Rogue Cinema Articles

 

As you may or may not know, I am the editor and webmaster of Rogue Cinema Magazine. I'm also a staff writer, so I decided to create a page here on B-Movie Central where I could link to the articles, profiles, interviews and reviews that I've written for the magazine. We work hard every month to bring you new and interesting stuff, so while you're there, have a look around and check out some of the other great content as well.


January 2013

Film & Television Reviews:
Chiller - Die Nibelungen - Fritz Lang: The Early Works - I Love it From Behind! - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians - Sex Hunter: Wet Target - Tai Chi Zero - The Assassins


December 2012

Interview:
P.J. Starks - Filmmaker P.J. Starks has been featured on Rogue Cinema many times over the last five years and he’s back again with an upcoming project that seems really exciting. I took a few minutes to ask him about the six week project that will be starting on January 11th of 2013.

Film Reviews:
Asylum - Doomsday Book - Kill 'Em All - Schoolgirl Report #9 - The Definitive Document of the Dead - The Pete Walker Collection - Wu Dang


November 2012

Film Reviews:
Bedevilled - Painted Skin: The Resurrection - Supernatural Activity - The Three Stooges: The Movie


October 2012

Interview:
Brooke Lemke - Co-creator and director of the web series, Safe Word.

Film Reviews:
Basket Case 3: The Progeny - Black Sunday - Female Teacher: Dirty Afternoon - General Education - Hammer House of Horror - Hatchet for the Honeymoon - Legendary Amazons - Lisa and the Devil / The House of Exorcism - Nympho Diver: G-String Festival - Strippers vs. Werewolves


September 2012

Interview:
Joe Atkinson - Creator of the web series, The Book of Dallas.

Film Reviews:
A Date with an Angel - Black Magic Rites - Karate-Robo Zaborgar - Mr. Hush - The Life and Death of a Porno Gang - The Living Dead Girl - The Navigator - The Viral Factor - Two Orphan Vampires - White Vengeance


August 2012

Film Reviews:
Butterfly Swords - Cherry Bomb - Mirror Mirror - My Way - Mystery Science Theater 3000 XXIV - The Fairy - Twins of Evil - Warriors of the Rainbow: Seddiq Bale - Wind Blast


July 2012

Interview:
Christopher R. Mihm - Last month I had the pleasure of reviewing Christopher R. Mihm's latest retro b-movie, House of Ghosts. This was a bit of a departure for Christopher, as previously he had been focusing on creating classic style b-movies in the mutant and sci-fi genres. His latest film pays homage to the William Castle style ghost story, complete with its own theater gimmick. I always look forward to Christopher's films, because he's one of a VERY few people out there right now making this style of films, and he's one of an even smaller number of film makers who are actually really good at it.

Article:
More Advice to Film Makers From a Reviewer - Several years ago, I wrote an article called Advice From a Reviewer to Independent Filmmakers. In that article, I touched on a variety of issues that I kept seeing pop up in the various films I had been reviewing, as well as other topics, such as how to properly interact with reviewers, lighting, sound, etc.... You can check out the original article here. Since that time, there have been various other issues that I've noticed that weren't covered in the original piece, so I decided to write up a part II of sorts to fill in the gaps.

Film Reviews:
Best Laid Plans - Burke & Hare - Electro-Cute - Red Scorpion - The Blood Beast Terror - The Saphead - The Story of a Woman in Jail: Continues - Zoom In: Sex Apartments

Television Reviews:
Lancelot Link Secret Chimp


June 2012

Interviews:
P.J. Starks - In this interview, I talk to P.J. Starks about his work on The River City Film Festival 2012.

P.J. Starks & Jakob Bilinski - In this interview, we talk about the collaboration process and their new project, My Horror Project.

Film Reviews:
42nd Street Forever: The Blu-ray Edition - Eros School: Feels So Good -House of Ghosts - Malice - Mutant Girls Squad - The Interview - The Tale of The Heroine & The Cad - Zoom Up: The Beaver Book Girl


May 2012

Film Reviews:
Death and Cremation - Let the Bullets Fly - Shock Labyrinth 3D - The Asphyx - The Front Line - The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 - The Night Never Sleeps - The Red House


April 2012

Film Reviews:
Assisted Fishing - Debauchery - Following Chase - Gallery of Fear - Immortals - In Search of La Che - Schoolgirl Report #8 - Splintered - Sweet Prudence & The Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot - Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except - True Story of a Woman in Jail: Sex Hell - Twisted Fates - Wizards


March 2012

Film Reviews:
Bade of Kings - Hell on Earth - Kill - Remembering Phil - The Burning Moon - The Deadly Spawn - War of the Arrows - Zaat


February 2012

Film Reviews:
The Photon Effect - Yakuza Weapon


January 2012

Film Reviews:
Gurozuka - In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds - Love and War - Love Eterne - Rise of the Planet of the Apes


December 2011

Interview: Janusz Madej - Writer, director and star of the film, Stigma.

Film Reviews:
Coffee Run - Helldriver - Intruder - Jessicka Rabid - Roger Corman's Lethal Ladies Collection - Roger Corman's Cult Classics: Vampires, Mummies & Monsters - Triple Tap


November 2011

Film Reviews:
Thankskilling - Captain America / Captain America II: Death Too Soon - Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXII - The Inspector General - Wingman Class - Lost - Karma Touches Everyone - Seoul Nights - Returning the Screw



October 2011

Interview: Jerry Cavallaro - Director of the film, Stuck Like Chuck

Film Reviews:
Bridesmaids - Dracula: The Vampire and the Voivode - Frankenhooker - Lunopolis - Maniac Cop - South of Heaven - X-Men: First Class

Television Review:
Raising Hope Season 1


September 2011

Film Reviews:
Dead Cert - Frat House Massacre - MST3K Presents Manos: The Hands of Fate - Produce Your Own Damn Movie! - Stuck Like Chuck - The Exterminator: Unrated Director's Cut - The Morning Bitch - Wide Open


August 2011

Film Reviews:
Crepuscule - Donnie Darko 10th Anniversary Edition - Fanex Files: Hammer Films - Fanex Files: Samuel Z. Arkoff - Inspector Drake: The Movie - Mystery Science Theater 3000 XXI: MST3K vs. Gamera - Take Me Home Tonight - The Dead and the Damned


July 2011

Interviews:
Jason Schaver & Ken Gayton - Early last year, I had the chance to review a great indie romantic comedy called, The Truth About Average Guys, from film makers Jason Schaver and Ken Gayon. Now they're back with a new crime film with comedy elements called S.O.L.. In this interview, I asked Jason and Ken all about their new film, and they had a lot of great stuff to say!

