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] Gettin’ Found with the Bad Man Scott Schirmer

 This week Joe and Zane are found by writer/director Scott Schirmer.  The guys discuss Scott’s films including Joe’s personal favorite “Found”, Zane’s favorite “Plank Face”, “Headless”, “Harvest Lake” and the forthcoming “The Bad Man”. Scott reveals the source for the film “Found” which was actually a self published novel he stumbled upon written by Todd […]

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[Podcast] Getting Preety with Brooklyn and Jerry

The boys are back and dressed to the nines looking preety….that’s right preety emphasis on the “e”s.  Why you ask are they so concerned with aesthetics?  Because they welcomed in the dynamic duo behind the “She Was So Pretty” franchise; writer/director/producer Brooklyn Ewing and actor/writer Jerry Larew. Brooklyn reveals the story of how she met […]

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[Podcast] Hanging Poolside with Speedos and Drew

This week the fellas sip on some margaritas whilst donning their Snazzy Seaman Speedos as they chat up with Writer/Director/Producer/Actor Drew Marvick.  Drew’s “Pool Party Massacre” was a major hit on the Indie circuit in 2017 and into 2018 and deservedly so.  Everything right down to the VHS video store artwork for the poster screams […]

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[Podcast] Making Effects with Joe Castro

This week on the podcast Joe and Zane welcome back Justin from his one man tap show; his legs were tired but having special effects wizard Joe Castro, as this week’s guest made everything all better. Joe Castro began his effects career at the ripe age of 15 after winning a special effects makeup contest […]

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[Podcast] We Got Festivals With Nathan and Aaron

This week on Indie Infestation is a celebration of film festivals with Nathan Ludwig of Genre Blast Film Fest and Aaron Allen of Hexploitation Film Fest.  Joe, Zane, Nathan and Aaron strolled hand in hand taking in cotton candy and funnel cakes washing it down with some ice cold beers.  The ups and downs of […]

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Scream Team Releasing Awakening the Ode to Slasher Genre Film “The Sleeper”

Scream Team Releasing (the distributors of The Barn and 10/31) is proud to announce the newest addition to the label…’The Sleeper’. A retro throwback directed by Justin Russell that pays homage to the early slasher films of the 80s’ such as Black Christmas, Promo Night, The House on Sorority Row and Girls Nite Out. Originally […]

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[Podcast] Clowning Around With David, A Study of Art

On this week’s episode of Indie Infestation the guys welcome David Howard Thorton.  David’s portrayal of Art the Clown in the Indie hit film “Terrifier” has put him on the map in the horror community.  David had some big shoes to fill (literally and figuratively) when he took over the role of Art and boy […]

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[Podcast] Peanut Butter, Maple, and Cindy

This week on Indie Infestation Joe and Zane welcomed back Justin live from the MRI machine (you’ll hear why) to chat it up with the critically acclaimed Writer/Director/Producer/Actress Cindy Maples. Cindy is currently making the festival circuit in support of her short film “Ebowla”.  This short film is a must see and soon you will […]

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[Podcast] Strolling Through the Dark with Emma

This week Joe and Zane took a trip across the pond to London to meet up with the lovely, multi-talented Emma Dark. Emma not only directs, she also writes, acts and models. Emma recently won the award for Best Director at the Starburst Media City Festival for her film “Salient Minus Ten”, a dark (no […]

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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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[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 […]