Writer/Artist Dennis Calero rejoins us to discuss, well, more compare and contrast the 1931 classic Universal monster film, "Dracula." However, Dennis asked that we listen to film with the new 1999 Philip Glass score featuring Kronos Quartet as well as viewing the Spanish language version filmed simultaneously with the original, using their sets and shooting at night. A very interesting situation to discuss and we know how to talk. This all eventually devolves into a discussion about what the best (and worst) Vampire films are as well. Enjoy!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! IN this second half of our discussion with writer James Ninness, we go spelunking with the ladies of "The Descent", the Neil Marshall-directed film from 2005. Besides being painfully claustrophobic at times, this movie utilizes some aspects of the found-footage genre very effectively. See what we all thought of this 'underground' horror movie. (see what I did there?) Enjoy!
Friend of the show, and occasional guest, writer James Ninness joins us this Scare-a-mental month with one of my two favorite films of all-time, "Alien." We dive deeply into why we all think what we do about this sci-fi/horror masterpiece. pretty much says it all. Enjoy!
In the second half of our discussion with Starlight Runner'd CEO, Jeff Gomez, we watch and assess Panos Cosmatos' "Mandy." A true career pivot for Nic Cage and a powerful film which draws an slight comparison with "From Dusk 'til Dawn"? You better just listen in as two of our hosts have never seen this one before. Enjoy!
After overcoming another lengthy computer issue, we return with the first of a slew of new episodes to help celebrate the Halloween season. First up, our old pal, Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner rejoins us with a couple of his favorite horror films. First up, the modern masterpiece that is "The Exorcist." It has been and will remain on of the scariest films ever created and you should listen into Jeff's thoroughly modern views on this nearly (yikes) 50 year old film. Enjoy!
We are in full-blown 'Scare-A-Mental mode, and will be posting new horror movie episodes all month long. First up, special guest Writer/Artist/Creator Dean Haspiel drops one of the most polarizing sequels of all time into our laps. The second sequel to one of the most celebrated horror films ever, William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist III." We've all seen it, and we all have our own thoughts. Listen in and see where we land on this one. Enjoy!
In the second half of our discussion with Writer/Composer/Director Darren Callahan, we chat about the second of two Mario Bava films from the sixties. Despite the bizarre title, "Kill Baby Kill", this one is more gothic in feel and much more reminiscent of the Hammer Studios films of the time. Listen in now to to part two of our Bava dissection and see what we like and don't like about this field of cinema. Enjoy!
Well, It's that time of year again. When the leaves change and the autumnal breeze brings a chill down one's spine. That's right, I'm talking about SCARE-A-Mental! Lot's of great horror films to digest this year and spit back out for you to ingest and hopefully discover something new. First up, screenwriter/musician Darren Callahan rejoins us with the first of two films by the great Mario Bava, a legend of Italian horror cinema. "Blood and Black Lace" kicks us off this fine October day. Curl up next to the fire and enjoy!
In part 2 of our discussion with Writer/Artist and friend of the show Jerry Ma, we buy a ticket and jump onboard the Korean film, "Train to Busan." Was this film the next evolutionary step for the "zombie film"? Was this just a fortuitous meeting of the "zombie" genre and Korean filmmmaking? Could it jump-start this over-played genre? Listen in and see what we think of this hi-octane entry into the world of the living undead. Enjoy!
My old pal, writer/artist and entrepreneur Jerry Ma returns to the show, bringing with him a modern kung-fu film with a personal connection. "The Paper Tigers" is an stunning example of what can be done these days with very little budget and a solid story. How great was it , though? I guess you'll just have to listen in and see what we thought of it. Enjoy!