Forget the Independent Film Channel and the Sundance Film Festival.
Fangoria magazine has done more to support TRUE independent filmmaking in the last 30 years than anyone else.
Here are a view short films made FAR outside Hollywood to keep an eye on at Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors at the Jacob Javits convention center.
CLOWN: Special effects make-up guru Tate Steinsiek (“Knock Knock“) directs this creepy clown tale featuring none other than Peter Greene (Zed from “Pulp Fiction”). FRIDAY 6 p.m.
A FAR CRY FROM HOME: The great Alan Rowe Kelly writes and directs a flick about an “urban gay couple who stop off at a rural antiques store owned by a sect of homophobic, crazed killers.” Does it get any better? FRIDAY, 7 p.m.
THE VIEWER: Trippy, 3-D bloodletter from Graham Reznick (“I Can See You“), a man much more intelligent than you or I. Fango describes it as a “psychedelic science-fiction short, a telepathic interrogation is experienced by the audience through the eyes of a suspected murderer.” I lost control of my bowels watching them film it — it’s that wacky. Brian Spears of G&S Effects contributed the gore. SATURDAY, 6 p.m.
INSATIABLE: Mike Lane (“The Blood Shed) stars as a dude who may be a serial killer and/or a vampire. SUNDAY, 11 a.m.
THE PICK UP: See what happens when a yuppie picks up the wrong prostie. Gore by Spears. SUNDAY, 6 p.m.
Complete list, including where to find these at Javits, available on the good ol’ Fango Web site.