Making any movie is hard. The more I learn about film, the more I read, the more I write, the more I get to know some independent filmmakers, the more I appreciate that every movie is a miracle. I don't have to like all of them -- and Xenu knows I don't -- but I have come to appreciate the effort and commitment it takes to get any movie made. This enlightenment has contributed to an unwritten rule I tend to have for my work at this site, which is that if I see an indie that I like, I need to be a mouthpiece for that movie and help it find an audience; if I don't like an indie, I need to shut the fuck up. Every movie is a miracle, and if I can't be a cheerleader for a movie, I at least don't want to stand in its way.
Housesitters makes its world premiere this Saturday, April 28, at 3:45 p.m. as part of the first-ever Windy City Horrorama festival at the Davis Theater in Chicago. Visit the official site for tickets and a full schedule.