Super 8 Horror Anthology Screening!

Posted: 10/13/2015

Screenings of the Super 8 Feature Film "The Basement!

The Film Photography Podcast has immersed itself in Super 8mm and 16mm filmmaking in 2015 and is thrilled to announce the first ever theatrical screenings of the 1989 horror anthology "The Basement"!

World premiere digital restoration from the original negative! Producer Michael Raso in person on all nights!

MOVIATE is proud to present a One Night Only Halloween Horror Extravaganza!!!

THE BASEMENT (1989) - LOST HORROR CLASSIC - Shot in Super 8mm!!! Producer Michael Raso will be in person introducing the film and doing a Q&A afterwards.

Sunday October 25, 2015 @ 8pm
Midtown Cinema - 250 Reily St, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102 - FaceBook event page - Theater website

Admission = $5

FPP Listeners who contact Michael Raso before the screening - - will receive free hand-rolled FPP 35mm film after the show!


above: Alamo Drafthouse's Joseph A. Ziemba and Michael Raso on stage Q&A for "The Basement" in Austin, TX


above: Michael Raso at the Austin screening of The Basement.

Previous screenings:

Friday, September 25, 2015 - Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers N.Y. - show starts at 9pm - admission $5. -

Tuesday, July 28 2015 - Alamo Draft House (Ritz Location) - Austin, Texas

  • Address: 320 E 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

  • Phone: (512) 861-7020

  • Website:

  • Admission: $3.00!

Thursday. July 30 2015 - Texas Theatre - Dallas, Texas

Attending? Drop Michael a line to let him know you're coming!

What is "The Basement" - In 1989, Tim O'Rawe, Michael Raso and some college friends from New Jersey pooled their resources to shoot a full-length horror movie called THE BASEMENT on Super 8 film. Then they forgot about it. Twenty years later, THE BASEMENT was found in Michael's storage bin. And the parameters of total madness would never be the same again. THE BASEMENT is a four story anthology that features mummies, witches, death demons, sea serpents, zombies, Satan, a California Raisins costume, and lots of creative swearing. It's like a gore-drenched, un-reality take on Amicus's TALES FROM THE CRYPT starring every stoned metalhead from your high school, plus their stoned moms and dads. By all rules of logic, this movie should not be good. But in the tradition of other backyard Super 8 epics like Nathan Schiff's THE LONG ISLAND CANNIBAL MASSACRE and the Polonia Brothers' LETHAL NIGHTMARE, THE BASEMENT isn't just good -- it's exhilarating. For proof, look no further than a line spoken by a cameraman on the set of a movie-within-a-movie about zombies: "This looks more like a fucking KISS video than a horror film!" New Jersey wins. Text by Joseph A. Ziemba


above: Special FX Artist Scott Hart putting the final touches on Emily while Director Tim O'Rawe looks on. below: It's FPP's John Fedele being metered by Michael Raso (with his Gossen Luna Pro F!)


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