Why 'Found Footage 3D' Director Wants to Make 'Scream' For The Found Footage Genre - The Hollywood Reporter
October 30, 2014
"'I decided if it looks cheesy, if it looks stupid and fake it's going to take people out of the movie, and all the rest of the work will be for nothing,' DeGennaro tells The Hollywood Reporter of why he decided to wait to release his film until the effect was just right."
Fund 3D Horror Film, Get Rare 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Rewards - CNET
October 22, 2014
"If you're a fan of movies full of gore and guffaws such as 'Shaun of the Dead,' 'Evil Dead,' 'Cabin in the Woods,' 'Scream' or 'Tucker and Dale vs. Evil,' you already know that movies with hilarious dialog and unexpected twists need special effects that can do a tale of terror justice."
'Found Footage 3D' Needs Our Help - Modern Horrors
October 21, 2014
"We don’t get a chance to say “It’s for a good cause” too often in this business. If there was ever a time though, this is it."
Found Footage 3D, The Interview - Canon Digital Feature Film Making
October 21, 2014
"We live in a time where everybody in the Western world carries a camera in their pocket at all times. One hundred hours of footage are uploaded to YouTube every single minute. The news, our Facebook feeds, our Twitter feeds, and TV news are filled with footage shot by everyday people. Terrorists upload videos of beheadings. Protestors film cops. Cops film car chases. Surveillance cameras watch a lot of what we do in public spaces. Journalists and citizens alike film war and political unrest across the world.
So no... I don’t think that the idea of telling a story through the eyes of one of the characters in that story is a style that is going to go away anytime soon." Read Part 2 of The Interview here.
Found Footage 3D Wants to be the Scream of the Found Footage Genre - Mashable
October 18, 2014
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One in a Crowd: Found Footage 3D - Austin Chronicle
October 17, 2014
"Director Steven DeGennaro has called his feature debut 'the Scream of found footage movies,' but the brief sequences he showed off at last weekend's edition of The Show tack closer to the dry, wry humor of Waiting for Guffman. But horror fans will be glad to know that it all gets pretty bloody and scary too."
Hodgecast Episode 478 - The Charlie Hodge Show
October 1, 2014
KLBJ's Charlie Hodge sat down with FF3D's writer/director Steven DeGennaro and producer Charles Mulford for his Tasty Podcast. They talked about bad first dates, inappropriate senses of humor, and of course, the highly anticipated Found Footage 3D.
'Interview with Steven DeGennaro' - Horror-Writers.net
September 13, 2014
"To me, horror and humor are inextricably linked. Evolutionarily speaking, laughter is meant to be a signal to other members of the group/tribe that even though something scary just happened, everyone is fine so don’t worry. Think about where a lot of comedy comes from—especially physical comedy. Someone bonks their head really hard or trips and falls down the stairs. Those things could easily cause serious injury or be fatal, in which case: horror. Or the person could be totally okay, in which case nearly everyone’s first instinct is to laugh. The line between the two can be incredibly close."
Found Footage 3D Wraps: Indie Horror Film Tweaks the Genre - Austin Chronicle
July 18, 2014
"At the end of a dirt track, a few miles outside of sleepy, time-locked Gonzales, Texas, it's the penultimate night of shooting on the indie horror film Found Footage 3D. To the north, the late June lightning storm that blasted Central Texas revs up, sparking like Frankenstein's million-volt generator. The air stinks of ozone and a pack of semi-feral dogs circles anxiously, just outside the lights. The crew doesn't have time to worry about any of that. Doused in bug repellant, stomping the ground to scare off snakes slithering up from the creek, they still have a shot to get."
Q&A – Found Footage 3D Writer-Director Steven DeGennaro on the Difficulties of Found Footage Horror - The Popcorn Muncher
July 18, 2014
"It used to be that making a really bad movie ... meant at the very least convincing someone to hand over half a million dollars. Now you can make a shitty movie for less than it costs to buy a used car. On the one hand, that’s led to a lot of creative freedom for filmmakers, ... but on the other hand, it’s allowed people with no filmmaking talent or understanding of the genre to delude themselves into thinking that making a movie is easy. It’s not. It’s very, very hard."
Exclusive Interview: 'Found Footage 3D' Director Steven DeGennaro – Halloween Love Blog
June 17, 2014
"The original idea, which didn’t involve 3D at all, was born when I realized that the found footage genre was rapidly heading toward the same morass of mediocrity that the slasher genre had been mired in in the early 90’s when Kevin Williamson wrote Scream. ... The 3D aspect crept in somewhere around the third or fourth draft."
Interview: A Conversation with Director Steven DeGennaro - Popshifter
February 14, 2014
"When I first heard about the upcoming horror movie, I immediately got on Twitter to make fun of it. The real surprise for me happened when the director engaged me in a civil conversation. After talking to Steven for a while, I moved out of mockery mode and into curiosity. Then, I had the opportunity to talk to Steven."
Making a Killer Movie Interview with Steve DeGennaro – Cult Movie Mania
January 31, 2014
"Found Footage 3D at first glance seems like a cheesy gimmick film. Steven DeGennaro, writer and director, sets the record straight on what this subgenre can actually do in the name of horror and what fun (terror) awaits when you add a 3D element."