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ben wheatley in the earth
February 4, 2021
Influenced by the origins of conspiraces like QAnon, In the Earth director Ben Wheatley explores ideas of myth-making in his pandemic-set horror tale.
Knocking Frida Kempff
February 2, 2021
The visual language of Knocking is always rooted in its lead’s point of view. As she becomes more unhinged, the camera angles become more extreme.
Kung Pao Corpse Atlanta Horror Film Festival
October 15, 2020
At the 14th Atlanta Horror Film Festival, “Kung Pao Corpse,” takes an inherently frightening concept and twists it into something socially relevant.
August 6, 2019
“Comedy is rhythmic,” says Plus One’s Maya Erskine. “I compare it to jazz.” In that case, she’s a real Ella Fitzgerald, both irreverent and down to earth.
July 26, 2019
Riley Stearns’ well-executed satire The Art of Self-Defense constructs a world in which humorous moments pivot to blunt expressions of violence on a dime.
April 10, 2019
Career gaffer and lighting designer Alan Steinheimer explains how lighting has changed in Shaping Light for Video in the Age of LEDs.
November 2, 2018
Writer-director Vladimir de Fontenay paints a beautifully uncomfortable picture in this exclusive clip from his slice-of-wandering life Mobile Homes. 
October 17, 2018
Michael Gingold’s Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s is a nostalgic trip showcasing the provocative nature of genre marketing.
October 9, 2018
As Beyond Fest heads into the final nights of its 2018 run, co-founders Grant Moninger and Christian Parkes spoke with us about their sixth annual celebration of genre film.
September 7, 2018
Writer-director Anne Émond on her adaptation process, throwing away the first draft, and editing Nelly Arcan’s four characters into one cohesive narrative.  
August 31, 2018
Our Crowdfunder pick this week is “The Guiding Light,” a colorful celebration of life and examination of legacy influenced by Videodrome, Neon Demon, and La La Land.
August 14, 2018
Venezuelan filmmaker Sebastian Gutierrez (Snakes on a Plane, Elektra Luxx) spoke with us on tackling the messiness of marriage in his colorful genre mashup Elizabeth Harvest.
August 6, 2018
Actor, director and writer Ari Gold (Adventures of Power) debuts his sophomore directorial feature outing with The Song of Sway Lake.
July 20, 2018
Writer/producer Stephen Susco (The Grudge, Texas Chainsaw 3D) makes his directorial debut with Unfriended: Dark Web, and spoke with us about writing different horror sub-genres, exploring real-time cyber horror, directing actors for Facetime, and more.
June 13, 2018
An all-encompassing media art showcase, New Media Film Festival (NMFF) continues to carve its own niche as it celebrates its ninth year June 16-17, 2018.
May 21, 2018
HorrorHound Weekend Director Jason Hignite delves into the history of the HorrorHound Film Festival and offers an in depth take on how independent filmmakers can get the most out of this celebrated genre convention.
May 16, 2018
What could have easily been a dry history of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey is instead an anecdotal rear window into the beautiful minds behind a beautiful film. Space Odyssey spans an expansive timeline of events…
April 17, 2018
MovieMaker met up with Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson at their apartment, where they dished on everything from conceptualizing the script of their gripping sci-fi indie The Endless, to the practicality of its filming, and more.
April 12, 2018
After an impressive and well-reviewed festival run, Leena Pendharkar’s 20 Weeks is poised to make a splash with its theatrical release. Check out this MovieMaker-exclusive clip featuring co-stars Anna Margaret Hollyman and Amir Arison.
March 2, 2018
Hot off a win from AT&T’s inaugural Untold Stories competition, moviemaker Faraday Okoro wasted no time establishing himself on set. In this MovieMaker-exclusive clip, the cast and crew of his debut feature, Nigerian Prince, discuss his craftsmanship and composure behind the scenes.
February 5, 2018
Jason Jame’s new film Entanglement explores the potential tangents of life that never were. Check out this exclusive clip featuring Thomas Middleditch, Jess Weixler and trippy underwater visuals.
January 26, 2018
MovieMaker presents an exclusive trailer for Cinema Libre’s new biopic depicting the genius of psychoanalyst Lou Andreas-Salome.
January 9, 2018
In this exclusive clip for MovieMaker, British Special Service Agents Dominic Cooper and Tom Felton gear up with Connie Nielsen for a climactic fight against an international terrorist cell in Stratton.