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Edward Anderson Talks "Shuttle"

Edward Anderson is currently making the rounds with a film he wrote and directed called "Shuttle". The horror/thriller is being released by Magnolia Entertainment this week, and here's what happened when we tracked Anderson down for an interview recently.

It’s the only ending that makes sense, in part because it’s honest.

What was your initial inspiration for "Shuttle"?

I was on an airport shuttle van and my mind just wandered. There’s a bigger context to the film, something that was thinking about around that time, but it falls into spoiler territory so we can’t to go there.

You recently screened the film at the SXSW, how was the audience reaction?

"Skeleton Crew" Trailer Makes Me Laugh

Haha... I'm not saying I would actually watch this film, I'm just saying I was incredibly amused by the trailer. And hell, I'm sure there are some of you out there willing to brave this kind of low budget stuff. For what it appears to have been shot on, it's definitely an impressive production.

Although I'm hearing British accents here, the internet tells me this is actually a Finnish horror film, something we've been seeing an awful lot of lately. "Skeleton Crew" will hit DVD in the States July 21st, courtesy of Lightning Media.

Triloquist (REVIEW)

While they've never quite made it into the upper tier of horror movie monsters, evil dolls have been a presence in midnight movies for almost as long as genre-staple baddies like vampires and werewolves. They've appeared in undisputed genre classics (“Poltergeist”, “Magic”), sustained a few major franchises (“Child's Play”, “Saw”), and, maybe the biggest sign you've made it in the horror genre, inspired loads of low-budget schlock (“Waxwork”, “Demonic Toys”).

Drive Thru (REVIEW)

Mackenzie Carpenter is your typical 17 year old. She thinks life in the O.C. is boring, tends to sneer at most of the stereotypical O.C. kids and wants nothing more than to rock out and be cool. Her plan comes to a screeching halt when her group of friends start to turn up dead one by one in bloody and gruesome ways. The one key factor to all of the murders is the sighting of one "Horny the Clown", mascot of the local Hellaburger Fast Food chain, fleeing the scene of the crimes.

"It Came From Kuchar" Trailer

I don't know why, but documentaries on the processes and machinations of making Z-grade horror are like crack to me. Whether it's something like "American Movie", "Horror Business", or the recent release "Blood, Boobs & Beast", I find myself absolutely fascinated with the kind of people who make this crap. I would never in a million years want to do what they do, or even watch their movies, and yet there is something so straightforward and genuine about these people you almost always end up falling in love with them by the time the movie's over.

Dark Reel (REVIEW)

When you find yourself sifting through stacks of low budget independent features, you tend to find some common similarities throughout. A spark of a good idea, a lot of ambition, and a healthy love of the genre. Typically, these movies tend to not extend very far past these tenants; and are quickly hampered by low budget, lack of experience and sub par acting. At first glance, "Dark Reel" appears to be one of those films.

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