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Writer-Director Ryan Spindell on His Short Film Anthology 'The Mortuary Collection'

A masterpiece of short stories told through a creepily charismatic mortician in a chilling funeral home. This is The Mortuary Collection, a horror anthology feature about a young woman seeking employment at a hilltop funeral home and becomes captivat...

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'Honeydew' Filmmaker Devereux Milburn On Balancing Writing and Directing

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Devereux Milburn, writer and director of the upcoming insanely brilliant horror film, Honeydew, starring Sawyer Spielberg (yes, that Spielberg), and Malin Barr (Top Dog). Honeydew is a one-hour and forty-...

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'Jakob's Wife' Is one Wild, Feminist, Vampiric Ride of a Horror Flick

Jakob’s Wife has the camp quality of a well-worn 1980s' horror you’d rent on VHS so you could either comfort your date or scare the crap out of your friends, and that’s quite intentional. The film stars horror icons Barbara Crampton (known for 1980s'...

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‘Voyagers’ Explores the Core of Humanity Whilst Hurtling Through Space

Voyagers is set in the not-so-distant future when Earth is rapidly becoming uninhabitable and humankind needs to seek life on other planets. The story follows a space crew solely made up of young people who were bred and trained for this mission sinc...

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‘Collective’ Documents Corruption and Tragedy in Romania

It began with a devastating fire at Colectiv, a Bucharest nightclub, which killed 27 people. Over the course of the next few weeks, more victims who were supposed to be on the road to recovery died, bringing the death toll to 64. This is the catalyst...

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'Amundsen' Explores the Life of the First Man to Reach the South Pole

He beat the British to the South Pole, then studied the ocean streams in the Arctic Ocean for nearly five years. He’s one of the most daring, prolific explorers in modern history, and he's finally getting the film he deserves.

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‘French Exit’ Allows Michelle Pfeiffer To Float Gloriously In a Unique Reality

French Exit has notes of The Squid and The Whale and whimsy reminiscent of Wes Anderson, but director Azazel Jacobs, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, and writer Patrick DeWitt (based on his novel of the same name) have created a universe all their own. One...

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'Vida' Screenwriter Nancy Mejía on The Disruptors Fellowship

Writer-director-producer Nancy Mejía (Vida, The L Word: Generation Q) knows firsthand how important a mentorship can be in Hollywood. 

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Writer-Director-Producer Jett Garrison On the Importance of LGBTQ+ Representation In Film & TV

After years of kicking around his script, picking it up and putting it down, Jett Garrison completed Quick Quick Slow. Now, the feature is a finalist in OUTFEST’s Screenwriting Lab and Garrison is ready to finally get the project up off its feet. 

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