Gregg Holtgrewe

What critics are saying about Gregg Holtgrewe:

“(writer/director Holtgrewe) has show a knack for drawing out moments of paralyzing vulnerability.” – John Behling (Minneapolis City Pages)

“Knowing his (Holtgrewe) limitations and utilizing a professional cast he has elevated the bar for potential within the independent community.” – Will Colby (Editor of

“I can’t tell you the last time I saw a filmmaker do so much with so little.” – Joe Maddrey (author/producer of Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film)

“With his film Dawning writer/director Gregg Holtgrewe created a minimal budget psychological horror masterpiece.” – Mike Snoonian (Editor of AllThingsHorrorOnline)

“I loved Holtgrewe’s mastery of suspense technique. From the opening road-to-the-woods shots, to the claustrophobia of the cabin, to the fear of the dark in the outdoors, holding some shots a few beats too long, cutting others abruptly…Holtgrewe gave the piece a skin-crawly feeling just through solid craftsmanship.” – Colin Covert (Minneapolis, Star-Tribune)

“Holtgrewe did a great job. Very well shot and performances were excellent.” – Drew Dowdle (Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine, Devil)

“It takes a true master of filmmaking to create suspense based on the unknown. Gregg Holtgrewe accomplished just that with ‘Dawning’.” – Horror-101

“I loved the direction, I really want to see more from Gregg Holtgrewe, as he seems to study the films he was obviously inspired by.” – Oduction Productions

“”Dawning” is only a commercial. Let’s give Holtgrewe a few million and see what he can do.” – MSU Reporter


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