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.
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.
12/20/2013 - 12:30pm
Some horror cinema relics from the 30s and 40s are widely celebrated today, most notably the Universal monsters.
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. I surveyed over five billion people, and using an equation only the world’s top scientists can comprehend, I arrived at the following list of the top fifteen wintery films that use snow, ice, and/or plummeting temperatures to ramp up the atmosphere, peril, and/or terror. They are listed in order of release.
12/04/2013 - 6:00pm
I've known Mr. Jason Christ for 18 years... longer, if you go by his version of the story instead of mine.
12/03/2013 - 8:00pm
Last month, Dark Sky Films and XYZ Films announced the production of an historic film: Xx, the first horror anthology written and directed entirely by women. Filmmaker Jovanka Vuckovic is one of the directors on this trail-blazing film - and she's in good company.
11/27/2013 - 6:00pm
One of my primary tasks last month was creating a "lookbook" for a film project I currently have in development. I've noticed that making a lookbook to lure investors or production companies to a film project has become more common in recent years.
11/21/2013 - 8:00pm
Once again, it is time to dig into the screeners that have piled up on my desk, select a few truly indie films worth your attention, and recommend 'em heartily.
11/15/2013 - 11:30am
The decision to co-direct it was based on two things: my stress levels and my instinct that China White Serpentine (2003) was going to be a pretty cool movie.
11/13/2013 - 7:00pm
I always intend to take a lot of time off around Halloween, as it is indeed the best holiday on the calendar. Sadly, year after year, the workload simply refuses to let up, and I find myself taking only a fraction of the time off I'd intended. In addition to other Halloween antics, I always plan to wallow in a sea of horror films throughout October, yet each year I seem to only find time to enjoy a portion of the fright flicks on my list.