Author Archives: Janel Spiegel

Interview: Deborah Twiss (A Cry From Within, A Gun for Jennifer)

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Deborah Twiss Deborah Twiss has a brand new haunting project coming out call A CRY FROM WITHIN (SEBASTIAN) it features Deborah Twiss, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Roberts, James McCaffrey and more. Janel: Please tell us a little about yourself and how your project came to fruition? I’m an actress and a filmmaker. I have been making films since I came to NYC at 17 years old to study acting at NYU. Very rapidly I realized that … Continue reading

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Interview: The Alternative Gallery: Brandon Wunder and Rob Riegel “Weird is good!”

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The Alternative Gallery: Brandon Wunder and Rob Riegel “Weird is good!”   “Weird is good!” The words from The Alternative Gallery’s hard working artist and Horror fan, Brandon Wunder. What is art? Art is an expression! When you think of galleries, you think of quant, sleek lined buildings with art work hung at eye level, just waiting for a permanent home. The Alternative Art Gallery is the complete opposite! Located in the city of Allentown … Continue reading

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Interview: David Jung (The Possession of Michael King)

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The supernatural has been presented to viewers in many forms including poltergeist, shadow people, demons, angels, parasite entities, residual hauntings and possession. In David Jung’s new film he wrote and directed takes it to the next level. Michael King (Shane Johnson) is a skeptic. He is a man who doesn’t believe in God or the Devil and he is driven by the death of his wife to find out what really exist in the world. … Continue reading

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Interview: Wyzae Crankfield (The Border)

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Interview with Wyzae Crankfield: (Actor and Recording Artist) Please tell us a little about yourself and how you got started? As a child I always had a passion for horror my mom couldn’t get me to stop crying without zombie movies and videos like “thriller Freddy dawn of the dead” etc. I drew my inspiration from horror movies and always wanted to be an actor. Zombi Zae the ZombG was created as A metaphor of … Continue reading

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Interview: Spencer Gray – Director (The Border)

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Spencer Gray, Writer and Director of THE BORDER starring Bill Oberst Jr, Richard O. Ryan, Lynn Lowry, Dave Vescio, Eileen Dietz, Noel Guglielmi, Katrina Matusek-Ryan, Melantha Blackthorne, Amanda Marie, Troy Johnson, hip hop artist Wyzae, Sebrina Bedard, Tamara Glynn. First and foremost, please tell us a little about yourself? I’m just a boy standing in front of the Cannes Film Festival asking it to love him. There is a photo of you sitting at a … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Nick Kisella

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How did you get started and what made you become a writer? Nick-I began writing a journal when I was in junior high, well over 30 years ago. My older brother John was dying of bone cancer and I found that, since most people didn’t want to discuss it, writing the feelings and events down helped keep me grounded. Writing my own stories happened shortly after. I was always an avid reader of anything I … Continue reading

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Interview: Rebecca Kirschbaum (School Spirits – Syfy TV Show)

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Janel- What motivated you to tell your story on School Spirits? You know what? I was terrified of telling my story. At the time, I was in college, and I was really scared that telling the world, “HEY! I see ghosts,” would discredit me in my future endeavors. I’m not going to lie. I almost didn’t do it. My old roommate, Stephanie, really wanted to do it. She was the one who found the casting … Continue reading

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Interview: Boris Karloff’s Daughter Sara Karloff

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Interview with Sara Karloff: 1. My father would be utterly amazed and gratified by the fan following he has today. He was a very modest man and felt he was very lucky to be able to spend his life doing something he genuinely loved. He would be very grateful to his fans for their appreciation of his work.

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Interview: Tony Gowell (The Walking Dead)

Exclusive HorrorNews.net Interview : Tony Gowell ( The Walking Dead ) Janel: Tony, please tell us a little about you and how you got started? Tony: I was fascinated by the dramatic arts as a child, with annual trips to the ballet and theater. I always participated in my school plays, and began really studying the craft in high school, under the tutelage of the amazing Kent Cathcart. I first auditioned for the film, Man … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ice Quake (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Beneath the Alaskan landscape, the melting permafrost is about to drastically alter the tranquil scenery. As the permafrost thaws, underground rivers of volatile liquid Methane are created, causing a succession of violent and destructive earthquakes. It’s a race against time to stop the deadly rivers before they lead to a catastrophic explosion that threatens the planet. REVIEW: Michael Webster (Brendan Fehr) is a loving husband, father and a scientist studying the effects of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Monsters In The Woods (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A micro-budget movie crew treks into the wilderness to shoot horror scenes for their unsellable indie-drama. They soon find themselves in the midst of their own real horror movie, as they are hunted by a large group of creatures. REVIEW: Micro-budget films flow in more steadily these days. It’s no surprise as technology has allowed for the flow of productions to reach “more” in a shorter amount of time. This film takes a bit … Continue reading

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Interview: Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead)

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Janel: THE WALKING DEAD is one of the best shows on television; did you think the show would become as successful as it is? Michael Rooker –No… no way. I’m glad it did, of course, but I had no idea Middle America would be so willing to accept zombie heads exploding on their television sets! It makes me very happy because I’ve been ready for something like this for a very long time! [laughs] Janel- … Continue reading

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Interview: Author John Saul

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John Saul is a New York Times bestselling author since 1977. Saul has written thirty seven thrillers. His books have covered psychological, occult, scientific, paranormal and horror. He is a brilliant author. You covered the majority of genre’s including: psychological, the occult, mystery, science and paranormal! What has been your favorite subject to write about in your books? John Saul- I don’t think I really write about subjects at all. The stories always wind up … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Hugh C. Howey

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Hugh Howey is an incredibly talented writer/author and he has a new book coming out entitled I, Zombie, Hugh was kind enough to take part in an interview and he gave us the first look at the cover of I, Zombie. Check out the interview with Hugh. Janel – Tell us a little about yourself? Hugh – I’m something of an accidental author. I had a nice career going as a yacht captain, which meant … Continue reading

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Interview: John Carpenter – Director

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Interview with John Carpenter- The Master of Horror He created one of the greatest Horror films of all time, Halloween, the film has become a staple for Horror fans and the holiday considered to be ours. Carpenter is a legend. He is a Director, Composer, Actor, Producer, he has worked on his soundtracks and in the music department, he is an Editor, and works the cameras with ease. His work is sometimes overlooked but when … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Michael Aloisi

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Michael Aloisi states “If no one ever reads your work, does it exist?” Well he exists and so does his work. He is the co-author of Legendary Horror Icon, Kane Hodder’s book “Unmasked: The World’s Most Prolific Cinematic Killer Kane Hodder.” Hodder is a legend in the world of Horror and one of the greatest stuntmen in cinematic history and when you start reading Kane’s book you can’t put it down but then there is … Continue reading

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