A couple of my favorite films last year came from surreal filmmaker Phil Stevens, Flowers, and Lung II courtesy of Unearthed Films. With little to no dialogue, these atmospheric gore flicks portray an artistic beauty not often found in the subgenre. Needless to say when I heard that Stevens was making a follow up to Flowers, I was super stoked. I became a backer for the film and have followed the production process every step of the way. Seeing Stevens put the film together over the last year or so has been super interesting, and I am happy to report that today we have a poster and a trailer!
The film is available for pre-order now at INSOMNIA!
Ah now for the one thing everyone loathes...writing about themselves!
Well for starters, my name is Chuck, and I am a south Jersey transplant living in Amish country. I’ve been a horror fan since 5th grade, about 16 years ago. My horror fandom started when I got my hands on a copy of Jay Anson’s novel The Amityville Horror. The book terrified me, and I knew I just had to watch the movie. An older cousin of mine had a copy of it, and that was the genesis of my obsession with the genre.
Over the years I have expressed my horror fandom in many ways. Since about 2005 I have been regularly attending horror conventions. These have been great ways to amass collectibles, movies, and to meet some of my favorite celebrities. My best friend Mike and I used to run our own horror blog years ago, and we also dabbled in script writing. I am looking forward to going back to writing about horror, something I’ve always loved.
When I’m not working (I work at PNC Bank), my non-horror interests are studying theology and economics, watching Japanese tokusatsu, and doing play-by-play commentary for professional wrestling. I’m also a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and singing in a Barbershop quartet. Oh, and I’m probably the biggest fan of the Golden Girls you’ll ever meet.
My top 5 horror flicks (definitely subject to change):
1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
2. Basket Case (1982)
3. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
4. The Beyond (1981)
5. Dawn of the Dead (1978)