It's a dark and stormy night. The usual soft silence of the night is replaced with aggressive storms raging all around; howling winds, clapping thunder, rain smacking the ground like bullets. Just ahead is a cabin, only visible briefly from the quick flashes from lightning bolts
Sitting in a small dark room, not a terribly small room, but no larger than a roomy interrogation room, a man sits alone in a comfortable, pleather chair. His eyes are glued to the glow of the several screens in front of him, as the
Part two of our journey into the Featured FearMakers of 2016 takes us from April to June. Catch up on Part I here.
April 4 - Brian Davis
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Brian has always had a love affair with the horror genre. Ever since first watching John
As we leave 2016 and make way for 2017, we'd like to take a look back at all the great FearMakers we've been lucky enough to feature on We Are Indie Horror. Below is part one of our Featured FearMaker rewind for 2016.
January 11 -
Millions have fled to major cities across the world to make a name for themselves. From New York to London to Paris to Tokyo, these cities are treasure troves for the dreamers and doers of the world. For a select few, they don't come to
Fear is a powerful emotion. For some it can be debilitating, leaving them stuck in a state of panic and stagnancy. For others, fear can be a call to action. For artists, fear can be a creative nightmare, or it can lead to great things.
It’s that time of year, where the Halloween decorations make way for green and red tinsel, bright trees, and fat men in large red coats. For horror fans like us, the holiday season can be a rather lackluster affair, with the slight exception of Krampus,
Think about how many of your favorite films have origins within literature. Whether they be classics like Dracula or newer tales like IT, it is no doubt that some of the best stories come not from screenplays, but from novels. The novel has for a long time
It's no surprise to hear that every day, thousands of wide-eyed young people step off of busses, trains, and planes, and take their first step in a big city. Young actors come from across the world to try their best at making it in the
A small fern grows on the forest floor. An alien hand, with two fingers protruding, reaches out for the fern. The alien groans. A rabbit turns and listens. The fingers dig up the plant as the rabbit watches. The alien then carefully uproots the plant.
While films and filmmakers can come from anywhere, we find that where people are from greatly influences their works. For example, writer Jeremy Megargee's literature is greatly based off the panhandle states which he has spent most of his life in. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld wrote every episode of
Of all the things accomplished in the last two years from We Are Indie Horror, perhaps one of the most important things to us is our reach across the world. While we are based in Los Angeles, FearMakers are scattered across the globe, making horror for
There are two types of people in this world. The ones who know exactly what they want to do with their lives, and the ones who don't. Those with clear life goals, work tirelessly towards their singular goal while stopping at nothing until they achieve
Banner Photo Courtesy of "The Orphanage" (2007) J.A. Bayona
By: J. Carlos Menjivar
My journey in mapping the successes and influences of Latino (and/or Hispanic) filmmakers in the United States proved to be a bit difficult, even more so, when confined to the paradigm of a single
It takes a lot of hard work to make a film, there is no doubt about it. As a struggling young filmmaker, the hardest part is getting people to believe in you enough to fund your project. In a world of reboots and sequels, it
[caption id="attachment_13403" align="aligncenter" width="3000"] BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) Actors Ted Raimi, Michelle Hurd, Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago, Bruce Campbell, Lee Majors, and moderator Ailica Lutes present onstage at The Paley Center for Media's 10th Annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews honoring STARZ Ash
We Are Indie Horror is looking to expand it's writing team to include a more diverse voice in this community. We Are Indie Horror represents all who have a love, passion, and appreciation for all things horror; especially independent horror. The community starts with WE
Regarded as one of the godfathers to modern horror, Tod Browning is infamous for his iconic directorial interpretations of films like Dracula and London After Midnight. His most peculiar work, and arguably his best, would be his 1932 masterpiece Freaks. While not exactly traditional horror, Freaks is an impeccable film,
By: Ruben Nuno-Ortiz
Tasmania’s Stranger With My Face International Film Festival will return this spring for its 5th edition, and submissions are now officially open!
Named after a Young Adult novel by Lois Duncan, Stranger With My Face focuses on female perspectives in genre film, with an
By: Ruben Nuno-Ortiz
Step into a world of illegal booze, Prohibition-era costume design, and vampires in the newest film from Speakeasy Pictures and IMPULSE-FX, Bloodrunners. The latest feature from writer and director Dan Lantz (Blind Love, Felix Melman), Bloodrunners centers on a turf war between a crooked cop
As we grow here at We Are Indie Horror, it is always wonderful to see our Featured FearMaker's success grow as well. Coming from FearMaker Megan Freels Johnston is a new film that plays on a fear we didn't know we had, The Ice Cream Truck. Today we
Humans have told horror stories since the dawn of time. As of late, technology has grown to showcase stories in a multitude of formats. One of the most recent but oldest forms is podcasting. Although the media is new, the format is the same. A
By Nicholas J. Spacek
The press materials for Briony Kidd's acclaimed Tasmanian short, The Room at the Top of the Stairs, cite '70s horror films and Daphne du Maurier's gothic mystery, Rebecca, as its inspirations. From the opening shots of star Fiannah de Rue walking up
We Are Indie Horror is getting bombarded with a ton of new releases coming in the next few weeks. This is a wonderful problem to have as the indie scene is continuing to grow and get recognition across the board. Since that is the case,
By Khalil Flier
An interesting short film with an even more interesting style, Queen Wasp follows the story of Jessica, a young woman living in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles after some nondescript event has left the city sacked and in the hands of a tyrannical warlord
In the dark corner of a dark room sits a lonely girl in a lonely chair. Her fingers moving in a blur across a keyboard as she stares helplessly into the bright void of the computer screen in front of her. Violently she taps away
Being members of the generation raised with the internet, it comes to no surprise how excited we were when we first saw the title of this film in our email inbox. Zombie Cats From Mars does sound like the perfect film to break the internet if only
Before a time of YouTube and instant streaming, films would be shared on little black plastic rectangles called VHS tapes (feeling nostalgic yet?). There were hundreds of excellent horror flicks on VHS that never quite made it to DVD or streaming, sitting in eternity in
It is no secret that if you follow We Are Indie Horror, you know we love immersive theater. As the form of entertainment advances, immersive theater experiences have grown; putting the audience directly in the middle of a story and the horror genre has thrived
If you've ever wanted your film to make it across the globe, now is your chance. Monster Fest announces it's seventh year, and submissions are currently open! Check out all the info in the press release below.
Monster Fest, Australia’s premier genre film festival celebrating cult, horror and
Last year we dove head first into a mysterious organization that took us to our personal limits and beyond. What started out as a random encrypted email turned into a cataclysmic shift in our world views. We are of course talking about Darren Lynn Bousman and Clint
If there is one thing we strive to do here at We Are Indie Horror, it's helping out up and coming filmmakers get their dream projects off the ground. There is something special about seeing a budding filmmaker gearing up for their first project. Maybe it's because