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Interview with Filmmaker Tonjia Atomic

Aug 15, 2012 2 Comments

Known as the Emerald City, Seattle, Washington couldn’t be a more appropriate home for a filmmaker with Tonjia Atomic’s sensibilities.  Ms. Atomic unleashed her abstract fantasy aesthetic with the dark and surreal fairytale short, COMPANION, as well as the absurdist silent short AWESOME OUIJA BOARD, but her artistic endeavors don’t stop at filmmaking.  She also […]

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Dear God No! Movie Review

Aug 08, 2012 4 Comments

James Bickert’s DEAR GOD NO! is not fun for the whole family, it’s not the feel-good movie of the year, nor is it a movie to enjoy on date night.  In fact, unless you’re a member of the coveted 18-34-year-old demographic, male and in the presence of others who are likewise members of the marketers’ […]

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Interview with KLAGGER Filmmaker Casey Crow

Jul 29, 2012 1 Comment

Texas filmmaker Casey Crow’s latest project is KLAGGER, a 12-minute short film that recalls the best of cinematic horror from the ‘70s and ‘80s.  KLAGGER is part slasher flick, part ghost story, and all myth with the potential to add to our dark patch of the pop cultural quilt a much needed horror icon for […]

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Interview with Familiar Writer/Director Richard Powell and Producer Zach Green

Jun 13, 2012 No Comments

Richard Powell’s twenty-two minute short horror film Familiar draws us in using…well, familiar narrative devices (sorry) and then turns them upside down in a visceral climax that makes every one of those twenty two minutes waltz back in begging questions. Robert Nolan plays John, a middle-aged married father whose only light at the end of […]

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Interview with Plague Town Author Dana Fredsti

Jun 06, 2012 3 Comments

Dana Fredsti is many things.  She’s the proverbial “Jill” of all trades.  She’s a screenwriter.  She’s an actress, playing among other roles, a sword-wielding deadite in Army of Darkness.  She’s an advocate for at-risk felines, big and small.  She’s a wine connoisseur.  She’s a nonfiction essayist.  She’s even penned paranormal erotica in the guise of […]

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Inverticrux: Virgin Reaper Album Review

Jun 03, 2012 No Comments

New Hampshire’s horror metal maestros, Inverticrux, unleash a veritable soundtrack to our beloved genre with their debut album, Virgin Reaper.  As is typical among bands of the metallic persuasion, Inverticrux has undergone myriad lineup changes, including a not-insignificant one since this album was recorded.  The band now appears poised to assemble material for a follow […]

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Rage Movie Review

May 27, 2012 No Comments

Filmmaker Chris Witherspoon’s Rage is a small-budget exploitation thriller that packs a punch much larger than its budget would suggest.  Taut storytelling, tension so high it requires a parachute, and explosively violent action propel Rage past a significant portion of its indie peers.  Witherspoon’s got the directorial chops to do whatever his resources will allow […]

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Plague Town: An Ashley Parker Novel Review

Apr 08, 2012 2 Comments

Last week, author Dana Fredsti’s Plague Town: An Ashley Parker Novel was unleashed upon unsuspecting horror fans by a sinister entity known as Titan Books.  And while Ashley Parker deserves top billing, the novel is, in fact, a full on zombie book.  Scared yet?  Another.  Zombie.  Book.  Now, before you start moaning and groaning (like […]

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The Walking Dead Season 2 Final Grade

Mar 25, 2012 No Comments

SPOILERS AHEAD! Season two of The Walking Dead on AMC is now safely in the rearview mirror and after unabashedly heaping praise upon this rare gem of TV terror in my Midterm Report Card, my initial take on the first half of season two remains true: The Walking Dead is among the very best television […]

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DEAD Journal: The Movie Review

Mar 18, 2012 No Comments

The review you’re currently perusing is the final installment of the DEAD Journal series at RavenousMonster.com.  The series, subtitled “Diary of an Indie Filmmaker”, is just that.  In early 2011, RavMon contributor Justin Hamelin brought to my attention his plans to direct his first short film entitled DEAD..  We discussed it and decided to document […]

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