Anyone with aspirations to (or just a strong interest in) independent horror filmmaking would do well to be present at New York City’s Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street) Friday, July 22. There, the third night of VisionFest 05: The Other Festival will kick off a “Fright Night” lineup at 7 p.m., including the world premiere of Christopher P. Garetano’s documentary HORROR BUSINESS.
The first full-length feature from Garetano, whose short INSIDE was seen on FANGORIA’S BLOOD DRIVE DVD, HORROR BUSINESS is a look into the lives of guerrilla fright filmmakers and a wry analysis of the passions and desires which compel them to strive for the top, whether they fail or triumph at their tasks. The documentary features interviews with genre personalities such as Sid Haig, Joe Bob Briggs, Herschell Gordon Lewis and Fango’s own Tony Timpone, along with day-in-the-life segments focusing on indie filmmakers Mark (AMERICAN MOVIE) Borchardt, Ron Atkins and others. Many of the directors interviewed in HORROR BUSINESS will be in attendance at the premiere.
For more info, visit the film’s website.