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  • Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

    The remarkable career of the movie industry's most admired and influential special-effects auteur, the legendary Ray Harryhausen, is the subject of Gilles Pensos definitive documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan. Leaving no doubt as to Harryhausen's seminal influence on modern-day spe...

  • The El Duce Tapes

    In the early 90s, aspiring filmmaker (and General Hospital co-star) Ryan Sexton lugged a giant camcorder into some of the seediest clubs and filthiest apartments in Hollywood. There he filmed hour upon hour of VHS footage of the jaw-droppingly offensive Shock Rock band The Mentors, focusing on th...

  • Deus ex Machina: The Philosophy of Donnie Darko

    The feature-length documentary by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures on the making of Donnie Darko, containing interviews with writer-director Richard Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick, director of photography Steven Poster, editor Sam Bauer, composer Michael Edwards, costume designer April Ferry, production...

  • Clapboard Jungle

    2020 · Canada · Directed by Justin McConnell

    Navigating the current film business is more difficult than ever before. Rapidly changing technology and an overcrowded marketplace have led to an industry in which anyone can now make a film, but few can make a living. Following five years in the li...

  • Hellraiser: Evolutions

    A documentary looking at the evolution of the hit horror franchise, Hellraiser, and its enduring legacy, over the last 30 years. Featuring interviews with Scott Derrickson (director, Hellraiser: Inferno), Rick Bota (director, Hellraiser: Hellseeker), Stuart Gordon (director, Re-Animator, From Bey...

  • VHS Lives: A Shlockumentary

    2018 · United States · Directed by Tony Newton

    The VHS era rose quickly in the early 70's when there was a Blockbuster on every street corner only to die off with the advent of the DVD in the early 2000s. But VHS is rising from the ashes like a Phoenix, being relived and retooled by the most ded...

  • Skull World

    2013 · Canada · Directed by Justin McConnell

    Greg Sommer is an enigma wrapped inside a mystery, encased in a Jean-Jacket Vest. An enterprising man in his early 30s, Greg, and his alter-ego Skull Man, are at war. Box Wars that is.
    Welcome to Greg’s world. A world of warriors, magic, and glory. A ...

  • Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

    In 1964, Henri-Georges Clouzot, the acclaimed director of thriller masterpieces Les Diaboliques and The Wages of Fear, began work on his most ambitious film yet. Set in a beautiful lake side resort in the Auvergne region of France, L'Enfer (Inferno) was to be a sun scorched elucidation on the dar...

  • Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film

    Horror and sci-fi veteran Lance Henriksen (Alien) narrates this fascinating look at the history of the American horror film. Includes interviews with genre masters Roger Corman, John Carpenter and George A. Romero.

  • Cropsey

    Growing up on Staten Island, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio had often heard the legend of ‘Cropsey.’ For the kids in their neighborhood, Cropsey was the escaped mental patient who lived in the old abandoned Willowbrook Mental Institution, who would come out late at night and snatc...