Hey Don, I didn't realize you had a website or were even still making
movies! It's cool to see you're still around and keeping the faith.
Through the encouragement of Cinemagic, Film Magic, Amazing Cinema and
on and on, you have been a great and positive encouragement to a
budding animator in the 70s. I've gone on to work at ILM, art direct
video games and just have a happy life as a full-time artist. Part of
the thanks for that goes to you and all the magazines you've been
involved with since way back when. Thanks!
(No, I'm not the Daniel Ross in your films!)
Rob Long II
I loved Alien
Rampage! Wow! Tons of stuff packed into 75 minutes, and
it was shot on film! Car chases, uniforms, tons of people, spaceships,
effects, a cool monster -- I think it's pretty damn good and you should
be proud of it.
Way to go!!!!!
Leanna did a
great job both in the movie and behind the scenes shooting
the making of featurette -- one of the reasons that I buy a Timewarp
DVD. I learn a lot from the making of. This is a vampire film that is a
cut above the rest; one I would recommend to anyone.
Hey! I have to
that I really enjoy all of Timewarp Films' movies!
They are great! And I am looking forward to seeing the new film,
"Vampire Sisters!" I am also an independent horror filmmaker and know
how difficult that it can be to make a movie -- but once you see the
finished product, it is the best feeling in the world! Anyway, I just
wanted to say Hey! and tell you that Timewarp Films Rocks!
I very much enjoy
your films and think that this is just what today's
sci-fi/horror fan needs... elements of the great alien invasion, gothic
horror films of the past with spfx and design of the present that mix
to make wonderful films that are a must see. Nightbeast, Alien Factor
and Galaxy Invader first turned me on to Don Dohler's work and from
there I have enjoyed recent films like Harvesters and Stakes, both
truly amazing and definitely ones to watch and rewatch. Thanks to you
guys and Timewarp for making great movies the way they are suppose to
be made. I look forward to more stuff from you guys in the future.
Don, I've seen
every one of your movies (many times each) and love them
all. You've really enriched my life and I wanted to let you know how
much I've appreciated your efforts. Your movies are a real gift to
humankind. Thank you very much! I hope you direct some more.
Don's name while browsing some old info on special
effects and Cinemagic. I was a filmmaking fan in the old days and still
have all the original issues of the old Cinemagic magazine and even had
a letter or two published in them back in the good old days. I just
wanted to say hello and it is nice to see Don still working his magic
after all these years.
Joe and Don make
movies for the fun of making movies. It thrills me to
see these films and know they are made with true passion. More movies
should have passion and not worry about the BIG MEGA budgets... My
friends, keep up the great work! We look forward to each new project!
There's no nicer people in the film industry.
Wesley M. Dip
Hi Don and Joe --
have rented both Harvesters and Stakes, and enjoyed
the hell out of both. I have told my friends to go rent the movies.
Keep up the good work. I look forward to more of your movies. Joe, I'm
also in law enforcement -- a game warden -- if you ever need any ideas
or stories, I've got some for you.
I loved The Alien
Factor and Harvesters. It's amazing how great
independent movies can be. The films looked fantastic. I'm a film and
video student who is studying production design, so I always find it
useful when watching to see what can be achieved with a low budget. All
the best with future projects.
Wow! Joe and Don,
you two make a GREAT team. KUDOS to the HILT are due
to you both. I recently ordered and watched "Stakes" on DVD and I was
utterly impressed! After full review of the DVD's added features and
overall niceties, I'm convinced that you guys are truly on your way to
mainstream. Great screenplay, great special effects, great editing,
great audio, exceptional directing, and some fairly decent acting.
I'm a Big Don
Dohler fan and hoped you could forward my appreciation of
his spirit and films. I completed a short in 2001 that is very Don
Dohler inspired. I was hoping maybe he could take a look (it's only 15
min. long). It's called Robot Bastard! www.robotbastard.com
Alien Factor and
Galaxy Invader are oh so cool. We missed you Don. Glad
you are back in the film biz.
I grew up on
Cinemagic and Amazing Cinema magazines, and I'm glad to
see Don Dohler is still out there making movies! I just ordered
"Harvesters," and I can't wait to see it.
Thanks for all
fun and encouragement through the years, Mr. Dohler!
Hi Don. I was
reading my old Cinemagics the other night (30 years ago
you started, ye Gods) and I got to wondering what happened to you and
your filmmaking. I'm pleased to see that you and your chums are still
going strong. I miss a zine like Cinemagic -- it's needed more than
ever today with the rash of fanfilms all over the world.
I thought I would
write to say that I just saw "Stakes" and thought it
was a whole lot of fun! It's really Cinemagic all over again, only now
you guys are on the Net -- and available at the local video store.
