Greetings from Filmmaker's Hell!
I am obviously Warren F. Disbrow, I make feature movies
and I currently live in Neptune, New Jersey.
I love horror, scifi and fantasy movies and you can kiss my ass if you don't.
I can enjoy other kinds of movies too, but most of the movies I deeply love and collect posters, models, movie mold castings
from are in the horror scifi realm.
I was born in New Jersey and haven't escaped yet. I went to Bible Baptist Church
and Trinity Christain School, so I see Mel Gibson's PASSION OF THE CHRIST as a movie Satan would love - 2 hours of killing
Christ. I'm not a bible thumper it's just my thoughts on the film.
I always wanted to make the same kind of wonderful movies I watched secretly as
a kid on TV (despite parental disapproval). As a young child I wanted to see BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1935) on TV and no amount
of disturbance I created changed my parents' "No" into a "Yes". I remember sneaking downstairs in the middle of the night
to see Peter Cushing in Hammer's fantastic BRIDES OF DRACULA(1960) and before the movie was finished being caught and thrown
back into bed by angry parents.
The first monster movie I saw was when I was roughly 5 or 6 years of age. On
a very small black-and-white TV on a Sunday afternoon was THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON(1954). CREATURE just excited
me no end and it still does. As an adult (at least I grew taller) I still love The Gill Man movies and love the original
1954 amazingly life-like suit. I now know Ben Chapman who was in that suit for the land scenes and now get Christmas and birthday
cards from "The Gill Man" - how cool is that? And I have been able to collect casting out of the 1954 original studio molds
of the suit's authentic head, claws and feet. I also collected Lon Chaney Jr's Wolfman appliances, Glen Strange's 1948 Frankenstein
skull cap, and had a one time some of the original 1940s Universal studio old molds themselves. I collect anything "real"
I can from horror movies, like the head cast from Linda Blair in THE EXORCIST.
I also collect castings of Gerry Anderson 1960s TV show puppets from FIREBALL
XL5, STINGRAY, THUNDERBIRDS, CAPTAIN SCARLET, JOE 90 and SECRET SERVICE. Check elsewhere on this web site for a page on them.
As a teen I started shooting Super 8mm horror film shorts which I continued when
I went to Brookdale Community College studying under Tim Nesterak and Stu Beach.
I went from Brookdale to Jersey City State in ...drum roll...Jersey City. I was
mentored by a wonderful Professor named Mark Eisenstein and started shooting 16mm horror films. I made a bunch of shorts,
the longest being KISS OF MEDUSA which was 25 minutes and in color and primered at the Hoboken Art Festival in 1982.
During this time I worked at CNN with Stewart Varney and Mary Alice Williams
in World Trade Center Building 1. I handled lighting, mostly operated the studio cameras for live shows, alittle floor
managing, etc. It was during this period I purchased my own complete Super 16mm film production/post production equipment
to shoot my own movies. Mark sold me his 35mm Arri and his 35mm moviola to edit on. Sam Sherman, President of Independent-International
Pictures, gave me a gift of a theater 35mm projector so I could screen my rushes at the studio rather than paying local theaters
to see my raw footage after the feature.
My idol was and is George A Romero, who made the classics NIGHT OF THE LIVING
DEAD(1968), DAWN OF THE DEAD(1977), DAY OF THE DEAD(1985) and the brand new LAND OF THE DEAD(2005). We corresponded for a
period just before DAWN was released and a few years back I got to actually meet him and talk in person and he gave me his
private phone number to talk some more.
Dailing Romero's house for me is scarier than any horror movie because I admire
him so much he's slightly intimidating so I can't say I've taken full advantage of the confidence that he showed me by giving
me his number. I'll get up the nerve to call him soon :o) .
The movies I made myself in the last 15 years, and which were distributed
all over the world, have sold well, recieved very good reviews and even got me fan mail. Despite their very small budgets
and primitive conditions under which they were made, they were and are to this day very successful.
Currently TROMA, INC has re-released special collector's additions of two
of the older movies, FLESH EATERS FROM OUTER SPACE and INVASION FOR FLESH AND BLOOD. They are also releasing my newly
filmed modern vampire movies SCARLET MOON(2005) and DARK BEGINNINGS(2006).
My father, Warren Disbrow Sr.,has become internationally famous for his reoccurring
role as Prof. Hertz in all four of my movies. He recieved a good review in Italy and is usually recognized within the
first hour of arriving at scifi/horror conventions.
At a May 19th, 2005 theater showing of INVASION FOR FLESH AND BLOOD
in Red Bank, NJ sponsored by TROMA, my father got tremendous applause when his credit came on the big movie screen. He started his acting career in Sam Sherman's THE BLOODY DEAD (1987) as a victim of a killer. Its
been nothing but fun for him.
Over the years many people have helped me with the movies, like Tony Annunziata,
James Cirronella, Nick Primiano, Rubin Santiago, Shawn T. Reich, AnnMarie Donato, Warren
Disbrow Sr., Francesca Chirelli, Dominic Gregoria, James Andriani, Mike Bruce of THE ALICE COOPER GROUP, Forry Ackerman
of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND MAGAZINE, Desire'e Russo, Sam Sherman of INDEPENDENT-INTERNATIONAL PICTURES, Jack Russo
of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, author Stephen King, Kathy Monks, Debbie Boenig of JERSEYWOOD PRODUCTIONS, Michael Herz and Lloyd
Kaufman of TROMA, INC, Hollywood Effects Artist Ed French, Tim Ferrante of FANGORIA MAGAZINE, Stephen Mezo Jr. AKA TATTOOED
STEVE, Horror King George A Romero and many others. Thanks guys for having faith in me.
There are a few scripts from my past I'd still like to make into movies,
like RULERS OF THE APOCALYPSE, DEMON AT LEEDSPOINT and LAVIATHAN TEMPLE.
I actually started shooting RULERS on my own money, it was a dinosaur movie,
but the needed funding never came and it was being shot on film which is very expensive. I had to pull the plug myself before
I went broke. We still have the full size animatronic dinosaurs intact so maybe I can get someone to finance it someday. You
There are several things I need to do but I am also going to try to shoot my
own zombie movie within the next several months. I am doing all the PR work I neglected to do over the last 20 years of being
in show biz and I am trying to raise money to shoot DIABOLICAL right, but I am also antsy to do another movie as soon as possible
too. Its an addiction :o) . But before I can go into Romero's kingdom doing a zombie movie, I have to finish and get DARK
BEGINNINGS to the distributor.
If you have helped me make these movies over the years or helped me promote
them, or if you have supported my movies by renting or buying them, I sincerely thank you and
I hope I can count on your continued support.
Spectrum is Green,
Warren F. Disbrow
Visual Experiences, Inc.
Contact me at: Visualexpe@aol.com