Don Dohler Film Strip

Independent filmmaker Don Dohler was a pioneer in the field of DIY movie making. With his backyard-grown horror and sci-fi films, he inspired and mentored countless others in the entertainment industry – many up and comers, and even a few that have gone on to make a big name for themselves in the business. In total he produced and directed 11 features, and was the publisher of numerous entertainment industry-related books and magazines. He passed away at the age of 60 in 2006. This site is dedicated to his memory, and to honor that we at Smash or Trash are giving away a copy of DEAD HUNT (his last horror movie) and the award-winning BLOOD, BOOBS,& BEAST (the documentary on his life and movie career).

Contest starts October 31st, 2009 – Contest ends November 15th, 2009

Winners will be announced on the Smash or Trash site and will also be contacted by email.


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Blood, Boobs, & Beast/Nightbeast DVD: This award-winning documentary tells the compelling story of low budget filmmaker Don Dohler (1946-2006). Meet one of the pioneers of DIY moviemaking that got his features shown all over the world! Dohler is also the Godfather of the underground comic as well! The 2-disc DVD set also contains one of Dohler’s masterworks – NIGHTBEAST! The documentary stars Don’s wife Leslie Dohler, Dick Dyszel (TV’s Count Gore De Vol), J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) Joe Ripple (Hunting Humans), Kim Pfeifer (Galaxy Invader), Greg Dohler (Fiend), George Stover (Desperate Living), Tom Sullivan (Evil Dead), Leanna Chamish (Fear of Clowns II), Robert Long II (Bubba Ho Tep), Glenn Barnes (Galaxy Invader), Don Liefert (Alien Factor), and Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead). Directed by John Kinhart. One name will be drawn for a copy of this movie.

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Dead Hunt DVD: 11 horror movie reviewers at a party are trapped and terrorized by a black-hooded psychopath. Great slasher/thriller stars Dennis Hill (The Wire), Sara Cole, Justin Timpane (Ninjas vs Zombies) and Leanna Chamish (Terror in the Pharaoh’s Tomb). Two-disc special edition DVD set includes commentary, trailer, photo gallery, bloopers, deleted scenes, and behind-the-scenes featurette. Directed by Joe Ripple and Don Dohler of Timewarp Films. One name will be drawn for a copy of this movie.

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The Contest Rules and How to Enter: Contact me at for the drawing on November 15th. Put November Don Dohler contest in the subject heading of your email. Make sure you full name, contact information and mailing address are included (this information will not be sold or given to any 3rd parties, etc). Contest is open to the following countries and continents: United States • Canada • Europe • Japan • Australia. NOTE: Winners WILL have to pay for the shipping. $2.50 if within the US, and $9.50 if out of the US (payable through the my Paypal account).

Due to the nature of some of the content of these DVDs, all participants that enter the contest must be at least 17 years of age. Also, winners of the recent scary clown contest, Smash or Trash staff, and contributors are not eligible to enter this event.


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