Category: Episodes

Episode 045- Tales From the Blood-Red Carpet: Etheria Film Night

One reason I love film festivals is that they celebrate creativity. 

So I was honored to be asked to judge Etheria Film Night held in early June in Hollywood.

Etheria Film Night is the world’s most respected showcase of new horror, comedy, science fiction, fantasy, action, and thriller films made by emerging women directors. Continue reading “Episode 045- Tales From the Blood-Red Carpet: Etheria Film Night”

Episode 044- Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part Two)

Who says they don’t make good horror movies anymore? 

I think we’re in a good time for creative, creepy horror movies, you just need to know where to look (hint: it’s usually not from the major studios).

I made a list of movies released within the last four years that I liked, and there were too many to put into one episode!  Continue reading “Episode 044- Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part Two)”

Episode 043- Sympathetic Monsters: with Guest J. Blake Fichera

Can you sympathize with a monster? 

In some cases I think you can.  It depends on the story and how well the story is told and acted.

In this episode J. Blake Fichera (author of the Rondo-nominated book, “Scored To Death: Conversations with Some of Horror’s Greatest Composers”) returns to the show to discuss the sympathetic monster in horror movies. Continue reading “Episode 043- Sympathetic Monsters: with Guest J. Blake Fichera”

Episode 042- Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)

Who says they don’t make good horror movies anymore? 

I think we’re in a good time for creative, creepy horror movies, you just need to know where to look (hint: it’s usually not from the major studios).

I made a list of movies released within the last four years that I liked, and there were too many to put into one episode!  Continue reading “Episode 042- Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)”

Episode 040- The Horrible-Beautiful World According to Heidi Honeycutt

For some of us, just being a passive viewer isn’t enough.

Some of us are compelled to create and share the love for other artists.

Writer, filmmaker, journalist, and actress Heidi Honeycutt comes to Hellbent For Horror to talk about the Etheria Film Night (http://www.etheriafilmnight.com), what it’s like to act in Troma horror movies, the state of film journalism, and all things in horror fandom. Continue reading “Episode 040- The Horrible-Beautiful World According to Heidi Honeycutt”

Episode 037- Gag Reflex: The Cinema Crimes of John Waters

(This episode contains Explicit language and themes)

We all have our guilty pleasures. 

I have admired John Waters as a filmmaker since I first read about him in the pages of Fangoria magazine back in 1982.

I love a maverick filmmaker who can manage to make movies outside of the system on a shoestring budget that are original, unique, and fun.  The early films of John Waters fit all of those descriptions. Continue reading “Episode 037- Gag Reflex: The Cinema Crimes of John Waters”

Episode 036- The Monsters that Invaded Primetime: Made-for-Television Horror

Notorious scares delivered on TV! 

Back in the early 1970’s, Network TV executives started to make original movies to compete against Hollywood. They were fast, cheap and, occasionally, great!

Many of these telefilms were horror movies. Some of those network TV-produced movies generated some genuine scares, and sent kids to bed to have nightmares. Continue reading “Episode 036- The Monsters that Invaded Primetime: Made-for-Television Horror”