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”
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Continue reading “Screaming for Pleasure – my new book. ORDER NOW. Releases 11-26-2018”
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”