Spookers is a big-scale haunted house attraction based in an abandoned mental hospital south of Auckland, New Zealand. Run by the Watson family, it includes the main buildings, plus the ‘Freaky Forest’ and the ‘Cornevil’ maze, based on the maize labyrinth that started the Watsons into the horror entertainment businessRead More →

AD/BC: A Rock Opera is a rock opera about the birth of Jesus Christ told from the point of view of the innkeeper. It is essentially a purposely low-budget 30 minute parody of other rock operas, most notably Jesus Christ Superstar.Read More →

The Girl Can’t Help It is the ultimate over-the-top Hollywood rock ‘n’ roll movie and is a glorious film that Divine and John Waters watched religiously. Apparently even those horrid Beatles were highly influenced by the film. The movie opens in black and white with Tom Miller explaining that the filmRead More →

 B-grade horror comedy that mixes Biggest Loser reality shows with slasher camp tropes and somehow works, despite its limitations, low budget, lack of stars and long running time. The movie in fact starts with a scene that has nothing to do with the film but does have Bree Olsen nakedRead More →

David Cronenberg is a hugely respected and admired filmmaker, with a catalogue of festival awards and critical and box office success. He attracts A-list talent for his movies, which are always thought-provoking and met with wide intellectual appreciation. But this was not always the case.Read More →

Through an online competition six fans were sent to film and interview Iggy and The Stooges play the Raw Power album at Montocelli New York’s “All Tomorrow’s Parties” Festival. The competitors had to submit a HD video clip of themselves with probing questions and reasons for wanting to film thatRead More →

The Church of Scientology has become notorious around the world. Founded by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, it spread through its message of self-improvement, but with the secrecy of a cult. British journalist Louis Theroux, adept at infiltrating a wide variety of fringe groups, decided to take on thisRead More →

Pickup on South Street follows two FBI agents who are watching a young woman named Candy on the Subway, for what reason we are unaware of. Enter Skip McCoy, a cannon (pickpocket) on his third strike who has just been released from jail, (one more strike and he gets life.)Read More →

Hounds of Love is screening at this year’s NZ Film Festival, book your tickets here. Crimson Celluloid: Prior to making Hounds of Love you’d mainly done short movies and TV work. What knowledge and experience did you bring from these jobs to your first feature film? Ben Young: The principalsRead More →