Kasten attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and soon after moved to Los Angeles, California working various roles in film crews until learning the craft of film editing. Soon after, he was able to begin work on The Attic Expeditions, a low-budget experimental horror film starring Andras Jones, Seth Green, and Jeffrey Combs. The response to the film was mixed, due to its complex plot.
His 2005 film All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos uses the Mexican Day of the Dead as a backdrop for zombie horror. The 2006 film The Thirst is a vampire horror film, and Kasten's only film without Jeffrey Combs.
In 2007, Kasten released his remake of the Herschell Gordon Lewis classic The Wizard of Gore, starring Kip Pardue, Crispin Glover, Bijou Phillips, Combs, Brad Dourif, and the Suicide Girls. His "cover" adds a film noir edge to the splatter of the original, while maintaining the crucial ratio of blood and breasts.
In Summer 2009 Kasten entered production for his latest film, The Dead Ones.
- The Attic Expeditions (2001)
- All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos (2005)
- The Thirst (2006)
- The Wizard of Gore (2007)
- The Dead Ones (2010) 
- Interview at Classic Horror
- Dread Central interview
- Fatally Yours interview
- SuicideGirls.com interview
- Exclusive Look at The Dead Ones - Week 4