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Horror Business (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 2005
Take a walk on the scary side with guerrilla horror filmmakers and the bizarre culture that drives them to pursue their dreams. In 2003, filmmaker Christopher P. Garetano began what would ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Adell Ray Adell ... Narrator
Mark Borchardt ... Himself
Ron Atkins Ron Atkins ... Himself
Ken Keen Ken Keen ... Himself
Anthony Timpone ... Himself (as Tony Timpone)
John Goras John Goras ... Himself
Dave Parker Dave Parker ... Himself
David Stagnari David Stagnari ... Himself
Tate Steinsiek ... Himself (as Tate Steinziek)
John Brodie John Brodie ... Himself
Rodrigo Gudiño Rodrigo Gudiño ... Himself (as Rod Gudino)
Brian Singleton Brian Singleton ... Himself
John Bloom ... Himself (as Joe Bob Briggs)
David Gebroe ... Himself (as Dave Gebroe)
Christina Reilly Christina Reilly ... Herself
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Take a walk on the scary side with guerrilla horror filmmakers and the bizarre culture that drives them to pursue their dreams. In 2003, filmmaker Christopher P. Garetano began what would become a two-year journey to discover what possesses people to become horror filmmakers. Armed with nothing but a camera and a microphone, Chris traveled all over the United States to visit independent filmmakers on and off their sets. In Horror Business, you will witness that quest unfold and meet some truly independent filmmakers including Mark Borchardt (American Movie) and Dave Gebroe (Zombie Honeymoon), along with monster movie personalities like Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast), Joe Bob Briggs (cult film critic and author), and Sid Haig (Foxy Brown, The Devils Rejects). This timeless essay of popcorn-generation nostalgia and behind-the-scenes moments just may prove "movie making really is no way to spend a life!" Written by Anonymous

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Moviemaking is no way to spend a life.

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USA

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2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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$15,000 (estimated)
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Horror Business Review by Wes Vance of DEADPIT.COM
29 December 2006 | by sillymonster777See all my reviews

Horror Business review by Wes Vance of DEADPIT.COM (DEAD PIT RADIO) While I'm a huge fan of the horror genre and of cinema in general, its been quite a long time since I've been truly captivated by a film. Some examples (not all horror related but nevertheless) are The Shawshank Redemption, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Carrie, Stand By Me, Friday the 13th , The Evil Dead, Halloween, Psycho, Dawn of the Dead..the list goes on and on but as you can tell none are younger than 12. But auspiciously enough I've found a brand new film that captivates me, and holds my interest all of its 82-minute run time.

This film is from Christopher P. Garetano who documented 'Horror Business' over the span of 3 years. I'm a big supporter of documentaries and the rare chance to have a horror-based documentary just pleased the hell out of me. Garetano interviews and follows the progress of many independent filmmakers including: Mark Borchardt (from another great documentary in 'American Movie'), Ron Atkins and Dave Stagnari who seems to feel EXACTLY the same about the horror industry as The Creepy Kentuckian & Uncle Bill! Also the documentary has special appearances from Sid Haig, Joe Bob Briggs and a rarely out of character Lloyd Kaufman.

The thing I loved most about the film is just getting in the mind of these independent filmmakers, discovering what motivates them to continue to make films and what they think of the mainstream horror films. If you're an independent filmmaker, a horror fan, or a third party this is a must see film!


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