Interview with director Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke is an award-winning filmmaker and editor based out of Austin, Texas. He has spent over the last decade freelancing in various production roles including film directing, acting, producing and editing. Early in his career, Thomas received a B.B.A. in Digital Media Management from St. Edward’s University in 2013. Upon graduating, he joined an

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When a colleague forwarded me the trailer for Night’s End with the note “I think this is up your alley,” he couldn’t have been more right…. by the trailer at least. As someone who suffers from insomnia, a hybrid insomnia spiral and ghost story has a lot of appeal. The framing of the trailer poses the

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“We are the children. It’s a pleasure to receive you.” Remember how we always question why alleged alien abductees live to tell the story but don’t have the evidence to support their claims? It’s a bummer to hear how desperate they sound, and yet we cannot sympathize with them. Some of the alien-centric found footage

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Deadware 2021 cover photo Unnamed Footage Festival

Deadware is a 2021 American-found footage horror, written and directed by Isaac Rodriguez. Mostly known for directing horror shorts such as We All Fall Down (2011) and Russian Doll (2019). In addition, Rodriguez has created a number of feature-length productions including Unknown Visitor (2019) and Last Radio Call (2022) in addition to Deadware. “In 1999,

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The Outwaters Film Review

The found footage film subgenre still has it. I never knew a FF film could be as profound as it is scary, given that its restricted legroom can only do so much. But going back years ago, this exact curtailment made The Blair Witch Project (1999) an exemple of how horror could thrive in the

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The Internet Age has transformed us in so many ways, even down to the way we tell stories to keep pace with advancing technology. Our fledgling fixation on screens has spawned another branch in the found footage horror subgenre that explores the possibilities of conceit while reflecting on how the internet shrinks or expands our

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We are always on the lookout for the best free to stream horror and cult films. There are plenty of services that provide this service while still giving back to the industry. This also comes with its own challenges when you look between different regions, and while there are free services that exist, it is

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It is safe to say that most people are aware of the Zodiac Killer. Perhaps not his identity, but of the heinous murders committed in San Francisco during the late 1960s. He taunted the police and public with his demand for media attention, using cryptic ciphers created and distributed to newspapers across the area. Active

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Broadcast Signal INtrusion

There are very few horror movies that linger in the brain well after viewing, like fine wine on the tongue, dragging your thoughts back over and over to replay it with perplexing clarity. My favorite type of horror movies of this nature are the ones that either require acute focus to unravel “what is happening,”

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Cherry Falls

1996’s Scream was a game-changer for the slasher genre. By playing with well-established conventions, the movie directly engaged the audience in a conversation about what they were watching and toyed with their expectations. This self-aware approach rejuvenated the slasher for critics and public alike, summoning a tidal wave of copycat films. This meta approach became

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