10 Filmmaking Lessons Troma’s “The Toxic Avenger” Can Teach You


Troma Entertainment has been synonymous with violent exploitation comedies for nearly 40 years with little sign of stopping. Most recently, the studio released “Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1” which received some of their best reviews in years. Troma isn’t for everyone, but the company champions low-budget filmmaking and the belief that anyone can […]

10 Things Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” Can Teach You About Filmmaking


Quentin Tarantino is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. He started off as an Indie darling and has risen through the upper echelon of the business where when he speaks (and he will, at great length), people listen. He’s gotten to the point where anything he touches can just about get greenlit, and has […]

10 Reasons Why “The Night of the Hunter” is a Classic of American Cinema


“The Night of the Hunter” is Charles Laughton’s Southern Gothic masterpiece of American cinema and is sadly the only film he ever directed. A horror film of its time that meshes fantastical, dream-like visuals along with the terror of a religious zealot. The film stars Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell that […]

10 Things Sam Raimi’s “The Evil Dead” Can Teach You About Filmmaking

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If you’re a young filmmaker with an urge to make horror films, don’t let anyone dismiss you and say it’s wrong; some of the finest filmmakers have cut their teeth in the blood-soaked genre of horror. One of the most notable is horror auteur turned blockbuster filmmaker Sam Raimi. “The Evil Dead” was Raimi’s feature […]