Jason Croot - I have always really enjoyed mockumentaries, and recently I had the chance to review a fun new documentary from actor turned film maker, Jason Croot. Mockumentaries can be a difficult genre to work with, so I asked Jason all about the process that went into creating a film that was both fun, yet natural feeling.

Film Reviews:
Camille 2000 - Damnation Alley - Into the World: A Baby's Tale - Oblivion - Planet of the Vampire Women - Rio Conchos - Season of the Witch - Take a Hard Ride - The Big Bird Cage - The Big Doll House - The Sweet Life - Women in Cages


June 2011 - 7th Anniversary Issue!

Interview:
Brooke Lemke - Brooke Lemke and her friend and business partner Rachel Grubb, have always been great friends to Rogue Cinema. So when Brooke asked me if I'd like to interview her about her new life in L.A. and what her and Rachel are up with with their production company, Silent But Deadly, I jumped at the chance. Brooke's been a busy girl, so let's find out what she's been up to.

Film Reviews:
Attack of the Moon Zombies - Eyes of the Chameleon - Killer Yacht Party - Le Fear - Midnight Madness - Trailers From Hell: Volume 2 - WTFU


May 2011

Interview:
Rhonda Smiley and Bob Brousseau - Last month I reviewed a film of a type that I don't usually receive many of. It was a CGI animated, sci-fi film called Race. The film has sort of an old school CGI look to it, but I was amazed at not only how well it worked, but how well the voice acting draws the viewer into the story. What's even more amazing is the story of how it was made in the first place. The project began in 2000, and thanks to financing problems and other work projects that forced the film to take a back seat to other projects, it was only pure luck and the dedication of its creators that gave this film the chance to live and to finally see the light of day on DVD. I asked my contact at the studio that made the film, Hyper Image, if they'd be up for an interview about the film, and he set me up with the film's writer, director and producers, Rhonda Smiley and Rob Brosseau.

Film Reviews:
3 Idiots - Alien 2: On Earth - Attack of the Crab Monsters - Creep Creepersin's Frankenstein - Dementia 13 - Eat My Dust! - Grand Theft Auto - Not of This Earth - The Bob Hope Collection Volume 1 - The Bob Hope Collection Volume 2 - The Lost Missile - The Walking Dead Girls - Ultimate Death Match II - War of the Satellites


April 2011

Film Reviews:
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry - Race with the Devil - Race - Georgia Peaches - Smokey Bites the Dust - The Great Texas Dynamite Chase - Embodiment of Evil


March 2011

Interviews:
Dan Brennan - Last month I reviewed an incredible film called Maggie Marvel about a female assassin / single mom named, oddly enough, Maggie Marvel. The film was so great, I absolutely had to interview writer, director and co-star Dan Brennan to find out just what went into making this great film come to life.  You'll be surprised at what a family affair it really was.

P.J. Starks - A few years ago, I reviewed P.J. Starks' first film, Hallow's Eve: Slaughter on Second Street. It was quite an achievement for the first time film maker. Now, he's back with a new short called A Mind Beside Itself, which was a night and day difference in both style and production quality from his previous film. In this interview, I asked P.J. how it all came together, and what elements made all the difference in how it turned out.


Film Reviews:
S.O.L. - Mystery Science Theater 3000 XX - Wild Target


February 2011

Film Reviews:
A Mind Beside Itself - Behind the XXX - Caesar's Day in Court - Carnival Magic - Lisl & The Lorlok - Maggie Marvel - The Boob Tube Show - The Furfangs 2 - Ultimate Death Match


January 2011

Interview:
Wayne Clingman - I've known Wayne Clingman for years now, and in all that time he's been one of the strongest advocates for independent film I know.  He's very passionate about everything he gets involved with, and he had a lot of great updates as to what he's been working on lately.

Film Reviews:
Beaches, Buns and Bikinis - The Chainsaw Sally Show: Season One - The Gran' Scam of Things - The Key - There's Nothing Out There! - Vampire Circus


December 2010

Interview:
Liza Trainer - In this interview, I talk with Liza about her new web series, her plans to turn it into a feature film and find out what happened to the open source film project she was working on several years ago.

Film Reviews:
Bikini Bloodbath Christmas - Copper Penny - Death of the Dead - The Time Addict


November 2010

Interview:
Michael Legge - I recently discovered the films of Michael Legge when he contacted me about reviewing his latest film, Evan Straw. Once I had reviewed that film, he sent me two of his previous films, The Dungeon of Dr. Dreck and My Mouth Lies Screaming. Once I saw these, I was hooked, and Michael Legge had secured a place as one of my all time favorite indie film makers.

Film Reviews:
Colin - Monster A-Go Go!


October 2010

Interview:
Alex Ferrari - I've reviewed many of Alex Ferrari's films, and certainly enough to know what an incredible and stunningly visual film maker he is. Recently, I had the chance to review his latest short, Red Princess Blues, and I got the chance to talk to him about not only that short, but his plans for a full on feature length version of the film.


