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 into 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
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. BOTR will be released worldwide on Blu-Ray - DVD and VOD through SGL Entertainment June 14th 2016.