Horror Filmmakers, Screenwriters and Actors on Making Movies

 

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(Quotes from SSNInsider.com – 10 Great Quotes from Horror Directors)


The safest genre is the horror film. But the most unsafe “ the most dangerous” is comedy. Because even if your horror film isn’t very good, you’ll get a few screams and you’re okay. With a comedy, if they don’t laugh, you’re dead.

Roger Corman

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“There is no terror in the bang, only the anticipation of it.”
Alfred Hitchcock

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“I also have always liked the monster within idea. I like the zombies being us. Zombies are the blue-collar monsters.”
George A. Romero

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Moving To LA At 21 Years Old To Be A Filmmaker - A.J. Rickert-Epstein Full Interview
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Check out ALL of the Behind The Scenes Interviews on Horror Movie BETHANY with James Cullen Bressack & Zack Ward here.

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Actor Tom Green and James Cullen Bressack on the set of BETHANY co-written by James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward (also co-starring)

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Actor Bill Oberst Jr. (ABRAHAM LINCOLN VS ZOMBIES) talks about the success of the Facebook App TAKE THIS LOLLIPOP.

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An Actor’s Guide To Making It In Los Angeles – The Complete Film Courage Series with Horror Film Star Bill Oberst, Jr.

Lessons From My Filmmaking Career by Julie Corman – The Complete Film Courage Series


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Filmmaker Ti West shares his thoughts about being prolific along with a question he has for you while sitting down with Film Courage’s Karen Worden outside the LA Talk Radio studio.

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Filmmaker Ti West joins us in the Film Courage studio and shares his thoughts on what he dislikes about the horror genre, writing screenplays in 3-5 days, how filmmaking has become a lifestyle and the results of releasing his film The House of the Devil on VOD before it’s theatrical run.

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Filmmakers Colin Minihan & Stuart Ortiz aka The Vicious Brothers call into Film Courage to tell us why they hate film school, whether self-distribution was ever an option for their debut feature Grave Encounters, how they got 20 million views to their trailer, their story process from conception to post and why they elected to go with Tribeca Film as their distributor.

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Joe Dante talks about his movie ‘The Hole’ with FilmCourage at the 3D Film Festival in Hollywood

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After a four year battle, My Name is ‘A’ by anonymous (Alyssa Portrait of a Teen Killer) is showing in Los Angeles by Director Shane Ryan.

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Filmmaker Daniel Stamm (A Necessary Death, The Last Exorcism) tells us why he made a mockumentary about suicide, how limited resources defined the parameters for making A NECESSARY DEATH, and the mob scene that his rough-cut screening provoked in Kosovo.



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Filmmaker Daniel Stamm (A Necessary Death, The Last Exorcism) gives us his advice to actors in the auditioning process, tricks that he uses on set with actors to get what he wants, and techniques he uses to get actors to bond with their fellow actors.

 

Filmmaker Daniel Stamm (A Necessary Death, The Last Exorcism) tells us his story of being a director who did not have a vast knowledge of the horror genre yet was hired to direct The Last Exorcism.

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How Chris Gore Impacted Our Film Festival Run by Daniel Stamm

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I Didn’t Want To Self-Distribute A NECESSARY DEATH
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Hollywood Is Based On Selling Promises by Daniel Stamm

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Directing Is About Asking The Right Questions by Daniel Stamm

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Surround Yourself By People You Genuinely Adore by Daniel Stamm

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When Your Movie Outrages Its Audience by Daniel Stamm

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Directors Don’t Have To Have A Vision by Daniel Stamm

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How Long Takes Can Impact An Actor’s Performance
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Scripts Are For Cowards by Daniel Stamm

Filmmaker Daniel Stamm (A Necessary Death, The Last Exorcism) gives us his advice to actors in the auditioning process, tricks that he uses on set with actors to get what he wants, and techniques he uses to get actors to bond with their fellow actors.

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The Story Behind A NECESSARY DEATH by Daniel Stamm

 

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Tony Elwood and Paul Barrett of COLD STORAGE

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Tony Elwood and Paul Barrett of COLD STORAGE



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Josh Stewart and Emma Fitzpatrick of THE COLLECTION




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Josh Stewart and Emma Fitzpatrick of THE COLLECTION




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Josh Stewart and Emma Fitzpatrick of THE COLLECTION

 


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Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton of THE COLLECTION



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Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton of THE COLLECTION



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Author and Filmmaker Donald F. Glut discusses getting ripped off by distributors, almost being expelled from Film School and making films as a kid.


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Director/Co-Producer Jack Perez and writer/producer Ryan Levin of the film SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE discuss the ups and downs of the entertainment industry, attaching John Landis to the film, MEGA SHARK VS. GIANT OCTOPUS, wanting to believe in one’s creative work, and dealing with spiritual unfulfillment when a project is merely a paycheck.  This podcast originally aired in August 2011.

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