Wednesday, November 30, 2016

STARBURST review of The Anatomy of Monsters

After serial killer Andrew sets out for another night of hunting, he encounters the attractive and nerdy Sarah in a bar and after some intellectual flirting they are soon heading to an anonymous motel room. What follows is a series of confessions and mind games that gradually reveal the extent to which neither of them are who they claimed, even to themselves.



Anatomy of Monsters feels a little like a stage play, with lengthy dialogue-driven scenes that focus far more on character than action, allowing you deep inside the heads of killers and what drives them while also preventing them from truly feeling anything about the deaths afterwards.

It’s not much of a spoiler to reveal that Sarah is also a serial killer and was hunting Andrew as much as he thought he was hunting her. The dynamic between them during the series of shifting manipulations is fascinating to watch, as are the stories Sarah weaves of the development of her craft alongside a fledgling romantic relationship. She is by far the more prominent of the pair, as her tales take up much of the film’s running time, and despite sitting prone on a bed with her arms handcuffed behind her back and facing a guy brandishing a hunting knife, it still feels like she’s the one in control.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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The Devil Lives Here 

Synopsis:
Three friends go on a trip to a farm for a weekend of fun. At the same time, two brothers are getting ready to perform the spiritual ritual their family has been tasked with for centuries. On the night the two groups meet, they find out that what they thought were scary tales is more than real. It is now up to them to prevent evil to be born and take over the world.
Directed by:
Rodrigo Gasparini, Dante Vescio
Starring:
Pedro Carvalho, Ivo Müller, Sidney Santiago, Clara Verdier, Diego Goullart, Pedro Caetano, Felipe Frazão, Mariana Cortines

Monday, November 28, 2016

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Shop Artsploitation Films on Cyber Monday

Artsploitation Films has a selection of great movies in their catalog available and ready to ship to meet your Christmas shopping needs.  What better gift to give on this Cyber Monday than the gift of entertainment.  Artsploitation Films has something for every demented, depraved need that you might have; The Summer HouseThe Perfect Husband, MeatThe Euro Sex Pack, Vampyres, plus much, much more. 








Trailer: The Perfect Husband

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The Perfect Husband 

Viola (Gabriella Wright) and Nichola (Bret Roberts) are going through a difficult period. The couple and their marriage are strained by a termination of pregnancy that has overwhelmed them unexpectedly. To overcome this crisis, they decide to spend a weekend in an old cottage in the woods,. But what was supposed to be a romantic weekend suddenly turns into a deadly nightmare as seething suspicion, maddening paranoia and blind rage explodes around them.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving From The Killbillies

Are you ready to  have a good ol' fashion Slovenian turkey day?   Artsploitation Films wants to enjoy a grand Thanksgiving meal and kick your feet up and watch some gruesome Hillbillies tear it up.  

Proving that the American South does not hold a monopoly on sexually depraved, bloodthirsty hillbillies, Killbilllies (aka: Idyll) depicts a harrowing tale of abduction, violence and hoped-for survival. A group of fashionistas from the city, including models Zina and Mia, make-up artist Dragica and photographer Blitcz, begin to shoot on an idyllic countryside hilltop. But soon, two physically deformed psychopathic countrymen approach them and quickly attack. After the terrified group finds themselves chained in a basement and awaiting their gruesome fate, they decide they must fight no matter what the odds. A wild, bloody, taut clash ensues between urban and rural, women and men, between savages and civilized man. A fresh, sadistic take on such classics as The Hills Have Eyes and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Interview with Ate de Jong, director of Deadly Virtues (coming this February)

Interview with Ate de Jong (Drop Dead Fred) talking about his upcoming feature, Deadly Virtues being released by Artsploitation Films this coming February.



