In preparation of the release of the action film SHOWDOWN IN MANILA, I was able to speak with Alexander Nevsky about the film, as well as tapping into his love for action films, and a desire to see the film world reflect a better place for the real political world. […]

INTERVIEW: ALEXANDER NEVSKY, SHOWDOWN IN MANILA


Doomsday preppers. Survivalists. Hunting enthusiasts. They all take being prepared very seriously. But how do you prepare to track down a legendary creature? Well, in Henrique Couto’s latest found footage horror THE DEVIL’S TRAIL, we find out what not do while looking for certain hooved beasts while in the state […]

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: DEVIL’S TRAIL 2017 dir. Henrique Couto


2017 has been one of my favorite years for cinema. Sure there have been some busts and some plain stinkers. But this year has brought us many solid films that I feel will continue to hold up year after year. Not only was I able to get out and see […]

Derek’s Top Fifteen Films of 2017



After getting a chance to watch AMERICAN SATAN, I had the good fortune of talking with the director Ash Avildsen. We had a great conversation, talking about the movie, up and coming bands, his upcoming projects, as well as getting a chance to work with his father, director John G […]

Interview: Ash Avildsen, AMERICAN SATAN


Musicians have been rumored to have sold their souls to the Devil since Robert Johnson purportedly did at a Mississippi crossroads in the 1930s. The blues led to rock and roll, followed by heavy metal as the years went along. Yet we hear the same stories about how the Devil […]

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: AMERICAN SATAN 2017 dir. Ash Avildsen


The Internet has made our world a smaller place. We are instantly able to communicate with people from across the globe. We research more than what is contained in our local schools and libraries. It has allowed for global economy to grow in leaps and bounds. But it has also […]

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: THE NEW RADICAL 2017 dir. Adam Bhala Lough



One of my favorite things to do on this site is to shed some light on lesser known entities. Those films that are underdogs but are definitely worthy of attention. One such film maker that I stumbled upon early on was Dustin Wayde Mills. Starting in 2010 with PUPPET MONSTER […]

GOT TIME FOR A QUICKIE?: DON’T ANSWER THE DOOR 2017 ...



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There are people in our lives that are oh so pivotal, that it seems impossible to think of your life without them. They are like the glue to your whole world. That person for me is my grandfather, Frank Smith, holding things together in his giant hands. And sadly, this […]

In Memoriam: Frank E Smith, Sr.



It’s a common belief that we all have a Dopplegänger, a person that looks like us roaming the world. Hell, in a lot of stories, there is the trope of the evil twin. What we see in the mirror, come to life, but with malicious intent. Do we have a […]

ITHACA FANTASTIK: FREDDY/EDDY 2016 dir. Tini Tüllmann