Episode 055- Stephen King and the IT in All of Us

The movie adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’ was hotly anticipated, and broke box office records.

I was curious about the fervent response to this movie, not just by horror fans, but also by mainstream outlets.  After all, the novel came out in 1985, and there was already a miniseries created from it in 1990.  Once I saw ‘It,’ and thought about the movie, I started thinking about movie adaptations of Stephen King’s books, in general. Continue reading “Episode 055- Stephen King and the IT in All of Us”

Episode 054- Once More with Feeling: Tobe Hooper

Sometimes, once just isn’t enough.

And, in the case of Tobe Hooper, it felt right to honor this quirky and often misunderstood artist with a second helping of praise.

On this episode, I talk with John Cribbs and Christopher Funderburg, the co-creators of “The Pink Smoke” film review website about the legacy of the late Tobe Hooper. Continue reading “Episode 054- Once More with Feeling: Tobe Hooper”

Episode 053- All the Sins of the World: Extreme Horror

There are a few extreme films that use the violence, and obscenity, and nihilism to create something that defies expectations and becomes something horrible/beautiful.

For those who dare to watch.

Guest Derrick Carey, from the Astro Radio Z podcast (and a horror film director himself), joins us to discuss some Extreme Horror films that aren’t easy to dismiss…or forget. Continue reading “Episode 053- All the Sins of the World: Extreme Horror”

Episode 051- Day Trippers: Horror Films of Acclaimed Directors

There’s a select group of directors who hold the title, “Masters of Horror” for bringing their distinctive styles to the horror film.

But, they aren’t the only ones who made an impact on horror cinema.

There are several acclaimed directors with illustrious careers who took a “Day Trip” into horror. Continue reading “Episode 051- Day Trippers: Horror Films of Acclaimed Directors”

Episode 049- A Completely Reliable Bad Influence: Fangoria Magazine

Fangoria magazine had been a mainstay of horror fandom for 38 years, but this year they shut their doors.

I remember when Fangoria started, and how fun it was to have a magazine dedicated to horror in all its facets.

In this episode, I talk about Fangoria, how it came to be, and what it meant to the fans and artists in modern horror.  The magazine not only had articles that are still worth looking back to, but the letters to the editor section are a lot of fun to revisit too. Continue reading “Episode 049- A Completely Reliable Bad Influence: Fangoria Magazine”

Episode 048- My Ride’s Here: Remembering George A. Romero

George Romero (1940-2017) has always held a special place in my heart, so it was very saddening to hear of his passing on July 16.

It is hard to say goodbye, and in this episode I talk about George and his career.

It’s a eulogy, of sorts, to a maverick filmmaker out of Pittsburgh who never wavered on his vision – from Night of the Living Dead to Survival of the Dead.  RIP, George. Continue reading “Episode 048- My Ride’s Here: Remembering George A. Romero”