Zack Carlson's Picks
FACT: The world is a toilet, and movies are the only escape. But to save ourselves from the relentless awfulness of reality, we’re gonna have to dig shoulders-deep into Italian mutation epics, Indonesian Terminator knock-offs, and shot-on-camcorder vigilante fantasies from Tulsa. And if you’re using this platform, it means you’re already up for the challenge, and you’re exactly the type of fearless adventurer that makes reality bearable. Good job.
Hi! I’ve worked at the Alamo and Fantastic Fest and AGFA and Mondo for over a third of my life, the reason being that I genuinely believe entertainment — specifically the film kind — is more necessary than water. It unifies humanity like nothing else, and translates ideas in the most effective (or fascinatingly ineffective) ways. Especially when you navigate to the outer reaches, which is why my picks are essentially a what’s what of no-budget back yard vengeance epics (Dangerous Men), interdimensional new wave musicals (Forbidden Zone), and super-8 undead martial artistry (Ninja Zombie). There are infinite galaxies of no-rules lawless ideas just waiting to invade your cortex, so GET CRACKIN’.