When tenants start turning up He gets on the floor behind his actor, who finds out belatedly that Mark’s special-effects strategy is simply to ram his head through the door. A fashion photographer gets more than he bargained for when a roll of film in a used camera contains sinister imagery of high-society menace that sends him into a labyrinth of imminent danger. Himself – Guest as Mark. The group he goes to however, end up being more sinister tha nthey first seem, and our protagonist gets far more than he bargained for or expected. His life gets turned upside-down when he attempts to meet the mysterious family who lives at the house.

He watches as Mark and Bill go to the bank so Bill can grudgingly sign over some of his savings. Bill lives in a trailer surrounded by piles of magazines that he possibly subscribed to under the impression he would win the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. Edit Did You Know? Bill, along with Mark and an assortment of friends and neighbors, star in the film. The Hagstone Demon Learn more More Like This. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

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That’s hard for them to do since their faces are not visible. One day Mark Borchardt hopes for that kind of success. Then a friend convinces him to join a self-help group which turns out to be demonic. Full Cast and Crew.

Watched for Letterboxd Movie Night the 16th. Compared to them “Coven” is a masterpiece.

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Borchardt’s life is a daily cliffhanger involving poverty, desperation, discouragement and diehard ambition. Having just rewatched that doc but also having had it in my brain for 20 years, watching this was an odd experience.


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American Job is a narrative film about Randy Scott, a youth caught in the dismal confusion of living and working in the world of minimum wage. If Mark’s mother is supportive, his father stays out of sight, sticking his head around a doorway occasionally to warn against bad language.

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The Entertainers Documentary Himself. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. Drug induced Wisconsin Death Trip in all of the cold places.

Smith’s camera follows Borchardt as he discusses his theories of cinema his favorite films are “Night of the Living Dead” and “The Seventh Seal”. He is at cast meetings, where one local actor Robert Jorge explains in a peeved British accent that “Coven” is correctly pronounced “CO-ven.

No poet in a Paris garret has ever been more determined to succeed. It starts out in bad trip territory, of off-brand speed, cheap liquor stores and jacked-up adrenaline, in and out of unmeetable deadlines, emergency rooms, psych hospitals, eccentric cult activity and enraged violence. Watched for Letterboxd Movie Night. Mark prepares for take two. Sure, it’s not good, but compaed to some of the crap that my friends and I made or tried to make when we were bored kids trying to stay out of trouble, this is frickin’ art.


Watched for Letterboxd Movie Night It’s alright. Deadpan Face Short master editor. Deadpan Face Short Grave Digger.

Scare Me producer announced. He brightens slightly when Mark shows him the portrait of an actress.

American Movie back Filmmaker: But wait a minute. Movie choices for us to watch on a family night pretty soon. Plus, it’s only 40 minutes, so if you hate it you won’t lose too much of your time.

Dramatic style choices, Borchardt turns his limitations into strengths. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Group Member Mark Nadolski Was this review helpful mmark you? A boy in abject poverty works in a hotel and becomes obsessed with a swimming pool in the opulent hills of Panjim, Goa, India. Mark Borchardt turns his camera on the UFO Daze gathering in Dundee, Wisconsin, where he finds an abundance of fascinating characters, a mystic landscape, and the paradox between empirical The making of the film was documented in the award-winning independent film American Borcharxt.

Group Member Scott Berendt Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Coven is a direct-to-video short horror film directed by Mark Borchardt.