Having had it's World Premiere at Dances with Films Festival in June, THREE SKELETON KEY has been steadily gaining momentum in the film festival circuit. Shannon had the chance to speak with director Andrew Hamer about his short film, the origins of THREE SKELETON KEY, and working with rats. (**NOTE: SPOILERS IN INTERVIEW)
For the upcoming release of ANNABELLE: CREATION, Craig had the pleasure of being part of a round table interview with actress Stephanie Sigman and director David F. Sandberg about their upcoming feature film ANNABELLE: CREATION, where they discussed everything from a nun's habit to using silence to create tension.
Peter Ricq is a man of many talents - he co-created the animated television series "League of Super Evil", he's one half of the band Humans, and wrote the graphic novel "Once Our Land". With all that under his belt, it's no surprise that he's now made the jump to making feature films! We had the chance to quiz Peter about his directorial debut, DEAD SHACK, a fun comedy/horror/zombie flick which is part of the Fantasia Festival 2017 schedule.
This past May, correspondent Ryan Grulich sat with S.T. Joshi, noted H.P. Lovecraft editor and biographer, to discuss the work of Lovecraft and it's cultural impact. Joshi is known worldwide to be the leading expert in the study of Lovecraft's life and work. This taped conversation took place in the garden of Joshi's home in Seattle, WA.
Last month was the 15th Anniversary Screening of Director Paul W.S. Anderson's adaptation of the hugely successful video game, RESIDENT EVIL. Since the release of the film, the franchise has gone to amass a billion dollars and become a favorite among fans of the horror/sci-fi genre. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Kory Davis (aka moviedude18 on Twitter) hosted a nostalgia screening and cosplay event at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. The screening, which also coincided with DVD/Blu-ray release of RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER, gave fans a chance to see RESIDENT EVIL on the big screen once again and to have a meet & greet with writer/directer Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt. Shannon had the chance to attend the event and speak with Anderson and Bolt, as well as Kory Davis, to learn why RESIDENT EVIL is so important to them.
Yesterday saw the premiere of the newest horror film in THE CONJURING universe, ANNABELLE: CREATION. In preparation of the films screening during the LA Film Festival, Shannon had the chance to speak with director David F. Sandberg and the cast of the film on the red carpet at the historical Ace Hotel Theater.
For the release of CAMERA OBSCURA, Abigail had the chance to speak with composer Steve Moore. Known for his work on several horror films including Adam Wingard's THE GUEST and the sci-fi horror film THE MIND'S EYE, Moore is one half of the internationally popular synth wave duo Zombi. Abigail spoke with Steve about his process and inspiration for composing the new horror/thriller CAMERA OBSCURA.
As a devotee of Howard Phillips Lovecraft and keen observer of the resurgence of weird fiction, particularly Lovecraft's rise from obscurity over the last 40 years, I have thoroughly enjoyed the offerings of Arkham Bazaar, Sigh Co. and the HP Lovecraft Film Festival in rainy Portland, OR. Recently, I was able to chat with one half of the brain trust that is continually helping to thrust our beloved Lovecraft into the vernacular, the lovely Gwen Callahan.