There’s few modern exploitation filmmakers out there working today, and even fewer that are as successfully provocative as THE MANSON FAMILY director Jim VanBebber. And while VanBebber’s visceral ventures have long been detailed in the pages of FANGORIA and GOREZONE, fright fans both familiar or otherwise can get the whole damned lowdown on the filmmaker in Victor Bonacore’s documentary DIARY OF A DEADBEAT: THE STORY OF JIM VANBEBBER! Now, with the film having its World Premiere at The Neon in Dayton, Ohio, this Thursday, FANGORIA has an exclusive clip from the doc featuring a glimpse that the demented 8mm works of VanBebber!
For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for DIARY OF A DEADBEAT…
Jim VanBebber, an uncompromising, underground, outlaw filmmaker from Greenville, Ohio has become one of the most infamous and controversial American independent filmmakers of our time. VanBebber brought us such cult classics as DEADBEAT AT DAWN, MY SWEET SATAN, THE MANSON FAMILY, and many others. DIARY OF A DEADBEATis a documentary that follows his life from his early super 8mm films to his strange days in Hollywood. It features interviews with an eclectic group of artists such as Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Richard Kern (Trangressive Film Director), Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy), R.A the Rugged Man, Heidi Honeycutt, Stephen Biro, Damon Packard, Jessie Sietz and many more.
The world premiere screening is open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. on August 27th; you can find tickets (only $5!) from The Neon HERE. Bonacore will be in attendance, granting the world the first look at this documentary that has been in the works for over five years, which is sure to be an interesting look at interesting individual in independent shock cinema. Check back here for more on DIARY OF A DEADBEAT here at FANGORIA.com!Read more »