Tag: #Horror

Writer/Director Izzy Lee Once Again Defies the “Genre Box” with the Experimental Short Film, ‘The Obliteration of the Chickens’

Writer/Director Izzy Lee bring us to the brink of the “Herzogalypse.”

“The Universe does not notice or care. All of us are nothing.”

So starts the new short film, The Obliteration of the Chickens, by writer/director Izzy Lee. If you’ve seen her work, that aforementioned quote could be considered a recurrent theme. Or, perhaps a mission statement. However, this new film doesn’t want to freeze a rictus of horror on your face. This time, Izzy Lee wants you to share a sardonic belly laugh while the world burns into a cinder.

Since 2013, Lee has been creating a steady body of genre films that burst with social commentary and are steadfastly uncompromising in their execution. Her horror movies and thrillers comment on the abuse of power in religion and politics, sexual harassment, internet shaming, pedophilia, and cold, hard revenge.

Izzy Lee’s short films distinguish themselves with an admirably tight story structure. The narrative drive of her movies is straightforward and precise, just as it should be in the 10 to 20-minute short film format. Like the first Ramones album, Izzy Lee’s films are all killer, no filler.

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Hellbent for Horrible Questions: Sarah K. Reimers

The 6th Annual Etheria Film Night will be held on Saturday, June 29th at the legendary Egyptian Theatre, and H4H is celebrating with a series of interviews with the filmmakers!

Etheria Film Night is the world’s most prestigious showcase of new short genre (horror, science-fiction, fantasy, action, comedy, and thriller) films directed by women.

This interview is with director Sarah K. Reimers to discuss her short film (and festival favorite), Bitten, her life-long love of horror films, and the horror of Midwestern cooking from the ’70s!

Join me as I ask Sarah some horrible questions!

Etheria Film Nighthttp://www.etheriafilmnight.com/

Sarah’s production website: www.bestbaddogfilms.com

FB page for Bittenhttps://www.facebook.com/bestbaddogfilms/

Family Recipies YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-712XsG36VrQZ3lE5kqFtA

Episode 086- Horror Pride

Horror is an emotion first and a setting later. It’s the only genre that is directly named after an emotion, and that gives horror a universal appeal. It also makes each person’s experience and interpretation personal.

We close out June, Pride Month, with a celebration of the contributions the LGBTQ community has brought to the horror genre since the creation of the Gothic novel. Continue reading “Episode 086- Horror Pride”

Episode 081- Hellbent for HORROR NOIRE!

The excellent new documentary, HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR, is a love letter to the rich, powerful history of Black American artists in horror cinema.

The story is told by the artists who made the movies, and they give their unflinching perspectives on the past, present, and future of black horror.

Join me as I speak with Executive Producers Dr. Robin Means Coleman and Tananarive Due about their documentary, Black horror, and their “First Kisses” with horror! Continue reading “Episode 081- Hellbent for HORROR NOIRE!”

Women in Horror Month: Tara Hall Interview

February is Women in Horror Month, and we’re starting things off with an interview with Tara Hall, the writer of the feature-length film, Buzzard Hollow Beef (2017). 

Tara sat down with me to discuss her film, horror movies, how Sam Raimi made her want to be a filmmaker, her First Kiss with horror, and her favorite comedy! Continue reading “Women in Horror Month: Tara Hall Interview”

The Soska Sisters Aim to Infect the World with their own Virulent Strain of David Cronenberg’s “Rabid”

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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.

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