[INTERVIEW] Erica Benedikty, Director Of Phobe

[INTERVIEW] Erica Benedikty, Director Of Phobe


September 27, 2016    Matt Wedge

PHOBE: THE XENOPHOBIC EXPERIMENTS looks like the sort of oddity you would run across on a cable access channel back in the early ’90s. That is because it is that oddity. Shot in the early ’90s in and around the Niagara, Ontario area with an amateur cast that often doubled…

[PHANTASM WEEK] Creative Types Tell Us Why PHANTASM Speaks To Them

[PHANTASM WEEK] Creative Types Tell Us Why PHANTASM Speaks To Them


September 20, 2016    Jeremy Lowe

    Whenever fans discuss the experiences with seeing the original PHANTASM, the usual response is, “That movie scared the crap out of me!” or “That movie freaked me out!” PHANTASM has haunted filmmakers’ dreams and nightmares since 1979, and it’s influenced creative types of all kinds, from writers to directors, from actors to adult film stars. With…

[Interview] Directors of LAKE NOWHERE, Christopher Phelps & Maxim Van Scoy

[Interview] Directors of LAKE NOWHERE, Christopher Phelps & Maxim Van Scoy


September 7, 2016    Jason Coffman

  On August 16th, BRINKvision released a special Blu-ray/DVD combo of the 80s slasher tribute LAKE NOWHERE. After playing several horror festivals, the film was self-released on a “bootleg” VHS version, but now it’s available on disc and on demand so horror fans can get a look at its loving…

[Interview] Eric Szyszka of BLAME IT ON OUTER SPACE

[Interview] Eric Szyszka of BLAME IT ON OUTER SPACE


September 7, 2016    Nathan Smith

Starting in 2012, Eric Szyszka, one of the co-founders of the hilarious WE HATE MOVIES  podcast premiered a podcast project that would take him to some strange and unimaginable places. BLAME IT ON OUTER SPACE, brought to us via the Sideshow Network that delves deep into the never-ending world of conspiracy theories,…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] FOUND FOOTAGE 3-D

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] FOUND FOOTAGE 3-D


August 24, 2016    Nathan Steinmetz

FOUND FOOTAGE 3D had its world premiere Saturday, September 20th at the 2016 Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival in Chicago, IL and by all accounts they tore the roof off the place. Contrary to popular belief, there’s more to making a found footage film than just a handful of friends…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JASON COFFMAN TALKS TO FILMMAKER SCOUT TAFOYA

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JASON COFFMAN TALKS TO FILMMAKER SCOUT TAFOYA


August 18, 2016    Jason Coffman

      Scout Tafoya’s film I AM NO BIRD will be having its Chicago premiere this coming Saturday, August 20th at Chicago Filmmakers. This is also the first time any of Tafoya’s features have played in Chicago, and he will be attending the screening. Daily Grindhouse’s Jason Coffman talked to…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] HORROR ICON LARRY FESSENDEN!

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] HORROR ICON LARRY FESSENDEN!


August 1, 2016    Patrick Smith

    As some of you might remember, a few months ago I wrote pretty extensively about the films of Larry Fessenden. It was a pretty deep dive into the work of a director who effectively shaped my tastes in more ways than I probably realize, both through his own films, and through…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] DANIEL ZIRILLI & SHAWN LOCK OF ‘CROSSING POINT’ (2016)

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] DANIEL ZIRILLI & SHAWN LOCK OF ‘CROSSING POINT’ (2016)


May 2, 2016    Sharon Gissy

    CROSSING POINT is a tense action-thriller set in Baja, Mexico. When American Michael Taylor (played by Shawn Lock) and his Mexican girlfriend Olivia (Maria Gabriela da Faria) vacation on the beach, the film’s images of drug busts contrasted with their idyllic seaside hotel foreshadow the dark premise to…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] TRISTAN RISK, STAR OF ‘HARVEST LAKE’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] TRISTAN RISK, STAR OF ‘HARVEST LAKE’


