December 5, 2021
TAMPA - Director Thomas Crane interview with The Outlaw Radio podcast. They discussed his most recent release "Monsters Walk Among Us", serial killers, music videos, and future plans for killDevil Films.
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November 28, 2021
November 19, 2021
TAMPA - Director Thomas Crane sat down for an interview with Cryptknotic for their Small Business Sunday segment. They discussed freelancing, Saliva, Todd La Torre, and music video production in general.
OUTBURN ONLINE - Once Human is just coming back from their long awaited tour in US with CRADLE OF FILTH and the new video/single “Cold Arrival” is their gift to the fans joining them in those crazy times on that tour. With “Cold Arrival,” ONCE HUMAN releases their third single from the upcoming new studio album Scar Weaver, hitting the streets on February 11, 2022 on ear Music. The song is written in memory of a friend of the band.
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October 24, 2021
October 15, 2021
GRUESOME MAGAZINE - I’ve always got my ear to the sidewalk for anything new and interesting to throw at you loyal readers and watchers and this little piece of cool came across my desk. Harkening back to the days of old school, long-form music videos, MONSTERS WALK AMONG US borrows heavily from Natural Born Killers and tells the tale of The Gemini Killer and his rise to pop-cult status. It’s a long video but – I think you’ll appreciate it.
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TAMPA - While Halloween is usually reserved more for scaring than giving, Tampa Bay filmmaker and musician Thomas Crane is giving fans a dose of both with the debut of his new single, “Monsters Walk Among Us,” and its accompanying video, which he directed and stars in. Both the single and the 7-plus-minute short film were released today.
Crane, through his company killDevil Films, has been on a tear of late, traveling the U.S. to direct music videos for Saliva, Once Human and Todd La Torre of Queensryche, just to name a few.
October 1, 2021
TAMPA - Director Thomas Crane sat down for an interview with The Rock Metal Podcast, discussing music video production, the beginning of his career, and advice on approach to filming music videos.
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September 9, 2021
June 22, 2021
ST PETERSBURG - QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre has released the official music video for his solo song "Vexed". The age-restricted clip, which was directed and filmed by Thomas Crane of killDevil Films, shows Todd on a desolate street before changing to footage of global unrest throughout time. The video features Todd and songwriting partner Craig Blackwell handing all of the instruments as Todd sings "Can't take no more. A nation in distress."
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MOBILE - A historic mansion went up in flames late Thursday night in north Mobile County. The home -- known as the "Outlaw Mansion" -- burned on U.S. 45 just north of Industrial Parkway.
The abandoned home was also the recent site of a local up and coming rock band's music video. "Love The Hate" -- shot the video back in March of this year. The video was released just three weeks ago and is now serving as a piece of history itself for the abandoned house with a storied past.
June 22, 2021
MOBILE - Mobile, AL based Heavy Rock band LOVE THE HATE has released the dark, modern official music video for their upcoming, brutal new single, “Solid Ground.” Directed and filmed by Thomas Crane of KillDevil Films (Saliva, Todd La Torre [Queensryche], Eve to Adam), “Solid Ground” features Kristi Craft and Billy Culbertson. The single will be available to purchase / stream on July 6, 2021.
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April 30, 2021
March 27, 2021
MEMPHIS - Memphis hard rock outfit Saliva has continued the rollout for the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough LP in ‘Every Six Seconds’. The album which featured enduring singles like “Your Disease” and the anthemic “Click Click Boom” has become part of the soundtrack synonymous with the turn of the century and some 20 years later continues to be a recognizable rock requisite.
To mark the two decade milestone of the release of the double platinum, Grammy-nominated ‘Every Six Seconds,’ the current line up of Saliva featuring vocalist Bobby Amaru went back and re-recorded select tracks from the album to offer a fresh take on the band’s classic catalog and reconnect with the energy of the era.
