I have worked with many indie horror film makers over the years, some good some not so good but what all these filmmakers have in common is they each have a vision and a passion about how a horror film should be made.The Subject of out first indie horror producer showcase Michel Gale Butt is no exception. This Wisconsin based filmmaker has brought us titles such as Vampire ticks form outer space, The Man with the golden hand, This Book is cursed, These Woods are cursed and other memorable titles.
Michael when asked about got him into the indie horror game he states that as a young man growing up in Wisconsin his love of acting and Classic Monster movies, this love followed him through college and using the knowledge acquired in college he set out on the indie horror path. His first subjects of early films was yetis but Then made his first notable film Vampire Ticks from outer space, to be followed by The Man with the Golden Hand and This Woods is Cursed.
|Michael Butt with Crystalynn Oldenburg his costar in Vampire Ticks|
When asked what inspired him about Planet Terror and the Grind-house era of the 70's and early 80,s Butt said it was the excitement and the practical effects elaborating the lack of cgi effects and the reliance on old school sfx for the excitement and visceral thrills this genre of movies produce.
|Michael Butt and Celeste Parker of Dedgars Coffin Classics|
As a filmmaker myself it is good to have a core of goto actors and actresses you can depend on to provide talent for your projects.
|Michael Norman Gale Butt|
To end this i asked Michael about where he saw his work heading in the future he has this to say..
"Someday I'll find time to market them properly, or find someone who believes in them enough to invest in promoting them. Then once I am completely funded by my films I'll be able to devote 100percent of myself to them. Then I can start competing with the big name companies... But I'm going to keep my feel my practicality and my love of storytelling over profit."
Again this comes down to passion and seeing the passion of Butt and other filmmakers the Horror genre is in good hands I think. Here is a Link to Vampire Ticks From Outer Space which you can view by going HERE
So in closing please be sure to support indie filmmakers particulary Indie horror filmmakers you never know what kind of a hidden gem you will finds.. So Good night lets keep america on top watch horror hosts y'all ...Unpleasant Dreams..