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Get a Free Copy of Raymond Esposito’s You and Me Against the World!

CREEPERS ebook copy

Free and just in time for the Halloween Season…

You and Me against the World -Book 1 in the Creepers Saga – has new cover art and in celebration, the ebook edition is being offered for free for a limited time. To get your free copy of the zombie-esque apocalypse just go to Smashwords and enter the coupon code – JQ54R at check out.

From the back of the book~

The devastating virus has brought an evolution, humanity’s end draws near, and all hope rests on a group of young survivors who search for safety while searching themselves for the people they never had the chance to be and discovering that…

There are things worse than death.

Dr. Russell Thorn is thrust into this new world without warning as the Creepers – the zombie-like victims of the virus – lay siege to his home. He searches desperately for escape amidst the chilling revelation that the Creepers are changing…growing more intelligent…evolving.

Thorn’s rescue by a group of young survivors starts him on a desperate quest to find the last safe place on earth. But the Creepers are not the only things standing on their path to safety. It is a road filled with horror, where the survivors will discover the limits of their own humanity and the costs of love, loyalty, and hope in a new dead world.

Reviews for You and Me against the World ~

Fans of the horror genre will not be disappointed by the philosophical questions Esposito mixes in with the blood and gore. These are questions we all must ask ourselves, whether or not we are being chased by zombies. Esposito expertly mixes descriptive scenes illustrating the post-infection devastation, flashbacks that reveal intriguing details and dialogue between characters that moves the story along quickly. – 5 out of 5 Stars – Sacramento Review

Mr. Esposito dreams up a tense, gory, and fresh spin on the zombie genre while barely stopping to take a breath. He puts the reader through the ringer with white-knuckle suspense and leaves us all wanting to see what comes next in the massive and wildly creative trilogy. – Steve Habrat of Anti-film School

You and Me, Against the World is a chilling tale that zombie fans will love. The action starts on the first page and never lets up. The story is filled with non-stop twists as the group of survivors battles the Creepers and dangers they never imagined in a thrill-packed, blood-chilling adventure. – Misti Pyles of the Examiner

Get your print copy ~

If you prefer a print copy visit my Create Space store (https://www.createspace.com/4065788) and enter code KSZ8ZGNF for 40% off or enter for a chance to win a free copy at Goodreads.

Raymond Esposito

Author of The Creepers Saga

Visit my website: www.nightmirrors.com

Anti-Film School Turns 2!

Hey readers,

Today marks the second anniversary of Anti-Film School. Once again, I just want to say thank you to each and every one of you for stopping by, reading, commenting, sharing, voting, and supporting. While it would take way too long to thank all of my friends, family, and fellow film bloggers, writers, and critics, just know that you’re all wonderful and your support keeps the reviews coming. So, readers, here is to another great year at our theater. And feel free to tell your friends or bring a date, but just remember, no disruptive public displays of affection allowed at our theater!

Thanks again, my friends!

-Theater Management (Steve)

Drive In Thank You

Anti-Film School Recommends This Film…

Evil Dead (2013)

Evil Dead Feature

Hey, readers,

It has been a slow few months in Blu-ray release land, but I’ve finally got one that I think is collection worthy, especially for you horror fiends out there. If you are any kind of a horror fan, you rushed right out in April to dry heave over all the nastiness in Fede Alvarez’s rusted Evil Dead reboot. While it wasn’t particularly scary, the film was a boomstick blast of brutality that had to be seen to be believed. Evil Dead also turned out to be one of the better horror remakes that I’ve ever seen, and trust me, they very rarely get my approval (to date, the only ones that I really like are Dawn of the Dead (2004), The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Halloween (2007), and The Crazies (2010)). Visually striking and hugely entertaining, Evil Dead will most certainly look amazing on your 1080p television and makes for a wicked little alternative for when you’ve worn yourself out on Sam Raimi’s 1981 original. If you’ve got a Target nearby, make sure you head there to get your claws on the Target Exclusive Steelbook Edition, which has some killer box art. Some of the special features include a number of documentaries, a commentary with the cast, and even an interview with none other than Bruce Campbell.

So, if you wish to read Anti-Film School’s review of Evil Dead, click here. Otherwise, grab those credit cards and head over to Target so you can add this beast to your horror collection. It is one of the few remakes that deserves to be there.

