FANTASIA 2011: Interview With Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare

Back during the 13th edition of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, while researching Tod Browning's The Unknown (1927), I chanced upon Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare's provocative essay " 'Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart': Filmic Horror, Popular Religion and... More »
By Michael Guillen   

Interview: SUPER Writer-Director James Gunn

Writer-director-actor-comic fan-narrative game designer James Gunn's Super hits DVD, Blu-Ray, and VOD via IFC films this week. We thought we'd speak with the man behind Slither, and the scripts for Dawn of the Dead and Scooby Doo about his bent... More »
By Charles Webb   

GANDU's Indian Public Premiere: A Conversation With Q

Life has been a whirlwind adventure lately for Gandu director, Q. His magnificent breakthrough feature premiered less than a year ago at New York's South Asian International Film Festival, where Q earned a Best Director Award.  In the time since,... More »
By J Hurtado   

An Interview With YAKUZA WEAPON Star And Co-director, Tak Sakaguchi

[And as promised, Diva Velez's interview with YAKUZA WEAPON star/co-writer/co-director, Tak Sakaguchi, which is being cross-published at The Diva Review.]  The Lady Miz Diva:  Welcome back to the New York Asian Film Festival and Japan Cuts. You're returning with the... More »
By Diva Vélez   

An Interview with YAKUZA WEAPON Co-Director, Yudai Yamaguchi

[Yakuza Weapon, the latest from Versus writer and Battlefield Baseball director Yudai Yamaguchi and Sushi Typhoon madman Tak Sakaguchi screened two weekends back as a part of Japan Cuts and NYAFF and just last night at Fantasia. We now present... More »
By Diva Vélez   

SEPTIEN Director Michael Tully On Crafting His Southern Gothic Vision

Michael Tully has been a regular fixture in the independent film scene since the beginning of the last decade, supporting David Gordon Green in the making of George Washington. In that time, he's directed three features of his own, including... More »
By Charles Webb   

NYAFF 2011: An Interview With Yoshimasa Ishibashi, Director Of MILOCRORZE: A LOVE STORY

[A highlight of the 10th anniversary NYAFF, Yoshimasa Ishibashi's Milocrorze: A Love Story also plays as the centerpiece film at Japan Cuts, this Sunday, July 10th. Once again, we thank the Lady Miz Diva for sharing this interview with us,... More »
By Diva Vélez   

Takashi Miike talks '13 ASSASSINS' and More...

UPDATE - NOW WITH MORE ANSWERS! I am indebted to Christian Storms, Miike's translator, for he did not have technical difficulties, thus he had the full recording. And you have all the answers now. We got the opportunity to talk to... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Graffiti, Submarines and Hali-wood: Jason Eisener and Rob Cotterill talk Hobo with A Shotgun

During their whirlwind tour of Word-of-Mouth screenings for their debut feature, Hobo With A A Shotgun, Director Jason Eisener and Producer Rob Cotterill managed to shoot the proverbial shit with me just prior to the first screening in Montreal.  Full of enthusiasm... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Shera Bechard Talks SWEET KARMA

When Andrew Thomas Hunt's gritty revenge thriller Sweet Karma rolled to Austin's Fantastic Fest 2009 following a premiere at Montreal's Fantasia Festival it was a textbook story of what festival play can do for a low budget film. Produced on... More »
By Todd Brown   

Interview: Birdemic Writer-Directer James Nguyen

Speaking with Birdemic: Shock and Terror writer-director James Nguyen, the first thing that strikes you is that no one is more excited about his film than Mr. Nguyen. From our conversation it's clear that whatever the merits of his films,... More »
By Charles Webb   

THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM Presents A Conversation Between Steve Little And Robert Longstreet.

It's not every day that the stars of a movie interview each other about their respective roles in the picture and yet that is precisely what Steve Little and Robert Longstreet, the stars of Todd Rohal's The Catechism Cataclysm, have... More »
By Todd Brown   

Screenwriter Yoshiki Takahashi Talks COLD FISH

[Our great thanks to Jason Gray for conducting and sharing the following interview with Cold Fish co-writer Yoshiki Takahashi. You can find this piece and more on Jason's blog here.]Ahead of the January 29 Japanese release of Nikkatsu/Sushi Typhoon title... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sundance 2011: Calvin Lee Reeder Talks THE OREGONIAN

After turning heads around the globe with a string of bizarre, perplexing short films director Calvin Lee Reeder makes his feature debut at Sundance 2011 with The Oregonian. We had the chance to talk with Reeder about his latest cinematic... More »
By Todd Brown   

A quick catch up with Metalocolypse co-creator Brendon Small!

Adult Swim's Metalocolypse season 3 was recently released in Australia on DVD and Bluray thanks to Madman. Luckily Brendon Small, the co-creator flew down here to do some fun promotion, jamming with a Dethklok tribute band and trying to see... More »

Fantastic Fest 2010: Interview with Roger & Julie Corman

It may well be two long months since the orgy of awesome that was Fantastic Fest 2010, but just this morning I stumbled across a long-thought-lost piece of audio from that momentous week in Austin, Texas. Namely, the conversation... More »
By James Marsh   

HUNKS OF HORROR: SHARKTOPUS (2010): Interview With Kerem Bürsin

S-11, the Navy's shark/octopus genetic hybrid was supposed to be its next super weapon; but, instead, it got away from them during a Santa Monica show of force, swam south to Puerto Vallarta, and became the SyFy Channel original... More »
By Michael Guillen   

Fantastic Fest 2010 - AGNOSIA Interview

Director Eugenio Mira, and his lead actor,  Eduardo Noriega (The Devil's Backbone, Tesis, open Your Eyes) were kind enough to sit down with us after the world premiere of their film Agnosia, and discuss this wondrous example of Magical... More »
By Sean Smithson   

TIFF 2010: Interview With Programmer Colin Geddes

Per TIFF's website: "Colin Geddes selects cutting-edge films for the Toronto International Film Festival's Real to Reel, Vanguard, Visions and Midnight Madness programmes. Since joining TIFF in 1998, he has introduced new talent and programmed many notable world premieres... More »
By Michael Guillen   

Man in Suit! Man in Suit! : An interview with Tom Six

At this point in his fledgling international career, the name Tom Six should be instantly familiar to most genre fans. Hell, even my mother is aware of The Human Centipede, and it repulses her to no end. Lucky for her,... More »
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