April 29, 2016    Jason Coffman

          HARVEST LAKE has arrived early on VOD — you can check it out over at Vimeo starting today. Since Daily Grindhouse has a soft spot for creature-features, not to mention many of us having appreciated director Scott Schirmer’s previous feature FOUND., we’re happy to encourage…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] MICHAEL HURST, DIRECTOR OF ‘PARADOX’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] MICHAEL HURST, DIRECTOR OF ‘PARADOX’


April 12, 2016    Sharon Gissy

PARADOX is a fast-paced sci-fi thriller starring Zoë Bell (CAMINO, THE HATEFUL EIGHT, DEATH PROOF) and Malik Yoba (“Empire,” “New York Undercover”, COP LAND, COOL RUNNINGS), and is written and directed by Michael Hurst (who wrote NINJA and RE-KILL and who made ROOM 6 and THE DARKROOM). The story, in a nutshell:  A group of young scientists are working on…

[INTERVIEW] ‘CAMINO’ DIRECTOR JOSH WALLER!

[INTERVIEW] ‘CAMINO’ DIRECTOR JOSH WALLER!


March 16, 2016    Sharon Gissy

          CAMINO: An Action Thriller Trek Through The Jungle With A Female Badass     Much like its central figure, CAMINO isn’t the film you think it is. It begins with celebrated reporter Avery Taggert winning a prestigious award for photojournalism. She is offered an assignment deep…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JAMES SHAPIRO OF DRAFTHOUSE FILMS AND HADRIAN BELOVE OF THE CINEFAMILY!

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JAMES SHAPIRO OF DRAFTHOUSE FILMS AND HADRIAN BELOVE OF THE CINEFAMILY!


November 13, 2015    Mike Vanderbilt

    November 13th, 2015 will mark the theatrical release of Drafthouse Films’ DANGEROUS MEN. A film 26 years in the making, DANGEROUS MEN is the passion project of filmmaker John S. Rad. A truly bizarre film, it’s one part rape-revenge thriller, one part Cannon-style action film, and 100% enjoyable. It…

[THE S.F.W. DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ADULT FILM DIRECTOR ERIKA LUST!

[THE S.F.W. DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ADULT FILM DIRECTOR ERIKA LUST!


October 16, 2015    Jason Coffman

  All images in this piece courtesy of Erika Lust Films.   Note: While this piece includes no sexually explicit images, it does include links to NSFW content and some explicit language. Erika Lust makes porn. That sentence no doubt conjures specific images of stereotypical modern porn movies, but she’s working…

ROLFE KANEFSKY, ‘EMMANUELLE THROUGH TIME’ DIRECTOR!

ROLFE KANEFSKY, ‘EMMANUELLE THROUGH TIME’ DIRECTOR!


October 13, 2015    Jason Coffman

      On June 23rd, Rolfe Kanefsky’s ADVENTURES INTO THE WOODS was released on DVD by Wild Eye Releasing. Kanefsky is a veteran independent filmmaker whose 1991 debut feature THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE beat Wes Craven’s SCREAM to the meta-horror punch by five years by sending a video store clerk/horror…

NICOLAS WINDING REFN!

NICOLAS WINDING REFN!


October 13, 2015    Jason Coffman

Nicolas Winding Refn is a favorite over here at Daily Grindhouse, from the PUSHER trilogy, to BRONSON, to VALHALLA RISING, to DRIVE, to ONLY GOD FORGIVES and everything in between the neon. While at Fantastic Fest 2015, Jason Coffman and Mike Vanderbilt sat down with the writer/director to talk about his…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] DAVID CHACKLER, MUSIC SUPERVISOR OF ‘FRIGHT NIGHT’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] DAVID CHACKLER, MUSIC SUPERVISOR OF ‘FRIGHT NIGHT’


October 13, 2015    Mike Vanderbilt

To celebrate the 30th anniversary this week of the release of Tom Holland’s horror-comedy classic, FRIGHT NIGHT, Daily Grindhouse had the pleasure of talking with David Chackler, the executive producer and music supervisor for the soundtrack to the 1985 film. David Chackler spent his youth in Philadelphia listening to the…

OHIO FILMMAKER HENRIQUE COUTO

OHIO FILMMAKER HENRIQUE COUTO


October 13, 2015    Jason Coffman

    Henrique Couto is an Ohio-based filmmaker who has made a name for himself in independent cinema with his prolific and consistently entertaining films. Since his horror feature Bleeding Through in 2012, Couto has directed in a variety of genres from family comedy (A Bulldog for Christmas) to Western…

ANTONI MAIOVVI & GIANNI VERCETTI OF GIALLO DISCO!