Film Reviews:
The Dungeon of Dr. Dreck - My Mouth Lies Screaming - Nickel Children - Over the Counter


September 2010

Film Reviews:
Empty Trash - Evan Straw - Malevolent Ascent - Night Before the Wedding - Red Princess Blues


August 2010

Interview:
Lautaro Gabriel Gonda - Director of Tex: Vampire Hunter

Film Reviews:
Dorm of the Dead - Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous Premise - Terror Inside


July 2010

Film Reviews:
Destination: Outer Space - Level Up - Forbidden World - Galaxy of Terror


June 2010 - 6th Anniversary Issue!

Article:
Has it Been Six Years Already?

Film Reviews:
Crossed - Death Race 2000 - Tex: Vampire Hunter - Way to go, Christine! - What's Up Lovely


May 2010

Book Review:
Go, Mutants!

Film Reviews:
Evil Toons - 20th Anniversary Edition - Gamera The Giant Monster - Infection: The Invasion Begins - The Grover Complex


April 2010

Interviews:
Jennifer Prettyman - Jennifer Prettyman has been an actress for a long while now with a considerable number of films under her belt, and I'm happy to say that she's also been a Sleepover Girl right here in Rogue Cinema. In her latest career move however, she's now made the jump to the other side of the camera and has recently completed her first film, Masquerade.

Landyn Banx - Landyn Banx has been a busy guy over the last few years. He's appeared in over 90 acting projects, helped start a production company, and he's even been putting together his first music album! This month I had a chance to talk to Landyn about all the exciting things going on in his life and career.

Film Reviews:
Housewives From Another World - Bitch Slap - Salty Language Peppered Morals - The Blue Light - I Am Virgin - Oh My Love


March 2010

Interviews:
Justin Schaver & Ken Grayton - Jason Schaver and Ken Gayton made (and starred in) a film that I reviewed back in February of 2009 I believe it was, called The Truth about Average Guys. It's one of those films that's so non-politically correct and has such a phenomenal chemistry between the cast members, that you can't help but love it. Now, with the DVD release imminent, it seemed like a great time to get the word out all over again about this seriously awesome film.

Film Reviews:
Bikini Jones and the Temple of Eros - Banshee!!! - The Death of Hollywood - One Hour Fantasy Girl


February 2010

Film Reviews:
Bikini Frankenstein - Twilight Vamps - Hero Tomorrow - The Furfangs


January 2010

Interview:
Brooke Lemke - Co-founder of Silent But Deadly Productions along with her partner Rachael Grubb.  Brooke talks about their latest films from a production standpoint.

Film Reviews:
Drawing with Chalk - Condemned


December 2009

Film Reviews:
A Broken Family - Young Eyes - Waffles for Virginia - The Legacy - Monsters, Marriage and Murder in Manchvegas


November 2009

Interviews:
Dave Broitman - Last month I had the privilege of reviewing one of the best independent comedies I've seen in a long time.  The film was called "Don't Shoot the Pharmacist", and was a technically great film filled with wonderfully funny characters played by a stellar cast of actors all backed up by an excellent story.  This film was Dave Broitman's baby from start to finish, and over the course of five years, he put his heart and soul into making sure it got made.

Film Reviews:
Dinosaurs Alive! - Gravestoned - Mummies: Secrets of the PharoahsWhy am I in a Box?


October 2009


Film Reviews:
Beyond the Wall of Sleep - Don't Shoot the Pharmacist! - Mutant - Phoenix Down - PVC-1 - Scream of the Bikini - The Afterlife with Bony Tony - Uninvited


September 2009

Interviews:
James A. Ward - James A. Ward wrote, directed and starred in a rather clever take on the swapped body, Freaky Friday type of film called Identity Theft, in which a guy's mind is mysteriously, and purposely, transferred into the body of a beautiful young woman. I asked James all about his experiences in making the film, and I also wanted to know more about his beautiful lead actress, Laura Weintraub, who's also a well known TNA Roller Jam star.

Film Reviews:
Attack of the Lobstermen From Mars Trilogy - Babes in the Woods - Bazookas the Movie - Dark Woods - Kavi - Live Evil - The Scoop - X's & O's


August 2009

Interviews:
Paul J. Alessi - I don't know how Paul J. Alessi does it.  Somehow, he manages to juggle acting, producing, playing sports and donating some time to charity events.  I recently had the pleasure of reviewing one of his films called Knuckle Draggers, and it was a given that after having seen such an amazingly well crafted film, that I'd jump at the chance to interview Paul about it as well as about some of the other great things he's got going on in his career.

Film Reviews:
Alien Trespass - Ghost Month - Identity Theft - Infinities Lock - The Open Door


July 2009

Interviews:
Mike Conway - I've known Mike Conway for a while now.  Since I'm a reviewer and he's a film maker, I bet you can guess how we first came into contact with one another.  His film making talent is well known in certain indie circles, and with every new film he makes, he breaks new ground and always comes out of it with lots of great new stories to tell.  Recently I interviewed Mike about his new film Exile, in which things on the production end didn't exactly go as planned.  In the following interview, Mike talks about those production issues, how he overcame them, his future plans and a whole lot more.

Christopher R. Mihm - Christopher R. Mihm is doing his part to keep the spirit of classic b-movies alive.  See, he makes black and white 50's b-movie style movies with great monsters, great characters, and a whole lot of fun thrown into the mix.  In this interview, I ask Christopher about his previous films, his current film, Terror From Beneath the Earth, his future film plans and a whole lot more.

