Hi, and welcome to my site! Not very much to say here, since I think the contents more or less speak for themselves, but  for the record I’m a freelance film critic/author/screenwriter from Minneapolis, Minnesota with a special fondness for supposedly “low-grade” horror and explotation films, but really — I pretty much write about anything I want to on here so expect a fair number of ramblings concerning comics,  micro-budget “homemade horrors,” mainstream Hollywood pablum, and even some general cultural musings. Thanks again for stopping by and having a look, I hope you’ll enjoy what’s on offer!

  1. Debbie Dutch says:

    Hi Trash Film Guru,Just wanted to say that I was shocked when I read your mean review.Especially your comment about me & age,so discriminating.As an actress,we r able to create all kinds of characters if u look & can understand the role.Bill’s movie is 4 a certain audience & creates a “Theatre of the Absurd”,w/an Ionescoish spin.U may not like it,but others may think it’s cool,some people r in2 bizarre fetishes.Pls have an open,daring mind to experience all kinds of horror.The theme of Bill’s movie is actually based on some real events.I understand that critics like to tear down that which they don’t like,but please try to b alittle kind…I appreciate that u recognised me & my work,however,please delete your nasty,disrespectful comments about me.I have worked & devoted my entire life to my art, my movies,both successful & those that didn’t succeed.Debbie Dutch

    • trashfilmguru says:

      Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by my page and sharing your thoughts. I’m sorry you didn’t care for my review, and that my choice of words may have offended you. I respect the art and craft of acting, and of filmmaking, but that doesn’t mean I like every movie I watch, and I have to call ’em like I see ’em. I’ve modified my wording a bit to tone down any perceived criticism based on age — like anyone of good conscience, I’m a firm believer in not discriminating against anyone based on race, color, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, you name it — and have merely stated that I recognized you from “Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave,” which is, of course, absolutely true. I don’t see anything in my comments vis a vis your performance that I was at all critical of, to be honest, and even if I had said something unkind about your work, as an experienced actress I’m sure you’re used to having a “thick skin” and taking the good with th ebad when it comes to what others have to say about your work — both professional critics and amateur, unpaid, “wannabes” on the internet like myself. I fully understand that there’s definitely an audience for Bill’s work, in fact I make that very point in my review of his other film, “Rape Is A Circle,” and to the extent that there are folks out there who enjoy this stuff, more power to ’em. I’m not out to censor his work or kick-start some “pressure” campaign to get him to clean up his act or anything like that. He’s fully protected by the First Amendment to make whatever type of films he wants, justas I’m fully protected by the same to express my dislike of it. Again, I appreciate your comments and hope that my modified wording is more to your liking, but I can’t go so far as to write something good about the movie itself, since I didn’t enjoy it. I’m sure others have and that there are positive reviews for this film to be found elsewhere on the internet if people want a more “balanced” look at things. I certainly have the utmost respect for anyone who’s been able to make a living in the sometimes do-eat-dog world of acting and performing for as long as you have, and I wish you the very best in all of your future endeavors.

  2. Debbie Dutch says:

    Thanx so much Trash Film Guru 4 modifying your discriminating comments…It’s nice 2 know that u r a compassionate person.Wishing u all Best Wishes…

    • trashfilmguru says:

      You’re welcome Debbie, I know it’s rough to deal with slings and arrows, even from strangers, and when your work is in the public eye, you’re going to hear it all. Like I said, I still don;t care for the movie itself, and never will — Bill Zebub’s work is just not my cup of tea. But rest assuredd, for whatever it’s worth, I have enjoyed plenty of other movies you’ve been in!

      • Debbie Dutch says:

        Hope 2 meet u Trash Film Guru @ the CHILLER or some Horror Con!:),Debbie

      • trashfilmguru says:

        Glad to know you still do some convention appearances Debbie, yes it would be fun for our paths to cross someday, and I’m very excited to read about your upcoming “Hollywood warrioress” project on IMDD, I know a lot of fans must be looking forward to that one and I hope it all comes together soon!

  3. Debbie Dutch says:

    Yes Friend,I have fans around the World & am thrilled & grateful 2 meet them in person @ Cons! I’m very excited about premiering the “Hollywood Warrioress” hopefully in L.A.,N.Y.C. & London!:)

    • trashfilmguru says:

      Sounds like an ambitious rollout for your new movie, Debbie, I wish you the very best with it and hope fan reaction is very positive!

