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

05/12/2009 - 2:20pm
Eric Stanze's Report From Texas Frightmare Weekend. Part 2 Of 2.May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, I was honored to be on the featured guest list at Texas Frightmare Weekend - in my opinion, one of the best horror MORE
04/08/2014 - 7:30pm
At the end of last month, I found myself in the thick of battle, gunfire blasting all around me, danger ever-present, the enemy lurking around every turn... but I was wielding a camera instead of a weapon. MORE
02/24/2011 - 12:25pm
You there, horror movie fan… I would like to get your feedback on something.  My question and how to get your feedback to me are at the end of this blog entry.  Thank you. When premiered the MORE
02/08/2011 - 11:20am
This is continued from my last blog about "first times".  Get the setup here. Now on with the show… My next "first" came with the commencement of home video.  I believe the MORE
01/18/2011 - 12:05pm
Early Summer, 1998.  It was the first day of shooting Scrapbook.  We shot the first rape scene that day.  The brutality of the scene lingered heavy in the air and the emotional electricity in the MORE
01/03/2011 - 12:03pm
Happy New Year, friends.  I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve.  Farewell 2010.  Welcome to 2011. Here at the dawn of the year, my attitudes, priorities, and overall mood feel very different compared to MORE
10/11/2010 - 6:19am
I think the first decision a low budget genre film director needs to make concerns a fork in the road that appears on the first day of pre-production.The path to the right means making a kooky b-movie that MORE
08/18/2010 - 12:54pm
Romero's infamous "Dead Trilogy" is much more than a trio of kick-ass zombie flicks.  The third film in this series, Day Of The Dead (1985) is by far the best executed in terms of filmmaking, and it boasts MORE