 

Film Reviews:
Knuckle Draggers - Stuntmen - The Bell Witch Legend - Blitzkrieg: Escape From Stallag 69 - The Plague (Write & Director's Cut)


June 2009 - 5th Anniversary Issue

Interviews:
P.J. Starks and Rodney Newton - P.J. Starks and Rodney Newton - two friends who decided to combine their talents into producing their very own horror feature, and from that very decision, they managed to take Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street from concept to completion.  The film came out quite good, and after reviewing it, I have to be honest and say it was a lot better than I had expected it to be going in.  There's a lot of talent floating around between these two guys, and recently, I not only had a chance to review their film, but I got to interview them both about it as well, and they had some really interesting tales about how it all came about and how they mad their way through the whole production process.

 

Film Reviews:
Exile - Rifftrax: Night of the Living Dead - Simon Says - Terror from Beneath the Earth - The Bloody Ape


May 2009

Film Reviews:
Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street - Just Buried - One Eyed Monster - The Chosen One - The Many Strange Stories of Triangle Woman


April 2009

Interviews:
Carole Holliday - A couple of months ago it was my pleasure to review a wonderful film from Carole Holliday called Witt's Daughter, about a Korean War veteran who comes home, and through unfortunate circumstance, is left alone for the evening with a daughter who was a baby when he left and now doesn't know or remember him.  Carole handled the subject matter in a humorous and very sensitive way in a brilliantly made film.  Immediately after I finished watching it, I popped an e-mail off to Carole and asked her for an interview.  Obviously she was super cool and said yes, and not only that, but she did a phenomenal job answering all my questions.

 

Film Reviews:
A Gothic Tale - Destined to be Ingested - Love and Roadkill - The Age of Rigel - The Graduates


March 2009

Interviews:
Alan Rowe Kelly - Alan Rowe Kelly is one of those people that just seems to have the golden touch.  His scripts are awesome, his acting is great, and the gore and set design are always just impeccable.  Last month I reviewed his latest film, A Far Cry From Home, and about two seconds after it was over I ran back to my computer and asked for this interview.  By the way, he also has the golden touch with answering all of my obscure interview questions.

 

Film Reviews:
The Stanton Family Grave Robbery - Lights Camera Dead


February 2009

Film Reviews:
A Far Cry From Home - Dismal - The Truth About Average Guys - Witt's Daughter


January 2009

Interviews:
Gary King - I talked with Gary King about his incredible new film, New York Lately, as well as his upcoming film, Dismal.

 

Film Reviews:
6ix Crabs - The Red DoorThe Guardian


December 2008

Interviews:
Rick Popko & Dan West - It's been a long time since I talked to Rick Popko and Dan West about their previous film, Monsturd. Well now they're back with a brand new film called Retardead that's been years in the making. I had the honor to review Retardead in the last issue, and as soon as I finished watching it I practically ran to my computer to ask these guys for an interview. What follows my friends, is that interview. These guys always have a lot of great stuff to say.

 

Film Reviews:
Bikini Bloodbath Carwash - Boys of Summerville - Diary of a Bad Lad - Isle of the Damned - Stimulus - Unholy Reunion - Visits


November 2008

Film Reviews:
New York Lately - Retardead - Booth Girls


October 2008

Film Reviews:
Edges of Darkness - Monster From Bikini Beach - One Day Seminar - Stratagem - The Artifact


September 2008

Interviews:
Patrick Keith - Director of the vampire film, Bloodwine.



Film Reviews:
The Ghouligans Super Show - Cordoba Nights - Tales of the Dead - Ed Wood's "Devil Girls" - The Assemblage of the Crystal Sphere


August 2008

Interviews:
Jonathan Grant - Director and star of the mockumentary, No Burgers for Bigfoot.



Film Reviews:
In Darkness - The Vampire's Tomb - Bloodwine - For a Few Marbles More


July 2008

Film Reviews:
No Burgers for Bigfoot - Buddy Flavinoid and The Attack of the Slime People


June 2008 - 4th Anniversary Issue

Film Reviews:
Craig - Mr. Video - The Road - The Cottage


May 2008

Interviews:
Daniel Sjerven - Star of Cave Women on Mars.

 

Film Reviews:
Screech of the Damned - The Horror Vault - Cultic - Once Beautiful Past - Holiday of the Dead


April 2008

Film Reviews:
Cave Women on Mars - The Importance of Being Russell - Genetics - The Cartel - Livelihood


March 2008

Film Reviews:
Group Home - Last Meal - Nothing to Where? - Snuffin' Zombies - Freaky Farley - Maneaters are Loose! - Shark Kill


February 2008

Film Reviews:
It Came From Uranus - Crawlspace - The Devil's Daughter - Welcome to Dreadville - Happily Ever After - Die and Let Live - The Ninja Always Rings Once


January 2008

Film Reviews:
Red Princess Blues - Bikini Bloodbath - Hatchet - All Because of You


December 2007

Interviews:
Jake Kennedy - Alan Rowe Kelly

 

Film Reviews:
Day X - Damaged - The 3rd Floor - Gothic Vampires From Hell - Red 71 - Remote Control Grandpa - Zombie Wife


November 2007

Articles:
Three Awesome Days at ICFLM 2007

 

Film Reviews:
Blood of the Cross - Maggie's Not Here


October 2007

Film Reviews:
Days of Darkness - The Blood Shed - Ten Seconds to Midnight


September 2007

Article:
Cyndri's Gone - Cyndri's gone. Cyndri was our baby, and a short time ago she died completely unexpectedly. It's devastated our lives, and I've cried so much I'm surprised I have any tears left. This is her story. How I got her, what our life with her was like, what she meant to us, and our goodbyes. This isn't film related, but after all the years I've been running this magazine, I felt that I deserved this one indulgence, just to let everyone know why she was so incredibly special.

 

Film Reviews:
Children of Scum - My Life in Subtitles - Finding Space - The Pit and the Pendulum - Classic Game Room


August 2007

Interviews:
Rich Knight - Rich Knight is not only a creature effects wizard, but an actor and an educator as well. He's done creature fx, puppet work, acting, teaching and you name it for a lot of years now, and has had a wonderful and varied career. Recently I got to interview Rich, which was a pleasure for me as I've never had the opportunity to interview a creature fx / make-up artist before. He did a brilliant job answering my questions, and had a lot to say about his career and what it's like working with monsters day in and day out.

