This week FDTC writer Adam Holtzapfel had a chance to check out Diary Of A Deadbeat, Victor Bonacore’s documentary on cult filmmaker Jim Van Bebber. If you’re not familiar with Van Bebber’s work, this is a great introduction.
With interviews from frequent collaborators like Pantera’s Phil Anselmo, Marc “Bone Crusher” Pitman, Leslie Orr, Mike King to fans Cody Lee Hardin, Rob Steinbruegge, to others Nivek Ogre, Robert Mukes, and Heidi Honeycutt. The film touches on comparisons to Rob Zombie but without the notoriety of having a music career and a comparison to Rob Zombie, but with talent.
Jim himself states he doesn’t make horror films, but he makes true crime films. With recently seeing Manson Family, I can see where he’s coming from. It’s not a schlock film and he tried making the film to look as authentic as possible down to the murders.
If you see this playing at a convention or film festival do not miss this! You can also purchase it from Massacre Video or Victor directly if you see him at a festival or convention.
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