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Award-winning genre documentary “CLAPBOARD JUNGLE” releases next week; trailer & poster

Monday, January 11, 2021 | News


Some of horror’s biggest names take part in this in-depth look at that state of genre and independent filmmaking.

Gravitas Ventures and Kamikaze Dogfight are bringing CLAPBOARD JUNGLE to digital platforms January 19, with Indiecan Entertainment handling the Canadian release the same day. In the doc, filmmaker Justin McConnell charts five years of navigating the challenging and complicated indie production scene, culminating in the creation of his acclaimed horror feature LIFECHANGER. Along the way, he interviews a host of auteurs and actors including Guillermo Del Toro, George A. Romero, Larry Fessenden, Mick Garris, Larry Cohen, Richard Stanley, Mike Mendez, Barbara Crampton, Paul Schrader, Tom Savini, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Michael Biehn, Frank Henenlotter and many others. CLAPBOARD JUNGLE has played numerous festivals, and won Best Documentary awards at London’s FrightFest, South African Horrorfest and Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).