“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from MAGIC”. -Arthur C. Clarke
“The only way of discovering the limits of the POSSIBLE is to venture a little way past them into the IMPOSSIBLE”. -Arthur C. Clarke
When we watch a movie, or we listen to someone tell a story, we actively allow ourselves to believe in that level of magic.
We want to believe there is still magic in the world.
And, guess what?
There still is.
Continue reading “Episode 078- Magic, Movies and the Mind: Interview with Magician Victoria Mavis”
Phantasm: Ravager (2016), the fifth film in the nearly-40-year arc of the Phantasm series, ends with a bittersweet reunion.
Brothers Mike and Jody and their best friend Reggie, the protagonists from the original 1979 film, sit inside the trademark black Plymouth Barracuda.
They had been separated over the course of their endless battle against the otherworldly Tall Man and his minions. Now, as they sit in the muscle car, they exchange wordless looks. Age has altered their features, and there’s a weariness in their expressions. Continue reading “Legendary Director DON COSCARELLI Proves He Still Plays a Good Game with the Wildly Entertaining (and Heartfelt) Memoir, “TRUE INDIE””
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ROAD KILLS is a collection of short tales of dark comic horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. These stories are all connected to travel, to the road. After all, it is always lurking there, quiet and dark, just waiting for you to come out for a drive or a walk or a jog. However you next confront it, the road is already there, plotting.
About the Author:
Isaac Thorne is a nice man who has, over the course of his life,
developed a modest ability to spin a good yarn. Really. He promises.
He also avoids public men’s restrooms at all costs. He considers
himself a lover of books, music, movies, and other forms of pop
culture phenomenon. His philosophy on his life is that it’s all one
Just because things might seem normal and ordinary…doesn’t mean they really ARE.
Some places, no matter what your eyes tell you, just feel…weird…creepy…uncanny.
Every culture has a haunted place…a haunted house.
And Halloween is the night many of us go out to seek these haunted places! Continue reading “Episode 077- There is a Haunted House in Town”
When it comes to horror movies, give me a good remake over a good sequel any day.
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””
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”