The film industry has taken the brunt of the economic crunch in past years, and with this comes the unfortunate bi-products like regurgitated plot lines, and unoriginal ideas. However, one sure bet for cinema lovers is that you can always count on the independent filmmakers of the world to make great and original movies. This is certainly the case with Ohio native Chris LaMartina who has proved time and time again, that he is a very smart and talented filmmaker who knows the worth of a dollar and can produce a really great horror film with very little money. His latest film, PRESIDENT'S DAY is horror at its finest! I haven't had this much fun at a theater in quite some time. The film boasts a great cast, and a really great plot, and the fact that Abe Lincoln is the killer in this film only adds to the originality of the film. I love independent horror and this is on the top of my list of great indie-horror films. I strongly recommend that as soon as this comes out on DVD that you pick yourself up a copy, and if you are lucky to see a screening in a theater in your area then I recommend you do it.
Hailing from the north, four filmmakers with a passion for horror partnered up to create a film called "Faces of Schlock". The film itself is the true embodiment of Independent film, shot on a shoe-string budget with camcorders and a true film-making spirit these guys put together one hell of a good film, which can only be described as having a storytelling style made famous in Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt among others. Hitchcock it is not, and that is what makes it so great! They had fun making the film and it showed on the screen, and with a young and energetic fervor this kids from the tri-state area have begun what hopefully will become a nice long career in independent horror films.
Jason Reneau, Blogger for The Movie-Watchers Guide to the Galaxy