Role:FilmmakerRoles(_FilmMakerRoleID = 2, _FilmMakerRole = Producer) / FilmmakerRoles(_FilmMakerRoleID = 3, _FilmMakerRole = Editor) / FilmmakerRoles(_FilmMakerRoleID = 1, _FilmMakerRole = Director)
Websitejrbookwalter.com / tempevideo.com
InfluencesGeorge A. Romero, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Dario Argento, John Carpenter
Professional AffiliationsTempe Entertainment
- Jan 9, 2010 8:17 PM Hello? Is this thing on?
- Jul 27, 2008 6:22 PM New website finally online!
- May 31, 2008 3:55 PM DEAD NEXT DOOR soundtrack interview on Rue Morgue Radio!
- May 27, 2008 6:48 PM More DEAD NEXT DOOR soundtrack plugs: Let the good vibes roll!
- May 21, 2008 1:44 PM More DEAD NEXT DOOR soundtrack press!
- Tempe Video
- The Dead Next Door
- Bad Movie Police
- The Sandman
- Ariauna Albright
- Jason Paul Collum
- David Barton
- Ted Chalmers
- Don Adams
- Lilith Stabs
- Brett Kelly
- Duane Whitaker
- Jens No Spin Zone
- steve keith
- Platoon of the Dead
- Stan Ridgway
- WALL OF VOODOO
- Andy Prieboy
- The Police
- Billy Idol
- Johnny Cash
- Alanis Morissette
- pat mAcdonald
- Men Without Hats
- Thomas Dolby
- Michael Jackson
- Dario Argento
- Steve Jobs
- Cheap Scares!
1966: Birth. My mother claims to have stayed home with me watching DARK SHADOWS every day, so I blame it all on her.
1977: Saw STAR WARS and my life was changed forever. Yeah, me and 50 million other kids...
1978: Started cranking out Super-8mm short films in my backyard and my parents have regretted it ever since. Amazingly, it would take me 20 years before I started to regret it.
1984: Graduated high school (or rather, released from prison for good behavior, take your pick) and headed to a brief stint at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
1985: My apartment was robbed so I quit AIP and came home. Two months later got financing for my first feature film, THE DEAD NEXT DOOR. It's been a blur ever since.
1989: Finally finished THE DEAD NEXT DOOR. The next couple of years are spent cranking out various levels of cinematic slop.
1991: Tired of being somebody else's lackey, I decide to start my own video distribution company (like it's that easy, to just say it).
1992: Ready to slit my wrists after a particularly bad cinematic endeavor, but I'm rescued by a little movie called OZONE, which I self-distributed in January, 1994.
1997: Goodbye, Ohio, here comes Los Angeles.
1998: I'm drafted into slavery (er, post-production work) for Full Moon. That's what I get for making fun of all their movies years ago.
2000: My servitude to Full Moon pays off (?!) when they ship me off to Romania for a month to make WITCHOUSE 2: BLOOD COVEN. That year ends going toe-to-toe with William Shatner in a small border town outside of Mexico. I wish I were kidding...
2001: I make a little picture called WITCHOUSE 3: DEMON FIRE which proves that a movie about three chicks in a beach house is never a bad idea.
2003: Enough is enough, my tenure with Full Moon is over and I devote the rest of my miserable existence to the creature known as Tempe DVD.
2005: A documentary I executive produced & edited called SOMETHING TO SCREAM ABOUT hits Showtime. THE DEAD NEXT DOOR is released to DVD from Anchor Bay. But don't be fooled, the ship is still taking on water, same as always.
2006: Goodbye, Los Angeles, here comes Ohio (again!). Professionally, not much happened. Personally, it was one of the best years of my life! Got remarried on August 26 and have been enjoying life with my new wife.
2007: New year, new cat, some new directions in life. Started executive producing a line of new movies for my Tempe DVD label, beginning with Brett Kelly's remake of KINGDOM OF THE VAMPIRE (released in October as a double feature with my humble 1991 original).
2008: New flicks as executive producer will include FOREST PRIMEVAL, POISON SWEETHEARTS, PLATOON OF THE DEAD and with any luck, I'll finally get someone to make my horror anthology BLOOD BY THE FIRE, the script for which has been laying around since 1985... (gulp!)
Who I'd like to meet:First of all, there's a big difference between "friends" and "acquaintances". I think most people use the word "friend" when they really mean "acquaintance" (look in the dictonary if you don't know the difference). I have a close circle of real friends, but you can never have too many acquaintances, so say hello and let's see what happens! I'm a bit of a social retard in real life but I'm more apt to make new pals in the safety of cyberworld.
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Scenic Akron, Ohio
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 6' 0" / Some extra baggage
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Religion: Christian - other
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: Some college
- Occupation: Audio-visual widget broker
GeneralApple iPhone 3G... Archos 5 media player... Apple iPod... the Internet (thank God for DSL!)... e-mail... watching DVDs (i.e., Netflix)... my Apple MacBook Pro... iced tea... Jamba Juice (oh, how I miss thee!)... my Apple G5 editing system... defeating spam... travel... talk radio... road trips... graphic design... hangin' with my kinfolk now that I'm back in Ohio... playing junior psychologist to people...
MusicHey you! Buy my DEAD NEXT DOOR soundtrack from iTunes... it's DRM-free and dirt cheap!
In no particular order: Wall of Voodoo (including Stan Ridgway and Andy Prieboy), Johnny Cash, Timbuk 3 (and Pat MacDonald solo), Men Without Hats (and Ivan solo), Prince, Billy Idol, Fleetwood Mac (including Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks solo), Alanis Morissette, Jim Croce, Talking Heads (and Tom Tom Club), R.E.M., Adam Ant (or Adam & The Ants), Madness, The Police (and most Sting or Stewart Copeland solo), Michael Jackson (it takes a big man to admit that these days!), The Cars, The B-52's, Wang Chung, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Sheena Easton, Elton John, John Denver, The Statler Brothers, The Doors, Nirvana, Eurythmics (and most Annie Lennox solo), The Carpenters, The Bee Gees, KC & The Sunshine Band, Blondie, Eddy Grant, Thomas Dolby, Naked Eyes, The Thompson Twins, Howard Jones, The Go-Go's (and Jane Wiedlan solo), Men at Work, Queen, Hole, Portishead, Concrete Blonde, Tori Amos, David Bowie, The Breeders, Pearl Jam, Green Day, The Offspring, John Carpenter, Madonna, Vanity 6 (and even Appolonia 6!), The Time, Goblin, Spinal Tap...my fingers are too tired to keep typing.
MoviesAfter a lifetime of being a horror geek, it's mostly comedy and drama for this kid now, but the classics still rule (DAWN OF THE DEAD, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, DEEP RED). These days I prefer to laugh... some of my favorite comedies include OFFICE SPACE, THE 'BURBS, PLANES TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES and RAISING ARIZONA. I still believe the 1970's were the last great decade for movies. I also dig documentaries and movies based on real-life people & events. I'll watch any of those. And I'll watch just about anything on Dish HD, HD-DVD or Blu-Ray!!
BooksWho has time for books?
HeroesWe can be heroes, just for one day...
Art Institute Pittsburgh
1984 to 1985
- Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA
- Graduated: N/A
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: None
- Major: Photography
Springfield High School
1982 to 1984
- Akron, OHIO
- Graduated: 1984
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: High School Diploma
- Major: Vocational graphic arts
- Clubs: Marching band...don't laugh.