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Syn DeVil

The website Vampire Beauties has posted some great photos of the Beautiful Women from the Timewarp Films presentation STAKES. Such lovely women such as Leanna Chamish, Syn DeVil and others are present in this Don Dohler/Joe Ripple horror production. Check out the photos HERE.


In 1982, three young fans of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK decided to make a shot-for-shot remake of the movie on location in Mississippi. Now the making of documentary of this project is coming to the big screen. Here is the link to more information about it.

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Hey, I’m trying something new here at Smash or Trash. I want to try doing movie review video vlogs. I think this may be an entertaining way of doing the independent movie reviews. The first one I’m doing is Timewarp Films DEAD HUNT – a very cool slasher movie. Give it a thumbs up, leave me a comment, let me know what you think!

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We catch up – video-wise – on the works of the very prolific independent filmmaker Dan Zachary. You can check out all the cool video clips HERE.


Synopsis: A group of friends gather for an “All-Girls” camping trip in Amish country. To their horror, “Jebediah” – a vicious Amish serial killer – stalks and slays each one. Not Rated: Contains nudity, violence, language and sexual situations.


Directed by Joe Ripple, written by Robert Ziegler. Starring Brian Greenwell, Danielle Lozeau, Lauren Lakis, Jemma McDime, Sabrina Taylor-Smith, Jessy Danner, Chris O’Brocki, K.J. Linhein, Sam Lukowski, Alexandra Hewett, Frederick Cowie, Vanessa Rae Bent. Special appearances by George Stover, Kevin Kangas and Robert Long.

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Filmmaker Joe Ripple’s last motion picture before his retirement from the industry, this is a great blood-fest roller coaster ride. You can rent or download it from AMAZON.COM.

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Robert Longindependent filmmaker and creator of Smash or Trash Independent Filmmaking was recently interviewed on the Kate Show – an East Coast talk show (as well as being a Lee Doll Production).

Kate talks to Rob about his career and such highlights as working in Hollywood, Bubba Ho Tep, The Fixer, The Adventures of Louanna Lee, and the films of Don Dohler. It’s a fun recap of a creative person’s body of work.

It is March and I am really cranking up the updates and putting Smash or Trash back on the map in blood. There is a ton going on people so sit your butts down and listen up!

Phil Cook Malice

First of all I want to tell you that Eagle Film’s Phillip J Cook has released his award winning web seriesMalice and Malice: Metamorphosis – as two feature length movies on hulu! These incredible shows have been celebrated all across the world! As I understand it, Phil is working on the script for the third series of the show. Be sure to check out these past films and to support the third season!

Genres include Drama/Science Fiction/Fantasy/Mystery/ Horror

Stars Brittany Martz, Rebekkah Johnson, Mark Hyde, Leanna Chamish, Matthew James Gulbranson, Samual Garman, Nora Palka, Dave Coyne, Rafael Sebastion, Cathryn Benson, Aaron Sulkin, Michael Mack, Maxwell Heaton, Brian St. August, and Richard Cutting


SYNOPSIS: MALICE concerns the Turner family’s supernatural adventures in their late Grandma’s home. It’s up to teens Alice and Abbey to solve mysteries and survive dangers emanating from the old home. And when people start disappearing, Alice–the sixteen year-old with an active imagination–must go down the “rabbit hole” and rescue them all.

Watch it HERE


SYNOPSIS: MALICE METAMORPHOSIS is about how the character of Alice tries to live a normal life known as “the girl who blows things up,” and is haunted by dark dreams of an epic medieval battle and the armored specter of her deceased father.

Watch it HERE

Dr Squid

Filmmaker Joe Sherlock AKA Dr. Squid has another kick ass update on what he’s been up to. Let’s here from the man himself!


“Another update on BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR: I got back to editing on the “Curse of Pelican Bay” segment featuring Jackey Neyman Jones of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE. I was excited to edit in scenes of Tom Griffith, who played the sheriff in two of my favorite Don Dohler movies, THE ALIEN FACTOR and NIGHTBEAST. Really happy with how this segment turned out. And do you know what? I also have genre legend George Stover in the film – THE man of Don Dohler and John Waters films! STOKED!



