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

02/06/2014 - 7:00pm
The film project I'm developing that has the most momentum currently, and has the greatest chance of being made, is a horror feature I wrote last year... that I can't talk about, or even divulge the title MORE
01/28/2014 - 8:00pm
The Days Of The Dead, Atlanta horror convention and film festival will be lurching to life February 7th through the 9th. The film fest, programmed by Jason Hoover of Jabb Pictures, will run 'round the clock MORE
01/23/2014 - 8:00pm
Remember Summer of 2011?  It's just a blur to me too.  But I do remember (in addition to our frantically working to meet deadlines for the release of my film Ratline) I was climbing aboard a feature MORE
01/15/2014 - 4:00pm
I just completed a new draft of a screenplay that sent me researching paranormal investigators of the 1970s.  This put my eyeballs on the bios of ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren, founders of the New MORE
01/09/2014 - 3:30pm
At the close of 2013, the two films that seemed to define the year for me were China White Serpentine, a film I co-directed with Robin Garrels, and We Are What We Are, a film for which I directed 2nd Unit.  MORE
12/30/2013 - 1:30pm
Born Vladimir Ivanovich Leventon in Russia in 1904, film producer Val Lewton (the pseudonym he is best known by) is an often-overlooked but potent contributor to horror cinema history.  I talk him up and MORE
12/20/2013 - 12:30pm
Americans eager to forget distressing World War 2 newspaper headlines for a few hours were keen to let motion pictures facilitate that escape.  At the same time, there was a subconscious desire to confront MORE
12/11/2013 - 12:00pm
The weather outside is frightful.  In honor of this frosty time o' year, let's come in outta the cold, thaw out by a nice fire, and get the blood pumpin' with some bone-chilling horror films. MORE