that it can be hard to chose that one special thing, but have no fear, I have found the perfect event; “The Witches’ Ball: Halloween Bacchanal” […]

Interviews: Five Years & Under Film Festivals Across the United States (Part 2)

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The first five years of any film festival is so crucial for variety of reasons. Developing a reputation for the event, staff, and organizers. The foundation of technology and promotion for the film festival. The dynamic of a home for the film festival within a city and venue. The focus of the film selections (short […]

Jay Kay Talks Five Years & Under Film Festivals Across the United States (Part 1)

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The first five years of any film festival is so crucial for variety of reasons. Developing a reputation for the event, staff, and organizers. The foundation of technology and promotion for the film festival. The dynamic of a home for the film festival within a city and venue. The focus of the film selections (short […]