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MEMPHIS - Twenty years ago, Saliva spat out its breakthrough second album Every Six Seconds, placing three singles on the Mainstream Rock Airplay chart and eventually going Platinum. Now, after two decades and a change in lead singers, the hard rockers are re-recording that album with current frontman Bobby Amaru, who took over after Josey Scott left the band in 2011. Re-titled Every Twenty Years…, the EP will drop May 7, Billboardcan reveal.
The 2021 version of "Your Disease," originally a No. 3 hit on the Mainstream Rock Airplay chart from Every Six Seconds, is out now as a taste of the re-recorded project. An 18-minute documentary about Every Twenty Years… is coming in late April as well.
February 24, 2021
February 5, 2021
ST PETE - QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre has released the official music video for his solo song "Hellbound And Down". The clip, which was directed and filmed by Thomas Crane of killDevil Films, is a fiery visual that accompanies one of the heaviest tracks on La Torre's full-length debut, "Rejoice In The Suffering", which arrived on February 5 via Rat Pak Records. Todd's songwriting partner Craig Blackwell delivers a punishing guitar riff fronted by Toddsinging and screaming as fans have not heard before.
January 29, 2021
TAMPA, FL - Musician-turned-filmmaker Thomas Crane got his start creating music videos for his own band Marion Crane. He founded killDevil Films as an outlet for his dark imagery and began began producing videos for other artists. Since then he has directed, filmed, and edited over 100 music videos, several commercial projects, and one short film – working with artists such as Todd La Torre, Kamelot, Eve to Adam, Jasmine Cain, New Dilemma, ViFolly, Avenging Benji, and many more.
October 29, 2020
ST PETE - QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre will release his debut solo album, "Rejoice In The Suffering", on February 5 via Rat Pak Records. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Crossroads To Insanity", is now out. The clip is set in a mental institution, where a sane man faces the threshold of his own sanity due to the confinement. While the track might seem reminiscent of the work Todd is most known for, the song builds to a fiery guitar solo delivered by Todd's songwriting partner Craig Blackwell where it showcases the sound that is all his own.
TAMPA, FL - Thomas Crane, formerly of Marion Crane, now killDevil Films, an independent film production company in Florida, is an artist in a class all his own. His dark visions and horror aesthetics literally bleed from the screen post-production. The immense catalog of music videos and artists he’s worked with has only grown exponentially year by year, with absolutely no signs of slowing down.
October 27, 2020
August 14, 2020
PITTSBURGH, PA - After just watching the latest teaser for the upcoming Losing September video “Curse the Sky”, I’m on pins and needles. “Curse The Sky” is the sequel, and aftermath, to their latest release “Contagious” and they’ve once again partnered with Kill Devil Films to bring the darkness that lies inside the mind of vocalist Bruce Fane, to life.
When you see video teasers from bands it’s often a melody that sticks in your mind. The theme of this one comes across like the latest horror movie release.
TAMPA, FL - Symphonic metal masters Kamelot have released their new dvd, "I Am the Empire, Live From the 013" on bluray. The release features a spectacular show in Tillburg, Netherlands as well as an accompanying live album
The DVD extras include a 15 minute behind-the-scenes documentary produced by killDevil Films, which chronicles their journey on the road on 2019's "The Shadow Tour: North America".
June 26, 2020
November 4, 2019
NASHVILLE , TN - Jasmine Cain's "Let It Go" has been nominated for Best Music Video at the 2020 Josie Music Awards. The music video was directed, filmed, and edited by Thomas Crane of killDevil Films and released in 2019.
The 6th annual JMA will be held on September 5 at the Dolly Parton Celebrity Theater in Dollywood.
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TAMPA FL - The killDevil Films short film "Halloween Party" won The Florida Spotlight Award at the Spooky Empire horror convention this weekend. The filmed screened on Sunday, November 3rd, amongst approximately 100 other feature length and short films that were shown throughout the convention.
In addition to the film festival, Spooky Empire also featured celebrity guests such as Clive Barker, Alice Cooper, Elvira and many other notable horror icons. The convention is attended by thousands annually, with 2019 being the first time it was held in Tampa.