ANTONI MAIOVVI & GIANNI VERCETTI OF GIALLO DISCO!


October 13, 2015    Matthew Monagle

    For all its visual flair and violent charm, there certainly are parts of the giallo that have aged better than others. Jon Abrams’s recent analysis of SUSPIRIA – a giallo with elements of gothic horror, or a gothic horror with elements of the giallo, depending on who you…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] LAUREN ASHLEY CARTER, BRIAN MORVANT + MICKEY KEATING OF ‘DARLING’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] LAUREN ASHLEY CARTER, BRIAN MORVANT + MICKEY KEATING OF ‘DARLING’


October 13, 2015    Jason Coffman

      Mickey Keating’s DARLING was one of the most distinctive horror films at this year’s Fantastic Fest, which is saying something. Shot in beautiful black & white and featuring a terrifying lead performance by Lauren Ashley Carter, DARLING is a convergence of 1970s slow-burn psychological horror and visceral…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] NICOLAS WINDING REFN!

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] NICOLAS WINDING REFN!


October 5, 2015    dailygri

    Nicolas Winding Refn is a favorite over here at Daily Grindhouse, from the PUSHER trilogy, to BRONSON, to VALHALLA RISING, to DRIVE, to ONLY GOD FORGIVES and everything in between the neon. While at Fantastic Fest 2015, Jason Coffman and Mike Vanderbilt sat down with the writer/director to talk…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] OHIO FILMMAKER HENRIQUE COUTO

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] OHIO FILMMAKER HENRIQUE COUTO


September 11, 2015    Jason Coffman

  Henrique Couto is an Ohio-based filmmaker who has made a name for himself in independent cinema with his prolific and consistently entertaining films. Since his horror feature Bleeding Through in 2012, Couto has directed in a variety of genres from family comedy (A Bulldog for Christmas) to Western (Calamity…

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] DAVID CHACKLER OF ‘FRIGHT NIGHT’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] DAVID CHACKLER OF ‘FRIGHT NIGHT’


August 5, 2015    Mike Vanderbilt

  To celebrate the 30th anniversary this week of the release of Tom Holland’s horror-comedy classic, FRIGHT NIGHT, Daily Grindhouse had the pleasure of talking with David Chackler, the executive producer and music supervisor for the soundtrack to the 1985 film. David Chackler spent his youth in Philadelphia listening to…

BUSTING MONSTERS WITH ‘INVASION OF THE UNDEAD’ DIRECTOR TOREY HAAS!

BUSTING MONSTERS WITH ‘INVASION OF THE UNDEAD’ DIRECTOR TOREY HAAS!


July 2, 2015    Doug Tilley

    If you’ve read my review of INVASION OF THE UNDEAD, you already know I was blown away by its energy and visual style. It’s one of the most exciting feature debuts I’ve seen in recent years, and much of the credit for its success has to go to…

JASON WEST & NICK DECARLO GIVE US THE SCOOP ON ‘SLAUGHTER IN SYRACUSE 2015’!

JASON WEST & NICK DECARLO GIVE US THE SCOOP ON ‘SLAUGHTER IN SYRACUSE 2015’!


June 3, 2015    Doug Tilley

  From July 10th-12th, 2015, Syracuse, NY is going to be the home to some of the most vile, original, and exciting independent horror films and filmmakers in the United States. The brainchild of Vultra Video‘s Jason West and Beneath The Underground‘s Nick DeCarlo, SLAUGHTER IN SYRACUSE (aka SINS) is a…