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Thank You Drafthouse!

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[9 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

When Drafthouse Films decided to do another The ABCs of Death contest I don’t think they were properly prepared for all the motivated, talented, and hungry filmmakers that would flood them with entries. The contest received almost 600 submissions. From that only one was selected to play in the horror anthology The ABCs of Death 2. Sadly it was not my paper horror movie, Moonstruck. The good news is, since they had so many insanely cool short films submitted, they decided to do The ABCs of Death 1.5. I am …

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[16 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Every year Hollywood puts out of list of what they thought were the best spec scripts floating around town.

This year, my horse & carriage horror movie, PRIMROSE, was voted onto the list. This is truly an incredible honor, and I would like to thank all who read it, loved it and voted for it. We’re trying very hard to get this film made, and I feel that 2014 will be a good year for rolling forward.

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[31 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

My latest short film kills two very naughty birds with one stone. It acts as a spooky little Halloween short, but it also doubles as my ABCs of Death contest submission. If you enjoy my work, please click HERE and LIKE the video. That counts as a vote. Please support this film by sharing it with your pals and stuff. Did I mention there’s paper nudity in it? There is. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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[17 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

Here it is! The final episode of Paper Cuts. Going out on a horror classic and one of my all time favorites. I’ll never take a paper shower again.

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A Drink With Travis, Blog »

[5 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Want to know what’s new with filmmaker Travis Betz? Grab a brew and watch this update!
LIKE Travis on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/darkreception
Follow Travis on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/travisbetz
Visit his website for all things Travis: http://www.travisbetz.com
Be my movie buddy! Friend me on http://www.letterboxd.com
Stabbers – my novel!
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[2 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Since Hollywood feels the need to remake every damn that ever touched my heart, I’ll just remake their remake out of paper….damn it.

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[1 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Every year, when October first hits, Shannon and I go into full on Halloween season mode. We decorate the house, stock up on treats, and watch nothing but horror movies for a solid month. This year I went a little overboard and made a fancy movie guide that you can follow along with. I’ve bundled films into themes to be chosen each night, along with the ever-s0-much-fun, Grab Bag of Bones! I’ve supplied where they can be found on streaming and VOD as well. Many of these films I’ve seen, …

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[27 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Want to know what’s new with filmmaker Travis Betz? Grab a brew and watch this update!
LIKE Travis on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/darkreception
Follow Travis on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/travisbetz
Visit his website for all things Travis: http://www.travisbetz.com
Be my movie buddy and friend me at: http://www.letterboxd.com
Stabbers – my novel!
LIKE the FaceBook page and stay informed: http://www.facebook.com/StabbersTrilogy
 

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[27 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Welcome back. It’s good to see you again. It’s been since…well…last Friday! Did you miss me? Liar! You just missed my movie collection. Fine. Here’s five more.

Christmas Vacation
Christine
Chinatown
C.H.U.D.
Cinema Paradiso

Christmas Vacation is where the Vacation series should have stopped. It’s a funny, heart-warming movie that has now made its rotation into my seasonal viewing. It just has so much Xmas spirit you can’t not love it.
Christine is a strange little flick about a jealous car…and I love it.
Chinatown is Polanski and Nicholson in top form. A great noir set in Los …

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A Drink With Travis, Blog »

[20 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Want to know what’s new with filmmaker Travis Betz? Grab a brew and watch this update!
LIKE Travis on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/darkreception
Follow Travis on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/travisbetz

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[20 Sep 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

Friday screams movie collection! I will now unleash five more titles from my insanely great collection for your envious rage to consume you with…envious rage…

The Changeling
Cherry 2000
Chicago
Child’s Play
Children of the Corn

The Changeling is one of my favorite ghost movies, and stars the always watchable, George C. Scott. This movie is dripping with creepy atmosphere, as well as an interesting story. It’s not your typical, “the house is haunted blah blah blah” tale.
Cherry 2000 is the best movie ever made about a guy trying to save his sex doll…yup. This movie …

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[18 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

YOU SHALL NOT PASS up the opportunity to watch my paper Gandolf be all dramatic and stuff. I had the most fun with this one because who doesn’t want to scream lines like, “Go back to the shadows!”

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A Drink With Travis, Blog »

[13 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Here’s your Friday update from filmmaker Travis Betz.

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[13 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Friday is upon us, and oh what a disturbing Friday it is. Not a lot of levity this week. Let’s have a look at five more titles from my personal collection.

Cannibal Holocaust 
Carrie
The Castle
Cat People
The Celebration

Cannibal Holocaust was a movie I saw as a teenager and it ruined me for life…in the best way possible. I guess you could call it one of the original found footage movies. It’s graphic effects were so well done that the director was arrested for making a snuff film. He had to prove otherwise.
Carrie is …