Nick DeCarlo Jr: Founder, Sr. Contributor
Fan, Critic, Distributor, IT Professional, loving Father/Husband (and miserably failed former hardcore musician) Nick DeCarlo is the Founder of Beneath The Underground and BTU Films. Nick has been a horror fan since his first theatrical viewing experience of Motel Hell (1980).
After the seed of horror was implanted Nick began seeking out horror as a child/teenager on VHS and Laserdisc to consume as much visual blood and gore as he could. Over the years with the advent of “underground horror” the focus shifted to the more extreme and much darker expressions of the independent horror film community. Nick is also an avid collector of all formats of horror film including VHS, Laserdisc, DVD, Blu-Ray, memorabilia, and autographs.
Starting Beneath The Underground as a Facebook Group, the brand has since grown following early fundraisers (most notably for actress Rodleen Getsic) and support of crowd funding campaigns (notably “Headless” as Executive Producer), and branched off into BTU the website and sister company BTU Films for distribution.
Nick has also Co-Coordinated the Slaughter in Syracuse Independent Underground Horror Film Festival, and appeared in magazine, and articles/interviews focusing on independent underground horror and his BTU Film releases (notably Fangoria, FearNet, Print Is Dead, The Horror Happens Radio Show). BTU Films “Bootleg” style releases to date have been “Morris County” Directed by Matthew Garrett and since released by Unearthed Films, “AGONi” Directed by Ryan Logsdon, and “ANDROGYNYM” Directed by Nick Iway.
Jason Kreuger: Editor, Sr. Contributor
Over the years, Jason Krueger has developed a great love for all things in the world of horror. At a young age he found himself digging through his uncle’s VHS tapes, and watching A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 and The Lost Boys over and over again. While these two films started his obsession with horror, his frustration with modern horror has forced him to turn beneath the underground to quench his thirst for original and disturbing cinematic experiences.
Krueger’s love for film companies like Plotdigger and Unearthed Films have revitalized his passion for the world of horror. As a collector, he has procured almost 2,000 films in various formats: including DVD, BD, LD, and VHS. His collection of film collectibles has also been featured in HorrorHound Magazine. As a writer, he has appeared on Deaducated, Cinesploitation, and the upcoming Blood-Shed Anthology. As a social media sensation, he has been re-tweeted by the Soska Sisters, Lloyd Kaufman, Bill Moseley, Brian Posehn, and many others that only stupid nerds like himself would recognize.
He is truly excited for the opportunity to merge with like-minded individuals in creating the greatest horror website of all time, the new Beneath the Underground. Follow him @deaducation on Twitter and @deaducated on Instagram.
Samuel Glass Jr.: Film Reviewer/Interviews
From the first time, at age eight, when he saw little Rhoda Penmark’s evil ass get taken out by a lightning bolt, Sam Glass Jr. has been freaked out by lightning…and completely captivated by horror.
The son of an Air Force communications specialist and a government worker, he’s been a writer and sometime actor, and his biggest claim to fame is getting to appear in a John Waters movie, CECIL B. DEMENTED, in 2000.
His biggest passion is reviewing horror films and attending conventions, and overall favorite movie is PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. Currently, he resides in the city of Las Vegas with his partner of twenty years.
Jim Morazzini: Film Reviewer
A horror fan since childhood, Jim loves all manner of horror, science fiction, fantasy and general exploitation.
Writer of reviews, aspiring film maker, gym rat, and tattoo aficionado.
Currently stranded on the Canadian prairie where there’s nothing else to do but consume horror and beer in large quantities. Eric writes both Horror Fiction and Poetry and has a book titled Darkness: Poems of Extreme Horror, and a second book shortly on the way. His favorite authors are Clive Barker, Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee.
Michelle is a long term horror fan, who writes reviews to purge her thoughts. Horror has been her favorite genre since she was 5yrs old- the 1976 film The Omen being her favorite, and Stephen King became her favorite author at the age of 10 when she saw Pet Sematary and begged her parents for the novel.
Michelle was raised on Hammer Horror and her specialty is learning more about independent films, especially in the Australian market . Michelle writes the way she thinks, which folks don’t always agree with but that is her….she shoots from the hip
Michelle Sayles: Reviews
HardGore Core: Video Film Reviewer
Mister Core was raised in the Pittsburgh area the majority of his life. HardGore grew up watching the Romero films and found a deep love in gore and splatter films. His teenage years he spent most of his time playing in a punk metal band but that was short lived. As Core got older his love for cinema became stronger over the years and he became a collector of VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray. Mainly collecting horror and gore films. His collection grew over the years so he wanted to share his knowledge of gore films with others so he started the Hardgore Core Facebook page in 2014 and started writing reviews on gore and splatter cinema.
Hardgore started a YouTube channel shortly after that and did video review instead of writing reviews. He has countless film credits in Underground gore cinema such as Nake Zombie girl, Headless, American Guinea Pig, and many others. Also he has acted in a few films like Timo Rose’s Nature Series, Ron Bonk’s Empire State of the dead.
Core is currently helping out with a remake of Night of the living dead :Genesis, and directing his own film the Sideling Hill with hopes to have it completed sometime in 2016.