  4. Nicole says:

    Hi there – love your site! I was wondering if I could get your contact email to send you a press release on an upcoming horror film? Thanks – Nicole

  5. Hey there! This is Dave Wascavage (maker of “Fungicide”, amongst others). Thanks for the review of my film, but I wanted to drop a minor correction on your review. “Fungicide” has never been available in a 2 disc set; its possible you confused that with the one-time-availability of “Suburban Sasquatch” as a two-disc set.
    Thanks again for the review!

    • trashfilmguru (Ryan C.) says:

      Thanks Dave! I appreciate you clearing that up for me! I see you’ve got a new movie out, looking forward to seeing it!

  6. Hi want to check out our film project: Open Source Zombie http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/999477805/open-source-zombie any questions please contact kak (u) gilgamint (d) com

  7. Joey Corpora says:

    do you have an email address i could message you at? thanks!

  8. And a Merry Christmas to you Ryan. I heart felt thanks for all the Twitter #RTs for our upcoming Movie: CARLOS DUNN’S I THOUGHT YOU WERE A NICE MAN. We appreciate your interest in our Movie and your support. Our film director Charles W. Bailey was mentored by the great: Dino de Larentiis so our Movie Promises to be the most shocking Gothic Horror Movie of 2014.. It is the type movie a guy like you could fall in love with. A Movie like ours has not been attempted since “THE CROW” staring Brandon Lee in 1994. Thanks for supporting us send me an email address and I will send you a free poster email me at vampires2com@aol.com Thanks Ryan Take Care now –~~– Carlos Dunn

  9. James O says:

    Hey i heard you had the film vermillion eyes and i was wondering if you could make me a copy or send it to me because i have been looking a while for this film

  10. Brutal says:

    Checkout the trailer for the new film Brutal. Watch it here:  

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  12. Bobby Ray Shafer says:

    Ryan, I have a new movie that I’d love for you to have a look at. Let me know if you’d be interested. Best wishes, Bobby Ray Shafer (Psycho Cop)

  13. Justin Doescher says:

    Dear Trash Film Guru,

    I have directed, written, and produced a new indie horror film called “The Break-In”. It is now being distributed on Vimeo.com. If you would possibly screen the film and do a write up on it, I would greatly appreciate it. I posted the link for the film and a promo code to watch the film for free. Thank you so much for your time.

    Justin Doescher
    https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thebreakinmovie (Trailer on this site as well)
    promo code: Email me for promo code to watch for free

    • Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) says:

      I’ll certainly give it a look — if I like it I’ll review it and if I don’t, then I won’t. I don’t believe in trashing truly independent, no-budget, labor-of-love films, so if I get screeners or viewing links for those kinds of things, I generally just don’t write anything about then if I didn’t like them.

  14. suuscinechat says:

    Hi Trash Film Guru!
    I decided to nominate you for the Liebster Awards because I think your blog is pretty epic. So if you want to participate in answering some fun film related questions and spreading some love then you can go to my post: https://suuscinechat.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/%E2%99%9B-liebster-awards-%E2%99%9B/

  15. Anthony Daniel says:

    I wish you did try to contact me about Spirit in the Woods.

    • Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) says:

      I’d love to but the simple truth is that if I tried to contact everyone who made a movie I was reviewing, and waited for them to reply before I went ahead and reviewed it, I’d get very little accomplished.

  16. carlkli says:

    Great blog, glad I discovered it! You’re very well spoken.

  17. Sarah says:

    Hi! My name is Sarah, and I’m a film producer. I’ve made several short films that have previously been featured at AFI (https://youtu.be/lF46NzL5sTs), and I’m getting in touch with you today to talk to you about my latest short. It’s called Servants of Sex, and you can check out the Indigogo page here (http://bit.ly/2cJAiMT). The film is a comedy about two guys who try to convert to different religions to try to find love. I notice that you often write about these types of quirky things. (Depending on who you ask, Suicide Squad has its own type of quirkiness, right?) Right now, we’re trying to secure funding for its very modest budget through Indigogo. It would be great if you would consider writing a post about the film, sharing it with your followers, or even donating. We have some pretty exciting perks for film aficionados and hipsters alike. Once again, any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I know you are very busy, so thank you in advance for checking out our film (http://bit.ly/2cJAiMT), and please let us know if you have any questions.