Genesis of the film-
In February of 2013 Raindance founder Elliot Grove discovered the script writt en by an outcast from a MA in screenwriting, Mark Rogers, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy and Asperger Syndrome – an unlikely combination of afflictions for a screenwriter. Ate de Jong, the cult director of classics such as Drop Dead Fred (Working Title Films) and Fogbound (starring Ben Stiller) immediately agreed to take this project on. It is de Jong s 20th feature.

Director Ate de Jong: "The script was so scary and haunting, I couldn't stop reading. And after I finished I changed the locks on my door. Then I looked in the mirror and wondered, how much in me is Tom, how much the intruder? Ate de Jong is known as an actor s director and spent the two weeks in the run up to production work shopping with the lead cast. De Jong says: The script is probably the best I have seen in thirty years in the business. Mark Rogers has managed to convey the angst of his own personal situation into a modern post-feminist morality tale. My work with actors enables them to find their character in the story as well as to learn to work with each other. I am very pleased with the cast we have attracted to this project. "

 



On working with Mark Rogers, director Ate de Jong says:
 "Mark is an extraordinary man in many more ways than one. Communication with him is – let's say- awkward. We never directly talked, accept for once for ten minutes. The word shyness gets a new meaning when you deal with Mark. We only talked via e-mail. But then he stunned me every time again with his deep understanding of the dark side of human behavior. Mark took a little time before he dared to defend his work, in the beginning he was too much in awe of me (he worshiped my film Drop Dead Fred ). Once he got over that hurdle we worked like equals. Whenever I suggested something he either liked it or didn't and gave good arguments for both. I have a deep respect for his talents which is the basis of good collaboration"

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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A student rents a room in a strange bunker home and becomes the tutor to his landlords son. Soon he is plagued by the dangerous parents, a mysterious alien, and a quest to take over the White House. A demented fairy tale that will stick with you forever, it will be hard for you to escape Der Bunker.




Three friends go on a trip to a farm for a weekend of fun. At the same time, two brothers are getting ready to perform the spiritual ritual their family has been tasked with for centuries. On the night the two groups meet, they find out that what they thought were scary tales is more than real. It is now up to them to prevent evil to be born and take over the world.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Pre-Order on Amazon, The Devil Lives Here & Counter-Clockwise

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The Devil Lives Here

 Three teenagers go on a trip to visit their friend Apolo at his family’s farm for a weekend of fun. At the same time, Sebastião and his younger brother Luciano are getting ready to perform the spiritual ritual their family has been tasked with every nine months, for centuries.On the night the two groups meet, they find out that what they thought were scary tales becomes more than real. It is now up to them to prevent evil to be born and take over the world.




Counter-Clockwise 

 By inventively merging mind-bending science fiction with dark comedy, COUNTER CLOCKWISE delivers a hugely entertaining thriller about a befuddled time travelling scientist caught up in a murder mystery. Bearded scientist Ethan Walker is obsessively working on inventing a tele-transportation device. Instead he stumbles into inventing a time machine and recklessly zaps himself six months into the future. Ethen finds that the future has taken a sinister tone as men are out to kill him and the police are looking for him for the murder of his sister and wife. He now needs to try to return to the point right before everything went wrong and solve the mysteries. Easier said than done. An inventive, head-scratching, fast-paced American Indie time-travelling gem.




Sunday, November 20, 2016

Exclusive Interview with Conner Marx, actor from The Anatomy of Monsters

Exclusive Interview with Conner Marx (Z-Nation, Leverage) about his upcoming movie, The Anatomy of Monsters



1.  What attracted you to the character of Nick Jones in The Anatomy of Monsters?

Nick's a stinkbug; you can't crush him. He's got a confidence in himself that manifests in a clarity of purpose, and I find that to be a really enviable quality. He knows he likes Sarah, and he doesn't bullshit about it. He puts himself out there openly, authentically, and unabashedly. 
  

