I've been producing some horror shorts for Crypt TV so I wanted to give you a place to watch them all. Being that it's Halloween I figure there is nothing more pressing than watching a bunch of films to put you in the holiday mood. But first, like Crypt TV on Facebook so you can spread the love and show your support for these projects so we can keep making more!

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Tethers
Written/Directed/VFX by Justin Martinez

Starring
Gena Shaw
Bilal Mir
Whitney Ullom
Anthony Pavelich

Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina
Props Gilberto Vega
Sound Recordist Ben Turner
1st AC Evan Parquette
Score by Rob Gokee

Time Suck
Written/Directed/Produced by Allison Vanore

Starring
Cynthia San Luis
Jo Bozarth
Brian McLaughlin
Marcus Chavez

Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Production Sound Mixer Rakesh Anderson
Score by Rob Gokee
Special Thanks to Erin Fleming

Woman in the Book
Written/Directed/VFX by Justin Martinez

Starring
Marsha Vassilevskaia
Paul Natonek
Rachael Hip-Flores

Cinematography by Raphe Wolfgang
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Production Sound Gilberto Vega & Ben Turner
Score by Rob Gokee

Family Photo
Written/Directed by Matt Jackson

Starring
Kim Whalen
Tim Guest
Tricia Guest
Matt Jackson

Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina
Gaffer Levi Kaminkowitz
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Production Sound Mixer Rakesh Anderson
Special Thanks to John Georgopoulos

Viral
Written/Directed by Vianessa Castaños

Starring
Samantha Tan
Jordan Hubbard

Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Production Sound Mixer Rakesh Anderson
Special Thanks to Erin Fleming
Score by Rob Gokee

Zombie Pets
Written/Directed/Animated by Stephen Leonard

Selfie
Written/Directed/Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina

Starring
Grace Serrano
Makenzie Lee-Foster
Rhoda Pell

Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Score by Rob Gokee

Head
Written/Directed/Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina

Starring
Anthony Pavelich
Vianessa Castaños

VFX by Justin Martinez
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Score by Rob Gokee

Inspiration
Co-Written by Matt Jackson & Dan Litzinger
Directed by Matt Jackson

Starring
Marissa Skell
Benj Goehner
Lisa Marie Long

Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina
Gaffer Levi Kaminkowitz
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Production Sound Mixer Rakesh Anderson
Special Thanks to John Georgopoulos
Score by Rob Gokee

Becky With the Good Hair
Written/Directed by Vianessa Castaños

Starring
Briana DeCoster
Anna Lamadrid

Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Score by Rob Gokee

There is one more that has yet to be posted... so when it is I'll add it here. Let us know what you think! Which one is your favorite and why?

Now that Love in the Time of Monsters has been out for consumption, the reviews are rolling in. I decided to pick out my favorite quotes from said reviews and share them with you. Take my word for it, the reviews are really fun and mostly awesome! I've linked each quote to the review in case you want to read more. But really, who needs more with all of this awesome?

"There are a ton of goddamn Bigfoots walking around, the gore is top notch and absolutely relentless....Love in the Time of Monsters is a genuinely funny and blood splattered film for the ages. That may sound a bit excessive, but I assure you  – it’s not." Read more on Modern Horrors...

"In some ways, it feels like a really crazy videogame where the challenges to our heroes get increasingly harder and more difficult for them to deal with." Read more on Best Horror Movies...

"For the entire 97-minute runtime, I stopped playing Total War and just watched....the sheer amount of charm and fun that is crammed into this movie makes it almost impossible to hate. Even if you don’t love this movie, I don’t see anyone but killjoys and psychopaths having a bad time watching it." Read more on Dread Central...

"Turns out my worries were all for naught as Love in the Time of Monsters is a film able to mix comedy, horror, fun, and gore in a way that is as rare to find as Bigfoot itself. " Read more on AICN...

"Writer Michael Skvarla expresses a mildly genius ability to create a story that is fun, full of energy, and fast-paced with characters and situations that are truly entertaining." Read more on A Southern Life in Scandalous Times ...

And if you aren't convinced yet...

"It's got heart, laughs, scares, a fantastic cast, wonderful writing, romance, assured and competent direction AND a zombie moose. Now, I'm not saying this has something for everyone... hang on, that's exactly what I'm saying. Love in the Time of Monsters is a brilliant fun flick and I recommend it wholeheartedly. This is not one to miss!" Read more on Hickey's House of Horrors...

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LITOM PosterI think back to the 80s and early 90s... my sisters and I were big into movies and had a huge collection of tapes (VHS) in drawers.  They were mostly recorded movies and shows off of the television.  We watched them over and over.  I know my parents wouldn't let us watch scary movies - or at least they would attempt to keep us from watching.  "No way!" to Friday the 13th, Halloween, Chucky, Gremlins, etc.  However, movies like Howard the Duck and The Peanut Butter Solution, Dark Crystal, Interview with a Vampire and Labyrinth were okay - though watching them now as an adult I wonder how these movies slipped past my parents. Other films I did see: Poltergeist I, II, and III, The Exorcist, Silence of the Lambs, Pet Sematary, It, Tremors, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Death Becomes Her, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Frankenstein, The Craft, Fear, Scream....  You get the picture.

So what draws me to Love in the Time of Monsters?  Well, it's a great script for one (thanks to long time friend, Michael Skvarla).  Second, the leads are women and they rock.  Third, the themes of the movie are sacrifice, courage, forgiveness, and Zombie Bigfoots.  (Okay Zombie Bigfoots isn't a theme but it should be!!)  Fourth, the amazing people we're pulling together for this film.  It's guaranteed to be fantastic. 

Introducing the director, Matt Jackson, a good friend and dedicated filmmaker - I'm so excited to watch him on this journey!  Andy Gunn - Producer and ring-leader - I worked with Andy and Matt on Background(ed) about 4 years ago and after numerous awards and festivals I'm happy to be making another film with them.  

Our Cast: So far we've got Kane Hodder - the guy who has played Jason in the last four Friday the 13th movies.  Kane is also our stunt coordinator and he's bringing along a bunch of his best stunt guys to play a handful of other key stunt performing roles in the film.  We've got Doug Jones - the guy who has played a million creatures (okay a million is a slight exaggeration) such as Fauno in Pan's Labyrinth and Abe Sapien in Hellboy.  The rest of our cast is growing - more juicy details to come in the near future.

Then we've got behind-the-scenes guys and girls with credits such as Thor, Hatchet, The Avengers, Transformers, Jeepers Creepers, and Dragon Age.  Every day we are joined by more and more skilled and gifted people.  And the best part - as if that wasn't enough, they are all damn cool, down to earth people and I'm excited to spend a few weeks up in the redwoods with them all.  We may never return.

So just to recap: Love in the Time of Monsters is oozing awesome.

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