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Horror Business (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 2005
Take a walk on the scary side with guerrilla horror filmmakers and the bizarre culture that drives them to pursue their dreams. In 2003, filmmaker Christopher P. Garetano began what would ... See full summary »
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Ray Adell Ray Adell ... Narrator
Mark Borchardt ... Self
Ron Atkins Ron Atkins ... Self
Ken Keen Ken Keen ... Self
Anthony Timpone ... Self (as Tony Timpone)
John Goras John Goras ... Self
Dave Parker Dave Parker ... Self
David Stagnari David Stagnari ... Self
Tate Steinsiek ... Self (as Tate Steinziek)
John Brodie John Brodie ... Self
Rodrigo Gudiño Rodrigo Gudiño ... Self (as Rod Gudino)
Brian Singleton Brian Singleton ... Self
John Bloom ... Self (as Joe Bob Briggs)
David Gebroe ... Self (as Dave Gebroe)
Christina Reilly Christina Reilly ... Self
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Take a walk on the scary side with guerrilla horror filmmakers and the bizarre culture that drives them to pursue their dreams. In 2003, filmmaker Christopher P. Garetano began what would become a two-year journey to discover what possesses people to become horror filmmakers. Armed with nothing but a camera and a microphone, Chris traveled all over the United States to visit independent filmmakers on and off their sets. In Horror Business, you will witness that quest unfold and meet some truly independent filmmakers including Mark Borchardt (American Movie) and Dave Gebroe (Zombie Honeymoon), along with monster movie personalities like Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast), Joe Bob Briggs (cult film critic and author), and Sid Haig (Foxy Brown, The Devils Rejects). This timeless essay of popcorn-generation nostalgia and behind-the-scenes moments just may prove "movie making really is no way to spend a life!" Written by Anonymous

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Moviemaking is no way to spend a life.

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Lacks a central vision
1 June 2006 | by lover101See all my reviews

First, there is a lot of potential here. Through this doc, we encounter some of the most interesting people... i.e. indie horror film makers. The problem with this film is that it never settles down and really explores the people it features. We may have been better off just seeing a couple of the filmmakers and getting more in depth with them. I would have liked to learn more about a couple of these guys, but the film just doesn't take us there.

Then, there is no central theme to the movie. Yes, the theme is the making of horror movies, but there is no one, clear idea or focus that pulls us from beginning to end. You are never watching this and wondering "what's gonna happen" or "what's gonna become of this person." That is what good documentaries do. They pull you through to the end of the story. Here, there is not much of a story. It is more of a hodgepodge of ideas. And I think there are areas, such as stock footage, etc. that were needlessly put in. I know how this can be as a filmmaker. It probably comes from the fact that Mr. Garetano did every aspect of production. It is hard to be objective when you write, direct, produce, and edit. Believe me, I know.

With all that said, I applaud Mr. Garetano for his effort and passion in getting this project done. Remember, every project is a stepping stone and learning point on the way to something better. Keep plugging away!


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