2.  How was it working with Byron C. Miller?

Byron's on a very short list of "I'll work with him no matter what" directors. He's just a really stand up guy and I have a ton of respect for the way he approaches filmmaking, which is, fundamentally, people first. The word integrity keeps coming to mind. He works with integrity. You just know he's always looking to do the right thing, whether that's for the movie or the people making it. He clearly endeavors to make each collaborator feel welcomed, valued, and respected - and that's a unique thing. 


3.  What was a most memorable moment during the filming of The Anatomy of Monsters?

At the end of the film (spoilers), when Sarah's making her suicide spaghetti, we used sugar to stand in for crushed up pills. Multiple takes later, after she dumped several cups of sugar in the marinara, we used that same sauce in the scene where she and I ate the pasta. Possibly the sweetest thing I've ever eaten.



4.  What actors inspire you the most?

Michelle Williams, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Ryan Gosling, Viola Davis, Young Pacino, and Anton Yelchin - rest in peace.


5.  What is next for Conner Marx?

On December 6th, 'If There's a Hell Below' comes out on VOD. It's the first feature I produced, a slow-burning paranoia thriller set in the desolate isolation of the American West. We premiered at Slamdance in January, and after playing festivals for the year, I'm so thrilled people outside of that circuit finally get the chance to see it. If it sounds up your alley, you can get more info at www.hell-below.com 



Exclusive Interview with Jesse Lee Keeter, actor in The Anatomy of Monsters

 Jesse Lee Keeter (Z-Nation, Grimm) takes time to talk with Artsploitation Films about his current role as Andrew Costello in the new movie, The Anatomy of Monsters



 What attracted you to the script and your character for The Anatomy of Monsters? 
The thing that interested me most about Andrew is his uncertainty. Over the course of the film he's almost always on the ropes, out of his element, and forced to improvise. Initially his biggest conflict is finding the courage to go out and kill somebody. That's not a decision made lightly. There is so much that can go wrong, so many consequences for failure. Not to mention the mental strain involved with the act itself and potential fall out there after, the grief and guilt, the paranoia tied up with getting caught. This is a decision that doesn't go away. So just finding the courage to do it is a hell of a struggle in and of itself. So he finds the courage, luckily for us, and we get a movie out of it. But when he meets up with Sarah and things take a turn for the worse, of all the possible outcomes of the evening, there's no way he ever would have considered this as a possibility. We take a guy, already in a strange head space, and put him into a situation that is not only dangerous, but completely unexpected, and that's fun to play. Plus, Andrew never gives up. He may have a hard time, choose some useless or silly tactics, but he plays the game to the end.

How was it working with Byron C. Miller?

Byron is a great director. He has the rare ability to balance a strong vision with the willingness to collaborate. We made this flick with a tiny budget in about five days less than would have been ideal. We needed to stay focused, move at a break neck pace, and not lose sight of the big picture. That kind of environment typically lends itself to dictatorship. But with Byron, we were able to accomplish all those things, while still being able to have a voice and be heard. Even at the eleventh hour I was able to say, "Hey, I think I can bring this to the table." And Byron would always say, "I think you can too." He's a sweet heart. So is Paul. They made a great team. It's difficult to get things done and feel fulfilled on a lot of independent film sets, but the two of them created an environment where creativity was encouraged and respect was a given.
  
Was there a certain day of shooting that is most memorable to you?

The intro sequence of the film, where Andrew cruises a couple bars, we shot that down town Seattle, in bars that were actually open. Just some of that good old fashion guerrilla film making. Gets the blood pumping when anything could happen on a live set.  Especially playing a moody character. Luckily, at the time we were making this movie, the atmosphere was a little less shooting/election centric, and there for, a bit more forgiving for a shmuck like me to skulk around and look for trouble. Trying to pull something like that this year would possibly be looking for too much trouble. But whose to say. I had a great time.
Who are your influences in the horror genre?

Nicolas Winding Refn. Some of Jim Carrey's weirder roles. I'm not a huge horror genre buff, but I love that movie Monster Squad.
What sets The Anatomy of Monsters apart from all the rest?

