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Before Josh Becker made movies with some of the past giants of the silver screen like Anthony Quinn, Josh grew up making movies with some of the current giants of the silver screen, namely his childhood buddies Sam Raimi (of SPIDER-MAN fame) and B-movie legend Bruce Campbell.

Today Josh is a well respected film and tv director-writer, and the author of two other books. When he left his home in Michigan in 1976 at the age of 17 and moved to Hollywood, all he knew was that he was pursuing his dream-- to be in the film business. Arriving, he found that dreams don't always work out like they do up on the silver screen.

Gaining a foothold in this notoriously difficult line of work requires as much passion, luck and ambition as it does frustration, heartbreak and folly. GOING HOLLYWOOD is the true story of a driven young man willing to go to the ends of the earth in order to fulfill his dreams.



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Josh Becker has been making movies since he was a teenager. His first film was made at age thirteen, and by 9th grade he was tackling Oedipus Rex with future cult-icon Bruce Campbell. Since then he has written and directed numerous short films, four feature films, several television movies and worked on successful tv shows. RUSHES is at heart a passionate, honest and opinionated look behind the scenes of writing, producing and directing low-budget movies. From Josh's early days working with future Spider-Man director Sam Raimi on his original Evil Dead to his days writing and directing Xena: Warrior Princess in New Zealand and beyond, RUSHES is filled with stories. Whether you're a budding thespian, scriptwriter, director or you simply just love movies, you'll find insights, frustrations and answers to your questions in the experiences Josh has enjoyed and endured in his three and a half decades of filmmaking trenches. His supporting cast in these adventures include aforementioned Sam Raimi and frequent collaborator Bruce Campbell, as well as stars small and great like Anthony Quinn, Lucy Lawless, Rob Tapert, Renee O'Connor, Gary Jones, Scott Spiegel, Joe LoDuca, Rick Sandford, Mariah Carey, Stephen Baldwin, John Cassavetes and many, many others.



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starring Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi
Available for the very first time

For the first time ever,
buy DVDs of Bruce Campbell's early films,
including STRYKER'S WAR,
(all co-starring Sam Raimi)

as well as the very first DVD release of



Sorry, No Answer Essay - NEW
Partisan Politics... Essay

Josh as a detective in "Spine Chillers" episode 5: Exit Interview

Conservatives Hate America Essay
Hangin' With the Old Dudes Essay
Technological "Improvements" Essay
Remembering Elmore Leonard Essay

A newly discovered photo of Josh and Scott Spiegel on the set of "Evil Dead 2. Photo by Paul Harris.

Schlockmania Sgt. Becker's War Interview Part 2
Schlockmania 'Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except' Blu-ray Review
Schlockmania 'Going Hollywood: Confessions of a Tinseltown Escapee'
Schlockmania Sgt. Becker's War Interview Part 1
Schlockmania 'Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except' Appreciation
Upcoming Josh Becker Week at Schlockmania
Celluloid Terror 'Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except' Blu-ray
Rock Shop Pop 'Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except' Blu-ray
Bloodsprayer 'Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except' Blu-ray
Media Mikes 'Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except' Blu-ray
DVD Talk 'Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except' Blu-ray
Schlockmania 'Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except'
Insurgent: The Capture of Osama Bin Laden
Screenplay -
Running Time DVD Review
It's a Lost, Lost World
Screenplay - NEW
If I Had a Hammer: The Play
Profundo Cinema Interview
Religious Freedom
What About Sophie Horowitz?
Short Story
Luck of the Draw
Short Story
Hurricane Season
Short Story
The Independent Corner
Jonathan Moody interviews Josh Becker
The Everything Film Show
Book of the Dead Interview
The Horribleness - Script
Shock Cinema's
Review of Rushes
Updated Complete Film List

As a young man Hippocleides competed for the hand of Agariste, the daughter of Cleisthenes, the tyrant of Sicyon. By the end of the competitions, only Hippocleides and Megacles remained. According to Herodotus (6.129-130), Hippocleides became intoxicated during a dinner party with Cleisthenes, and began to act like a fool; at one point he stood on his head and kicked his legs in the air, keeping time with the flute music, at which point his toga fell down revealing his genitalia. When Hippocleides was informed by Cleisthenes "Oh son of Teisander, you have just danced away your marriage," his response was "οὐ φροντὶς Ἱπποκλείδῃ", ("Hippocleides doesn't care" or literally "No care for Hippocleides"). The phrase, “Does not care,” according to Herodotus, became a common expression in the Greek world. Slogan above the mantle in Clouds Hill cottage, home of T. E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”)


Josh interview Metro Times

Josh on the set of "If I Had a Hammer."

Josh on the set of "If I Had a Hammer."

Josh interview Metro Times

Josh on the set of "If I Had a Hammer."

Josh on the set of "If I Had a Hammer."

Top photo by Bruce Giffin for Metro Times.
Other photos: on the set of "Alien Apocalypse;" on the set of "If I Had a Hammer."

Most books about film production assume that you have an idea and a script to shoot. Most screenwriting books are geared to how to write a script that you can sell to Hollywood (as though the authors of these books had the slightest clue) and do not take into consideration that you might be shooting the script yourself, possibly with your own money.

This book is about how to write a script properly that you can rationally shoot, how to shoot it, how to finish it, how to sell it, and also how to get it shown.



Spine Chillers
Press Release

Submitted for your approval, Spine Chillers, a haunting new suspense/horror series on YouTube. From the twisted demonic minds of Josh Becker (writer/director of the hit SyFy film, Alien Apocalypse), Paul Harris and Chris Dinnan, scored by famed composer, Joe LoDuca (Evil Dead), and with a special upcoming guest appearance by Bruce Campbell. Spine Chillers reinvents the suspense/horror genre with wild, edgy, imaginative tales that are creepy, scary, suspenseful, and occasionally even funny, too. Fact or fiction? Tune in to Spine Chillers on YouTube and find out for yourself.




Battle the Big Tuna


Designed for both the East Coast "Chunkers" and West Coast "Long Rangers," this tape is a complete education in stand-up fishing. Venture to Cabo San Lucas for the newest methods and latest tackle tips. An absolute must for tuna aficionados!

available from Bennett Marine Video


See Josh act. See Josh run. See Josh die screaming!


If I Had a Hammer

Now Available in the DVD-Rs for Sale Store.

* "If I Had a Hammer" poster art created by Renee Cooper (email, website)