-Theater Management (Steve)

Evil Dead Blu-ray

Anti-Film School Recommends This Film…

Django Unchained (2012)

Django Unchained

Hey readers,

After what felt like an eternity (just slightly under four months, actually), Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece Django Unchained is finally available on Blu-ray and DVD. If you didn’t see my Top 10 Films of 2012 list, then you didn’t know that this ultra-violent and ultra-entertaining spaghetti western was my pick for the best film of last year. Funny, action packed, stunningly well-written, and unflinching, Django Unchained also features some of the best performances from last year (wait until you see Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio). The Blu-ray isn’t particularly bursting with features, however, there is a documentary called Reimagining the Spaghetti Western: The Horses & Stunts of Django Unchained, a look at the costume designs from Sharen Davis, and a feature called Remembering J. Michael Riva: The Production Design of Django Unchained. If you’re a fan of cinema or a Tarantino nut, you might want to high tail it over to Best Buy to pick up their special edition that comes in some nifty packaging that will look mighty cool next to your Tarantino XX collection. So, if you wish to read the Anti-Film School review of Django Unchained, click here, and if you’re curious why I picked it as the best film of 2012, click here.

-Theater Management (Steve)

Django Unchained Blu Ray

Anti-Film School Recommends These Films…

Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln (2012)

&

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Hey readers,

For the second week in a row, there are some new Blu-rays that just have to be in your growing movie collection. First up, we have Steven Spielberg’s breathtaking Lincoln, a biopic that resists all the trappings of the biopic genre. While it is a must-own for the Academy Award winning performance from Daniel Day Lewis, grab up the four disc set which includes such features as a Making Of documentary, a look at how Daniel Day Lewis jumped into the role of Honest Abe, and a look at the marvelous period detail of the film, to name a few. In addition to Lincoln, we also have the brutal gangster thriller Killing Them Softly, one of the most underrated films of 2012. While the political commentary may have turned most viewers off, this a seriously startling and unforgettable piece of filmmaking that made my list of the 10 best films of 2012 (Lincoln was also on there!). The Blu-ray of Killing Them Softly comes with a handful of deleted scenes and a Making Of documentary. If you wish to read the Anti-Film School review of Lincoln, click here, and if you wish to check out the Killing Them Softly review, click here. If you want to see where each fell on the 10 best films of 2012 list, click here.

-Theater Management (Steve)

Lincoln Blu-ray

Killing Them Softly Blu-ray

Anti-Film School Recommends This Film…

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Hey readers,

Yesterday, Kathryn Bigelow’s arresting thriller Zero Dark Thirty was released on Blu-ray and if you have yet to see this firecracker of a film, you need to go out right now and pick it up. Seriously, it is collection worthy. Zero Dark Thirty was easily one of the best films of 2012 and is the type of epic film that rewards with each new viewing. The Blu-ray features a look at the making of the film, a look at how the cast trained for their roles, and a look at Jessica Chastain’s role as the tough-as-nails Maya. If you wish to see where Zero Dark Thirty fell in my top 10 films of 2012, click here to find out, and if you wish to read my review of the film, click here. So, it is that time again to whip out those credit cards and add a kick ass movie to your movie collection!

-Theater Manager (Steve)

Zero Dark Thirty Blu ray

Argo Wins Best Picture!

Argo (1)

Congratulations to Argo for taking home the Best Picture Oscar!

And the Oscar goes to…

85thacademy

Hey readers,

The 85th Annual Academy Awards are tonight at 8:30! If you’re a film buff, you are more than ready to get the show on the road. For those who can’t watch or don’t really care to sit through the ceremony, Anti-Film School will have you covered with live updates of the winners. Watch the post throughout the show and I will indicate who takes the Oscar in every category. On with the show!