Anatomy of Monsters is made by people who give a fuck and love what they do. This movie has heart and takes risks. And I thinks it's pretty darn good.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Trailer: Female Werewolf



From indie filmmaker Chris Alexander (BLOOD FOR IRINA, QUEEN OF BLOOD) comes FEMALE WEREWOLF, an intimate psychodrama about one women's search for sex and sanity. "She" (Carrie Gemmell) is a girl in the grip of a waking fever dream, slave to erotic, bloody fantasies that are slowly seeping into the grind of her sterile reality. As her sexual tensions and anxieties spiral, she slips into madness, believing that she might be turning into a monster.




Exclusive Interview with Walter Moise, Producer of Counter-Clockwise

1.  What was your inspiration for the story of Counter-Clockwise?

A Philip K. Dick short story where a character who's living in a future world walks through an invisible time rift and goes back in time. Then I combined that idea with an idea of making a low budget movie where you could use locations again and again where you setup a character and a world, he went into the future 6 months, a whole crazy 2nd Act where things are dark and dangerous and upside down and then the 3rd Act would be going back to the day it all went wrong and solving everything, or maybe not.


2.  How is this different from other time travel shows, like Back to the Future and Doctor Who?

Compared to those works of sic-fi, ours is much more gritty and dark and weird. 


3.  What was the most challenging element of getting Counter-Clockwise made?

Of course probably getting the money together but more importantly all of us putting in the hard work over many years. Putting in consistent, diligent hard work into something for years is incredibly hard. 


4.  Could you elaborate on the creative behind the fantastic teleportation animation sequences?

The graphics on the computer screens are all George. Brilliant work by him and he was heavily influenced by 'The Fly' and 'Innerspace'.


5.  What was your most memorable day on set / and why?

For me probably the first day of principal photography, when all we had ahead was promise and a movie, having no idea how long it would take. 


6.  How was it working with Michael Kopelow?

Mike is a great producer, he was completely instrumental in making the atmosphere on set exactly to the rhythm of the director, and at the same time juggled a very hard role as an actor. I don't know how he did it. 


7.  What would your ideal compliment be from an audience member who just watched Counter-Clockwise?

I guess that they loved it like I love some of my classic favorites from 'Blue Velvet', to 'Alien', to 'Amadeus', to 'A Clockwork Orange'. A film that they will obsess about and want to watch again and again. 


8   Anything we should know about working with dogs in movies?

That sometimes they don't do what you want them to do, at all.


9.  If you knew then what you know now, what would you have done differently - if anything?

Have an assistant editor on set cutting while we're shooting the movie to speed up the post-production process. 


10. What's next for George and Walter Moise?

George has written a great action/noir script set in the 80s that we're making soon as well as putting together my next film, a science fiction home invasion film like 'Funny Games' and 'A Clockwork Orange'.

Counter Clockwise from artsploitation on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Poll: Which upcoming Artsploitation movie are you more excited about?

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Exclusive Interview with George Moise, director of Counter-Clockwise


Artsploitation Interview w/ George Moise, Director of Counter-Clockwise


1.  What was your inspiration for the story of Counter-Clockwise?
Well, the inspiration came from Walt. He's a big Philip K. Dick fan and read a short story that inspired him. Instead of a time machine it was like a rift in spacetime where someone walked through it and appeared in the future. I added the time machine, but the core concept of a guy traveling 6 months in the future to a dark upside down world is all Walt. 


2.  How is this different from other time travel shows, like Back to the Future and Doctor Who?
I've only seen one episode of Dr. Who so I really couldn't comment on it. As far as Back to the Future, in that movie Marty goes back 30 years, in our movie Ethan goes forward 6 months. Also, the creation of time travel is an accident in our movie, whereas Doc worked towards that goal for 30 years. 

