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April 27, 2010
Last weekend "Drive-in Horrorshow" was screened at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival.
The festival ran for ten days from April 16 to the 26th and featured a wide array of films. Some of the highlights for us were Tequila Mockingbird, Under My Garden, Bathtub to Happiness, Left Field, and Wings of Silver : The Vi Cowden Story.
Tequila Mockingbird showcases the sick and brilliant musician/comedian John Valby, AKA Dr. Dirty. Dr. Dirty elevates juvenile playground humor to disgusting, hilarious levels. If you know who he is then you'll love this film, and if you're easily offended then stay far away. Check out the trailer (Adult Content -Not Safe for Work):
There were quite a few films from around the globe. Under My Garden is a well-crafted short from Italy about a boy whose love of insects leads him to some unpleasant discoveries. Does his quiet neighborhood hide dark secrets? Bathtub to Happiness is a German short that tells the story of a man and woman who find themselves in a magic bathtub that shows them the ups and downs of love. This film is very charming, and features great performances and special effects. Check out the trailer (Adult Content -Not Safe for Work):
"Left Field" is a great documentary about kickball that becomes a much deeper film about life, happiness, and sorrow. We saw this film at the Austin Film Fest in November and covered it here. Driveinhorrorshow.com/Blog/AustinFF.php
"Wings of Silver : The VI Cowden Story" is a bittersweet film about Vi Cowden, who was a pilot in World War II. She was part of the W.A.S.P (The Women Airforce Service Pilots) program, which was an important part of the US war effort. Interviews with Vi, now ninety-two, showcase her upbeat personality and inspirational outlook on life. This film is a must for history buffs and feminists alike. See trailer below and more information at their website.
Off to the Indy Horror Film Fest next week....more to come.
What they are saying about the Drive-In Horrorshow....
"10 out of 10"
"Drive-In Horrorshow delivers a visual feast of blood splatter
and clever storytelling."
"Drive-In Horrorshow takes the anthology and juices it fully with five unique stories that range from clever comedy to dark body horror."
"A well made anthology of short films."
"Highly recommended for those who want to confront the monsters under the bed of their childhood. And as always find them scary."
"The general tone of this film struck me, because I've seen real passion for the genre."
"This is a high recommend from me, very entertaining and obviously done by filmmakers who love the genre. Long live the horror anthology!"
"Drive in Horror Show is–WITHOUT A DOUBT–the greatest horror anthology since George Romero's Creepshow"
"I can't stop singing its praises."
"If you like horror anthologies pick this one up, there's something for everyone here."
"Every now and then a movie will come out that knocks you socks off and with its originality, creativity and magnetic appeal- well Drive in HorrorShow is that flick."
"With a solid lineup of 5 stories that range from the serious to seriously goofy, Drive-In Horrorshow is the perfect film for a Friday night. Or any night for that matter."
"A tasty little anthology in the vein of Creepshow or Trick 'r
Treat, Drive-In Horrorshow is a nifty treat of a film, well worth checking
"A cut above the rest and slice of incredible independent filmmaking."
"One of the most entertaining horror anthologies I have seen in
"The horror world is a fickle beast but Drive-In Horror Show manages to walk the lines of the subgenres without missing a beat. It's appeal reaches to horror fans of all types."
"Celebrates the long-lost beauty of the drive-in theater and all
its bloody glory."
"A slick five tale anthology film that was independently made
and a reminder of cool shit we used to see on late night TV when we
"A good throw back to the late night creature feature."
"Top notch effects that invoke fear and comedy at the same time.
I really really like this movie."
"The horror! But that's what he seeks."
"What motivated you and Michael Neel to make the transition from
candid interviews and political documentaries to ghoulish gore horror?"
"Wowzers! That really sounds like some good shit!"
*The Meat Man
*Pix From Fango
*Before You Start
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*Props and Art Direction
*Before you shoot
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