Surviving Cinema

Germ Warfare

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.
Eric Stanze - 04/08/2014 - 7:30pm - 0 comments

'Ice From The Sun:' Pages From The Script

When he arrived for a meeting this past March 15th, Jeremy Wallace (producer on my films Ice From The Sun, Scrapbook, China White Serpentine, Deadwood Park, and Ratline) brought with him a surprise that transported me back in time.
Eric Stanze - 03/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 0 comments

Scene 58

This past weekend we held a "pre-pre-production" meeting about a film I can currently say zilch about. We anticipate shooting it this fall, and the title starts with 'S'... but that's all I can divulge at this time.
Eric Stanze - 03/18/2014 - 7:30pm - 0 comments

V is for Victory

Year five of the PollyGrind Film Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada has started its engines. PollyGrind director Chad Clinton Freeman took a defiant little jab at the mainstream by officially announcing the fest's 2014 call for entries on March 2nd - the day of the 86th Academy Awards ceremony.
Eric Stanze - 03/12/2014 - 7:00pm - 0 comments

An Exorcism Scene

More and more often, in recent years, I've found myself being asked to read screenplays and story treatments written by various peers and associates. Most recently, I was asked to eyeball a story outline for a ghost story - a feature film being written by a friend and colleague. (I don't think he wants me blabbing about his project to anyone yet, so I won't divulge his name, or the plot or title of his movie here.)
Eric Stanze - 03/05/2014 - 1:00pm - 0 comments

Feelin' Superior

Almost two years ago I spent two weeks in New Mexico and Arizona scouting locations. We were not scouting for a specific movie.
Eric Stanze - 02/19/2014 - 12:30pm - 0 comments

Camelot is a State of Mind

About a week ago, one of horror cinema's most beloved directors, George A. Romero, celebrated his birthday - and I felt inspired to end my day watching one of his films. But which one to watch?
Eric Stanze - 02/13/2014 - 1:00pm - 0 comments

Price's Raid

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 of yet. The first draft was completed last summer, and since then I've been working with my producer to fine tune the screenplay.
Eric Stanze - 02/06/2014 - 7:00pm - 0 comments

Days of the Dead

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 throughout the weekend. Mr. Hoover contacted me to ask if he could include a double feature of my work: Scrapbook (1999) and Deadwood Park (2007). They'll screen back-to-back Saturday night, February 8th.
Eric Stanze - 01/28/2014 - 8:00pm - 0 comments


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