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!
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.Continue reading “The Soska Sisters Aim to Infect the World with their own Virulent Strain of David Cronenberg’s “Rabid””
Things might look bright and warm during Springtime, but there’s something sinister underneath the surface. The pastel colors of the flowers camouflage the blood and death in the soil that helped them grow.
When the difference between life and death depended on a bountiful harvest, people made human sacrifices to appease the Old Gods of the earth. Continue reading “Episode 069- The Old Gods of Springtime Horror”
A very NSFW episode!
Lloyd Kaufman, the President of Troma Entertainment and the creator of “The Toxic Avenger” drops by to discuss his 50 years of independent filmmaking, his new movie, and the art of making obscenity fun again!
It may seem weird that Christmas has a famous ghost story, but the reality is that Christmas ghost stories were a tradition in Victorian England. Continue reading “Episode 063- Christmas Ghost Stories”
I love the spirit of Independent Horror filmmakers, especially fans who are compelled to create, no matter what the odds.
In today’s episode I interview Nick Hunt, the director/producer/creator of SAFE PLACE. Continue reading “Episode 059- Unsafe Practices: Nick Hunt and the Indie Horror of “Safe Place””
SEX and VIOLENCE.
That volatile combination is both provocative and controversial for most people.
It’s where we’re at our most vulnerable, and Horror gives us the opportunity to confront our darkest emotions in a safe environment. Continue reading “Episode 058- Things That Go Bump and Grind in the Night: Sex and Horror”
History is full of real-life horror stories.
In this episode I talk with Dr. Harold Aurand, a professor of History at Penn State University, Schuylkill Campus, about true horror stories of history. Continue reading “Episode 057- Horror in History”