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””
Batshit Crazy horror movies are the messy upstarts that couldn’t blend into the crowd if they tried.
They may not be for everyone, and they may be far from perfect, and they may never get critical praise, but they are not boring.
Continue reading “EPISODE 075- B@T$H1T CR@ZY HORROR MOV1E$”
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.
Continue reading “Hellbent for Horrible Questions 02: Kevin and Jennifer Sluder”
Madness! Murder! Possession! Vengeful Gods!
With the Ancient Greeks, it was all in the family.
Many Greek Tragedies dealt with anxiety around the fragility of families in a dangerous world.
The most frightening theme was the families destroying themselves from the inside.
Continue reading “Episode 074- Bad Blood Relations”
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”
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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!
Continue reading “Episode 073- The Woods Outside and the Woods Within”
Is the supernatural an aspect of nature we haven’t figured out yet? Is magic a concept we use to make sense out of the infinite? What if angels, aliens, and ghosts were all the same thing?
Welcome to the cinematic universe of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
Continue reading “Episode 072- Skeptical Magic: Benson and Moorhead Interview”
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.
Continue reading “Episode 071- Defenders of the Faith”
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”