Author Archives: Janel Spiegel

Interview: Monique Dupree


Monique Dupree, THA ORIGINAL GATA is an Actress, Director, Producer, Store owner, Comic book Heroine, Model, wrestling valet, wife to Writer and photographer, Anthony Saint Thomas and mother to ten amazing children and she has a new film coming out that you do not want to miss. SHADOWHUNTERS: DEVILSPEAK. Tha Original Gata took some time out to answer some questions for HorrorNews.Net Janel: You have a new film coming out, SHADOWHUNTERS: DEVILSPEAK, could you please … Continue reading

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Interview: Rob Riegel (Tattoo Artist)


Artist Rob Riegel is the co-founder of The Alternative Gallery located in Allentown, PA. Rob took part in an interview with me for HorrorNews.Net to discuss art, tattoos and oh, the horror! Janel: First off, tell us a little about yourself and how you got into Art and becoming a Tattoo Artist? ROB: Art is somewhat of an inherited trait for me. My grandmother was a folk painter, and my father designed and painted dragsters … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Deana Demko


Why did you choose the multi-talented Nick Kisella to write with? I met Nick at a movie premiere and we became good friends. He’ s quite a talented writer. I loved Morningstars. I can’t imagine an easier person to work with and honestly…I couldn’t have done this project without him. I think he helped take this farther than I ever could on my own. His creativity doesn’t have boundaries…but he has realistic creativity. He makes … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Nick Kisella


Janel- Tell us what you are currently up to now? Nick Kisella -This is always a busy time of year for me.  I love to write in the fall and winter.  The weather is just perfect for the material I write.  I’ve got quite a few things going on right now too.  Between finishing up with ‘Lilith’s Apple’, editing stories for a few authors I know and spending time with my wife and twins, I’m … Continue reading

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Interview: Rebecca Kirschbaum: Paranormal Lifestyle


What got you into art and what are some of the styles you work on? Rebecca: Back in college, I sat in a lecture about doodling. This successful and beautifully foul-mouthed artist said that doodling is a means of coping. She said that for an artist, there’s something about the act of doodling that brings a certain salvation. There’s something within an artist that *must* be expressed. She said she doodles because she has no … Continue reading

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Interview: Michael Aloisi (THE KILLER & I: A REALITY SERIES with Kane Hodder)

When did you decide to start a reality show with Kane? It sort of came about by accident.  People loved the book/blog about our adventures and as we were planning out a book tour, where we would be gone for months on the road together, I thought it would be fun if we filled it.  I suggested this to Kane and from there, the idea started. How has working with Kane influenced you?

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


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!”


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)


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)


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)


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


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)

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


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 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)


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


Film Review: Monsters In The Woods (2012)


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)


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


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


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


Interview: John Carpenter – Director


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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