3.  What was the most challenging element of getting Counter-Clockwise made?
Extensive reshoots. Part of it was figuring out the tone of the main performance, and part of it was realizing a lot of the scenes could be better. That was hard, and expensive. But seeing the scenes get better and better was very encouraging.

4.  Could you elaborate on the creative behind the fantastic teleportation animation sequences?
Ha, that's very nice of you! First of all I did all those: I designed them, animated them, composited them. I was going for an 80's retro tone, kind of like INNER SPACE meets THE FLY. Very low tech. The last thing I wanted was a bunch of fancy 3D schematics like IRON MAN.

5.  What was your most memorable day on set / and why?
Probably when we shot the car scene where Mike gets kidnapped. The actor playing Rossio, Caleb Brown, had some difficulty figuring out what I wanted, and I had trouble telling him. We're friends, and hang out, so I knew what a wild man he was. I finally said, "dude, just fucking act like you do when we get breakfast. That's what I want." When that clicked in, and he let go, it was very thrilling to watch. Another memorable day was the interrogation scene. Cliff Morts, the cop, was so funny and so real, he gave me a million good options and I very very happy. 

6.  How was it working with Michael Kopelow?
Michael's amazing, and my best friend in the world. As I said, it took a little time to figure out the right tone for his character, but once we did, he was great. You'd never know that was an issue. Michael was also, no kidding: craft service, props, production designer, 1st AD, signed actors in and out for SAG, and producer. Not to mention the writer. I'd like to make a movie with him where he was just the actor or just the writer. 

7.  What would your ideal compliment be from an audience member who just watched Counter-Clockwise?
Wow that's a good question. I guess I would want someone to tell me they could tell that every shot, every cut, was very carefully considered and executed. That would make me very happy, because I agonize over that stuff.

8   Anything we should know about working with dogs in movies?
Ha, get a well behaved one! Charlie, that's the dog's real name, was, from what I've heard, an unbelievably well behaved dog. He just sat there and breathed. He almost never ran away when we needed him.

9.  If you knew then what you know now, what would you have done differently - if anything?
Ha! I wouldn't have done so many reshoots! Oh my God, so many. 

10. What's next for George Moise?
Well, my next film is called THE SMELL OF NIGHT. It's an homage to 80’s action movies about a reckless LA cop assigned to investigate the murder of his commanding officer and mentor. But all the evidence points to him as the killer. He’s forced to enter the seedy underworld of political corruption to clear his name and uncover the mystery.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Exclusive Interview with Tabitha Bastien (The Anatomy of Monsters)

 
 
1.  What attracted you to the script and your character for The Anatomy of Monsters?
I immediately fell in love with the script and how much heart it had.  I read with Conner Marx during the first audition and Jesse Lee Keeter during the callbacks and it just felt so right.  Sarah is one of the most complex characters I've ever had the pleasure of getting to play.  This was like a dream role for me.  There are times when Sarah just wants to be a normal person and fall in love, but she has this darkness inside her that she can't seem to keep quiet.  From an outsider's perspective, she looks like an ordinary girl... but inside is a different story.  People sometimes ask if it was hard for me to go home after playing such a dark character, but it really wasn't because I grabbed on to the other parts of her that were just like me and everybody else.  I tried not to focus on the more "monstrous" parts of her when we weren't filming those scenes, since she had so many other layers... some of which were sweet and hopeful.



 
2.  How was it working with Byron C. Miller?
Byron is a sweetheart and was so much fun to work with!  He had such a clear vision and put everything he had into this film.  There was so much love and support during the making of this film because of him and everyone on set really felt like family.  Byron is now a great friend of mine and I will never forget all of the lasting relationships that came from working on this film!
 
