Horror Factoid: In The Orphanage (2007) Laura's http://exness.za.com necklace, a St. Anthony medallion, makes a clever reference to her plight. In Catholic religion, St. Anthony is a doctor and patron saint of lost items.
  
  

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
Aug252010

Interview Writer/Director of Clemency Joseph Albanese 

What challenges did you have as writer/director? Joseph Albanese - As one of the writer’s on this film, I would say one of the most difficult things was to make sure the twist at the end came as a surprise and that it wasn’t made obvious by the clues we offered for the end throughout the film. We wanted to give subtle oral and visual nuances that would give the audience just the right amount of insight so that when the twist was revealed they would recall all those exness.za.com clues and imagery that lead up to that moment and it would all make sense and leave no questions unanswered.

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Monday
Aug162010

Interview with Ezekiel Zabrowski the other Director of Dracula’s Daughters vs. The Space Brains

Where did the story idea come from? Ezekiel Zabrowski- Shortly after Frank and I formed Ghost Works LLC were trying to come up with ideas for our first project. We draw from the films we love. Frank had been watching a lot of Mario Bava films. Planet of the Vampires was in his head and he just blurted out the title Dracula's Daughter Vs. The Space Brain. I changed it to daughters. Frank agreed. The more we can surround ourselves with beautiful women the happier we are.

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Monday
Aug092010

Interview with Frank Ippolito a Director of Dracula’s Daughters vs. The Space Brains

How long did it take to shoot Dracula’s Daughters vs. The Space Brains? Frank Ippolito- We shot the film over 3 nights in Los Angeles. Out of shear luck, we happened to pick the coldest, and rainiest nights out of the year. Its polar opposite of when we shot “The Growth” those were the 2 hottest days of the year. Hopefully next thing we shoot will have normal weather, and we wont have to torture the crew. We like to be as prepared as possible, so we spend a few months prepping it before we https://exness.za.com went to camera. Even for something as short as this, we chose to story board it and make pretty specific shot lists. I think before we ever got on to set, we both could visualize the whole film exactly.

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Monday
Jul262010

Interview with Devi Snively Director & Writer of Death in Charge!

What was it like participating in AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women? Devi Snively- It was truly a dream come true. The other 7 women became like sisters to me and the AFI instructors were fabulous. It was the perfect environment for creating art – nurturing, inspiring and super fun. They say it takes a village to raise a child and I daresay the same thing can be said for raising a film.

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Monday
Jul192010

Tiffany Shepis interview, star of THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT 

Monday
Jul122010

Interview with THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT'S Writer/Director Sean Tretta

Monday
Jun282010

Interview with the Writer/Director/Co-Editor of DAWNING Gregg Holtgrewe

Did you find it difficult to edit something you directed? Gregg Holtgrewe- Personally I don’t have a hard time cutting anything that doesn’t work. I’ve made enough films over the last 16 years that I’ve been able to understand the importance of cutting what doesn’t work, no matter how attached I may have grown to it while shooting, etc…Eventually you learn that a scene may have worked incredibly well while shooting but once it’s in the film it doesn’t “fit” and you have to accept that and move on. “Dawning” probably has a half-hour to fourty-five minutes of cut footage.

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Thursday
Jun242010

Interview with The Resurrectionist's Writer/Director Susan Bell

The Resurrectionist is set in 1847, are you a fan of period pieces? Susan Bell- I am. I've directed another short set in World War II and have a feature script set in 1900. Period pieces often reflect a time when life was just simpler and thus life and death choices very clear. Part of the allure to me is the ability to place characters in an environment that is not saturated with technology...

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Thursday
Jun172010

Interview with the Writer/Director of SHELLTER

How did you come up with the concept for SHELLTER? Dan Donely- Well that’s pretty easy, the center of the film is the Milgrim Experiment, which is that shocking experiment. That’s really where the kernel came from for the film./

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Monday
Jun072010

Sinkhole Interview with the Director Eric Scherbarth

What inspired Sinkhole? Eric Scherbarth- The location of Centralia, PA where we filmed was a huge inspiration for the story. It was real town that had to be abandoned in the 60’s when the coal mine underneath it caught fire. I heard about the town through a friend and decided to take a look myself. With all the smoking sinkholes and crevasses and abandoned buildings the area was just so inherently creepy and I thought it would be perfect for a horror film.

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Tuesday
Jun012010

Julie Gray on How Much is Too Much..

Sometimes writers wonder how far is too far in a script. Can a killing be too graphic? What about the sex? What about the subject matter; should you pull it back a bit to make it more commercial?

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Monday
May172010

Speaking with "Flowers for Norma" writer/director Juan Reinoso 

What was it about Stephen King’s short story that inspired Flowers for Norma? Juan Reinoso-- Living in NYC I have always been fascinated by people. Everyday people. What might there lives be like? What subtle stories might their secrets reveal? There is something very fascinating about wondering what goes on behind the doors of seemingly ordinary people. And the truth is we never TRULY know everything about people that we are close to, as well.

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Tuesday
May042010

Interview with Kirksdale’s writer/director Ryan Spindell

What challenges did you have as writer/director? Ryan Spindell – Without a doubt, finding the location was the biggest challenge. Kirksdale actually started off as more of a quirky, comic book-style horror film about a timid young health inspector investigating a brooding mental asylum in the remote mountains. (Obviously a great concept to shoot in Florida, which barely even has any hills.) We searched the entire state for possible hospitals, and as our production date quickly approached, it seemed we were done for. Then, almost by accident, my assistant directors stumbled upon the plantation house, which was sitting empty a few hours away. I quickly re-wrote the script for the location, and we started shooting on schedule. Whew!

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Monday
Apr262010

Julie Gray on Trends

Trends at the box office are fascinating to watch. The popularity of the Japanese horror film remake had a short-lived but healthy run. And remember the profitable teen-angst run John Hughes had, starting with THE BREAKFAST CLUB? And certainly, gore-nography has had a run, with titles like SAW, SAW II, HOSTEL, HOSTEL II and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS. Zombies are back, they say, and we should be seeing a number of zombie movies in the next year or two. KNOCKED UP and THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN tapped into a boomer, reality-based comedic vein that obviously hit pay dirt in the zeitgeist and paved the way for the hilarious THE HANGOVER to do the same.

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Wednesday
Apr212010

A Message From The Founder

I want to take a moment to tell you about the Oklahoma Horror Film Festival (OHFF) and how we are going to bring a weekend of new horror films, screenwriting and filmmaking workshops, and film celebrities to Tulsa, Oklahoma. This blog will feature trailers, movie clips, and interviews from the directors of the upcoming slate of movies so mark this page to check for updates

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