Proving that there is no rest for the wicked, Daggers went right to work on his first feature film; Caustic Zombies, and became an instant media darling. Rabid Magazine boasted the film as “Cinematic Anarchy At Its Best”. Having released two largely successful films in under two years, Daggers decided to take a brief hiatus from directing and began acting in several films, even making an appearance as an extra on two episodes of the A&E television show, Those Who Kill.
The hiatus rejuvenated Daggers and in 2014 he quickly went to work on his third and upcoming film, a documentary entitled; Blood On The Reel: The Guts Behind Indie Horror. The documentary is unlike any that we have seen to date and provides the viewer with an in depth look at the perils that plague the world of indie filmmakers. A world in which Johnny Daggers is quite accustomed to. Blood On The Reel:The Guts Behind Indie Horror will be released worldwide on both DVD and VOD through SGL Entertainment later this year.
"Once in a great while a project comes along that will define a genre and Johnny Daggers has tapped into the pulse of guerrilla style independent horror filmmaking to discover just that. Blood On The Reel is the one of a kind documentary that will keep you watching and hungry to feed your voracious appetite for an inside look at the fast growing indie horror community!" - Emory Slone: Malevolent Magazine
Johnny Daggers launched his film career in 2010 when he wrote, directed and starred in his first short film, Samhain: Night Feast. Fueled by a gritty grind house aesthetic, the debut film went on to win the Bastards Of Horror short film fest held later that same year. The award catapulted Daggers in to the annals of underground horror cinema. And the rest as they say is history.
“The rich history of horror originating from Pittsburgh includes George Romero, Bill “Chilly Billy” Cardille, and Tom Savini. Director Johnny Daggers of DaggerVision Films can add his name to this list. Fiercely independent and outspoken, Daggers is making a name for himself in the world of low budget filmmaking”. BloodSprayer.Com