Joe Gold - Joe Gold both co-wrote and starred in a brilliant comedy that I reviewed here in Rogue Cinema last month called Never Say Macbeth. The film was so much fun that I didn't want it to end, so as a natural extension of that feeling, I hit Joe Gold up for an interview, which he kindly agreed to. I asked Joe about the film, his theater experience, and a previous endeavor of his...a Fartman short. He had a lot to say, so read on to find out all about Joe Gold and all of his amazing talents.

 

Film Reviews:
Casting Call - Fifth City - Fortune Teller - Honey I'm Home - One Man's Trash


July 2007

Interview:
Frank Delle - Last year I had the privilege to review both Beer Drinkers in Space and Keep Drinking Men!, the documentary on the making of Beer Drinkers in Space. Even more of an honor was interviewing the man behind these films, and even better than that was getting to meet him at last year's It Came From Lake Michigan film festival. Frank's a super nice guy and one hell of a talented film maker. A lot of things have happened with his film since our last interview, so I thought it'd be nice to do a new interview with him so we can all get the latest updates on the current DVD, the festival screenings and even the progress and status of the new Beer Drinkers in Space remake!

 

Article:
Creative Film Marketing - Do you have any idea how many independent films are made every year that you never hear about? No, of course you don't. Do you know why? Because you didn't hear about them. That's the problem, and one of the things that keeps independent film becoming as widely viewed as it potentially could be. In an attempt to remedy this situation, I, your humble (hah, that's a laugh) editor, Duane L. Martin, have written up another one of my big ol' massive articles all about creative film marketing and getting your film out there so the public knows about it and has the ability to actually see it.

 

Film Reviews:
Never Say Macbeth - Cyn - Dead Silence - August - Cerritosis


June 2007 - Third Anniversary Issue!

Interview:
Wayne Clingman - Wayne Clingman is connected to a lot of film related stuff in the Midwest. Based out of his home in Wisconsion, Mr. Clingman has been a tireless worker in the effort to make the Midwest a more film friendly place for film makers to come and practice their craft. I recently had a chance to talk to Mr. Clingman about his current projects and what all's going on with the Midwest film industry, the next ICFLM film festival and hie new film publication called Film Forward, which he produces with his friend and business partner, Bill Zenobia.

 

Film Reviews:
Able Edwards - Heading Home - Demon Board


May 2007

Interview:
Jeremiah Kipp - Recently I was sent a short film called The Pod to review in Rogue Cinema. The production quality was amazing, and it was my great pleasure to be able to interview it's director, Jeremiah Kipp. I asked him about his past experiences, how he came to direct this particular story, what he has planned for the future and more. He's a really interesting guy, and he had a lot of great stuff to say.

 

Film Reviews:
It Came from Another World


April 2007

Interview:
R.P. Whalen - Last month I was sent a rather different type of an independent film. It was a documentary, which isn't all that odd. What was odd about it was the fact that the filmmaker, R.P. Whalen put it together in Mondo style, complete with go-go dancers and other bizarre stuff. After seeing it, I just knew I had to interview Mr. Whalen and find out all about what went into making this most strange and yet marvelously entertaining film.

 

Film Reviews:
Numb - The Pod - The Grand Horror


March 2007

Article:
Advice From a Reviewer to Independent Filmmakers - As a reviewer I've seen pretty much every mistake filmmakers can make in their films, so he thought the filmmakers might benefit from some insight and advice on what not to do in their films. This article covers a wide variety of mistakes from the technical to the asthetic and also includes a section on how to deal with reviewers when you're sending your film out for reviews. Hopefully, there'll be a little something in here for every independent filmmaker to think about while making and promoting their next film.

 

Film Reviews:
Mondo Collecto
- Cadaverella


February 2007

Interview:
Mark Millicent - A while back, I was sent a film called Fizzy Days to review, and I reviewed it for the January 2007 issue of Rogue Cinema. I knew it was a 70's retro kind of a flick, but I wasn't prepared at all for what I experienced when I actually sat down to watch it. What I saw was one of the most brilliant, professional and entertaining films I'd seen in a long time. Five minutes into it, I knew I had to interview it's director Mark Millicent and find out all about how this brilliant piece of work came together and what he has in store for us in the future.

 

Film Reviews:
Planetfall


January 2007

Interview:
Mike Conway - A while back Jim Connell sent me his CGI short entitled Saul Goodman to review, which I did in the November issue. While the animation in the short often looked like the kind of a thing you'd see in the cut scene of a video game, the story, the dialogue and the voice acting were all just incredibly amazing and totally immersing. I was completely awestruck by the film and knew instantly that an interview was in order.

 

Film Reviews:
Fizzy Days - Saga of a Crew


December 2006

Interview:
Jim Connell - A while back Jim Connell sent me his CGI short entitled Saul Goodman to review, which I did in the November issue. While the animation in the short often looked like the kind of a thing you'd see in the cut scene of a video game, the story, the dialogue and the voice acting were all just incredibly amazing and totally immersing. I was completely awestruck by the film and knew instantly that an interview was in order.

 

Film Reviews:
Brainlock -
Replay - Valentines Massacre


November 2006

Article:
Memoirs of a Film Festival - Brian Morton and I both attended this year's It Came From Lake Michigan film festival in Racine, Wisconsin. It was historic in many ways, but mostly because it was the first time two members of the Rogue Reviewers have ever met face to face, plus we got to meet some people we've interviewed in Rogue Cinema! In this post event coverage, I fill you all in on all the juicy details from start to finish.

