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

12/05/2012 - 2:00pm
  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 MORE
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
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
06/25/2012 - 4:00pm
Since the end of May, I've been directing 2nd Unit on a feature horror film in upstate New York.  Here's the low down on this gig. This past week, 2nd Unit shot even more footage in the rain or in 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
06/04/2013 - 12:00pm
  I’m nearing the finish line on the first draft of a top-secret horror screenplay.  I’ve been making motion pictures for twenty years… twenty five years, if you count the early/ MORE
02/01/2013 - 2:00pm
A film I directed 2nd Unit on, We Are What We Are, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Friday, January 18th.  It continued to be devoured by film fest audiences through January 26th.  This 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