independent horror

While covering the Milwaukee Film Festival I had the opportunity to sit down with the co-directors & co-writers of Dead Weight, Adam Barlett and John Pata, as well as the film's composer Nicholas Elert. What follows is the second half of my interview with the filmmakers as we discuss the music of Dead Weight and the state of Indie-horror filmmaking.

While covering the Milwaukee Film Festival I had the opportunity to sit down with the co-directors & co-writers of "Dead Weight", Adam Barlett and John Pata, as well as the film's composer Nicholas Elert. What follows is the first half of my interview with the filmmakers as they discuss the trials of micro-budget, indie-horror filmmaking and the power of collaboration.

Lloyd Kaufman pontificates on the message of "Occupy Wallstreet" and offers up some advice on how they can evolve and survive. Hollywood's been trying to destroy this guy for 40 years, he just might know a little on the subject...

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Our friends over at Drunken Zombie will be hosting the 2011 Drunken Zombie Film Festival November 4th and 5th in Peoria, IL. This is the fourth year of the festival and this year is the biggest yet. They will be screening 9 feature films and 13 short films in every horror sub-genre imaginable, so there's sure to be something for everyone. Not only will they be having some great independent horror films, but there will also be an expanded concessions menu, merch vendors and giveaways.

Fear is an incredibly subjective emotion. What scares one person may make another laugh, or barely raise the pulse of still another person. Since horror films deal in fear, it's only natural that eventually the artform would become proactive in directly manipulating the way in which people experience a film. The first-person, or "found footage" horror narrative, is designed to do exactly that.