Underground Film Journal

Steven Kostanski

Steven Kostanski is a Canadian independent genre filmmaker based in Winnipeg. His films are typically modernized pastiches of low budget movies from the late '80s and early '90s, particularly the type of horror and sci-fi movies that were released direct to video.

Kostanski is also a make-up artist and special effects technician, which he applies to his own films and to films made by other directors. He has worked on make-up and prosthetic effects for movies such as Capote, Wrong Turn 4 and Resident Evil: Retribution.

He is also a member of Winnipeg's Astron-6 filmmaking collective, along with Matthew Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Adam Brooks and Jeremy Gillespie.

Learn more about this filmmaker at his official website.

Watch Streaming Films By Steven Kostanski:


Father’s Day (2011) (with Astron-6)
Manborg (2011)
Lazer Ghosts 2: Return to Laser Cove (2008)
Heart of Karl (2008)
Insanophenia (2007)
Love Journey (2007)
Fantasy Beyond (2006)


Streaming: Manborg

A soldier resurrected as a cyborg killing machine must protect the Earth from the invading armies of Hell led by the demonic Count Draculon.

2013 Boston Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

The mighty Boston Underground Film Festival celebrates their impressive 15th edition this year on March 27-31 at the Brattle Theatre. Here’s some highlights to be on the lookout for: Opening night film: I Declare War, a childhood parable about war and brutality, directed by Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson. Closing night film: Big Ass Spider!, […]

Father’s Day

Father’s Day, an outrageous horror comedy by Astron-6 and Troma, is an over-the-top gorefest about the hunt for a serial killer who targets other people’s dads.

Movie Trailer: Manborg

Watch the movie trailer for Steven Kostanski’s over-the-top ’80s sci-fi/horror retro flick Manborg, which has screened at the Boston Underground Film Festival.