Category Archives: Independent film

Throwing Some Light on the Dark Earth

Scottish-born director, screenwriter and old-school FX monster obsessive Peter A. Montgomery is nothing if not determined. His latest project — his most ambitious yet — is a feature film called Dark Earth that offers up monsters, period-set science fiction/fantasy adventure … Continue reading

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It Grows! … on Steroids!

So Nick Stathopoulos and Ryan Cauchi’s fantastic short nasty-plant-from-outer-space film, It Grows! (see these Undead Backbrain articles) has shambled off with a slew of awards at Zed Fest. Director Ryan Cauchi reports: I’m speechless right now. It Grows! has just … Continue reading

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Hellyfish Slouches Towards Us?

As the poet Yeats asked: “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?” Well, folks, it’s a giant jellyfish. It may not be slouching towards Bethlehem, but it is heading towards a … Continue reading

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Update: Meateaters Is Ready To Chew the Scenery

Meateaters is the latest B-monster flick from the Polonia Bros. Entertainment. It was highlighted during January by Undead Backbrain in an article that explored the world of Monsters vs The Mafia on film. Synopsis: An excavation blast unleashes prehistoric terror … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Expedition?

The Lost World concept has a long and successful history in fiction and on film. From Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World) through to Merian Cooper’s 1933 King Kong … Continue reading

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Of Monsters and the Mafia

Indie stalwart Mark Polonia of the Polonia Bros has just finished major photography on a film that features the mob and a dinosaurian monster. It’s called Meateaters, which probably indicates that we’re not dealing with a herbavore. There’s something intriguingly … Continue reading

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New Trailer: The Zombie Apocalypse Reaches Denmark

Scandinavian TV and cinema — not to forget literature — have been spreading their goodness around the world for a while now, having produced some of the best work in crime and dark fantasy seen anywhere. TV shows such as … Continue reading

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Peter and the Colossus Seek Your Help

Remember Peter and the Colossus? This fantasy film from independent director Mitchel Viernes was featured on Undead Backbrain last December. Go and read about it, then come back for more news. Looks like a decent and heartfelt project, doesn’t it? … Continue reading

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Peter and the Colossus

A Backbrain New Release Exclusive What if your best friend was a giant tree monster? Peter and the Colossus (US-2013) is an independent feature-length film written, directed and produced by Mitchel Viernes. It stars Aubrey Robbins and new child star … Continue reading

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Zella Suits Up

A Backbrain Exclusive It’s official. CGI hasn’t totally killed off the latex suits and miniature sets. Undead Backbrain, in the person of monster-film hound Avery Guerra, has unearthed a new, good-looking daikaiju eiga (giant monster film) being made using traditional … Continue reading

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