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””
By S.A. Bradley
There’s a scene in Director Michael Powell’s notorious Peeping Tom (1960) where the main character, Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm), works his side job as a pinup photographer. He’s very good, but detached. There’s a “new girl” whom we first see only in profile. Mark is preoccupied and barely notices her until she turns and reveals a disfigured lip. Mark is awestruck. He’s compelled to pick up his movie camera and film her face. It’s awkwardly sexual. Another model protests, “but what about the customers”?
Spotify playlist link for almost all the songs on this playlist (Peter Gabriel and Tool aren’t on Spotify)
Music can be scary, even terrifying. Certain combinations of notes induce nervousness and unease in the listener. Musicians have known about these intervals for centuries. They can induce tension, character, and depth into a song, and have been used in music throughout the world since before music theory was even a thing. In modern music these intervals are the roots of jazz, blues, and rock and roll. In the medieval European Christian church, however, religious leaders branded these intervals satanic – making them even more unsettling. Continue reading “Show Notes for Episode 010”
So, what scares you? Really. What takes you out of your “horror comfort zone?”
In this episode I talk about my own horror triggers. I don’t rationally believe these things exist. But, somewhere deep inside me… Continue reading “Show Notes for -Episode 008- My Outer Demons”
You know those scary monsters that haunt your dreams? Make-up artists and actors make them come to life.
Make-up effects have evolved with film from the beginning of cinema. Artists delve into the dark parts of themselves to make real horrors we may not have even imagined.
Sometimes the work is so good that the monsters become iconic in our culture. Continue reading “Show Notes for -Episode 007- The Gods of Monsters: The Men Who Mastered Makeup”
Show Notes for Episode 005: What Are Your Limits? The Dark Waters of Exploitation and Extreme Cinema
These are the Show Notes for Episode 005: What Are Your Limits? The Dark Waters of Exploitation and Extreme Cinema
What are your limits?
Surely there are some types of horror movies that you will not watch. Or are there? Continue reading “Show Notes for Episode 005: What Are Your Limits? The Dark Waters of Exploitation and Extreme Cinema”
It’s the quest of every ultra-fan: finding fellow obsessives to share in the collective joy.
Fan conventions provide a meeting place and an outlet for like-minded folk. What’s it like to really find your tribe? Continue reading “Show Notes for Episode 004: Blood Oaths and Bar Tabs: Horror Conventions and Cinema Wasteland”