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Terry Coe Posted: 28 August, 2010 at 05:00 AM GMT
Author: Terry Coe

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For the longest time I've been a fan of indie horror movies. Its not the most popular genre out there unfortunately. It just doesn't have the following that many think it deserves. I think one of the problems is, it seems we're being programmed for wide released, big budgeted films, and remakes. Limited releases and straight to video features sometimes get the shaft. When in reality, they are a much more dedicated movie and way more fun to watch. For the most part, these films don't have the budget of the Hollywood "blockbusters". They don't have the $20 million a movie actors either. But, what they lack in the major funding department, they more than make up for in other areas.

You've probably been there too. Watching a movie that’s suppose to be the next big thing. Its not bad, could be worse, but in the end it sure didn't feel like you got their $100 million worth. What did they spend their money on? Hollywood's biggest names and a bunch of special effects that takes the place of any type of plot and questionable acting. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of these movies that ooze quality and are lots of fun to watch. But, every time I see some supposed Hollywood blockbuster or ANOTHER remake I can't help but sigh, and think… "Here we go again." Especially if it’s a remake / reboot of an awesome classic just hoping to bank on the title. We all know the atrocities that have come out in the past years. Some of them border on insulting to fans of the originals, and fans of horror all around.

I suppose part of the reason I'm drawn to indie horror flicks is because, I grew up watching these types of movies 20-25 years ago. When movies didn't suck you in with CGI and most of the scenes filmed on a green screen. Special effects seemed to consist of a great make-up dept and tons of bloody latex.

One of the best reasons is fan interaction. In my limited experience writing blogs, reviews, and interviews. I've had the most luck and help with those involved in indie films. They’re willing to talk to the fans and not just look at us like another dollar sign. They really appreciate all of us that support their work and in turn try to make films that we'll enjoy. Then bust their asses to do it. It just seems like the movies have a little more personal feel to them. I like to think, "This was made with me in mind."

Below is a list of some movies I thought up that I really enjoyed, or I'm really looking forward to. If you haven't seen any of them, I would recommend checking out a couple and maybe find yourself a new favorite. If we stop supporting indie horror, we might not have any left.

Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs) believes independent films are the genre's lifeblood. "I really think the future is the indie horror filmmaker." (Interview with rabiddoll.com)

Hatchet / Hatchet 2 - In theaters soon.
Deadlands / Deadlands 2
Trick of the Witch -
coming soon
2001 Maniacs / 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
Let The Right One In
Dead Girl
Dead and Breakfast
Feast
Altered
Frozen
(DVD / Blu Ray release this fall)
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
Evil Aliens
Dead Snow
The Rage
Gutterballs
Midnight Movie
Dark Reel
The After Dark Films
(3 years and still going of the “8 Films to Die For”)

Either way, if you’re a fan of indie horror a little, a lot or not much at all. You’ve probably supported it in some way shape or form. There is a great deal of bad ass horror movies out there for every taste. If you love the Hollywood hits, stick with it. Fans of all types of horror movies keep movies in production, keep people scared, and keep sites like this going.

Enjoy

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