Penny Pinchers: The Kings of No-Budget Horror (2017) (DVD Review)

Penny Pinchers: The Kings of No-Budget Horror (2017) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Dustin Ferguson
Starring: Todd Jason Cook, Johnny Dickie, Donald Farmer
Rated: UR/Region: 1/Widescreen/Number of discs: 1
Available from SRS Cinema

An eye-opening Documentary detailing the trials and tribulations of No-Budget horror filmmaking, featuring some of the world’s leading Directors in the genre! Includes interviews and clips with: Todd Sheets, Donald Farmer, Tim Ritter, Todd Jason Cook, Dustin Ferguson, Lloyd Kaufman, Christopher Seaver, Johnny Dickie, Phil Herman and more!

SRS has released a really cool documentary about the whole ordeal of making horror movies with no money called, Penny Pinchers: The Kings of Budget Horror. We have a hand full of pretty well-known indie filmmakers who go over what looks like a series of questions about how they’ve started, what they do, and how they do it. It’s all edited together into this documentary and that is the film. The talking heads here are Lloyd Kaufman, Tim Ritter, Todd Sheets, Donald Farmer, and more. This is a documentary you could toss alongside such things as Lloyd Kaufman’s book, Make Your Own Damn Movie, as valuable sources for people wanting to make movies with no money. That is probably the main thing someone will get out of this heading into it. It will be the most interesting and helpful to those seeking out info on how to join the ranks of no-budget filmmakers.

If you are familiar with some of these guys and not all of them it can also give you a good source of director’s and movies to look up. I assume if you watch this then you want to make movies like this so you might as well see the best of what these guys have to offer and with the clips in with the interviews you get a good idea of what movies you need to check out from everyone involved. I won’t say that this is something for everyone who comes across it but if you already love the movies SRS Cinema offers up then I’m sure you’ll want to see this movie. I hear they have already made at least one more of these types of documentaries and I’d be happy to see it as well because I dig this stuff and of course make my own no-budget movies.


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