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Season 1

March 4, 2021

THE VIGIL Director, Keith Thomas [Episode 73]

Keith Thomas is an American writer and director who made his feature directorial debut with The Vigil from IFC Midnight. The Vigil tells the story of a young man in emotional emotional recovery after fleeing from his Hasidic community, who...

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Feb. 25, 2021

WILLY’S WONDERLAND Director, Kevin Lewis [Episode 72]

Kevin Lewis is an American director of multiple features, including The Method, Downward Angel, The Drop, and The Third Nail. Most recently, Kevin has wowed the horror crowd with Willy's Wonderland, a wonderfully bonkers 'survive the night horror...

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Feb. 18, 2021

THE NIGHT Director, Kourosh Ahari (Episode 71)

Kourosh Ahari is an Iranian American director who just made his directorial debut with the horror-thriller, The Night, from IFC Midnight. The Night focuses on a young couple and their baby girl as they check into a hotel room that …

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Feb. 11, 2021

A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX Director, Rodney Ascher [Episode 70]

Rodney Ascher is an American documentary filmmaker, perhaps best known among us horror fans for ROOM 237 - a documentary that focuses on the exhaustively diverse amount of theories surrounding The Shining. Rodney’s other projects include The...

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Sept. 6, 2019

The Legendary, Roger Corman [Episode 25]

“I think the task of the horror filmmaker is to break through the conscious mind, which protects the unconscious, and hit that childhood fear, recreate it, and hopefully conquer that fear.”

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Aug. 27, 2019

Bill Moseley! [Episode 24]

"We did a couple of takes and I kept dropping my lines. I sat down, and I was getting self-conscious. Suddenly I heard this voice in my head say, "Bill, go over there and sit down. I got this." It …

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Aug. 15, 2019

Cinestate & FANGORIA VP of Production, Amanda Presmyk [Episode 23]

“Our goal is not to poke people, our goal is to be true to the identity of the things that we create, meaning we want to make something that an author and a director are so passionate about and is …

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July 25, 2019

Chelsea Stardust & Satanic Panic! [Episode 22]

“Honestly, my biggest piece of advice stems from Patton Oswalt, which is, ‘It's chaos. Be kind,’ because there are a lot of people in this industry that are not kind, and scream, and yell. Honestly, I've gotten where I am …

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July 19, 2019

Braid Director, Mitzi Peirone [Episode 21]

“It's a risky thing to do, but I do recommend not giving yourself a choice. If you have a fallback that's too comfy, you won't end up doing enough work to get your first film made… It's an insane process, …

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July 18, 2019

Josh Lobo, Director of I Trapped the Devil [Episode 20]

“If anyone gives you a good idea and you're receptive to it and you can get over your ego, that's where some of the best stuff comes from. That crew will work 10 times harder for you because they feel …

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July 12, 2019

Editor-in-Chief of FANGORIA, Phil Nobile Jr. [Episode 19]

“Wes Craven was an academic, and John Carpenter wanted to make Westerns, and George Romero wanted to make Tarzan movies. They fell into horror and they eventually embraced it, but their brand of horror was more groundbreaking because they weren't …

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July 4, 2019

Puppetmaster The Littlest Reich Co-Director, Sonny Laguna [Episode 18]

“Cannes probably thought that they were buying a film from a real studio, but it was just three losers in a basement. Then we just continued to bring them out, Blood Runs Cold being our second film, which we did …

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April 17, 2019

Beetlejuice the Musical’s Scott Brown and Anthony King [Episode 17]

“Our sense of memory of Beetlejuice is so strong. That's also what we wanted, just the feelings that Beetlejuice evoked…We hope we can preserve that feeling we had when we were twelve or thirteen years old, and just loving this …

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March 28, 2019

Eric Pham’s Flay [Episode 16]

Eric Pham is a director who started his career in visual effects. Throughout the course of his career he worked extensively under the great Robert Rodriguez on such films as Spy Kids, Grindhouse, and Sin City. Eric also did work …

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March 22, 2019

In Search of Darkness: The Definitive 80’s Horror Documentary Directo…

In Search of Darkness is an upcoming horror documentary that comprehensively tells the story of 80’s horror, in all of it’s bloody, nostalgic glory. Having completed a successful Kickstarter campaign that surpassed it’s goal on day 2, director...

