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Gavin Schmitt

  1. Fantasia Film Review: "Fashionista" (2017)

    A woman (Amanda Fuller) who uses clothes as an emotional crutch discovers her life is not as ideal as she thought...

    Director Simon Rumley has assembled a small stable of actors well-known for their recent horror contributions. We have both Alex Essoe (“Starry Eyes”, “Tales of Halloween”) and the perennial favorite Ethan Embry (“Late Phases”, “Devil’s Candy”). Leading the way is Amanda Fuller (Rumley’s “Red, White and Blue”, “Starry Eyes”, “Cheap Thrills”, and more recently “Last ...
  2. Film Review: "Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word" (2016)

    According to the prosecution, on the morning of October 31, 1981, Johnny Frank Garrett raped, strangled, and killed 76-year-old Sister Tadea Benz in the St. Francis Convent of Amarillo, Texas. This film asks: what if he was innocent, and what is he was able to affect his accusers from beyond the grave?

    The concept behind this film is an interesting one. The case is real, and was the subject of a documentary from director Jesse Quackenbush. What the writers did here was take the documentary ...
  3. Interview with Simon Rumley, “Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word”

    Simon Rumley has been a rising star in the world of cinema, both in the horror genre and beyond. He was described by Screen International as “one of the great British cinematic outsiders, a gifted director with the know-how to puncture the conventions”. Let’s be honest. He’s one of the great outsiders, period, not just in Britain.

    Since 2005, he has been making increasingly well-received feature films: “The Living and the Dead”, “Red, White and Blue” and “Little Deaths”. His biggest ...