Interview: West Coast Film Programmers – PART ONE

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Putting together a genre film festival of any type takes time, commitment (or committed), a reliable team, a diverse lineup, luck plus so much more. The western part of North America is rich with talent, history and film festivals that break the mold and continue to redefine the experience for everyone that becomes part of […]

Jay Kay Chats With THE DEMOLISHER Director Gabriel Carrer!!

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We fear what is in the dark… We fear the rage, the fury, the monster inside of us that stays just under the surface. It is triggered by things, emotions, actions and choices we make and miss. This hulking monster that lays below the surface reflects all that has been done to us and all […]

Interviews: Five Years & Under Film Festivals Across the United States (Part 2)

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The first five years of any film festival is so crucial for variety of reasons. Developing a reputation for the event, staff, and organizers. The foundation of technology and promotion for the film festival. The dynamic of a home for the film festival within a city and venue. The focus of the film selections (short […]

Shannon Talks TERROR TOONS 3 With Director Joe Castro!!

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TERROR TOONS is one shocking, gore-filled, bloody epic that proves cartoons shouldn’t be trusted.  In preparation for the release of the third installment in the trilogy, we sat down with director Joe Castro to learn more about TERROR TOONS, why he loves gore so much, and what it was like to work with the legendary director […]

Four Questions With Aerosmith frontman/HAPPY BIRTHDAY actor Steven Tyler!!

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To call Casey Tebo’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY (hitting theaters on September 9th) a wild ride would be the understatement of the year. It’s the equivalent of THE HANGOVER meets something far more dangerous, far more risky and far more entertaining. Having previously directed a concert film for the long-running and legendary band Aerosmith, as well as […]

Interview: HELL TOWN Writer/Director Steve Balderson

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I love horror as much as the next fright fanatic, but sometimes I need a breather and a few laughs help me get through my day. HELL TOWN really shakes things up (review) by providing a genre bending experience with a compilation of episodes from a lost TV soap opera surrounding a town that falls […]

Icons of Fright Talks THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK With Director Joel Potrykus

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During this year’s Fantasia Film Festival, one of the many impressive surprises was THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK (review), helmed by BUZZARD director, Joel Potrykus. A scary and sometimes humorous look at a hermit’s experiments with alchemy and demonic conjuring, the film sets Potrykus apart, as one of the most unique voices working in independent cinema today. Potrykus […]

Icons of Fright Talks SUN CHOKE With Sarah Hagan!

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This past October, I remember being in Los Angeles and seeing a poster for an upcoming independent thriller called SUN CHOKE.  I didn’t know much about it at the time but something about it intrigued me and I cataloged it in my head as something to keep on my radar.  A few weeks ago I […]