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March 15, 2019

The Wisdom of Shep Gordon [Episode 14]

“I went to him and I said, ‘who are the two hottest horror directors in America?’ And he said, “John Carpenter and Wes Craven … They hate the fucking studios because they never give them final cut.” So I said …

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March 7, 2019

30 Years of Practical Effects with Amalgamated Dynamics’ Tom Woodruff…

“We find that, particularly recently, is that most of the digital guys we work with say, ‘Please, do as much of this as a practical effect on set as you can.’ And the director says, ‘Do as much of this …

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Feb. 28, 2019

Jim Ojala’s Strange Nature [Episode 12]

“if you survive you'll never in a million years work on something as hard as a Troma film. You can only go up from there. It's where everybody should start. It shows you what you're made of. If you are …

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Feb. 21, 2019

David Guglielmo and Nick Chakwin, The Writer/Director Duo Behind Hosp…

“We didn’t have any connections in L.A. You just cold email people … You have to risk being that crazy person that comes out of left field, but hey, man, we're in a crazy industry. Just find people whose work …

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Feb. 14, 2019

Pledge’s Daniel Robbins, Zack Weiner & Zachery Byrd [Episode 10]

“the AD I think, the most important hire on a low-budget indie, 'cause they’re really the captain of the ship, that's making the movie happen. An AD that can work your resources in the right way and be creative which …

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Jan. 24, 2019

Mick Garris, Writer, Director, Horror Legend [Episode 9]

“If you want to become a screenwriter or filmmaker to get rich, well, fuck you … do it because you love it … Number one rule on making your film … is don't hire your friends as the actors unless …

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Jan. 11, 2019

William Lustig, Director of Maniac [Episode 8]

“Filmmakers like myself, Sam Raimi, Tobe Hooper and George Romero … weren't working with a rule book. We were out there making movies and doing things that Hollywood would consider forboden. That's what gave these films a resonance to them.”

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Dec. 6, 2018

The Candyman Himself, Tony Todd [Episode 7]

“I have to find the truth first. I'm not in it just to illicit thrills and spills and shocks and titillations. If you find the truth first, it's gonna be that much more impactful.”

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Nov. 20, 2018

Joe Bob Briggs on the State of Horror Cinema [Episode 6]

“If you ask Netflix, they'll tell you … the future is one person at a time on his individual device, streaming a movie whenever he wants. Well, I don't think so, because it goes against our emotional needs … People …

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Nov. 15, 2018

Sons of Anarchy’s Kim Coates on Acting & Character Building [Episode …

“It's all out there, and seriously, don't be afraid of reading. Don't be afraid of taking classes. Don't be afraid of taking Improv, because it's all out there for the young actor. Immerse yourself in as much as you can.”

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Nov. 8, 2018

Steve Mitchell on Directing Larry Cohen Documentary, King Cohen [Epis…

“Being a good documentary filmmaker means being a good journalist, being a good interviewer and listening, is very key.”

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Oct. 31, 2018

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein’s Horror Business [Episode 3]

One of the greatest and most inspirational figures in punk rock history, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, offers his key advice for aspiring musicians and tells us what he’s working on next.

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Oct. 30, 2018

Joe Dante and the Hustle of Horror Filmmaking [Episode 2]

“To do a horror film on a low budget you have to prepare and you have to be able to make decisions quickly We learned with (Roger) Corman to hurry up and don’t congratulate yourself after the next shot, you’ve …

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Oct. 26, 2018

Filmmaking Advice from HELL FEST Director, and Blumhouse Alum, Gregor…

“Work really hard, and don’t say no to anything … Even if you go to film school and you think, ‘I should be directing,’ take a PA job. Take anything. I would go back to assisting if I could make …

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Oct. 24, 2018

Welcome to The Nick Taylor Horror Show!

Grab your silver bullets, wooden stakes, some holy water and a ouija board or two, and join me, Nick Taylor, on this haunted hayride across today's horror business!

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