Joe lives in the coal region of Northeastern PA with his beautiful wife Mary and their French Bulldogs Watson and Xander. He's a huge fan of all things horror and can't explain why especially since he was afraid of everything as a kid. He co-hosts the Indie Infestation podcast which gives a platform for those involved in the indie horror scene to get their name and projects out there. When he's not working he is usually watching the latest horror movie or show, at the gym with his wife or taking in a sporting event, Eagles! His all time favorite horror movie is the original Halloween, still effective to this day. Hit him up on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or drop an email, let him know what's awesome.
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[Podcast] Stirring Things Up With Troy Escamilla

This week The Thug, Justin, and Zane sit down with writer/director Troy Escamilla. Troy shares his love of 80’s horror as well as Christmas horror. Troy speaks of how the 80’s decade of horror films and his affinity for Christmas horror have influenced his work; especially in his most recent film “Stirring”. “Stirring” is currently […]

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[Podcast] Getting Amazon Hot Boxed with Brian Williams and James Bickert – Episode 2 – Indie Infestation

This week on Indie Infestation, The Thug, Justin, and Zane are joined by directors Brian Williams and James Bickert to discuss the unique release of their upcoming film Amazon Hot Box. Brian and James decided to go a different route with this campaign. Since the film is already a finished product, they are now releasing […]

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[Podcast] Indie Infestation is here to consume you!

In the inaugural episode of Indie Infestation Joe Fittos “The Thug” and his co-hosts Justin Seaman and Zane Hershberger of the Barn and 10/31 projects consume the mind of the award-winning writer and director Jonathan Straiton, the man behind Night of Something Strange and the upcoming martial arts zombie flick Johnny Z.  As this is […]

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[Review] “The Walking Dead” S08E01: Mercy

Well, it came and went, that moment Walking Dead fans around the world have been waiting for; the season eight premiere.  This past week social media and television alike were inundated with gentle reminders that AMC’s crown jewel was making its way back.  The Walking Dead is entering its eighth season with mixed reviews as […]

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[Horror Convention] Walker Stalker, Philadelphia (September 30 – October 1, 2017)

This past weekend Walker Stalker convention drug it’s rotting carcass to Philadelphia, PA.  For fans of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead, Walker Stalker convention is the place to be.  The show hits several cities throughout the world including Atlanta GA, Edison NJ, Portland OR, Melbourne AU, London ENG, and the list goes on.  All are […]

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[Horror Convention] New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival (September 22 – 24, 2017)

The second New Jersey Horror Con in Woodbridge, NJ was held Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, 2017.  The first one which I had the pleasure of attending had such a big turnout that they had to move it to a larger facility and added a film festival.  This con has put itself onto […]

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[Review] The Domicile (2017) – by JJ Fitt

JJ Fitt returns to review the haunted house fright fest The Domicile from writer/director Jared Cohn. The film starts off strong with a spooky apparition creating some terrifying havoc but the film quickly loses focus sliding into familiar territory. The film looks good with impressive makeup and design for the “ghosts” but ultimately fails to […]

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[Review] Cut Shoot Kill (2017) – by JJ Fitt

JJ Fitt reviews the gruesome gorefest Cut Shoot Kill from director Michael Walker. The film features Alexandra Socha, Alex Hurt, Phil Burke, Henry Zebrowski, and Rebecca Faulkenberry. Look for the film to be released digital on-demand on August 8, 2017. Listen to JJ’s review and let us know what you think! Cut Shoot Kill  on the […]

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“The Ghost Note” (2017): Misses a Few Chords But Holds a Decent Rhythm

The Ghost Note is the story of Eugene Burns (Kenny Gardner) an old blues guitarist from Deep Elum, TX who gained immortality by selling his soul and attaching it to his album known as The Ghost Note which is believed to just be a legend.  While playing his possessed guitar he caused audience members to […]

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Returning to the Drive-In: Nostalgia Is a Wonderful Thing

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing.  Whether it’s seeing an old friend, a certain smell in the air or hearing a song you haven’t heard in years, those things can teleport us back to a memory or feeling to revel in if only for a moment.  One of those nostalgic things is Drive-in theaters.  An invention […]

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“Bonejangles” (2017): A Film That Will Tickle Your Funny Bone-jangles

In this modern day where anyone can make a film and get it to the public quite easily thanks to the interwebs, I have learned to curb my enthusiasm by lowering expectations when I can.  As a writer that reviews mostly horror I have found very little in the way of what I would term […]

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“Chupacabra Territory” (2016): Confusing Liberties with Lore Drag Down Found-Footage Effort

I always try to root for non-theatrical, low-budget films because oftentimes, maximum effort is put into them, although low budgets, new directors or writers, or lack of star power can create an uphill battle. That being said, I ignored the warning postings and ventured into Chupacabra Territory. Taking liberties with a film is fine; as a matter of […]

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Horror Convention Report: New Jersey Horror Con, Edison, NJ March 31 – April 2, 2017

Grue-Believers, this past weekend (March 31 – April 2, 2017), the Thug made his way to the New Jersey Horror Con in Edison, New Jersey. It was a miserable night outside as it had been pouring rain all day but my spirits were quickly lifted when I arrived. Although, not the largest con I have attended, […]

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“The Walking Dead” S07E16: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

Grue-Believers, season seven of The Walking Dead has come to an end. Judging by online reactions, this made a lot of people happy due to the heavy abundance of lackluster episodes. Yes, we did have some fun laughing at Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) quips; yes, we had some heartbreak with the loss of some fan favorite […]