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‘The Killjoy Collection’ Review

Stars: Angel Vargas, Trent Haaga | Written by Carl Washington, Douglas Snauffer, Tammi Sutton, John Lechago | Directed by Craig Ross, Tammi Sutton, John Lechago

In the late 90s/early 2000′s there was a distinct new trend in the horror genre: that of “urban horror”. A genre that brought urban black cinema, and all-black casts, together with the horror genre in much the same way as it did in the 70s during the blaxploitation era. Whilst films like Bones and Vampire in Brooklyn (despite being something of a critical failure) had iconic stars such as Snoop Dogg and Eddie Murphy respectively, it was smaller movies such as Rusty Cundieff’s Tales From the Hood that had all the ideas (if you haven’t seen Tales… you should really track it down).

Not one to miss a trick when it comes to cashing in on popular crazes, Full Moon head honcho Charles Band
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Book Review: The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead

Book Review: The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead
The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead

By Danny Draven

328 pages

Focal Press (January 5, 2010)

Isbn: 0240812069

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The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead was written by Danny Draven, a low budget horror filmmaker. The book covers every step of the filmmaking process (pre-production, production, post-production, and marketing) and is full of the author’s experience and advice. There are also several insightful interviews throughout the book where horror icons such as Stuart Gordon, Robert Englund, and Tom Savini, dispense advice to aspiring filmmakers. The book is beautifully laid out and is full of great images. There is also a companion website to the book where you can download examples of forms used in filmmaking and watch multimedia examples of topics discussed in the book. The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead is an amazing resource for all aspiring filmmakers in any genre.

Foreword by Charles Band

Section One
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