 

Film Reviews:
Dork of the Rings -
Saul Goodman - Caesar & Otto - The Monster of Phantom Lake


October 2006

Interview:
Cindy Baer - Cindy Baer. Probably a name you haven't heard a lot about in independent film circles, but I have a feeling that's already in the process of changing. Veering away from her theatrical background, she made a huge impact with her first film, Purgatory House, and is now back on the scene with her new short film, Morbid Curiosity. Crafted with the expertise of an experienced veteran and chock full of deliciously evil dark comedy, Morbid Curiosity is solidifying Cindy's reputation as a brilliant, up and coming film maker.


September 2006

Interviews:
Dave Wascavage - Dave Wascavage is one of a special brand of film makers that are always growing, adapting and changing. I've had the privilege to watch him grow and develop progressively throughout his last five films, and with two more in the hopper, there seems to be no limit to his vision or his devotion to becoming the best at what he does. This time around, I asked Dave all about his latest film, Zombies by Design, as well as what he has in store for us next.

Frank Delle - Frank Delle, his brother Marc and a very dedicated and talented group of individuals back in 1983 all worked on creating a screwball, no-budget sci-fi comedy called Beer Drinkers in Space. The film had a premiere at a local bar and then largely disappeared. Fast forward to 2006. Frank Delle decided it was time their little goofball comedy got some of the love it deserved, so he tracked down everyone involved in the creation of the film and put together one of the most incredible and heart-felt documentaries ever produced, entitled, Keep Drinking Men!. In this interview, I talk to Frank about the documentary, the people involved with the creation of the original film, his future plans and more.

 

Film Review:
Morbid Curiosity


August 2006

Interviews:
Jeremy Koerner - I've made little secret of the fact that I loved Gary King's short comedy film entitled Hubris. Jeremy Koerner is one of the stars of that film and I was lucky enough recently to get the chance to interview this master of improvisation and all around super nice guy. Find out all about his experiences on Hubris as well as his experiences with his own company in which he and a group of actors perform are hired by people to perform live murder mysteries at various events.

Clay Sills - So far I've reviewed both of Clay Sills' "Firkin Family" movies here in the magazine. I did a previous interview with him about the first film, so naturally I had to do a follow-up interview with him about his latest saga in the Firkin Family series, Happy Firkin Birthday. In this interview, Clay talks about cast changes, technical improvements, gay marriage and what we can look forward to with his next film.

 

Film Reviews:
Drop Box -
Grace - Horrors of War - In Memory of Me - Keep Drinking Men!

 

Roundtable Review:
Zombies by Design


July 2006

Due to some personal issues I needed to take it easy this month. I'll have considerably more next month.

Film Reviews:
Happy Firkin Birthday
- Broken


June 2006 - 2nd Anniversary Issue!

Interview:
Gary King - The independent film industry is literally chock full of super nice, incredibly talented individuals, and Gary King is a prime example of that. I recently reviewed his latest short film Hubris in a past issue, and I absolutely loved the film, and I think I enjoyed reading his interview just about as much. Read on to find out about what's coming up from this highly creative director, and about why he for some strange reason felt the sudden urge to move to New York.

 

Film Review:
The Briar Bushman

 

Roundtable Review:
Leprechaun


May 2006

Interview:
Jake Kennedy - If you haven't heard of Jake Kennedy, I'm sure you will be soon enough. Trained in both Australian and Los Angeles film schools, Jake Kennedy took that training and turned it into a phenominal short film called We All Fall Down, which appears on the Fangoria Blood Drive II DVD. This short horror film has received numerous awards from film festivals and has garnered critical acclaim from not only reviewers, but has received critical acclaim from reviewers and regular viewers alike. In this interview, Jake talks about his career, his film school training and his latest film project, Days of Darkness: Rise of the Flesheaters.

Articles:
Rogues Rant - Rappers as actors. Sucky in concept...sucky in execution. We bitch about it in this month's rant.

Film Reviews:
The Awakening - Chaos Unlimited - Hubris - Heavy Soul - The Ancient


April 2006

Interview:
Debbie Rochon - If you don't know who Debbie Rochon is, then you've probably either been hiding under a rock for the last god knows how many years or you just fell off a turnip truck somewhere. So for those of you who have earthworms for best friends or smell of turnips, let me introduce you. Debbie Rochon is one of the premiere genre film actresses of our time, and unlike some people who hit it big and let success go to their heads, she's also a super nice person and really down to earth. I was recently fortunate enough to have the opportunity to interview this gorgeous Canadian vixen and got to ask her all kinds of questions that hopefully she hasn't been asked a million times before. She did an awesome job of answering every one of them and had a lot of interesting things to say about her past, the industry, friends, making movies and more.

Articles:
Rogues Rant - This month we tear the Hollywood film industry a new one for pushing off their watered down PG-13 crap on us in theaters and then releasing the real versions of the films on unrated version DVDs just a few months later.

Film Reviews:
The Short Film Career of Bill Johns - Fangoria Blood Drive II - Deadpan Valentine - The Guard from the Underground

Roundtable Review: (Topic: The Robotic Menace)
The Ape Man


March 2006

Interviews:
Paul Solet - With he and Jake Hamilton's Means to an End released on the Fangoia Blood Drive II DVD, and his new short entitled Grace currently in the works, Paul Solet is riding high right now. An avid horror fan from the time he was a kid, Paul is now getting to live his dream of making his own horror films. I recently got to ask Paul about Means to an End, Grace, blood recipes and a whole bunch of other stuff as well.

Eric Stuyvesant - Pulling from life experiences and involving his family and friends in the project, Eric Stuyvesant's first feature film, Custody, is not only surrealistic and thought provoking, but entertaining as well. They say never work with kids or animals. Well he broke the first part of that rule four times in this film, working with not only his three real-life kids, but another kid as well. He also works with one of the best indie film actresses I've seen in a very long time. So how did it all come together? Read on to find out.

