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Aaron Duran is founder and head writer of GeekintheCity.com, a website devoted to the latest in movies, comics, tabletop games, digital pastimes, and all things Geek. His fascination with comics, film, music, and obscure trivia has transformed into a lifelong pursuit of pop culture knowledge. A precocious writer who started out by spinning elaborate stories based on his favorite sci-fi and adventure franchises, he befuddled his grade-school teachers, who were convinced that no child could write that well at such a young age. When not hard at work on his plans for world domination, Aaron creates highly acclaimed independent films, freelances in many forms of media, explores the minutiae of pop culture, and shares his love of all things Geek with the world through his writing.

Why I Make Movies in Portland

I’ve turned down the option to “Go LA” three times now: Once for school, once for no good reason, and once for a movie job. Each time it was harder and harder to stay in Portland, yet each time I turned down the chance I felt good about it. So, why would someone who wants to make a career out of film and video choose to stay in Portland, Oregon? Well, it’s not as strange as it sounds . . . Let me tell you why.

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Inspiring Horror Flicks

With my birthday only a few days past I look upon all the great swag I received from my ever so thoughtful friends. They know me well as I look upon stacks and piles of books and horror DVD’s. Seeing these movies reminded me of the films that inspire me to be a better filmmaker. And so, I give you a tiny sampling of those flicks… Anyone who knows me will notice the sampling and the obvious laziness that went into this list…

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