 
 
3.  Was there a certain day of shooting that is most memorable to you?
Filming the motel scenes with Jesse at the Marco Polo Motel was very memorable because of the location and how much dialog we had to film in such a short amount of time.  We definitely tried to make it fun and happened to freak out a few people that were staying there.  One night I was waiting outside the motel room until I heard "action" and two people were outside watching me, asking what's wrong. I remained staring intently at the door with my hands clenched in gloves holding a knife. I ignored them and tried to stay in character while they continued to question me, which probably made it creepier for them!  I also have a feel-good memory of being able to jump on a giant trampoline with Conner after some pretty emotional scenes in "Sarah's apartment."  If only all film sets had a giant trampoline!  Conner and Jesse are still two of my best friends, so I am very grateful for this experience and all of the time we spent together!
 

 
 
4.  Who are your influences in the horror genre?
I am a huge horror movie fan and am always on the look out for great female villains in films.  I grew up watching a lot of fun/cheesy horror films, but am influenced more by films with beautiful cinematography that feel real because that's what I want as an actor in a horror film.  I want it to feel like it could really happen.  I love the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre for this reason, as well as Haute Tension and A Tale of Two Sisters.  I'm also inspired by David Lynch and Mulholland Drive is still one of my favorite films because it's so dark, strange, thought-provoking and beautiful.  
 
 
 
5.  What sets The Anatomy of Monsters apart from all the rest?
Anatomy of Monsters definitely has a different feel to it than most horror films. It's not an in-your-face gory horror film.  It's more of a subtle thriller about the life of a serial killer that has an underlying dark tone.  The raw grittiness and colors feel like your watching an old VHS tape that you found in a creepy attic, which I love.  The serial killers are also not what you typically expect to see in a serial killer.  The fact that Sarah seems like a normal girl-next-door at times is unsettling because you never know who has these horrific psychopathic tendencies deep down.  
 

Tabitha Bastien 
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Exclusive Interview w/ Byron C. Miller, Director: The Anatomy of Monsters




AVAILABLE ON AMAZON - THE ANATOMY OF MONSTERS

  1. What inspired you to create The Anatomy of Monsters?


 


It all started 11 years ago. I was a movie theater manager, and one night after the midnight shows had let out I gave one of my stranded employees a ride home. I dropped her off and was heading home, middle of the night, driving through a neighborhood I’d never been in, and this creepy idea hit me. What if I was a serial killer and my MO was to go to a place I’d never been, randomly pick a house, grab whatever weapon was lying around and use it to murder everyone inside. As that creep nugget gestated I was listening to the Ladytron album “Witching Hour” and kept getting this specific image of a woman. She was a DJ in LA, and a serial killer. I had all of these ideas about her life, and the flashback, Permanent Midnight style flashback structure. I had a lot of notes and ideas but it wasn’t a complete story. So I put it away until, fast forward a few years. I’m living in Seattle, working with Paul Morgan on an number of music videos of which he was the Cinematographer and I was the Director, Editor. We decided it was time to do a feature together, which would be my second feature film after NIGHT (2006). As we were going over concepts Paul remembered this idea I had told him about, and he thought the concept sounded doable on a microbudget. I have him every note I had about Sarah, Nick, and the basic structure. Paul took all of that and put the huge twist on it…It’s not Sarah and Nick in the room, it’s Sarah and this new character, Andrew. Two dangerous people, a game of wits, and then we free up the Sarah, Nick story to blossom on its own within the flashback structure. Paul very quickly wrote a screenplay that not only nailed the characters and meticulous structure, but the poetry of the piece that I so dearly wanted. This is a layered story about relationships, about the terrible cycles we can find ourselves in, and it’s a mood piece meant to evoke a feeling of late night hours and unsafe thoughts.





