Interview: Director and Cast of ANNABELLE: CREATION

Interview: Director and Cast of ANNABELLE: CREATION

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. 

Interview: Composer Brian McOmber for IT COMES AT NIGHT

Interview: Composer Brian McOmber for IT COMES AT NIGHT

For the release of Trey Edward Schults thriller, IT COMES AT NIGHT, Shannon spoke with composer Brian McOmber, former drummer of Dirty Projects, about how he got into music, his inspiration for the score, and what we can expect to see from him in the future. 

Interview: Composer Steve Moore for CAMERA OBSCURA

Interview: Composer Steve Moore for CAMERA OBSCURA

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.  

Interview: Actress Nadja Bobyleva for CAMERA OBSCURA

Interview: Actress Nadja Bobyleva for CAMERA OBSCURA

For the VOD and Digital HD release of Aaron B. Koontz horror/thriller, CAMERA OBSCURA, Shannon had the chance to speak with Russian actress Nadja Bobyleva about her role as doting fiancee Claire Zeller and what it was like to work on her first horror film. 

Interview: Gwen Callahan of HP Lovecraft Festival

Interview: Gwen Callahan of HP Lovecraft Festival

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. 

Interview: Director Tyler Savage for INHERITANCE

Interview: Director Tyler Savage for INHERITANCE

Having just had the world premiere of his film, INHERITANCE, at the Dances With Films Festival, director Tyler Savage spoke with Shannon about his latest film. the inspiration behind it, and how he made a psychological thriller so beautiful to look at.  

Interview: Actor Neimah Djourabchi for IMITATION GIRL

Interview: Actor Neimah Djourabchi for IMITATION GIRL

Today sees the premiere of Natasha Kermani's sci-fi drama IMITATION GIRL. In preparation for the premiere, Shannon spoke with actor Neimah Djourabchi about his new role, why he was wearing such odd casts on his arms, and his work as a stunt man. 

Interview: Actress Lauren Ashley Carter for IMITATION GIRL

Interview: Actress Lauren Ashley Carter for IMITATION GIRL

Ahead of it's Dances With Film premiere, Shannon had the chance to speak with actress Lauren Ashley Carter about her upcoming role as Julianna/Imitation in Natasha Kermani's IMITATION GIRL

Interview: Kier-La Janisse & Samm Deighan for LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN

Interview: Kier-La Janisse & Samm Deighan for LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN

From Canadian micro-publisher, Spectacular Optical, comes their newest book, LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN. Having just finished a successful crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo, Shannon spoke with Spectacular Optical owner Kier-La Janisse and LOST GIRLS editor Samm Deighan about the inspiration behind the book, the influence of director Jean Rollin and the importance of having all female contributors. 

Interview: Composer Marc Vanocur for DEAD AWAKE

Interview: Composer Marc Vanocur for DEAD AWAKE

Last week saw the release of the terrifying new horror film, DEAD AWAKE, which follows Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue), a straight-laced social worker, who is plagued into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of deaths where people died in their sleep. In preparation for the film's release, we spoke with composer Marc Vanocur about his involvement and style used for creating a horror score as well as his love for the genre and his time working on the popular cult television show, "Tales From the Crypt."  

Interview: Cast of CARDINAL X

Interview: Cast of CARDINAL X

A few weekends ago, I had the chance to check out the Los Angeles premiere of CARDINAL X at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The film centers on an Asian American girl from the wrong side of the tracks who synthesizes MDMA and becomes one of the largest distributors of Ecstasy during the 80s. During the event, I was able to speak with some of the cast to learn more about their characters, what inspired them to want to be a part of this story, and what they hoped people would take away as the message of the movie. 

Interview: Director Erin Lee Carr and Rod & Kristy Blanchard for MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST

Interview: Director Erin Lee Carr and Rod & Kristy Blanchard for MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST

This week, HBO released a new documentary that chronicled the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsy Rose while also giving audiences a closer view into the abuse that Gypsy Rose endured at the hands of her mother. The documentary, MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST, is a harrowing look into the world that Gypsy was forced to live in due to her mother's mental illness, the controversial Munchausen by Proxy. In preparation for the release of the documentary, Shannon had the chance to speak with director Erin Lee Carr as well as Gypsy's father and step mother, Rod and Kristy Blanchard about Gypsy Rose and how she got to where she is today. 

Interview: Actress Ashleigh Cummings for HOUNDS OF LOVE

Interview: Actress Ashleigh Cummings for HOUNDS OF LOVE

During SXSW, Shannon had the chance to speak with actress Ashleigh Cummings about her acclaimed role as Vicki in the thriller HOUNDS OF LOVE (review can be found HERE). For the release of the film on VOD, Ashleigh tells us what inspired her to take on such a powerful and heart-wrenching role, as well as what it was like to work with actors Stephen Curry and Emma Booth.

Interview: Director Ben Young for HOUNDS OF LOVE

Interview: Director Ben Young for HOUNDS OF LOVE

One of the most intense and powerful films to come out this year, HOUNDS OF LOVE, has been taking critics and fans by storm. For me, I had the chance to see it during SXSW and I was taken aback by how realistic and gut wrenching it was (click HERE to read my entire review) with the film quickly becoming one of my favorites of the year. For the release of the movie on VOD, we had the chance to speak with director Ben Young about his debut film, where his inspiration came from, and whats in store for him next. 

Interview: Director F. Javier Gutierrez for RINGS

Interview: Director F. Javier Gutierrez for RINGS

With the Blu-ray debut of the terrifying new chapter of the hit film RINGS, we had the chance to sit down and speak with director F. Javier Gutierrez at the historic El Cid supper club. Soft spoken and kind, Javier told us about what its like to be a fan of the movies and what inspired him to tackle the newest film in such a well-known franchise.

Interview: Director Carson Mell for ANOTHER EVIL

Interview: Director Carson Mell for ANOTHER EVIL

This Friday, May 5th, sees the release of the horror comedy, ANOTHER EVIL, from director Carson Mell. In anticipation of the Dark Sky Films' release, Shannon spoke with Carson about his latest movie, what it was like directing his first feature film, as well as his love for the horror genre.  

Interview: Director Eric D. Howell for VOICE FROM THE STONE

Interview: Director Eric D. Howell for VOICE FROM THE STONE

VOICE FROM THE STONE is a hauntingly beautiful story centered on Verena, a nurse who is drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent after the death of his mother. For the release of the film, Taylor had the chance to speak with director Eric D. Howell about his latest film and the influence and inspiration for VOICE FROM THE STONE

Interview: Actress Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz and Actor Alex Roe for RINGS

Interview: Actress Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz and Actor Alex Roe for RINGS

For the Blu-ray release of the new terrifying chapter in the RING franchise, RINGS, Shannon had the chance to speak with actors Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz and Alex Roe about their characters and what it was like working with one of the creepiest horror icons in recent years.  

Interview: Director Liam Gavin for A DARK SONG

Interview: Director Liam Gavin for A DARK SONG

For the release of the upcoming film, A DARK SONG, Craig had the pleasure of interviewing writer/director Liam Gavin about his creepy occult feature as well as what it's like to make a horror movie based on something real, bucking the recent horror trends, and his love of THE EXORCIST (1973)

Interview: Director Graham Skipper for SEQUENCE BREAK

Interview: Director Graham Skipper for SEQUENCE BREAK

Fresh off it's World Premiere at the Chattanooga Film Festival, Abigail Braman had the chance to speak with director/actor Graham Skipper about his directorial debut, the sci-fi/horror film, SEQUENCE BREAK