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

[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for taking the time to conduct and transcribe the following interview.]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... More »
  

TIFF 2010: Writer-Director Kire Paputts' Talks ANIMAL CONTROL

One of the more striking films in the Short Cuts Canada program is Kire Paputts' Animal Control, the story of an amateur taxidermist and his relationship with a dog he finds struck by a car at the side of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Anthony Hayes talks BENEATH HILL 60, THE SQUARE, MYLES BARLOW and new projects!!

Actor, writer and director Anthony Hayes has many nicknames. While "Tony" or "Hayes" are obvious, he's also been called "the John Turturro of Australian acting" given his tendency to nail standout supporting roles and the fact that filmmakers tend to... More »
By Simon de Bruyn   
  

Edgar Wright Talks SCOTT PILGRIM VERSUS THE WORLD

With director Edgar Wright in town this past weekend for the Toronto cast and crew screening of Scott Pilgrim Versus The World I had the chance to sit down for a lengthy talk about his newest creation. He very graciously... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantasia 2010: LIFE AND DEATH OF A PORNO GANG Director Mladen Djordjevic Speaks.

[Our thanks to Dejan Ognjanovic and the fine people at Fantasia for allowing us to reprint the following interview with Mladen Djordjevic originally conducted for the Fantasia blog.]How did this screenplay come to be? Where did you get the idea... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MIDNITES FOR MANIACS: Diablo Cody On Jennifer's Body (2009)

As part of his "Sheroes" triple bill on Friday, June 11, 2010, Midnites for Maniacs host Jesse Hawthorne Ficks welcomed Oscar®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody to the Castro Theatre stage to talk about her script for Jennifer's Body (2009). Before inviting... More »
By Michael Guillen   
  

FRAMELINE34 2010: Interview With Executive Director K.C. Price

I waited almost a little too long to interview Michael Lumpkin, Frameline's former Executive Director, before his unexpected retirement. I told myself not to hazard the same mistake twice and to make a more concerted effort to get to know... More »
By Michael Guillen   
  

In The Mud And Blood With PIG Director Adam Mason

PIG director Adam Mason (The Devil's Chair, Broken, Blood River) answers for what he's done in his single shot true-to-life terror opus. Read on as Adam explains his need to pummel audiences senses and push their boundaries with his ultra... More »
By Sean Smithson   
  

TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL 2010: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY (1966): Onstage Conversation With Eli Wallach

Continuing with its celebration of the nonagenarian spirit, the TCM Classic Film Festival paid tribute to 94-year-old Eli Wallach with a morning screening of Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo) (1966)... More »
By Michael Guillen   
  

Interview with The Human Centipede Director Tom Six

Talking to Tom Six about The Human Centipede can segment the mind. For all the exploitive edge of the trailer The Human Centipede is actually far more interested in it's characters than in gore, sex or even shock and Six... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  
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