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New documentary explores “INDEPENDENT SCARES”

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by: on: 2013-01-18 20:55:15

The creators of the horror-filmmaking documentary UNDER THE
SCARES are hard at work on the second installment of what has become a
three-part series, and gave Fango the scoop on some of the folks who’ll appear
in the next movie, INDEPENDENT SCARES.

“The primary goal of UNDER THE SCARES [in which—full
disclosure—this writer appeared] was to help young filmmakers make good movies
without throwing their money away,” says director Steve Villeneuve. The
follow-up, he explains, “will focus on the future of independent horror. In
this film, I want to show how the evolution of technology has impacted the
viewing experience of independent cinema, and the ability of these filmmakers
to monetize their product since the 1970s.”

Already
announced as part of INDEPENDENT SCARES are such genre veterans as Glass Eye
Pix topper Larry Fessenden (pictured above), THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and LOVELY
MOLLY’s Eduardo Sanchez, longtime producer/director Fred Olen Ray, Andrew van
den Houten of HEADSPACE, THE WOMAN and others and Independent-International
honcho Sam Sherman (pictured right). Villeneuve reveals to Fango that other
talking heads will include JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER and THE SHRINE director
Jon Knautz, JimmyO Burril and April Monique Burril of THE CHAINSAW SALLY SHOW,
Chad Archibald and Gabriel Carrier of Canada’s Blackfawn Films, THE ORPHAN
KILLER writer/director Matt Farnsworth and star Diane Foster, Southern
grassroots moviemaker Donald Farmer, Shock-O-Rama/Seduction Cinema topper
Michael Raso, Don May Jr. of Synapse Films, Ed Douglas of musical outfit
Midnight Syndicate and Fango’s own Lianne Spiderbaby. More names and a poster
will be unveiled soon; you can find out more about the “SCARES Series” at its
official website and Facebook page.

 

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