Actor Irwin Keyes Dies; Filmmaker James Balsamo Celebrates His Life

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It looks like the acting world lost another talented actor. Actor Irwin Keyes died yesterday and left behind a long legacy of memorable characters. Keyes had a big presence on both the big screen and on TV and was one of the rare actors who could make you laugh and then turn around and put in … Continue reading

Catch of the Day (2014)

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Get ready to once again enter the batshit crazy world of James Balsamo. Balsamo is becoming a household name on the indie horror scene and is a machine, cranking out four indie horror films since 2011. I know that’s a film a year but for a filmmaker who doesn’t have a major Hollywood studio backing … Continue reading

Release Date Drops for Newest Balsamo Film, Catch of the Day

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Some people just can’t sit back and enjoy a fun horror film loaded up with gore, titties, heavy metal/death metal, and more gore.  I’m of course talking about indie horror filmmaker, James Balsamo who came on the scene in 2011 with the very fun horror flick, HACK JOB (my review).  This film set the tone … Continue reading

Cool as Hell (2013)


James Balsamo is back and brings with him his no-holds-barred style of guerrilla-filmmaking that reminds me a lot of the old school Troma flicks from Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz (you know, before they had budgets). COOL AS HELL marks Balsamo’s third feature length film and he’s showing no signs of slowing down (he’s already … Continue reading

Balsamo Announces His 4th Horror Feature, Mystery Meat!!

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James Balsamo is determined to make his name a household familiarity.  Since 2011 Balsamo has made three films (his latest, COOL AS HELL, is being released soon) and has acted in nine indie horror films.  Well staying true to his mission, Balsamo has announced his fourth feature film, MYSTERY MEAT.  Check out the press release: … Continue reading

Red Band Trailer Drops for Balsamo’s Cool As Hell


Indie horror filmmaker James Balsamo is one hard working sonuvabitch!!  He’s been hard at work in post-production on COOL AS HELL, his upcoming film, and there’s no sign of him letting up any time soon (see my previous article on Balsamo here).  COOL AS HELL is written, directed, and stars Balsamo and also stars Tom Savini, … Continue reading

Lots of Updates from James Balsamo: I Spill Your Guts Gets a Book & VHS Release & News on His Latest Feature, Cool as Hell

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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 … Continue reading

Official Trailer & Artwork Drop for James Balsamo’s Cool as Hell


James Balsamo, the crazy bastard behind 2011’s HACK JOB (my review) and 2012’s I SPILL YOUR GUTS (my review), is back with his new film, COOL AS HELL!!  Balsamo contacted me earlier today with the official trailer and artwork for COOL AS HELL and this one looks FUN AS HELL (sorry … the pun was … Continue reading

Balsamo is Back and is Cool as Hell!!

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James Balsamo is a busy man.  Balsamo has made two feature-length films in the last two years and it looks as though he has no intentions of slowing down!!  His first film, HACK JOB, was a horror anthology (my review) and covered just about every horror sub-genre you could think of (I think it also … Continue reading

I Spill Your Guts (2012)


War. Revenge. The self-fueled cycle of the war machine creating killers and then not knowing what to do with them once they aren’t needed anymore. All these themes and more are explored in James Balsamo’s latest flick, I SPILL YOUR GUTS. Sure the name is a bit 42nd Street-ish … it’s supposed to be. This … Continue reading

  • Some of my favorite horror movies:
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)

  • Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn (1987)

  • Martyrs (2008)


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