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The Soska Sisters Aim to Infect the World with their own Virulent Strain of David Cronenberg’s “Rabid”

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When it comes to horror movies, give me a good remake over a good sequel any day.

Horror films are self-contained magic acts, and sequels strip away all the mystery that drew you to the original movie in the first place by inevitably adding backstory and blowing a small magic act out of proportion. A remake, by its nature, has the potential to take a brilliant idea and resurrect it for new audiences to discover.

Notice that I stressed good remakes. When remakes are done for nothing but brand recognition, they are a fresh hell in themselves. But the rare ones that remake a decades-old film that got lost in the shuffle of time, and strives to update the central theme to show the brilliance of the original story, those are wonders to behold that become classics.

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Episode 076- We Lost It in the ’80s: An Interview With the Creators of “In Search of Darkness”

The ’80s were horror movie heaven.

A wild mixture of new technology, misfit filmmakers, obscure distributors, rich dentists trying to find tax shelters, buckets of blood and latex, and home video rental helped usher in one of the most prolific and influential eras in horror film history. Continue reading “Episode 076- We Lost It in the ’80s: An Interview With the Creators of “In Search of Darkness””

Hellbent for Horrible Questions 02: Kevin and Jennifer Sluder

Welcome to a new installment of HELLBENT FOR HORRIBLE QUESTIONS, a mini-digest of interviews and short discussions!

In ISSUE #2, my guests are the creative team filmmaking team, KEVIN AND JENNIFER SLUDER.

They have shepherded many independent horror and sci-fi films to  completion and now Kevin has directed his first horror short, HEARTLESS, which is winning awards and rave reviews.

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Issue #01- Hellbent for Horrible Questions! Guest: director Simone Kisiel

Welcome to a new installment of the “H4H Universe” we call HELLBENT FOR HORRIBLE QUESTIONS, a mini-digest of interviews and short discussions!

In ISSUE #1, my guest is director SIMONE KISIEL, who has made two feature films, “HOUSED” and “BUGS: A TRILOGY.” Continue reading “Issue #01- Hellbent for Horrible Questions! Guest: director Simone Kisiel”

Episode 073- The Woods Outside and the Woods Within

With Guests Hope Madden and George Wolf from the Fright Club Podcast!

Back when the campfire was the center of the village, the woods were the dark home of dangerous creatures and magical beings. The woods were considered sinister places that epitomized the unknown.

So, it’s no surprise that horror films are right at home with the woods!

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