Pretty freaking cool. You guys rock my world!
rock! I am excited to see what you'll do next! Keep
up the good work.
Don and Joe:
Just wanted to
you a line to let you know I finally got a chance
to watch Stakes the other night. I'm not too fond of vampire flicks,
but Stakes blew me away! It was a rare treat for me, as I shun CGI and
"tricks of the new trade," to see a smart, tense and funny movie made
in the new millennium. The sound track was great and the editing was
amazing! I'll be giving a top-rate review of your latest in my fanzine!
Courage, Ph.D. and Hillary Miller, M.A.
for [Stakes] the best vampire film ever made:
polished performances, exquisite filmmaking, script to die for.
Thanks for e-mail
notice on release of "Stakes." Rented it from
Hollywood Video. My hat is off to you guys. Thinking what you had to
work with, you did a bang-up job. Even not considering what you had to
work with, you have made a solid, entertaining horror film. Also liked
"Harvesters" but think you guys are getting better with each film. I
think your stories and your filming coverage and editing are very good.
Because of your coverage, use of locations and your talents, you do a
very good job of making your pics look much "bigger" -- more expensive
-- than they are. Again, really good work guys.
I saw "Stakes" at
Horrorfind... Awesome! The film was great. The cast
were very gracious with their autograph signing afterwards and I have a
new appreciation for "roasted nuts." I can't wait until your next film.
Thanks for a good time and a great film.
Just wanted to
thanks to Don and everybody at Timewarp Films --
your dedication to film and your early days of publishing for the
up-and-coming filmmaker have been an inspiration to us all. Here's to
you, guys: I hope all your films are hits!
I am the Creator
Special Make Up Effects for the motion picture The
Evil Dead. If it wasn't for what I learned and practiced from the first
couple of issues of Cinemagic I would not have been able to contribute
to The Evil Dead. Thanks Don!
It's great to see
Don Dohler doing what he loves. I'd like to thank him
for those "Cinemagic years." Receiving his magazine was one of the high
points in my youth. I read each issue cover to cover, and never forgot
how much each issue developed my filmmaking skills. I'm still at it,
and am in the process of completing my first feature, "Deadly
Obsessions." Check my website out at: www.kgbproductions.com
Hi there! I have
been a Don Dohler fan for quite sometime now! I'm a
film actor, and I've done many horror and sci-fi films. I'm interested
in possibly taking part in your next production! Recently, I shot a
co-starring role in “Dead and Rotting” for Full Moon Pictures and Tempe
I just received
your "B Movie Horrors" and walked some wonderful hours
down memory lane remembering those Cinemagic years. Cinemagic and Alien
Factor have a very special place in my heart as Don Dohler does. I'm
now a makeup artist in Germany and words can't describe what I learned
through Cinemagic and Dohler's guide through amateur filmmaking. Thank
you for that signed copy by Dohler!
I want to let Don
Dohler know how much of a fan I am of him. I was
first introduced to him via Famous Monsters Magazine in 1978 with its
coverage of "Alien Factor." It also had a cover on them. What I don't
understand is why most movie oriented magazines and books claim that
Baltimore, Maryland is home to 2 Filmmakers: "Barry Levinson and John
Waters." How can they forget Don Dohler? There is more to Baltimore
than Barry's Diner or Divine eating dog doo!!!
I count Don
Dohler's The Alien Factor as one of my primary inspirations
in getting into the making of horror and sci-fi movies. It is so
fabulous to see new projects coming out! Don was kind enough to do an
interview by snail mail a few years back for my zine, Dr. Squid. It
truly showed how dedicated he is to his fans and to fellow
horror/sci-fi fans. Best of luck with everything!
and I are very big fans of Mr. Dohler's work. In fact, his films have
been a major influence on us. Currently, we are working on a horror
anthology called "Scary Tales," and as an homage, we have two
characters named Mr. Frye and Mr. Longfellow. Thank you for continuing
to make movies, and know in your heart that you do have fans out there.
Glad to see
you back in the filmmaking business again!! It's been a number of
years. Someone on the B-Film list mentioned that you were doing films
again & to check out your web site. So I did.
Phillip Phila., PA 19103
Wow! What a
nice surprise! I checked out your website, and it definitely stimulated
my interest. I'm glad to see Don Dohler is back in the movie-making
business. Somehow, I knew it was inevitable. After reading "B-Movies
Horrors," he just strikes me as the type of guy who doesn't sit still
too long and must produce creatively. I'm currently in the process of
putting together a magazine about monsters and horror. It is quite a
different kind of monster magazine than is out there, in that it is
extremely personal and raw. In it I have reviewed Nightbeast (my
favorite) and Galaxy Invader.
Your website is very cool! I love horror movies. Really anxious to see
what's coming up in the near future.