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Episode 088- Home of “DEPRAVED”: The Larry Fessenden Interview

Great horror stories, like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, have universal appeal and artists can reinterpret them to reflect the anxieties of every generation.

And on Friday, September 13th, legendary Independent Horror Auteur Larry Fessenden releases Depraved, his newest vision of the Frankenstein story.

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Episode 087- Dinosaur Horror! Double Feature

Welcome to PART ONE of a podcast double-feature with the I Know Dino Podcast!  

Dragons! The xenomorph from Alien! The shark from Jaws!

These monsters are descendants of real creatures that walked the earth- the dinosaur.

Horror movies have used the dinosaur as a source for monsters since the silent era because they are a source of endless fascination and terror. 

But, do the dinosaurs deserve their role as horror movie villain? Are there dinosaurs that are even weirder and scarier than what the movies usually show? 

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Writer/Director Izzy Lee Once Again Defies the “Genre Box” with the Experimental Short Film, ‘The Obliteration of the Chickens’

Writer/Director Izzy Lee bring us to the brink of the “Herzogalypse.”

“The Universe does not notice or care. All of us are nothing.”

So starts the new short film, The Obliteration of the Chickens, by writer/director Izzy Lee. If you’ve seen her work, that aforementioned quote could be considered a recurrent theme. Or, perhaps a mission statement. However, this new film doesn’t want to freeze a rictus of horror on your face. This time, Izzy Lee wants you to share a sardonic belly laugh while the world burns into a cinder.

Since 2013, Lee has been creating a steady body of genre films that burst with social commentary and are steadfastly uncompromising in their execution. Her horror movies and thrillers comment on the abuse of power in religion and politics, sexual harassment, internet shaming, pedophilia, and cold, hard revenge.

Izzy Lee’s short films distinguish themselves with an admirably tight story structure. The narrative drive of her movies is straightforward and precise, just as it should be in the 10 to 20-minute short film format. Like the first Ramones album, Izzy Lee’s films are all killer, no filler.

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Hellbent for Horrible Questions: Sarah K. Reimers

The 6th Annual Etheria Film Night will be held on Saturday, June 29th at the legendary Egyptian Theatre, and H4H is celebrating with a series of interviews with the filmmakers!

Etheria Film Night is the world’s most prestigious showcase of new short genre (horror, science-fiction, fantasy, action, comedy, and thriller) films directed by women.

This interview is with director Sarah K. Reimers to discuss her short film (and festival favorite), Bitten, her life-long love of horror films, and the horror of Midwestern cooking from the ’70s!

Join me as I ask Sarah some horrible questions!

Etheria Film Nighthttp://www.etheriafilmnight.com/

Sarah’s production website: www.bestbaddogfilms.com

FB page for Bittenhttps://www.facebook.com/bestbaddogfilms/

Family Recipies YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-712XsG36VrQZ3lE5kqFtA

Hellbent for Horrible Questions: Chelsea Lupkin

The 6th Annual Etheria Film Night will be held on Saturday, June 29th at the legendary Egyptian Theatre, and H4H is celebrating with a series of interviews with the filmmakers!

Etheria Film Night is the world’s most prestigious showcase of new short genre (horror, science-fiction, fantasy, action, comedy, and thriller) films directed by women.

This interview is with writer/director Chelsea Lupkin (Flutter, Uncovering Eden) to discuss her newest short film, Lucy’s Tale and her love of genre film.

Join me as I ask Chelsea some horrible questions!

Etheria Film Night: http://www.etheriafilmnight.com/

Lucy’s Tale: http://www.chelsealupkin.com/lucy

Women in Horror Month: Rakefet Abergel Interview

February is Women in Horror Month, and we’re celebrating with an interview with the writer/actress Rakefet Abergel! We discuss her short horror film, the multiple-award-winning Jax in Love (2017).

Join us as we discuss horror and comedy timing, Rakefet’s First Kiss with horror, and her cinematic “guilty pleasures”! Continue reading “Women in Horror Month: Rakefet Abergel Interview”

Women in Horror Month: Tara Hall Interview

February is Women in Horror Month, and we’re starting things off with an interview with Tara Hall, the writer of the feature-length film, Buzzard Hollow Beef (2017). 

Tara sat down with me to discuss her film, horror movies, how Sam Raimi made her want to be a filmmaker, her First Kiss with horror, and her favorite comedy! Continue reading “Women in Horror Month: Tara Hall Interview”

Screaming…for Rondos?

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My book, Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy, has been getting great reviews, and now it’s been nominated for Book of the Year on the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards!

The Rondo Awards are special because they are fanbased, and have no connection to any commercial sponsor. Anyone in fandom can vote or propose nominees.
However, as the official website states, getting nominated doesn’t mean you’ll make the ballot:
“We will note that the world of horror has exploded in recent years. Time was if something existed, it made the Rondo ballot. Now there is so much talent and excellence, that we need YOU to help us sort through the best of the best, always with ‘classic horror,’ whatever that means to you, in mind”.
This means that the judges need to see real interest in a book from across the community, with several people stepping up to show their excitement about an artwork done in 2018.
If you read the book, and you enjoyed it and feel that it might be worthy of a place on the final ballot, please consider nominating Screaming for Pleasure for Book of the Year!
You can read the rules and suggest your nomination here:

https://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/

 

Thanks so much for your time!