Category: Episodes

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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Episode 071- Defenders of the Faith

With guest: John Arminio

Horror movies have looked to peoples’ faith and beliefs to create some of our scariest monsters.

When a movie becomes so ingrained in the culture, does the culture mimic it? Fact and fiction can blur, and the apocryphal story can become truth if it is perceived to be true.

Guest John Arminio joins me to talk about the different ways that belief and faith has been used in horror films, and how sometimes the fiction becomes fact.
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Episode 070- Monsters and Misogyny

Being a horror fan comes with a stigma. Many groups from all sides of the social spectrum believe that horror movies are morally reprehensible and promote real-life violence.

Because of that, the Horror Community is staunchly anti-censorship and broadly permissive around violent and disturbing content in horror movies.

Sometimes, this allows real-life monsters to hide among our ranks, who promote real-life sadism and misogyny.  Continue reading “Episode 070- Monsters and Misogyny”