I also got a rough cut of the “Crazed” segment together. I threw together a page of the latest preview pics for both segments here:

Back when I started offering the ODD NOGGINS dvds, I put together a page of “Odd Packs,” combination of the movie, artwork, props, etc. just to make things interesting…and odd. Well one of the Odd Packs was “DINNER WITH MR. BIRCH,” where a short film would be made about someone having a dinner date with the oddball character from ODD NOGGINS, and would be posted online for all to see. Well, someone bought it and a couple of weekends ago I shot a very odd, very fun little short. I have it all put together save for a couple of effect shots, and will be posting it sometime in March, so stay tuned for details!



DRIFTER and BLOOD CREEK WOODSMAN are back in stock, with revised covers, even! Check ’em out here: 

Sounds like there are only a few copies of the limited edition big box VHS of ZOMBIE LOVE SLAVE/MONSTER IN THE GARAGE from Saturn’s Core Audio & Video – I was flattered they wanted to put this out; you can check out the details here: 

More soon! Stay scared!!

– Joe aka Dr. Squid!”

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Ballet of Blood now available On Demand, DVD and VHS!

Ballet of Blood is now available to rent or own. You can also find the DVD on Amazon and if you’re lucky you’ll be able to snag a VHS tape off eBay. There are many different ways to add this rare piece of beautifully horrifying cinema to your collection, today. The motion picture won Audience Choice Award at the 2015 RIP International Horror Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Acting Ensemble and Best Editing.

Synopsis: After years of emotional abuse and body shaming, two ballerina’s drug-fueled fantasy, of viciously attacking their ballet school, becomes reality. Meanwhile, a nerdy ballerina starts writing a novel based on the events that transpired, deeply offending some for turning such sensitive material into a book, for young audiences. Soon, her and her sister realize every word being typed is somehow altering real life. Will this strange and psychedelic paralleling fantasy carry the sisters, along with anyone else, to a merciless blood-splattered doom?

The film stars Sydney Ray, Jessica Knopf, Laura Amelia, Julia Faye West, Mindy Robinson, Walter Hochbrueckner – among many others.

Produced by Julia Faye West, Sydney Raye, Vera R. Taylor, Walter Hochbrueckner, John Gonatos, Mikko Tervonen, Michael Anthony and Bouvier. Production design by Mystic Marlow. Art Direction by Ryan Henneman. Sound by Jean-Paul Inesta, stills by Mark Rakocy, script editing by H. Raven Rose. Written and directed by Jared Masters.

Check out the trailer below!

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Dead Hunt 2008

Do you like behind the scenes photos from movies? Well over on facebook over 300 never before seen photos have been uploaded, giving the viewer a look behind the curtain of DEAD HUNT. This was the last horror thriller that Timewarp Films did before the untimely death of filmmaker Don Dohler in 2006.  The photos give a great account of a small Baltimore-based cast and crew putting together a professional suspense film. You can check out the pictures HERE, and you can buy this great film HERE!


Femme Fantastique

Hello one and all! We are back for an 8th big year here at Smash or Trash and I couldn’t be happier! My apologies for not getting more stuff up. Last year with losing the job really took it’s toll on me. This year I am trying to get a better job – but that’s not what is important here! What is important is that I get great new stuff up about indie filmmaking – right? Let’s get to it.

For this update I am tickled pink to find that veteran London/New York podcaster Jon Cross of The After Movie Diner has picked one of my favorite actresses of all time- Leanna Chamish – as one of the top women working in genre films. She is in great company with the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis, Debra Hill, Pam Grier, Barbara Crampton and many other talented women! You need to check this article out RIGHT NOW. Link to it can be found HERE.

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A year ago today we lost filmmaker Tim Davis. A gifted, talented man loved by many is being paid tribute here at Smash or Trash. You can find out about his fascinating life and career HERE.

Don Dohler and Robert Long II

A happy 70th birthday to a dear friend and mentor, filmmaker Don Dohler.