Surviving Cinema

Eric Stanze is an award-winning director, writer, editor, producer, and 2nd unit director who primarily works on independent feature films. Stanze began interning on local commercials and music videos at the age of 16, and he entered the industry professionally when he was 18. More info, trailers, and news at

10/12/2012 - 6:00pm
  On October 7th, I had a day off - and in the spirit of the season, I tuned in to catch this year’s Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror Halloween Special.  I enjoyed kicking back and witnessing the 2012 MORE
01/17/2013 - 3:00pm
Following his debut film Mulberry Street (2007) about rats spreading a zombie-like plague, director Jim Mickle embarked on a post-apocalyptic vampire movie called Stake Land (2011).  I directed 2nd Unit on MORE
11/20/2012 - 5:00pm
If we are to take a look at horror movies - sifting past the terrible, shoving aside the mediocre, and pausing only briefly to glance at the passable – fright fans will eventually find those special moments MORE
11/28/2012 - 6:00pm
If you have a new television, or are thinking Santa may bring you one for the holidays, chances are you’ve been exposed to the newest way films can be screwed up between the time they’re finished and MORE
07/25/2012 - 1:00pm
From the end of last May through the end of June I was in upstate NY directing 2nd Unit on a feature horror film.  I can’t yet discuss any details – like the cast, the name of the director, or MORE
04/08/2013 - 1:00pm
Very few figures in the landscape of cult cinema had the polarizing effect that Jesus “Jess” Franco had.  The director helmed The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962), Vampyros Lesbos (1971), A Virgin Among MORE
02/05/2013 - 6:00pm
Two weeks ago, I suffered a minor injury to my right thumb.  Real-life bodily injury, bloodshed, and anything of a medical nature makes me very woozy, so my greatest danger was passing out.  Thankfully MORE
12/20/2012 - 2:00pm
Here at the end of 2012, if I had to choose two film titles that best sum up my year, I’d have to select We Are What We Are and Scrapbook.  That’s pretty odd, because We Are What We Are is slated MORE