Articles:
Rogues Rant - This month's topic is: "Is there any good reason that people should still be buying/viewing movies on VHS, or is it time for the VHS commercial video market to just die, relegating the format to home video recording only?"

Film Reviews:
40 Seconds (New Version Re-review)

Roundtable Review: (Topic: The Robotic Menace)
Metropolis


February 2006

Interviews:
Adam Barnick - Way back in 1982 an obscure film called Beasties had a very short run in the home video market. Garnering little success, it was then dropped by the distributor and disappeared from sight for a very long time. Now, director Steve Contreras has restored footage that had been cut from the original release and re-released his one and only film to the masses on DVD! Presented here is my interview with Steve in which I asked him about the making of the film, his unlucky run of distribution, the missing footage that was restored, and much much more. I also asked him where the whole, "The worst film ever made?" thing came from. And will there be a Beasties 2? Read on to find out.

Mark Jeavons - Several months ago I was sent a short film called Shoot Out to review for the magazine. The film was really well done, so naturally I wanted to interview the guys who put it all together. Unfortunately, there were several delays in bringing the interview to you, but at last it's finally it's here. Tyshawn, David and Daniel are not only very talented filmmakers, they're also three really great guys and have a lot of really interesting stuff to say.

Articles:
Rogues Rant - This month's topic is: "What do you hate most about going to the movie theater?"

Film Reviews:
Salaryman Kintaro Vol. 4 - Mainstream - Custody


January 2006

Interviews:
Steve Contreras - Way back in 1982 an obscure film called Beasties had a very short run in the home video market. Garnering little success, it was then dropped by the distributor and disappeared from sight for a very long time. Now, director Steve Contreras has restored footage that had been cut from the original release and re-released his one and only film to the masses on DVD! Presented here is my interview with Steve in which I asked him about the making of the film, his unlucky run of distribution, the missing footage that was restored, and much much more. I also asked him where the whole, "The worst film ever made?" thing came from. And will there be a Beasties 2? Read on to find out.

Tyshawn Bryant, Daniel Sol & David Branin - Several months ago I was sent a short film called Shoot Out to review for the magazine. The film was really well done, so naturally I wanted to interview the guys who put it all together. Unfortunately, there were several delays in bringing the interview to you, but at last it's finally it's here. Tyshawn, David and Daniel are not only very talented filmmakers, they're also three really great guys and have a lot of really interesting stuff to say.

Greg Durbin - First time filmmaker Greg Durbin put together a beautifully crafted short film entitled, I Know Who You Are, which I reviewed here in the magazine not too long ago. I was highly impressed with his ability as a filmmaker, but I also found out he's one heck of a nice guy! Based in Sacramento, this former architect has now gotten the movie making bug. Let's hope he continues on the movie making path he's begun, because I know if he does, we're going to be hearing the name Greg Durbin a whole lot more in the future.


Film Reviews:
Gods of Los Angeles - The Boy With a Thorn in his Side - Means to an End - Uncool


December 2005

Interviews:
Ed Radmanich III - Artie Saves the Hood is truly an achievement in independent filmmaking and in the use of dazzling special effects done on a low budget. Ed Radmanich III is responsible for this completely awesome short film, and I recently got the chance to interview him about it so I could find out just how he accomplished such greatness.

Thomas Ikimi - Living in Limbo, experiencing the same hour over and over again is like a nightmare. Nigerian born Thomas Ikimi brings this nightmare to life in his first feature film, Limbo, which is currently making the rounds at various film festivals to rave reviews. I recently got to ask Thomas about his vision, how he brought that vision to life, and what he has planned for the future.


Articles:
The Gospel of the B-essiah - I recently discovered, hidden deep under my DVD collection, a new testament of our lord and savior, the B-essiah. Here is but a sample of what is found in those scriptures. More shall be revealed in the coming days as the gospel spreads throughout the land...

Film Reviews:
Beasties - 40 Seconds - A Yakuza in Love


November 2005

Interview:
David Giardina - With his first feature film project, Taffy was Born, now appearing at various film festivals to the delight of appreciative crowds, and after having reviewed the film in last months issue, I wanted to take the opportunity to ask David sone questions about what it was like making his first film, filmmaking in general, and what he has planned for the future.

Film Reviews:
An Obsession - Scarred - Limbo
- I Know Who You Are


October 2005

Interviews:
Corey Marshall - Multi-talented Corey Marshall played not one, but three separate monsters in William Winckler's new film, Frankenstein vs. The Creature from Blood Cove. He's also a martial arts expert, does all his own stunts, and he's played the Cookie Monster in a live touring show of Sesame Street. On top of all that, he's even done voice acting in a few video games.

Juan Fernandez - Juan has joined Dave Wascavage's stable of regular actors, and does a great job of playing a real scumbag in Dave's latest film Tartarus. Honestly though, off-camera, he couldn't be more different. He's a really nice guy, and even though he doesn't have a huge number of credits under his belt, I can definitely see him having a bright future as an actor.

Film Reviews:
Artie Saves the Hood - Taffy was Born - Shoot-Out


September 2005

Interview:
Dave Wascavage - Dave's got a new movie out called Tartarus and several distribution deals going for his films. I talked to him about all that and more in our latest interview.

Articles:
Rogues Rants - We each have at least one movie that we like that we're tired of being laughed at over just because everyone else thinks it's stupid. So we decided to rant about it to make ourselves feel better.


August 2005

Interviews:
Insane Mike Saunders - The man behind The Bag Man, Mike saunders is a director with talent and vision who knows how to make an entertaining and well paced film.

Clay Sills - First time filmmaker Clay Sills talks about his experiences in making his first film, My Firkin Family, as well as what he has planned for it's sequel.

Articles:
Celebrities Who Need a Good Kick in the Crotch - I wrote this piece with co-author Brian Morton. In it, we talk about all the rich, out of touch celebrities who just need a good ol' stiff boot to the crotch.

