I’m so happy I got the opportunity to speak with actor Bruce Davison regarding his latest film role, Reverend Michael, in the indie-exorcism-horror film, ALONG CAME THE DEVIL. I have long been a fan of Bruce’s and believe he’s one of the United States’ best character actors. I still get nervous whenever I have to interview someone, and this time was no exception, but I'm happy to report that Bruce is incredibly nice and funny.
While attending Midsummer Scream last month, I had the immense pleasure of chatting with Jon Braver, the mastermind behind Delusion, an interactive horror theater company. Along with their incredible interactive plays, Delusion has entered into the world of VR with their first series, LIES WITHIN, based off of their 2014 live show of the same name.
For the upcoming release of Sebastian Gutierrez’s latest film ELIZABETH HARVEST, Shannon had the chance to speak with the extremely talented and accomplished actress Carla Gugino. During their chat they discussed everything from her role as the elusive Claire, the notion of morality, and the feminist themes that the film incorporates.
Last month while at San Diego Comic-Con, myself and a slew of other journalists had the chance to speak with writer/director/actor/comedian extraordinaire Bobcat Goldthwaite about his new show, BOBCAT GOLDTHWAITE'S MISFITS AND MONSTERS. Going into the interview I was only familiar with the fact that the show was a scripted anthology series, so I decided to pick Mr. Goldthwaite's brain about the concept of MISFITS AND MONSTERS and he did not disappoint.
Hi, again ghosts and ghouls! Today I'm back with an interview with the producer and writer of my favorite horror comedy of all time: Clarissa Jacobson of LUNCH LADIES. If you read my review of the short, which you can find HERE, it's no secret that I absolutely adored it and everything about it. When I reviewed this film, I had no idea what I was in for, but when it was over, it was solidified as my favorite short film I've ever seen. LUNCH LADIES is the perfect mixture of campy horror and comedy, making it not only enjoyable to watch at the moment, but it makes it a story that sticks with you for a long time after it's over. During my conversation with Clarissa, she gives us a little bit of insight into where LUNCH LADIES came from, as well as its inspiration.
One of my favorite films to come out of 2018 Fantasia Film Festival has been the horror anthology NIGHTMARE CINEMA. Conjured up by Masters of Horror director Mick Garris, the anthology features some of the best names in the genre including Joe Dante (Gremlins), Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead), Ryûhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train) and David Slade (30 Days of Night). Following its World Premiere at the acclaimed film festival, I had the chance to speak with writer/director Mick Garris about NIGHTMARE CINEMA, working with Mickey Rourke, and the process of bringing four other directors on for this anthology.
A few weeks ago, Shannon had the chance to speak with writer/director Andy Mitton about his latest film THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW, which just had its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival on July 23. During their chat, they discussed everything from the emotional inspiration behind the film's premise, the term "elevated horror", and what it was like to work on his first solo directorial feature.
This past Thursday saw the World Premiere of the horror anthology NIGHTMARE CINEMA, which took place at the 2018 Fantasia International Film Festival. The anthology features some of the best horror directors in the industry, which include Mick Garris, Joe Dante, Alejandro Brugués, Ryûhei Kitamura, and David Slade, each of whom have their own individual short in the film.
Last week, Sarah had the chance to speak with producer and director Lyndsie Scoggin, producer and artistic director Danielle Levesque, and writer Nick Rheinwald-Jones to discuss all things related to THE SIDESHOW, what drew them to dive into the circus life of 1930's, and tips and tricks for both new and old alike on how to enjoy the full depth of their experience.
With the release of the action/adventure film RAMPAGE, starring Dwayne Johnson, Shannon had the chance to speak with the real star of the film, the giant albino gorilla George, played by the incredibly personable and charming Jason Liles. During their chat, they discussed everything from what it’s like to be an actor doing motion capture performances, to the in-depth research he did in order to transform into George the Gorilla.
For the U.S. release of THE DEVIL'S DOORWAY, Shannon had the chance to speak with Aislinn Clarke, the first woman to direct a horror film in Northern Ireland. The film, which is inspired by the infamous true histories of Magdalene Laundries, intertwines possession and demonic entities with the horror that these women faced being confined to these institutions run by sadistic nuns. During their chat, they discussed everything from the hellish history of these laundries to Aislinn's experience working on her first feature film.
MANILA DEATH SQUAD is a beautifully-shot frenetic short film that is currently a Vimeo Staff Pick. You can watch it online today HERE. MANILA DEATH SQUAD is part action/part political commentary of the Duterte regime - er I mean presidency.
For the release of ANOTHER WOLFCOP, the sequel to 2014's Wolfcop, where an alcoholic policeman begins to turn into a werewolf, Abigail had the chance to speak with the Wolfcop himself, actor Leo Fafard. During their chat they discussed everything from the use of practical effects to getting into the mindset of a donut-lovin', alcoholic werewolf.
For the release of the post-apocalyptic horror film THE DOMESTICS, Shannon had the chance to speak with actor Lee Perkins about his latest role as Dean the Nailer, the leader of a vicious gang known as the Nailers. During their chat they discussed everything from what inspired his portrayal of the character to what he enjoyed most about playing such a depraved killer.
Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with writer/director Mike P. Nelson about his latest film, THE DOMESTICS, which blends horror elements and relationship issues during a post-apocalyptic backdrop. During our chat, we discussed everything from how his marriage was the basis of the inspiration for the film to showcasing strong female characters who find their strength in times of turmoil.
I remember exactly where I was the first time I watched Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's film SPRING (2014), as it has had a long-lasting effect on me and my passion (aka obsession) for Lovecraftian mythos. I quickly followed that up with a viewing of their first feature RESOLUTION (2012), which resulted in solidifying these two incredibly talented filmmakers as favorites of mine. Never in a million years did I think I would get the chance to speak with them, or better yet interview them about their latest film, the acclaimed supernatural sci-fi horror film, THE ENDLESS, but sometimes dreams do come true.
Last week I had the chance to speak with director Adam Rifkin about his horror/comedy, DIRECTOR'S CUT, which was just released on a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. During our conversation, we discussed everything from working closely with Penn Jillette, who penned the script, to using crowdfunding as a tool to finance a film.
On June 6th, I had the opportunity to talk on the phone to renowned director Jack Sholder, who will be in attendance for a screening of his 1987 Sci-fi/Action masterpiece THE HIDDEN as part of Alamo Draft House NYC’s Terror Tuesdays. I asked him the things I had always been curious about regarding the film. If you haven’t seen THE HIDDEN and you want to, I would suggest waiting until after you’ve seen the film to read the interview.
During the Overlook Film Festival back in April, Shannon had the chance to check out the punk rock horror film, THE RANGER, a film that has quickly garnered well-deserved praises from critics and fans alike. A few weeks later, after battling a nasty bout of pneumonia, she had the chance to talk with the star of the film, actress Chloe Levine, where they discussed everything from her latest role as Chelsea, a tough-as-nails punk rocker who has to face a terrifying past, to taking on complex characters, to dealing with ticks out in the woods.