Rogue Cinema – May 2015

An Interview with Drew Hall
By Phil Smolen

Drew Hall is an independent filmmaker based in Alabama and he burst on the indie scene last year with the amazing thriller “Convergence.” Phil Smolen tracked Hall down to find out how this great indie feature got made. Part II of Phil’s interview with Drew will appear in the June issue of Rogue Cinema. Read…

Special Effects Wizards: A Symposium with FX Artists
By Jeremiah Kipp

The men and women behind special effects, meaning practical effects done on set as opposed to the visual effects crafted in post, are often cheerfully strange individuals who march to the beat of their own drummer.

Asking a group of talented special effects artists what they need from a director, we got a variety of intriguing responses. They also shared thoughts on the most challenging or intriguing special effect they have created to date. Here is what some of them had to say. Read…

Sleepover Girl Announcement:

The Sleepover Girl feature will no longer be a monthly feature in the magazine.  I will however include Sleepover Girls in future issues whenever we have someone who applies to be featured.  In other words, the feature isn’t going away completely, it’ll simply be relegated to a “whenever we have one” status.  I would still encourage anyone who’s interested to apply and we’d be happy to feature you in a future issue.

If you or anyone you know would like to become our next Sleepover Girl, there’s a whole info page set up to let you just how to go about it. So check it out and get in touch with us today.  You could be the next Rogue Cinema Sleepover Girl! Read…


I Love Bad Movies
By James A. Roberson

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Also in this issue…

Phil Smolen has been in love with movie monsters since he first learned how to turn a TV set on. This month, Phil starts a new series of articles about famous movie monsters. Phil will examine some of his favorites from each of the last six decades and explain why they should be your favorites too. Read…

For many people February 27, 2015 was a sad day indeed. It was the day the Spock died. Leonard Nimoy was a pop culture icon. Over the next three months Classic Cinema will dedicate articles to legend beginning with the first of the “Trilogy” Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Read…

Plus reviews of:
“X” The Man with the X-Ray EyesA Darker RealityA Wedding Like ThatBetween FriendsBloodExistsExposition BoulevardExtraterrestrialFrankie in BlunderlandHi-8Hooked UpIn Fear OfIt Was YouJilel: The Calling of the ShellMirror of FilthMurder-Set-PiecesNot Another Zombie MovieOnce, When I Was DeadRivalriesSearching for NepalSwampheadThe Dead MatterThe DickumentaryThe DrifterThe Perfect HouseThe Premature BurialThe Three Stooges Triple Feature Volume 1The Three Stooges Triple Feature Volume 2The Tiki WarThe UnearthingVictory By SeaVolumes of BloodWipeoutWolfcop

Television Review:

Bewitched Seasons 5 and 6