 AVAILABLE ON AMAZON - THE ANATOMY OF MONSTERS


  1. Does being a musician help you in any way with movie making?


 


Being a musician and a performer definitely helps me on set. I’ve been performing in bands, as monsters in haunted houses, and some acting for most of my life. The performance and acting work (along with years of corporate work in management and leadership roles) help me to work well with and understand my actors, and the needs of my crew. Also, touring for years when I was in God Module, playing shows across the world helped me to always be ready to adapt, problem solve, and to be “on” even when you’re exhausted. It works the other way too. I approached my new band, Ghosts in the Graveyard, like a director. You see, while I’m the lead singer and write most of the lyrics, I don’t make music. When I approached Paul to create this band with me and make all of the music I presented him with a clear vision of what I wanted the band to be, gave him multiple songs for reference, took him through how I thought some of the songs should be structurally. From all of that he knew what I was going for, and ran with it, creating a sound that was everything I imagined and so much more. That’s what I do as a director; inspire a vision in my team so that we can all soar to greater heights together…and have a little fun along the way.


 



  1. What was the most challenging aspect of making The Anatomy of Monsters?


 


The biggest challenge and hardest lesson was the hard drive crash. We had shot over 70 pages of the script. We were nearing the finish line when we realized it was high time to back up all of the footage so it wasn’t just on one massive hard drive. As we began this process the hard drive fell over, on carpeted ground, a slight tip over on its side and it was toast. We knew there were data recovery options but that would take time and if it failed we wouldn’t have a movie. Very quickly we decided to stay the course, finish the shoot. I’m so glad we did because 80% of the footage was recovered, and what we lost only made those scenes stronger when we did reshoots a year later.


 AVAILABLE ON AMAZON - THE ANATOMY OF MONSTERS


  1. What has been your proudest moment (so far) from The Anatomy of Monsters?


 


I don’t know if I have just one. Landing distribution with a company as cool as Artsploitation Films, and to be among their impressive library of unique films meant the world to me. Every time someone tells me how much they enjoyed the film, and different things they took away from it. I can’t aptly put into words how important that is to me. I put my heart and soul into every creative project, and it means everything when someone connects with the material.


I’m super proud of and thankful for the cast and crew! Everyone really gave it their all and went in with a great desire to make something special.


 AVAILABLE ON AMAZON - THE ANATOMY OF MONSTERS


  1. In your own words, why will genre fans like The Anatomy of Monsters?


 


I think genre fans will resonate with the films creepy mood, and it’s exposed beating heart. If you like deliberate, layered, artsy, poetic, strange films this is going to be right up your alley.



The Anatomy of Monsters (DVD) Now Available on Amazon


Byron C. Miller's The Anatomy of Monsters is now available on DVD

Dark, disturbing and unpredictable, this indie thriller revolves around a homicidal young man who ventures out one night in search for his first kill. At a lonely bar he meets a young woman, takes her to a hotel room and prepares to kill her…until he discovers she harbors secrets far worse than he could imagine. Byron C. Miller, inspired by the gritty indie filmmaking of the 1980s, directs this unnerving, even diabolical tale of murder and amorality wrapped around a "sweet" love story.




Movie Quotes from The Anatomy of Monsters:

"Nothing is going to save you." --Andrew (Jesse Lee Keeter)


"I want it to be unpredictable. Terrifying. New. ...and new isn’t perfect. But it’s something." --Sarah (Tabitha Bastien)

" I see something in you...and I think that I can help." -- Sarah

"But you have no idea who I am. You never have." -- Sarah "That's okay. I know how I feel." --Nick (Conner Marx)

"You never told me your name." --Andrew  "Do names really matter?" --Sarah

"You’ve stumbled into this golden opportunity and you don’t even know it yet. But it’s here. The question is are you smart enough to take it?" --Sarah

"Little things are the most important. You got to learn to read the little details of people, the way the behave, the way they react-" --Sarah

"Do you know why people get caught? One, the victim gets away and rats them out. Two, They brag about the crime and their friends rat them out or three, someone watches them do the crime and then rats them out. Nine times out of ten that’s it. That’s what gets a murderer caught." --Sarah

"Know that it’s your fault. Everything is your fault." --Andrew


Now Available on DVD - The Anatomy of Monsters



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