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Indie Horror Month: J.D. Lifshitz's Five Favorite Independent Horror Films

I first had the opportunity to interview up-and-coming indie horror director J.D. Lifshitz last year, and despite the fact that he still had to worry about homework, his poise when speaking about being a filmmaker and his knowledge of the genre as a whole made a huge impression on me.

J.D. Lifshitz: The Next Generation of Horror

It’s not often in the world of horror you can use the term wunderkind, but J.D. Lifshitz might be just that and then some. At 17 years old, Lifshitz is anything but your average teenager. He recently finished filming his first feature film, Killed on the Fourth of July, during the summer of 2009 after writing the script and securing independently-raised funding alongside his partner Josh Adams.

J.D. Lifshitz is Ready to be Killed on the Fourth of July

It was just a few short months ago that we had the honor of meeting teenage horror uber-fan J.D. Lifshitz. We were at a Fango convention, and this dude knew how to light up a room with his enthusiasm. Horror fans are a rare breed, and usually when we put our minds to something, we set out to get it done. At just 17 years old the kid has begun living the dream, and it's with great pleasure and pride that we let you guys know that his very first film, Killed on the Fourth of July, will be slashing its way to your home soon.

Lifshitz, J.D. (Killed on the Fourth of July)

It’s not often in the world of horror you can use the term wunderkind, but J.D. Lifshitz might be just that and then some. At 17 years old, Lifshitz is anything but your average teenager. He recently finished filming his first feature film, Killed on the Fourth of July, during the summer of