Written and Directed by Thomas Crane, "Halloween Party" was filmed in New Port Richey FL, stars Sean Gloria, and is now currently available to watch on Amazon Prime.
July 22, 2019
TAMPA FL - While on set of the latest video shoot for Dire Atrophy, Thomas and the band, sat down for a discussion with Harmony and Brooke of the "What the Actual Eff" Podcast. The discussion covered the current shoot, past music videos he has done for the band, and everything in between, and some unexpected topics.
April 27, 2019
January 16, 2019
TAMPA FL - What could best be described as a roundhouse kick of rock to the face, Red Calling’s “Taker of Breath” is aptly titled. Drawing on the melodically-centered and symphonic qualities of European rock groups like Lacuna Coil- and then throwing in some good ole metal energy reminiscent of Korn- the Tampa, Florida-based group deliver a sound that is as aggressive as it is haunting and undeniably catchy.
October 30, 2018
TAMPA FL - Thomas Crane made an in-studio appearance on The Sound Affect Music Show, discussing killDevil Films, Marion Crane, and other related topics. He also did a special acoustic performance.
The interview segment starts at 34:30 with the acoustic performance at 01:25:20.
CREATIVE LOAFING - Thomas Crane knew he wanted to direct a narrative film. After years of directing music videos and doing video production, the singer for Marion Crane, called on friends and associated to help his company, killDevil Films, develop and shoot Halloween Party, a 38-minute short horror film, which was inspired by the likes of Psycho and The Shining.
The end result, which intersperses color and black and white, is rich in atmosphere, dark in tone, and benefits substantially from its leading man, Sean Michael Gloria, who gained national exposure earlier this year in Followers, a low-budget found-footage feature shot in Pinellas County.
October 16, 2018
BLABBERMOUTH - War of Thrones official music video for the song "Say What" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Conflict in Creation", which was released in March via Sonic Night Music Club. The disc was recorded and mixed by James Fox at Sweet Spot Studio in Seminole, Florida and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, ARMORED SAINT, FAITH NO MORE) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in California.
Forged in steel, War of Thrones was formed when vocalist Wade Black and virtuoso guitarist Rick Renstorm joined forces in 2012. Previously, the two had worked together in Leash Law, releasing "Dogface" in 2005.
October 2, 2018
HORROR ASYLUM - There are clearly echoes of "Psycho" peppered throughout the movie. The performances are solid for such a low-budget production and Gloria himself deserves a lot of credit for managing to make his character both likeable yet deceivingly enigmatic. HALLOWEEN PARTY is accompanied by a surprisingly effective score, composed neatly by Frederic Bernard, and it gives the whole experience a real retro feel, dinking in and out of almost recognisable horror-esque themes and styles yet managing to expertly keep the right level of tension in place where necessary.
October 1, 2018
September 18, 2018
INDIE SHORTS MAG - Preparing the feast, getting dressed up and trick-or-treating may excite any person but Thomas Crane’s Ben. As the director, editor and writer of the film, Crane gives such a twist to an as-it-is spooky celebration, that perhaps Halloween will never feel the same. "Halloween Party" engages the audience in not only delving into the origins of the festival but also into their own psyche to find if there’s a Ben hiding in there…
September 5, 2018
DOWNSOUTH - First, I'd like to say I thought this was extremely well shot and edited coming from an independent filmmaker. And the story is top notch with a few twists and turns...Overall, I really enjoyed this film and story. I would really love to see what Crane and killDevil Films has in store for us next, hopefully a full-length movie in the near future.
BLABBERMOUTH - KAMELOT has released a brand new music video for the song "MindFall Remedy". The clip, which includes a guest appearance by Lauren Hart (ONCE HUMAN), was directed by Thomas Crane of killdevil Films and features live footage from the band's recent North American tour.
KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood said: "The North American tour was our biggest ever and we had to chronicle it in some way; the fans were so amazing. We decided to shoot this video and mix in scenes from the tour. We cannot wait to return to the U.S. and Canada for the next run!"