James Balsamo is rather new on the indie horror scene but he’s a filmmaker I’m keeping my eye on. Balsamo plundered the indie horror scene in 2011 with his debut, HACK JOB (my review), which too me back to the good old early days of Troma films. He followed up HACK JOB with I SPILL YOUR GUTS (my review). Balsamo’s energy and passion for the genre shines through in every frame and I appreciate that Balsamo makes horror films because he loves horror films. The genre isn’t just a stepping stone for him and his career … it’s the actual path.
Well Balsamo recently contacted me with some good news. His feature I SPILL YOUR GUTS has just been novelized and released in book form and it has also been released in VHS. If you’ve seen I SPILL YOUR GUTS then you know that this is the perfect film to watch in VHS form!! The novel was written by Nick Kisella and is available on Amazon.com in both paperback version (click here) and Kindle version (click here). Acid Bath Productions & Horrorboobs Video has released the VHS exclusively through Forbidden Planet in NYC (click here).
In other news, Balsamo’s newest feature, COOL AS HELL, will be hitting the streets February 19, 2013. Check out the plot crunch of COOL AS HELL:
Rich and Benny are having trouble with the ladies, until they befriend a demon named Az. It’s a non-stop party until a soul hungry beast leaps through an open portal from the underworld and starts terrorizing the town. It’s up to Az and the boys to send the creature back to the depths where it came from, and look good, while doing it in “Cool As Hell”.
As soon as I find out where it’ll be available, I’ll let you know. Support indie horror filmmakers and see something original, gory, and fun for a change!!