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Calling All Indie Film Directors: Austin Revolution is Looking For Horror Entries

Last weekend I sat down with James Christopher to ask him a few questions about his film festival, the Austin Revolution Film Festival. I was put in contact with him through my pals over at Gothic Films, an independent film… Continue Reading →

The Case for Horror Remakes

I’ve been utterly disgusted by the perpetual and baffling stagnation of the film industry. With a list of remakes and reboots announced, including iconic titles like Friday the 13th, Halloween and Child’s Play, just to name a few, cautious optimism is hard to… Continue Reading →

The Power of Music and Movies

For as long as movies have existed, there has been music to accompany it. Only the earliest films ever made didn’t have in-house piano and organ music, before silent pictures moved to sound. The first full-length film to include synchronized… Continue Reading →

NECAT Network’s “The Art of Special Effects” at TPAC 2017

As the “Artist in Residence” at NECAT Network, I am proud to have worked with Trish Crist and Katie Veglio at Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television, in partnership with the Tennessee Performing Arts Center to bring you “The Art… Continue Reading →

LEGO Batman: The Better Bat-Story We Deserve

It would be an oversimplification to say that the Lego Batman Movie delivered a more creative story than Batman v Superman. But it did. It would be unfair to say that fans will find more Batman culture and nostalgia in… Continue Reading →

HAuNTcon 2017: A Preview of the Nashville Haunt Tour

This edition of #HauntLife is dedicated to the upcoming HAuNTcon 2017. Taking place in my stomping grounds of Nashville, TN on January 26-30, the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention is one of the largest conventions in the country devoted to… Continue Reading →

De Palma Offers Insight Into Filmmaking History

A24’s De Palma, directed by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, is about as direct a documentary as you could find. In just under two hours, film legend Brian De Palma recounts his entire filmmaking history, from his years at Columbia… Continue Reading →

The Indie Film Series: (Screenwriting) Save the Cat! Part 1

In the introduction to my indie film article series posted a few weeks ago, I mentioned using the Indie Film Academy podcast as a reference point for my articles. Despite that claim, I am venturing off script to start the… Continue Reading →

Transworld’s Halloween & Attractions Show Blew My Mind… Again!

From March 17th – 20th, the beautiful city of St Louis, MO, was the home for one of the most-anticipated annual events for most haunters. I call it many things: My vacation, my haunters holiday and my Christmas in March. But… Continue Reading →

The 2015 Academy Awards – From a Geek’s Perspective

The 87th Academy Awards was for the birds. Well, a Birdman, at least.

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