  18. vinnieh says:

    I’m really digging your blog here. Hope you find mine interesting.

  19. Dana Bieber says:

    You hit right on the Nail about Callaway and The Watchers. I enjoyed your editorial immensely.

  20. Faisal Saif says:

    Hello Ryan.. I just had a chance to see your Review on my film Islamic Exorcist. I am extremely sorry to reply you late. But i couldn’t stop myself from thanking you for watching the film and reviewing it. It is such an honor for me my friend! Once again, thank you so much for all your appreciations.

    • Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) says:

      Thank you for noticing my review and taking the time to comment. Keep up the very good work, sir!

  21. Filip Halo says:

    Hallo Ryan, check out the teaser for my new movie The Darkest Nothing: Paraphrenia, indie German production, a very complicated cyber crime psychological thriller linked to Deep Web real and fake stories.

    I think you will like it and the whole film series (www.darkestnothing.com)
    Keep up the great work!
    Best regards,
    Filip Halo

  22. Stuart Wall says:

    Classic coming across your review on my film Hellroller I shot with Gary Levinson. I enjoyed reading this, then to read your from Minneapolis, my home town which I often visit-Cheers, Stuart

    • Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) says:

      Awesome, thanks for stopping by and commenting, you made an all-time classic with this one!

  23. Scott H. says:

    Hello, I just found this website and still looking around on it. I’m a huge fan of low and micro-budget movies. Its cool to see some reviews for them. I recently discovered a small film company in Kentucky called “Big Biting Pig Productions”. I have to admit they have some of the best micro-budget movies I’ve seen in a long time. Totally subjective of course, but I was wondering if you’ve reviewed any of their films.

    Also, I think I saw an old 90s People’s Court episode involving the “Hellroller” movie. I may be mistaken, but sounds familiar.

    • Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) says:

      No one from “Big Biting Pig Productions” has been in contact with me, but I’ll look them up — thanks for the tip! As for “Hellroller” on “The People’s Court,” gotta admit I never saw that episode, but I don’t doubt it for a second!

  24. djmarch80 says:

    Hi Ryan, Marc here from Toxic Apocalypse aka The Wrong Floor. I have a new low budget feature film out called Apocalyptic 2077 – if it’s of interest I can send over a screener. Cheers!

  25. James Froio says:

    Hi Ryan, do you still review micro-budget films?

  26. Christopher says:

    I was searching a few months ago on Tubi and just happened upon this film. I never watched. But the cover of the film caught my attention. It was a B or low grade movie. Genre I don’t remember. The cover/poster of this movie was a brunette woman on the left naked and a man on the right naked. Facing each other laying on their stomachs under a bedsheet smiling at one another. The film cover/poster was like these old realist cartoon art. Late 60’s or in the 1970’s. Just wondering if anyone knows this film or it rings a bell or shakes a memory loose for someone. I’d really appreciate it if you’d get back to me. Whether or not you know. A helpful hint on wording when I google would be helpful and much appreciated. As you can read I don’t know if my description is that great. Thank you,
    Kindest regards,

  27. Aaric says:

    OMGosh! I just finished watching The Blackwell Ghost for the first time and I am shocked at the crazy footage you were able to capture. I immediately had to find you to let you know I DO believe you!! Not because I am gullible, and not even because I have a real interest, but because I have seen and experienced the paranormal personally my whole life and know that it’s not bs. I have never been able to capture it as purely as you, but even now I live next to a haunted highway and have an LED touch light that became “haunted” when I moved here. It changes color and turns on and off all on it’s own, even when it is on battery only. I am impressed that you were able to find the actual history of the place AND that you endured that creepy basement so many times! Well done Sir…your poor wife was a real champ about it all. Still freaking out about that stove and ALL the faucets being on at once!!! What a terrifying way to wake up!

    • Ryan C. (fourcolorapocalypse) says:

      Sorry to say, I had nothing to do with the making of this movie.

      • Aaric Z Rodriguez says:

        I figured this out in my furthered investigation, but want to thank you for the honest confirmation. Wish I could find an email address for Turner Clay, I really wanted to let him know how much his work impressed me and encourage him to keep up the excellent work. Ah well, I tried. lol


      • Ryan C. (fourcolorapocalypse) says:

        Good luck, I hope you can get in contact with him.

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