Greetings everyone! Well, I had three new reviews to put up to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the website… when both my computers decided to go completely belly up and die. Thanks computers!

So, while we wait while I completely rewrite all those reviews, here are some interview/review links to the much anticipated clown horror movie this year – TERRIFIER! We’ve had Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Pennywise from IT, Shivers the Clown from Fear of Clowns, now say hello again to Art the Clown from Terrifier. This and Blumhouse’ HALLOWEEN are sure to be the two HUGE horror hits of 2018!


Written, Directed and Edited by Damien Leone

Produced by Phil Falcone

Starring David Howard Thornton, Jenna Kanell, Catherine Corcoran, Samantha Scaffidi, Pooya Mohseni, Erick Zamora, Margaret Reed, Michael Leavy, Katie Maguire



Today Smash or Trash Independent Filmmaking celebrates it 10th Anniversary. Wow! What a fun roller coaster ride it has been! So many reviews and interviews of fantastic people in the indie film business. So many opportunities to be part of the independent film scene on both coasts! So many blessed experiences.

There are so many people to thank, that I really, really can’t name them here, cause I KNOW I will miss someone very important. I do want to thank my partners in crime Leanna Chamish and Mitch Klein, whom have helped me from the very beginning. Frank Lama for being an incredible producer and co host on the Smash or Trash television program. Les Bradley for his editing know how and friendship. I am very much in debt to these people. And for everyone else that has contributed to the website, you have my gratitude.

March has some great things in store for fans of indie films. I take an in-depth look into Damien Leone’s ALL HALLOW’S EVE and TERRIFIER. Plus I have some incredible interviews with two of the stars of TERRIFIER – David Howard Thornton and Jenna Kanell. Both are incredibly talented and super fun to talk to.

Also, I take a look at Joe Sherlock’s slasher THE BLOOD CREEK WOODSMAN. Joe has been a friend for years and it is great to see just how far he has come as a filmmaker.

Smash or Trash takes a look at Brad Twigg’s KILLER CAMPOUT as well. With tongue firmly in cheek, it’s a backwoods slasher romp with plenty of blood and some fun cameos from genre legends John Russo, Herschell Gorden Lewis and George Stover.

We also catch up with Lisa Mikitarian and how her LA screening of the indie comedy SPENT went.

And last but not least – with the weather getting nice again we go into overdrive with the upcoming filming of MY movie – MADHOUSE MANOR.

I am very proud that over the years on this site, we have branched out beyond the confines of just reviewing indie horror and sci fi. We have pushed that envelope and have covered indie dramas, rom coms, comedies, musicals and even westerns!

Here’s to another 10 years!

Robert Long

Smash or Trash Independent Filmmaking

Jimmy George and Chris LaMartina’s WNUF: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL gets another great review – and even features yours truly prominently! Link is HERE.

Filmmaker Kevin Kangas is making progress with his new anthology horror movie TERRORTORY 2. Stay Tuned…

Filmmaker Erik Kristopher Myers (Roulette) has a new movie coming out soon called BUTTERFLY KISSES. Here is the dope from the IMDb: A filmmaker discovers a box of video tapes depicting two students’ disturbing film project featuring a local horror legend, The Peeping Tom. As he sets out to prove this story is real and release it as a work of his own, he loses himself and the film crew following him into his project.

Well, nice of me to show up after 10 months, eh? A lot has been happening actually. first off, I have been VERY ill in 2017. Diabetes. Then I got involved in the GALAXY INVADER bluray – almost done. Plus I have been trying – repeat – trying to get my damn movie project off the ground. All of this has lead to me having NO time to update the site. And so much has happened. So much to report. But, this is just a teaser to get the rust off the gears and back to my fans. Thanks for being patient all this time.

So to ease back into the picture, I give you a new web series presented by actors Brian St. August and Leanna Chamish. It’s THE ACTORS’ HOT TUB, and they discuss topics important to actors trying to land commercials, movies, or television parts. Give it a watch HERE!

Welcome back and I hope everyone had a great HALLOWEEN. More to come!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Years! Wow, 2016 has been SOMETHING hasn’t it? Unfortunately a lot of beloved celebrities went on to their greater rewards this year. Sad times indeed. But, let’s focus on some new news and more uplifting things shall we?

The insanely talented actress Leanna Chamish has let me know a couple of very cool things going on in the independent filmmaking realm. The first up is that Phil Cook – creator of MALICE: the web series has released the first trailer for the new season of MALICE called EMERGENCE. It stars talented actress Brittany Martz. Check it out – it looks awesome!

Also, Leanna tells me that the Jimmy George/Chris LaMartina cult favorite WNUF: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL has shown up at DREADCENTRAL.COM. That is great! The article talks about the 13 greatest modern “retro” horror films – and WNUF is at #1! Check out the article!!!

Next up I have done an article on the day I spent with filmmakers Tom Griffith and David Geatty. These gentlemen you may know from the cult classic Don Dohler‘s THE ALIEN FACTOR. Well, they are teaming up to do an action/drama film called

Myles Hall: Honor Reclaimed. It is about a down-and-out homeless war vet that has to take on a gang of thieves that have killed his friend. The project is underway, but Tom and David want you to take a look at their page and leave a comment. If you feel charitable give them a few dollars to the production through their GoFundMe account. This is a fantastic project and you can get the details inside the article HERE. 

On my part, I have been busy with working on a couple of behind-the-scenes videos that are Don Dohler related. The first being is that I am doing the behind the scenes interviews for Don Dohler’s GALAXY INVADER blu ray release. Look for it in 2017.

The next thing is that Mitch Klein is finishing up the effects on CRAWLER (looking good!) and I am wrapping up the behind-the-scenes making of. I think 2017 is going to be CRAWLER’s year!

So have a safe, wonderful holiday season.  We have TONS of interviews and reviews coming up, and I have been talking to Frank Lama – we may relaunch Smash or Trash TV!

Please consider giving a few dollars toward the various independent projects out there. All independent filmmakers want to do is entertain you. Help make that possible!

Filmmaker Don Dohler

This weekend… it’s been 10 years since we lost independent filmmaker Don Dohler. A whole decade now. Taken way, way too soon. A talented man, and a man that was loved by his family, friends and fans. Thank you for the mentoring, advice and the friendship Don. Thank you for the creativity and movies. I know we all wish we had many, many more years with you.


Over the 2016 Halloween Season, filmmakers Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George had a lot to be proud of. For one thing, their critically acclaimed found footage film WNUF Halloween Special played in the famous Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles. Also in attendance was LaMartina’s lovely wife Melissa, and actors Julian and Helenmary Ball.


There was a Questions and Answers session after the film. It was well attended, and enjoyed by all. Congrats to the cast and crew of Midnight Studios!


An added bonus is that the much-celebrated horror website BLOODY-DISGUSTING gave an incredibly flattering review of the WNUF Halloween Special. Be sure to check out their review HERE.