-Theater Management (Steve)

Best Picture:

“Amour”

“Argo” WINNER

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

“Django Unchained”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Zero Dark Thirty”

“Lincoln”

“Les Miserables”

“Life of Pi”

Best Director:

David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Ang Lee, “Life of Pi” WINNER

Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

Michael Haneke, “Amour”

Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Supporting Actor:

Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained” WINNER

Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”

Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Alan Arkin, “Argo”

Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Field, “Lincoln”

Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables” WINNER

Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”

Amy Adams, “The Master”

Best Actor:

Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln” WINNER

Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”

Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

Best Actress:

Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”

Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” WINNER

Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”

Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Original Screenplay:

“Zero Dark Thirty”

“Django Unchained” WINNER

“Moonrise Kingdom”

“Amour”

“Flight”

Best Adapted Screenplay:

“Lincoln”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Argo” WINNER

“Life of Pi”

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Animated Feature:

“Frankenweenie”

“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”

“Wreck-It Ralph”

“Paranorman”

“Brave” WINNER

Best Foreign Feature:

“Amour” WINNER

“A Royal Affair”

“Kon-Tiki”

“No”

“War Witch”

Best Visual Effects:

“Life of Pi” WINNER

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

“The Avengers”

“Prometheus”

“Snow White and the Huntsman”

Best Cinematography:

“Skyfall”

“Anna Karenina”

“Django Unchained”

“Life of Pi” WINNER

“Lincoln”

Best Costume Design:

“Anna Karenina” WINNER

“Les Miserables”

“Lincoln”

“Mirror Mirror”

“Snow White and the Huntsman”

Best Documentary Feature:

“Searching for Sugar Man”. WINNER

“How to Survive a Plague”

“The Gatekeepers”

“5 Broken Cameras”

“The Invisible War”

Best Documentary Short:

“Open Heart”

“Inocente” WINNER

“Redemption”

“Kings Point”

“Mondays at Racine”

Best Film Editing:

“Lincoln”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Life of Pi”

“Argo” WINNER

“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Makeup:

“Hitchcock”

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

“Les Miserables” WINNER

Best Music (Original Score):

“Anna Karenina”

“Argo”

“Life of Pi” WINNER

“Lincoln”

“Skyfall”

Best Music (Original Song):

“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”

“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”

“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”

“Skyfall” from “Skyfall” WINNER

“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”

Best Production Design:

“Anna Karenina”

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

“Les Misérables”

“Life of Pi”

“Lincoln” WINNER

Best Short Film, Animated:

“Adam and Dog”

“Fresh Guacamole”

“Head over Heels”

“Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’”

“Paperman” WINNER

Best Short Film, Live Action:

“Asad”

“Buzkashi Boys”

“Curfew” WINNER

“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”

“Henry”

Best Sound Editing:

“Argo”

“Django Unchained”

“Life of Pi”

“Skyfall”

“Zero Dark Thirty” WINNER

Best Sound Mixing:

“Argo”

“Les Misérables” WINNER

“Life of Pi”

“Lincoln”

“Skyfall”

A trailer you have to see… And Oscar news!

Hey readers,

From time to time, I’ll post a trailer for a movie I can’t wait to see. As many of you know, I’m a HUGE Batman fan, so I was really excited to learn that there is a documentary about Batman and his impact on his fans on the way. This is a small, independent documentary that I really stand behind and I sincerely hope it gets to reach a mainstream audience. The film is called Legends of the Knight and boy, does this look like a moving experience.

Also, if you’re a film buff, you know that the Oscar’s are tomorrow evening. Last year, I did live updates of the winners on the site and I will be doing the same thing this year . I’ll be re-posting the list of nominees tomorrow afternoon and throughout the show, I will be posting the winners as they are called. So, if you can’t see the show, keep an eye on Anti-Film School. I’ll keep you filled in.

Also, a review of Night Train Murders is coming Monday. What better way to follow up the Oscars than with a review of a sleazy Last House on the Left rip off.

-Theater Management (Steve)

Anti-Film School and The Droid You’re Looking For Go to 42nd Street

42nd Street

Hey readers,

A few weeks back, John LaRue of The Droid You’re Looking For asked me if I was interested in writing a gritty piece for his site on the grindhouses that ruled 42nd Street from the 1960s to the mid 1980s. Naturally, I jumped at the opportunity to help John out and after a few weeks of brainstorming, tweaking, and watching old exploitation movies, that article was completed and sent off to John. He added an introduction and a snazzy infograph to make my list of “exploitation essentials” a bit more pleasing to the eye and we were off to the wildest time in movie history. If you wish to read the article, click here, and do make sure you check out the rest of John’s site. It truly is one of the most unique, funny, and downright creative film websites you will see. On with the show!

-Theater Management (Steve)

P.S. Barf bags will be provided to those audience members with weak stomachs.