Archive for January, 2015


Gene Crowell has been involved with independent films for a couple of decades now. In 1999, he and a few friends made a documentary about the locations used in the BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. Here’s what he told me in his own words: “Our video was shot in 1999 and features the only in camera interview with the then mayor of Burkittsville and a full top to bottom tour of the Rustin Parr house! Which was demolished years ago. The films production designer Ben Rock said we had the best house footage he’s ever seen!” Let’s face it – that’s pretty super awesome. Why not go to YouTube and “Thumbs Up” this video? Super rare – super cool!

Don birthday

January 27th is a day we at Smash or Trash always celebrate; it’s D.I.Y filmmaker Don Dohler‘s birthday! This site is dedicated to Don’s memory, and all the people he influenced whom are now in the movie biz. This day, why not pop one of Don’s movies into your DVD player and give it a spin? Or, go over to Smash or Trash’s CafePress store and pick up some Don Dohler merchandise? Part of the proceeds go towards cancer research!



Ninjas vs Monsters is FINALLY available for pre-order! Head to to order yours now, and look out for us on VOD starting on 2/3/15!

Gutterballs 2

Double the gore, double the sex, double the balls…help BBK kill again in Gutterballs 2: Balls Deep! IndieGoGo campaign HERE!


Dr. Les Bradley pointed me to a really cool website for the independent film THE FRAME. Check it out and pick up this production by moviemaker Jamin Winans!

Bucket of Blood

Independent Film Actress Melissa LaMartina (WNUF, Call Girl of Cthulhu) has turned director. She is bringing to Baltimore Roger Corman‘s A BUCKET OF BLOOD to the stage! Here’s the scene:

Bussing tables at a hip coffee joint, Walter Paisley just wants to be somebody. When a fatal accident gives Walter the perfect canvas to work on, he seizes the opportunity to slip in among the local art elite. Now, the pressure is on for his latest masterpiece.

And this time, Walter’s drawing blood…

Combining caustic social commentary with the darkest of dark comedy, Corman’s 1959 film A BUCKET OF BLOOD sculpts low art into high concept and packs a punch of both gasps and giggles.

Now, Yellow Sign Theatre puts you in the scene with a live adaptation of this biting social satire.

The question is: Can you dig it?

Show dates: February 19 – 22, February 26 – March 1, and March 5 – 8

Tickets: $15 at the door, $12 in advance. Click HERE for the details!


Hello one and all and Happy 2015! Sorry we haven’t updated lately. Holding down the job and all that jazz, plus trying to get through the Holidays. So while we will be posting more again. To give you a little taste of new stuff going on, here are three images from the movie CRAWLER – completion date SUMMER 2015. Special Visual Effects artist Mitch Klein has been burning the midnight oil, and the new images for this movie and the creature itself are looking fantastic. A Timewarp Films production.