Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Here is another excellent chance to be a part of something truly special in the cinematic world of horror.  SHADOW BOUND is a black and white silent web series inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.  The story is about a man named Jack Pickman who returns to his home town from the big city to attend his father's funeral who has died under mysterious circumstances.  When he arrives, however, he discovers that his brother has been institutionalized and is no longer the man Jack knew before.   Believing that something more sinister is afoot Jack sets off on his own investigation to discover what happened to both his father and brother and their connection to a strange symbol that seems to be the start of all the strangeness.

This is a horror series that goes in the complete opposite direction of what everybody else is doing out there on the world wide web.  SHADOW BOUND is about story and atmosphere with a silent early 1900's film style.  The goal is to tell a scary story visually without pathetic jump scares and  strewing a bunch of gore and gross stuff about.  It's called class, people.  I am blessed enough to be 1st AD on the project and was allowed to direct the diner scene in the first episode.  Everyone involved in front of and behind the cameras is a remarkable talent.  There is so much work, sacrifice and creativity involved with a large project such as this.  We have done a lot of filming on location too including in the very haunted Pythian Castle which can be seen on t.v.'s HAUNTED COLLECTOR and GHOST LAB.

We are currently filming and we need your help.  So click on the link below and visit our Indiegogo page.  Watch the video and get to know the people behind the creation of SHADOW BOUND.  Nathan Shelton is the writer and star of SHADOW BOUND as well as one of the directors.  He is a true talent.  I cannot stress that enough.  I saw a short sci-fi film he was in a few years back.  It was a really good film but when Nathan was on screen I felt like I was watching BLADE RUNNER for the first time.  His mere presence elevated the look and the feel of the film.  SHADOW BOUND is his creation and with his talent and vision there is no telling how big this series is going to get.   You can easily be a part of it.  Spread the word and donate if you can.  A little bit goes a long way.  All of us on the production team thank you.  Stay in the light, folks.




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Saturday, July 6, 2013


I saw NINJA 3: DOMINATION back in the day when I was a little kid and thought it was the most badass thing I had ever seen.  How could you not be amazed by a ninja that comes out of nowhere onto a golf course kung-fuing four body guards, casually murdering some guy and his girlfriend, throwing ninja stars into the faces of a hundred cops and jumping on a helicopter killing everyone on board allowing it to crash into the water.  Then after all that the little bugger kills a hundred more cops with his ninja sword while getting shot over and over again by the police before throwing smoke and burying himself into hiding.  For a kid in the eighties NINJA 3 was the hella-coolest.  Nowadays I resent the film for reminding of what a stupid kid I was in the eighties.

 Honestly though I do like this movie.  It is good silly fun from the good ol' boys at Cannon Films.  How can you hate a movie whose title can't even count?  Its like hating on some kid in a wheelchair just because he is in a wheelchair.  There is no NINJA 1 and there sure as heck ain't no NINJA 2.  I have to ask where did the '3' in NINJA 3 come from?  Sesame Street?  The big problem with NINJA 3 is that almost all the good stuff happens at the beginning of the film.  The movie decides to put on the brakes and try to form some kind of story to justify all the badass shenanigans that just happened.......It didn't do a very good job.  In fact the story went in the most wrongest direction possible.  The ninja is a bad guy that ends up dying and possessing a nearby female utility worker named Christie.  That is pretty random if you ask me.  Then the movie becomes a revenge movie of sorts where the ghost of the ninja takes control of Christie and goes around killing the last five extras playing the cops who just happened to not die from awesome ninja skills of the ninja.  Of course one of the cops falls in love with the girl and they hook up but really its all rather boring.  We want our nearly indestructible ninja back.  This guy could teach Steven Segal what "HARD TO KILL" means.

There is a weird collection of bizarre heavy special effects scenes suggesting that NINJA 3 was more inspired by movies like POLTERGEIST and THE EXORCIST rather than classic ninja or samurai films from Japan.  There is an actual exorcism that takes place that tries to out do the head spinning in THE EXORCIST with body flipping crazy Christie in a straight jacket.  Then there are the moments when Christie's apartment goes bonkers and there is all this smoke and lasers and moving appliances and floating swords and crap as the ghost of the ninja takes hold of Christie.  I guess it is suppose to be scary like POLTERGEIST but NINJA 3 can barely muster the hair raising suspense usually associated with watching The Jackson 5's TORTURE music video.

There is no doubt you will have a great time watching NINJA 3.  Don't worry though. That won't last long once you realize that all the non-ninja characters in this movie are about as exciting as burnt toast.  If I was giving advice to NINJA 3 on how to make the movie better I would say that I would like to see more ninja in my ninja movie.  Watching some woman walk around and fall in love with some dildo of a cop doesn't make the most exciting ninja film ever.  I guess if anything you could spend the run time laughing at how "Eighties" NINJA 3 is but don't be surprised if a small hint of guilt creeps up squirreling in your belly making you feel like you just got finished laughing at a kid in a wheelchair.  I did.