Favorite Movie Quotes of the Rogues - Another piece I contributed to, this is a list of some of the favorite movie quotes of the Rogue Reviewers. It's by no means a complete list, but they're some of my favorites.

Rogues Rants - We're sick to death of product placement in Hollywood films, and wondering why we have to pay such high ticket prices to watch a 90 minute advertisement.

Film Reviews:
Tartarus - Die You Zombie Bastards! - Freaked - Wild Life


July 2005

Interviews:
Charles Band - The man behind Full Moon Pictures and Wizard Entertainment and creator of the Puppet Master series and more genre films than you can even count. I actually got to do a phone interview with him and he was awesome about answering all my questions...even the obscure ones.

Jay Jennings - Jay Jennings created a film called Loanshark, which is almost like a documentary in the day to day life of it's main character, who just happens to be a loanshark.

Articles:
Rogues Rants - This month's Rogues Rant deals with a well known phenomena known generally as "double-dipping." This is when a company releases a film on a plain vanilla DVD, and then months later suddenly comes out with a "Special Edition" with all sorts of great extra features after everyone has already bought the original stripped down release.

Film Reviews:
My Firkin Family - The Bag Man - The Place Promised in our Early Days - Onibi: The Fire Within - Salaryman Kintaro vol. 3 - Frankenstein vs. The Creature From Blood Cove


June 2005 - 1st Anniversary Issue!

Interview:
Alex Ferrari, Jorge Flores Rodriguez, Sean Falcon and Dan Cregan - The men behind the visually stunning and beautifully acted short film, Broken.

Articles:
Rogues Rants - This month's topic is: "What do you hate to see most in movies?"

Film Reviews:
Broken - Loanshark - EM Embalming


May 2005

Interviews:
Rhoda Jordan - She's an extremely talented actress, writer and vocalist and a super nice person as well. Find out more about her in this great interview.

Liza Trainer - Known locally as the "Robot Lady," Liza Trainer has a lot more to her than just building robots. She's an inventor as well, and she's currently producing and directing an "open source" film project that has had input from a huge number of people. Liza talks about the movie, her future ambitions and more in this well done and informative interview.

Articles:
Rogues Rants - This month's topic is: "Do you feel that children who are exposed to violent films and video games will become violent themselves?"

Film Reviews:
Another Lonely Hitman - Salaryman Kintaro Vol. 1


April 2005

Interview:
William Winckler - Bill, who's a huge fan of classic cinema, wrote and directed The Double D Avenger and now he's working on a new film that's being made to look like an old classic called, Frankenstein Vs. The Creature From Blood Cove.

Articles:
Rogues Rants - This month's topic is: "What are your feelings about Hollywood remaking so many classic films?"

Film Reviews:
Angel Guts: Red Classroom - Shinobi: Hidden Techniques


March 2005

Articles:
What Exactly is a B-Movie? - I've been asked this question many times, so I wrote a rather long article that should hopefully answer the question for many of you.

Rogues Rants - This month's topic is: "What are your feelings about the trend of watering down horror and other genre films so they can get a PG-13 rating instead of an R?"

Film Reviews:
Bullet Ballet - Angel Guts: Red Porno - Angel Guts: Nami


February 2005

Interviews:
Eli Harris - An incredibly talented guy, he mixes acting, directing, writing, producing, martial arts, sports, and just about anything else you can think of. He's just finishing off a new film called Saga Tier, and I had the chance to talk to him about it and a lot of other things as well.

Film Reviews:
Cromartie High School


January 2005

Interviews:
Bobby Peoples - Writer and director of the indie paranormal flick, Ghost Writer: Hell's Property.

Film Reviews:
9 Souls - Gantz
- Ghost Writer: Hell's Property


December 2004

Interviews:
Jeff Thomas - Writer, director, and star of the indie horror film, 13 Seconds.

Articles:
Proposal for a New Independent Film Rating System - A proposal for a new ratings board and system that would be set up to allow independent film makers to garner fair ratings for their films without going through the expense of getting an MPAA rating or having to submit to extorted censorship.

Film Reviews:
2LDK


November 2004

Interviews:
Dave Wascavage - This time I interviewed Dave about his latest film, Suburban Sasquatch.
Jesse Cowell - Writer, director and star of the film Shades of Gray.


Film Reviews:
Shades of Gray - The Third Society -
The Bird People in China - Blue Remains - 13 Seconds - Baby Doll


October 2004

Interviews:
Donald Gregory - Young indie filmmaker who created Pizza the Movie.

Rick Popko and Dan West
- Creators and co-directors of the film Monsturd.


Film Reviews:
Suburban Sasquatch - Young Thugs: Innocent Blood -
Young Thugs: Nostalgia


September 2004

Interviews:
ArtsmagicDVD - An interview with the guys from DVD distributor ArtsmagicDVD.

Film Reviews:
Rainy Dog - Ley Lines -
Alice - Kichiku - Pizza The Movie - Monsturd


August 2004

Articles:
B-Movie Romance: Finding That Special Someone - Ever gone out with someone who totally hated the movies you loved?

Interviews:
Dave Wascavage - An interview with "Fungicide" director Dave Wascavage.

Film Reviews:
Revenge of the Earth Chomping Intergalactic Space Marauder -
Fungicide - Malice@Doll - Shinjuku Triad Society


July 2004

Profiles:
Edward D. Wood Jr. - A look at the life and career of the infamous Ed Wood.

Interviews:
Mike Conway - An interview with "Terrarium" director Mike Conway.

Film Reviews:
Full Metal Yakuza -
Nightmare Sisters - Delta Delta Die!


June 2004

 

Profiles:
Bela Lugosi - A look at the life and career of the legendary Bela Lugosi.

Film Reviews:
Terrarium

 

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