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First off, be safe. Don't put anybody in harm's way. Yeah, you have insurance but you can't be negligent. All stunts should be done by professionals. Sandbag all lights and kickable equipment so they can't be easily knocked over. And of course use fake weapons. This is a movie, and there are a lot of ways to make the "magic" happen without hurting any one. Having said all that, don't forget to have fun!
The big day is here. All your planning and organization, it is all going to pay off today. Hopefully things will go smoothly.
But things happen that are beyond your control(i.e. it is raining and you want to shoot outside). Step back and ask yourself: “what is the purpose of the scene? What am I trying to accomplish?” Of ten times you can modify your plan to fit those unexpected things that happen (like the weather). If at all possible try to keep filming. You've already spent time and money to get everyone there, so try to see if you can make it work.
Of course, sometimes it just doesn't make sense to keep going and you need to postpone things. It happens. Adjust your schedule and move on.
Trust your actors & crew. You hired them for a reason, if you give them room to work they will reward you.
Coffee, water, and food. Aside from the camera and actors, these are three of the most important things you can have on set, especially if you aren't paying people or paying them below normal wages.
Above all, be flexible. Many times those unexpected things add life to your film and create some of its best moments.
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
*Choosing a DP
*Props and Art Direction
*Before you shoot
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