Who is the George Romero of tomorrow, or the Wood, the Milligan, the Steckler?


Richard Raaphorst who directed Frankenstein’s Army (2013) doesn’t seem to have anything coming up, which is unfortunate. He kept himself busy wearing several film department hats, but hasn’t done much since Army. I hope he has something in the works.


Jason Lei Howden’s visual effects resume is longer than his director resume, but this hasn’t stopped him from directing. He followed his Deathgasm (2015) with Guns Akimbo (2019), starring Daniel Radcliffe as a man trapped in a live-action first-person shooter game. I suppose it’s too much to ask if he has something else coming so soon afterwards.  


I loved Wolfcop (2014) and Another Wolfcop (2017) both directed by Lowell Dean. Since then he has directed SuperGrid (2018) about two brothers who travel to pick up a package in the post-apocalypse, and Deadlands which is in pre-production. His earlier work 13 Eerie (2013) concerns some forensic students who travel to an island where prisoners were tested on illegally and some are still “alive”.


A tire goes on a killing spree in Rubber (2010). Director Quentin Dupieux has directed five films since then Wrong (2012) Wrong Cops (2013), Reality (2014), Keep an Eye Out (2018), and Deerskin (2019), and of them Wrong Cops seems like the best by its summary—a bunch of cops hide a dead body one of them caused. His upcoming film though is closer to the vein or perhaps—I’m sorry—the tread of Rubber. It’s Mandibles (2020) and concerns two friends trying to domesticate a giant fly. I love that I got to write that line.


That’s all for now.

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