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DEAD Journal: The Movie Review

Mar 18, 2012 No Comments by

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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DEAD Journal: Diary of an Indie Filmmaker 4

Nov 12, 2011 1 Comment by

When I set out to make my debut film, I quickly realized a short flick wasn’t the end of the world.  Sure, I had dreams of full-length projects (my first feature-length flick actually starts filming this November), but we were working with a tight budget and my skills as a director had never been tested. […]

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DEAD Journal: Diary of an Indie Filmmaker 3

Aug 07, 2011 No Comments by

As yet another summer melts away, the realization that I have a pending film premiere in roughly three months is starting to set in. For me, the biggest challenges have been the most fun aspects of this process. There are still plenty of things to do before ‘DEAD.’ is ready to hit the projection screen […]

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DEAD Journal: Diary of an Indie Filmmaker 2

Jul 03, 2011 No Comments by

The Master of Splatter, Tom Savini, once said, “Limitations, like no money, always make you more creative and the fun is creating that stuff.” I have always had a hyperactive imagination. The film bug first bit me as a freshman in high school. On a boring summer weekend with my sister and me hosting our […]

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DEAD Journal: Diary of an Indie Filmmaker 1

Jun 19, 2011 1 Comment by

My name is Justin Hamelin. I am a horror nut. Over the years, feeding my appetite with the classic films and reading every book Stephen King has ever written was sufficient. As I’ve grown older, my lust for the macabre has become insatiable. I look at folks like John Carpenter, Stephen King, Ingrid Pitt, Svengoolie, […]

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